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What Role Did FBI Play In Radicalizing Omar Mateen?


Today it was revealed that the FBI is censoring parts of Omar Mateen’s 911 call proclaiming “allegiance” to the Islamic State which are sure to feed conspiracy theories. This is on top of an Alternet expose by Max Blumlenthal and Sarah Lazare about FBI efforts to lure Mateen into a terrorist plot and questions of whether or not it backfired by contributing to Mateen’s “lethal mindset.”

Via. Alternet

Before Omar Mateen gunned down 49 patrons of the LGBTQ Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the FBI attempted to induce him to participate in a terror plot. Sheriff Ken Mascara of Florida’s St. Lucie County told the Vero Beach Press Journal that after Mateen threatened a courthouse deputy in 2013 by claiming he could order Al Qaeda operatives to kill his family, the FBI dispatched an informant to “lure Omar into some kind of act and Omar did not bite.”

While self-styled terror experts and former counter-terror officials have criticized the FBI for failing to stop Mateen before he committed a massacre, the new revelation raises the question of whether the FBI played a role in pushing Mateen towards an act of lethal violence.

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    • Awesome

      Given the FBI’s track record of entrapment as well as the oddities with regards to Omar Mateen and this latest massacre, it seems very likely it was a setup of some sort.

    • AJ

      Nothing new about a terror plot in USA and a FBI patsy….

    • mindy1

      Too bad you can’t screen for nuttiness like you can other conditions…

    • Joey Sanders

      I remember, a few years back, Loonwatch doing a story about some guy who was saying all these crazy things in a mosque and then mosque officials reported him to the FBI. It turned out the guy was an informant.

      Since 9/11, the FBI has been trying to create terrorists and then catch them. Then they go on TV and state they foiled a plot to kill Americans. Ultimately, they wind up getting more funding from Congress to stop terrorism. It’s all about the Benjamins.

      If Mateen was as mentally unstable as his friends and ex-wife says he was, this was not the kind of person to rile up. But, of course, no one in our government will be held responsible for this.

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