"One of the Caliphate's soldiers in America carried out a security invasion where he was able to enter a crusader gathering at a nightclub for homosexuals in Orlando, Florida... where he killed and injured more than a hundred of them before he was killed", the group said in its broadcast.
G4S, the massive security company that employed the man believed to have killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, said it was aware that the FBI investigated the shooter in 2013, and that it had conducted its own screenings of him but discovered "no adverse findings".
According to her arrest report, Seddique Mateen told deputies that he and Shahla had been arguing just after midnight December 7 and when he went to brush his teeth, she began cursing at him, pulled his hair and pinched his bicep so hard that a deputy sheriff could still see a red mark when she arrived at their Jensen Beach home.
Mateen's father, a known Taliban sympathizer named Seddique Mateen, confirmed to authorities that Mateen hated LGBT people. I apologize for what my son did, and I am as sad and as mad as you guys are. "What is shocking to me is that the majority of the staff at Ruby Tuesday's when I worked there were gay".
Mateen graduated with a degree in criminal justice technology from Indian River Community College in 2006, the same year he changed his name from Omar Mir Seddique to Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, according to civil court records in St. Lucie County.
The son never gave any indication he wanted to kill anyone, Seddique Mateen said, adding that he would have turned in his son to authorities if he knew what was going to happen.
The ties to the man behind the worst mass shooting in modern US history is the latest dark cloud to loom over G4S.
Gilroy also said he complained multiple times to his superiors and was ignored because Mateen "was Muslim".
Do you think enough was done when it came to Mateen's previous actions? He said his son did not have mental health issues and hadn't shown signs of being radicalized.
"I'm really speechless what he did". "As a father, I don't forgive him and he was living separately".
G4S is one of the world's largest security firms, with a workforce rivaling the population of Washington, D.C., that has worked with US agents on border patrol, provided security to the London Olympics and responded to the recent wildfires in Canada.
The father had an occasional television show on an Afghan satellite channel in which he regularly criticized Afghanistan's government and Pakistan. "And he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid, and he got very angry", he said. His son "had a reaction" and the whole sighting "was surprising to him". "So far as we know at this time, his first direct contact was a pledge of bayat (loyalty) he made during the massacre", said the official, referring to the call moments before the shooting.
Instead, he worked as a security officer, a fact that comforted other members of the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce where he worshiped, Syed Shafeeq Rahman, the head of the mosque, said. What a person's lifestyle is, is up to him.
The FBI is investigating reports that Mateen was a Pulse regular and had used gay dating apps, according to a USA official who had been briefed on the investigation but wasn't authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
"He was mentally unstable and mentally ill", Yusufiy said.
He avoided Lemon's question on whether he felt responsible for what happened.
Born in the New York City borough of Queens in 1986, he moved with his family to the Long Island town of Westbury two years later and then in 1991 to Port Saint Lucie, Florida, about 125 miles southeast of Orlando. But, said Putnam, the licensing paperwork includes information that could help investigators.