49 people were killed at the Pulse gay and lesbian night club in Orlando, Florida by 29-year-old ISIS terrorist, Omar Mateen. Authorities stormed the building, Mateen shot at them and they killed him in response, bringing the total casualties to 50. An additional 53 people were injured in the terrible bloodbath that began at approximately 2:00AM on Sunday morning. ISIS is accepting responsibility for the incident, which is the biggest mass shooting in American history.
Mateen was born in New York to parents from Afghanistan. Mainstream news reports indicate Mateen's dad, Sediqque Mir Mateen, who lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida, held ambitions to be the President of his Afghanistan and openly supported the terrorist group the Taliban. He stated his son became angry after seeing two gay men in downtown Miami openly kissing each other and it fostered a hatred for gays. The terrorist is married and a father. Mateen's ex-wife stated he routinely beat her.
Sediqque Mir Mateen
Sediqque Mir Mateen stated of his son, "We were in Downtown Miami, Bayside, people were playing music. And he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid and he got very angry. They were kissing each other and touching each other and he said, 'Look at that. In front of my son they are doing that.' And they were in the men's bathroom and men were kissing each other." He has also apologized for his son's actions.
A former classmate of Mateen's stated the terrorist was gay, a claim his father denies, "If he was gay, why would he do something like this." The list of gay bars Mateen's classmate stated they visited have all stated they do not recognize him. However, some of the staff at Pulse recognized him, stating he had visited the club in the past. Mateen was clearly studying the club and planning an attack, which he executed to deadly results.