“Mateen Was Loud & Proud About His Orientation As Aspiring Muslim Terrorist” is the title of the current column, now on Constitution.com. An excerpt:
Democrats are frenetically trying to pass legislation that’ll make it impossible for anyone on the government’s terrorist list to legally purchase a firearm. Their renewed Brownian motion is due to the massacre, last Sunday, of 49 gay club-goers in Orlando, Florida. The Muslim American perpetrator wounded 53 others.
The premise of passing such a law, one would hope, is this: Had mass murderer Omar Saddiqui Mateen been in the “Terrorist Screening Database,” he would not have been authorized to purchase the long gun (AR-15 rifle) and handgun (a Glock) he used in the massacre. Both were bought legally.
Here’s the rub: But for a brief appearance, Mateen was not on the government’s terrorist watch list. He didn’t qualify. But boy, did he try. Mateen gave it his best. Government agents diligently kept him off The List. For Omar Mateen it was near impossible to get on the terrorist watch lists.
He may not have come out as a homosexual, but Mateen was loud and proud about his orientation as an aspiring Islamic terrorist. He did so while safely ensconced in law-enforcement. His career Mateen launched at the Florida Department of Corrections. His duties frequently took him to the St. Lucie County courthouse, in Fort Pierce. Mateen was serving as guardian of people and property when he committed the worst massacre since 9/11.
Since 2007, Mateen had worked at the Florida subsidiary of a multinational British security firm, the largest in the world, and, as we now know, likely one of the worst. Mateen’s (likely Kufar) coworkers described him as “racist, belligerent” and generally “toxic.” G4S responded by transferring the complaining coworkers rather than firing the menacing Mateen.
G4S Secure Solutions has contracts with the Department of Homeland Security. It would appear the company assists DHS in operating the taxpayer-funded, catch-and-release, illegal-alien racket. According to investigative journalist Paul Sperry, many of these offenders are “classified as OTMs—Other Than Mexican—and include … possibly also foreign border-crossers from the Middle East and Pakistan.”
In addition, the company provides security in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. (In its dealings, G4S Secure Solutions conjures the fictitious Richard Roper’s cartel. Roper is the villain in The Night Manager, a John le Carré novel adapted for television. With the help of government agents as his conduits for corruption, Roper traffics in arms, drugs and human misery.)
Try as he might, no amount of offense Mateen gave could get him fired. Not even to boast about his alleged connections to al Qaeda, Hezbollah or his yearning for martyrdom. There were derogatory quips about gays and women, too. At the time, the FBI, like G4S, was unfazed. Al Qaeda and Hezbollah are at odds with each other and with ISIS, noodled FBI Director James Comey, post massacre. That Mateen was clueless about the Shia-Sunni divide signaled to the FBI—to the exclusion of all other possibilities—that he wasn’t to be taken seriously as a threat.
Comey seemed to think that to be considered a threat, a Muslim Millennial—the beneficiary of an American education—must know the ins-and-outs of Islam’s religious sects. It didn’t occur to Comey and his compadres that killing and said ignorance are not mutually exclusive. It did not occur to Comey that Islam unites all of its factions in hatred of the infidel. …
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UPDATE (6/18): FACEBOOK THREAD:
Craig Smith: “Maybe I just haven’t read enough yet. But from what I have read so far, I doubt that anyone else writing as made as many connections, and justified conclusions as you have here.
Ilana Mercer: “Craig Smith, yes, and thanks! that’s why, after 15 years of keeping up this quality, the paleo Mercer column is so widely published on all conservative, paleo and libertarian sites. Oh, sorry, it’s not. Not at all. It’s nowhere to be found. Well, at least you found us.”
Doris Wise “The good ones, the ones ahead of the curve, are hardly noticed. The copycats who attach themselves to a sugar daddy or mommy, err…donor, get the attention and coverage. Then act like they invented the wheel.”
Ilana Mercer: “Doris Wise, mediocrity threatens nobody. sad for society, but preference for mediocrity and cloying clones is everywhere, among all factions and ideological stripes. few are intellectually honest. myself, I like talent. maybe b/c I’m not threatened by it.”
Ross A Mahan: The FBI is either incompetent or complicit. Both are frightening
Ilana Mercer: And both are likely true, Ross A Mahan