The Obamoid FBI is apparently much more worried about “Islamophobia” than potential jihad mass murder.
“Orlando gunman Omar Mateen watched ISIS beheading videos, sources say,” by Michael Isikoff and Jason Sickles, Yahoo News, June 15, 2016:
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Omar Mateen watched Islamic State terrorist videos — including some showing brutal beheadings — and talked to co-workers about them, according to government and congressional sources briefed by the FBI on the investigation into the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando….
Sources familiar with a classified briefing that Comey and National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen gave to House members this week said Mateen had also told his co-workers that he wanted to become a “martyr” in an operation. If the FBI “raided his house and killed his wife and child, that would free him to martyr himself in an operation,” Mateen had told co-workers, according to two sources who attended the briefing.
That and other comments Mateen made — including that he had obtained a car from another “martyr” (an apparent reference to American suicide bomber Moner Mohammad Abusalha ) so alarmed co-workers in 2013 that they reported it to the local sheriff’s office, which in turned alerted the FBI. The bureau then launched a “preliminary investigation” into Mateen that lasted 10 months — six months longer than the standard preliminary probe — as FBI agents struggled to figure out what to make of Mateen.
But other evidence emerging in the investigation also points to a troubled man who was experiencing psychological problems, even as he expressed solidarity with Islamic terror groups….
Comey has defended the FBI’s decision to terminate its investigation in 2013 after Mateen told agents in two interviews that he only made the statements that alarmed co-workers “in anger” because he was being teased as a Muslim. Sources who attended the Comey briefing say the FBI also discovered that some of what Mateen had told his colleagues was untrue. For example, agents found that, contrary to what he had said, Mateen did not get his car from suicide bomber Abusalha or any other Islamic martyr but from a relative.
Unimportant. The fact that he would boast about such a thing should have been a cause for alarm in itself.