FBI: No evidence terrorist Mateen targeted Orlando club because of gay clientele

FBI: No evidence terrorist Mateen targeted Orlando club because of gay clientele
Omar Mateen (Image via My Space)

[Ed. – If he’d been there a number of times before, that’s a bit hard to believe.  That said, the FBI seems to have found no trail that indicates Mateen was anguished, conflicted, obsessed, etc.  What seems odder is that they apparently can’t find any corroborating evidence of Mateen’s reported gay contacts, to which several sources have attested. Naturally, WaPo has to wrap up an otherwise interesting story with a plea from a leftist for gun-grabbing and “LGBT” reeducation for all.]

The FBI has found no evidence so far that Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded more than 53 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, chose the popular establishment because of its gay clientele, U.S law enforcement officials said.

“While there can be no denying the significant impact on the gay community, the investigation hasn’t revealed that he targeted Pulse because it was a gay club,” a U.S. law enforcement official said. …

Officials said there is no evidence thus far that Mateen, 29, was gay or that his attack was motivated by homophobia. …

Even Mateen’s first wife, Sitora Yusufiy, raised the possibility that Mateen was possibly gay but conceded it was a suspicion and nothing more. His current wife did not think he was gay, according to a person familiar with the case.

The FBI, however, has been unable to verify that Mateen used gay dating apps and instead has found evidence that Mateen was cheating on his wife with other women.

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