The final transcripts of Omar Mateen’s conversations with police during the night of his jihad slaughter of a gay club in Orlando, Florida have been released.
While everyone knows that his attack has nothing to do with Islam, Mateen made many references to Islam, apparently in the mistaken belief that his attack did have something to do with the religion. Of course, Omar was not a true Muslim and clearly did not understand the teachings of peace-loving Muhammad. Omar also visited a local mosque in Florida just days before the massacre.
Here are some of the highlights from his conversations with police:
“I pledge my allegiance to (unidentifiable name) on behalf of the Islamic State”
“Call me Mujahideen, call me the Soldier of God”
“You have to tell America to stop bombing Iraq and Syria. They are killing a lot of innocent people. What am I to do here when my people are getting killed over there. You get what I’m saying?”
In reference to his comments about wearing a bomb vest: “You can’t smell it. Bring your little American bomb dog, they are f**king outdated anyway.”
“They should not have bombed and killed Abu Wahid. Do your f**king homework and figure out who Abu Wahid is, ok?”
The entire transcription can be found here. It appears Omar was “triggered” by a Pentagon air strike of ISIS leader Abu Wahid, actually Abu Wahib, a mid-level Islamic State commander, which indicates Mateen’s intricate knowledge of the group, and deep commitment to it.