Omar Mateen — Terrorist Was 29-Year-Old Islamic Radical (PHOTO)


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The killer in the Orlando nightclub slaughter is 29-year-old Omar Mateen.  TMZ has done a records search and found he held a Florida security officer license and a state firearms license.

0612-omar-mateen-nypd-shirts-MYSPACE-01He’s an American citizen and he has family that are not — his parents are Afghan.  Authorities say he was a terrorist and was targeting gays.  They say in addition to terrorism this is a hate crime.

Authorities also believe he is part of the radical Islam movement, although they do not know if it was an organized attack or if he was a lone wolf.   Authorities also believe Mateen specifically targeted a gay club.

Mateen’s father told NBC News, “This has nothing to do with religion.”  He says his son became angry after seeing 2 men kissing a few months ago in Miami, and he speculates that could have triggered his decision to kill.  

Law enforcement says Mateen was well prepared, with an assault weapon, a handgun and 2 suspicious devices.

50 people were murdered and another 53 injured inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  It’s the biggest slaughter at the hands of a gunman in American history. 

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