While Omar Mateen was casing other gay clubs to determine where he wanted to commit jihad mass murder, law enforcement officials had no idea anything was amiss: “I have been in this business for 30 years, and we all in law enforcement have talked about one of the theme parks getting hit by these terrorist killers. Never in all my years of training, and being involved in several investigative units, to include the FBI Task Force, would we have ever guessed a LGBT club be a target of an terrorist attack.”
Why would they never have guessed? Because they don’t study Islam. Because they are taught to downplay and deny the motivating ideology behind jihad terror attacks. Because they have no idea these sayings exist, or what their significance is: “If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an 4:16) That seems rather mild, but there’s more. The Qur’an also depicts Allah raining down stones upon people for engaging in homosexual activity: “We also sent Lot. He said to his people: “Do you commit lewdness such as no people in creation committed before you? For you practise your lusts on men in preference to women: you are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds….And we rained down on them a shower of brimstone: Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!” (Qur’an 7:80)
Muhammad makes clear that Muslims should be the executors of the wrath of Allah by killing gays. A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.” (Abu Dawud 38:4447) And: “Stone the upper and the lower, stone them both.” (Ibn Majah 3:20:2562)
But there is no doubt that veteran investigator and former Orlando law enforcement officer James Copenhaver, in his 30 years in the business, never encountered that material, or was ever given any idea of how it might one day relate to a jihad mass murder attack.
“Report: Orlando Nightclub Shooter Cased Other Gay Clubs,” by Jacob Engels, East Orlando Post, June 12, 2016:
The East Orlando Post has learned that alleged shooter Omar Mateen researched other clubs in the area.
While the Central Florida community is still reeling from last night’s deadly mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub, a LGBT entertainment venue, the East Orlando Post has learned that Mateen researched at least one other LGBT business in the area.
Micah Bass, owner of the recently opened Revere Nightclub and The M Hotel, informed the East Orlando Post that Mateen had sent him a friend request on Facebook late last week.
“With running The M and Revere, I constantly get requests from LGBT allies, performers, and potential guests who just want to have fun and spend time with family and friends.”
Earlier today, Bass notified the FBI of Mateen’s activity on social media and is reviewing security footage to see if the suspected shooter or any potential accomplices did, in fact, visit the property in the weeks leading up Sunday’s tragedy at Pulse.
“This is a devastating loss of life and all of Central Florida is currently deploying resources to make sure those giving blood and standing vigil stay hydrated and comfortable.”
Veteran investigator and former Orlando law enforcement officer James Copenhaver observed that Mateen could have very well investigated several venues before selecting Pulse Nightclub to carry out what Florida Governor Rick Scott has called a “terrorist attack.”
“My training and experience suggest the shooter was scoping out LGBT clubs by friending club owners, club staff, and even customers of the LGBT clubs in the Orlando area on social media.”
Copenhaver, who was a member of the FBI joint-task force during his time in law enforcement continued:
“This suggests that he was doing his homework if you will, gathering intel to determine which club would have the most victims for maxium body count, during his terrorist attack.”
He said many were expecting an attack on theme parks, not a gay club.
“I have been in this business for 30 years, and we all in law enforcement have talked about one of the theme parks getting hit by these terrorist killers. Never in all my years of training, and being involved in several investigative units, to include the FBI Task Force, would we have ever guessed a LGBT club be a target of an terrorist attack.”…