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5 Unsurprising Facts About The Orlando Shooter Which May Still Surprise You

Omar Mateen
We all have heard about the terrorist act that happened in Florida USA at the crowded Pulse Orlando, a gay night club, at about 2 a.m., Sunday 11/06/2016 which killed more that 45 people and injured many. The attack was reportedly carried out by Omar Mateen, a child to Afghan immigrants. Informations about the terrorist were leaked by his former classmates, friends, ex-wife and the police. Here are some facts about him that may surprise you but are actually unsurprising.

1. He was a Muslim
Almost all acts of terrorism are carried out by those who share the same faith with Muslims. Though many Muslims claim that Islam is the religion of peace and is not in support of terror acts, virtually any act of terror you hear anywhere in the world is done by a Muslim. This was why Donald Trump swore to ban all Muslims from entering USA until the problem of Muslim association with terrorism is fixed.

2. He was a security guard

Yes he was a security guard and had a florida firearms licence that allowed him to carry concealed weapons. This reminds me of a case of car theft in one village in Imo State, Nigeria. The mastermind of the crime who was later apprehended was a security guard in a Catholic diocese. The youths stormed his house and recovered different types of weapons and wanted to burn him alive. But he was later rescued by the village and church authorities and later went back to his security work. 

What about the fulani herdsmen who carry sophisticated guns about shooting innocent farm owners just for their useless cows to feed on the crops? We ask how do they get the arms? The answer is simple. They got them from security operatives. Even when the farm owners attacked the Fulani herdsmen, the DSS arrested the farmers and did nothing to the armed herdsmen.

3. He was armed with an assault-type rifle and a handgun 

Just like the attacks by fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram, most terrorists prefer guns that can shoot continuously so that they can wipe out as many people as possible. Most mass shootings by terrorists in America are carried out with this same type of gun.


4. He was gay

A former classmate of Omar Mateen said that Mateen was gay and that Mateen once asked him out romantically. Three additional witnesses confirmed that they had seen Mateen at the gay nightclub more than once before.

Do you find this surprising? There is nothing to be surprised about it because it is an old story that most anti-gays are latent gays. A theory that homophobia is a result of latent homosexuality was put forth in the late 20th centuryAccording to several studies, majority of homophobic males exhibit latent homosexuality. 

In other words, most of those that attack gays are secret homosexuals themselves. A possible explanation is found in various psychoanalytic theories, which have generally explained homophobia as a threat to an individual's own homosexual impulses causing repression, denial, or reaction formation.


5. He has a bipolar disorder

Mateen's ex-wife, Sitora Yusufi, told CNN that he has bipolar disorder which is a type of mental problem. She said "in the beginning he was a normal being that cared about family, loved to have fun, but then a few months after we were married I saw his instability. I saw that he was bipolar and would get mad out of nowhere. That's when I started worrying about my safety." She told reporters that Mateen had beat her and emotionally abused her while they were married from 2009 to 2011.

There are so many mad people out there moving freely among the normal populace. It is high time all governments conduct psychological tests on their citizens to ascertain their mental health. Mentally sick people should not be allowed to move about freely. Many of them are hiding under religion. They should all be locked up and treated by professional psychologists/psychiatrists. The government shouldn't wait until they cause mayhem before arresting them.

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