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originally posted by: IAMTAT
The Muslim man who tipped off the FBi to Omar Mateen - before Orlando shooting
The original story is from the Washington Post...It has been confirmed by an FBI official that this informant was close to Omar Mateen and was the man who first alerted the FBI ...
[Editor's note: A federal law enforcement official confirmed the author's cooperation to The Washington Post.]
...and to the fact that the Orlando killer was possibly becoming 'radicalized'...
That's when Omar told me he had been watching videos of Awlaki, too, which immediately raised red flags for me.
He told me the videos were very powerful. After speaking with Omar, I contacted the FBI again to let them know that Omar had been watching Awlaki's tapes.
Apparently, the FBI looked into the report...but found nothing actionable at the time.
...The informant went on to say that he would have political debates with Mateen and revealed Mateen was an avid Hillary supporter...
Omar and I continued to have infrequent conversations over the next few years.
I last saw him at a dinner at his father's house in January.
We talked about the presidential election and debated our views of the candidates that were running - he liked Hillary Clintonand I liked Bernie Sanders.
This informant is a brave Muslim man who showed great strength and courage by stepping up and reporting his friend to the FBI after he felt Mateen may be in danger of becoming radicalized.
The entire article is well worth reading.
With 20+ minutes of the killer's 911 transcripts yet to be released by the DOJ...and knowing he was a passionate Clinton supporter...I can't help but wonder if the recordings may also include Mateen's statements of support of Hillary Clinton, in addition to his stated support of ISIS and al-Baghdadi.
THIS would be something this administration would definitely prefer to see kept out of the record.