FBI and DOJ tried to put the toothpaste back in the tube by editing Orlando shooter Mateen’s 911-call transcripts
Reports suggest that 49 people were killed and 53 were injured during the Orlando terror attack (I won’t call it shooting) on June 12th. Experts pointed out that this was the most serious terror attack in the United States after 9/11.
Killer made several calls to 911 and special agents who interacted with journalists clearly pointed out that Mateen acted deliberately and was calm , cool after the massacre.
DOJ and FBI tried to put toothpaste back in the tube
Just like a steady drum beat, during his conversation with 911 executives, Omar Mateen declared multiple times that he is a follower of Islamic State. In one of his calls to 911, he also urged authorities to immediately stop attacking areas in Iraq and Syria that are under IS control.
Almost every American had realized that this was Islamic terror attack. But, perhaps Obama administration thought people are foolish. The administration tried to control the narrative of Omar Mateen’s evil intent by releasing redacted call transcripts for terrorist’s calls made to 911.
Out of Orlando shooter Mateen’s 911 redacted call transcripts , DOJ had removed all the references to Islamic State leader-Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Islamic State, and the Prophet. Plus, Allah was replaced with God everywhere. References to 9/11 and Islam were also removed (sounds secular, doesn’t it?). Later, after facing severe criticism, FBI released complete transcripts on Monday, June 20th.
Edited transcripts might remind you of secularized news stories and Tweets about Islamic terrorism from our own, NDTV 24*7. This may also remind you of Angela Merkel and German authorities who preferred to remain mute about immigrants’ from Islamic countries who gang-raped German women on New Year’s Eve.
Obama administration forgot that Americans are not stupid to not to notice missing words like ‘Islamic State’ and ‘Allah.’
The point is, weren’t officials at DOJ and FBI embarrassed or ashamed of themselves because of criticism that they faced while trying to hide facts?
Former FBI official who interacted with journalists from FOX News on condition of anonymity suggested that the changes made in the transcripts were politically motivated. This person also said that he had never seen FBI or the Justice Department making changes in the transcript before in his career of more than twenty years with the investigating agency.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis also shared his opinion about this issue. He highlighted the point that Mateen was a radical Islamist extremist. “Public should remain aware of facts like who did this and with what intention,”-said the House Speaker.
President Obama started his usual rant about homegrown terrorism without mentioning Islamic State immediately after the incident.
White House quickly washed its hands by issuing the statement that officials from Justice Department were responsible for releasing transcripts, and White House does not interfere with any investigations.
Instead of focusing on Islamic terrorism, self-declared progressive liberal intellectuals started discussing gun control on most of the TV channels, except for FOX News. But, from all the comments made by people under related stories on news sites, it won’t be wrong to conclude that Americans are already aware that someone at White House is working overtime to create illusions and lies. DOJ and FBI’s move does not bode well for the protection of Americans.
Americans have also realized that Trump has a point. Hope they select the right alternative when required to choose between Trump and Clinton, who does not accept the existence of Islamic terrorism.
“Osama bin Laden is my uncle”
Mateen attacked Pulse (gay) night club, so, initially, investigators believed it was a personally motivated hate crime targeting the gay community. But, within few minutes from the attack, Mateen’s 911-call revealed everything. Later, terrorist’s former colleagues claimed that he was twice under FBI’s investigation as he had shown sympathy for terror outfits in his Facebook Posts and also during a discussion with office colleagues.
A report released by CNN suggests that during school days, Mateen was so much influenced by Osama Bin Laden that he declared Osama as his uncle.
Mateen’s first wife Sitora Yusufiy described Omar Mateen as violent, homophobic, and abusive person. While interacting with ABC News, she said Omar Mateen regularly beat her and was a person full of hatred filled within.
“I feel sad for all the victims,”-said the attacker’s first wife during her interaction with journalists. After marrying this terrorist, she stayed with him just for three months.
Mateen’s father Seddique Mateen had made it in headlines during his run for Afghan presidential elections between 2011 and 2015. He is known as Afghan Taliban’s supporter. He is cooperating with investigators and claimed that his son was not a gay.
Daniel Gilroy, shooter’s former colleague was interviewed by journalists. Gilroy said Omar Mateen had a lot of hatred for black people, women, gays, lesbians, Hispanics, etc. He worked as a security guard during the last nine years and perhaps this is the reason he was able to easily purchase weapons and dodge background checks.
Mateen’s second wife was possibly aware regarding his plan to attack the night club
Mateen’s second wife Noor Zahi Salman seems much more compatible. Authorities are planning to charge her for failing to warn the police in spite of the fact that she knew about her husband’s plan to attack and kill people.
Reports also suggest that the shooter was possibly planning to target Orlando based-Walt Disney World . Mateen’s wife, Salman, told agencies that her husband had recently visited Pulse nightclub as well as Walt Disney World several times. His wife also said she knew that her husband had purchased an AR-15-style assault rifle and other weapons.
Now, you might feel compelled to know why I think his second wife was compatible. This is because she has not yet apologized or said sorry for her husband’s act and her mother-Ekbal Salman-has been known as terrorist sympathizer for several years. Her Facebook posts support Palestinian and Afghan terrorists, including Taliban.
How did Muslim community respond?
A story about Islamic outfits collecting money for Mateen’s family is doing rounds. However, this story is a hoax! Muslim organizations are raising funds, but to help all the Orlando terror attack victims . After his burial at Florida-based Muslim cemetery, several people registered their objections and are even filing a petition to remove the terrorist’s body from the cemetery. Community leaders in most of the states have condemned the incident and Islamic State as well.