Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Gunman Identified — Father Claims Motive Was Not Religious, But Anti-Gay
This is so scary, and so bigoted.
Authorities in Orlando, Florida have identified the shooter in last night's horrific Pulse nightclub shooting that left at least 50 people dead and 53 more wounded, the deadliest shooting in American history.
The shooter is apparently Omar Saddiqui Mateen, an American-born man of Afghan descent, who was from Port St. Lucie, Florida but was in Orlando to commit the crime.
According to Mateen's father, who spoke to the media on Sunday morning, the shooter apparently witnessed two men kissing in downtown Miami recently, and he became 'very upset' at the sight of it.
From there, the father alleges, the attack in Orlando has 'nothing to do with religion' and instead, at least according to Mateen's dad, may point to a hate crime.
The father said: