“There’s allegations that the individual has made threats in the past to having ties to terrorist organizations.” Would it have been “Islamophobic” to have monitored him more closely?
“FBI: Suspect Bragged About Ties To ‘Terrorist Organizations,’” by Steve Guest, Daily Caller, June 12, 2016:
FBI Special Agent Ron Hopper, who’s in charge of Orlando’s FBI office, says that the individual who attacked an Orlando nightclub Sunday morning bragged about “having ties to terrorist organizations.”
The shooter is reportedly Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen from Port Saint Lucie, Fla., according to CBS News.
Hopper said, “The history that we know of this individual so far is that he may have made threats that he was tied to” islamic [sic] terror.
In an interview on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends Sunday,” Hopper said, “There’s allegations that the individual has made threats in the past to having ties to terrorist organizations. However, those have not been confirmed or vetted so far. Obviously, we are in the initial stages of this investigation at this time.”…