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JUNE 12, 2016: Three weeks ago, ISIS called for attacks on the ‘West’ during Ramadan.  (see May 21 below)  Today, one week after the start of Ramadan (Sun. June 5), about 2 am Sunday morning, the Pulse Nightclub was still full with hundreds of people celebrating ‘Latino Night.’  Then Omar  Mateen ran into the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and began what would become the worst mass shooting in the modern history of the United States.   According to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, ’39 were killed at the club, and 11 people died at hospitals;’ and more than 50 others wounded by Omar’s AR-15 semi-automatic rifle with high-capacity magazine and handgun.  An AR-15 was one of the weapons used by terrorist Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik to kill 14 people Dec. 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California; as well as at Sandy Hook Elementary School to murder 20 first graders and 6 employees (Dec. 14, 2012).

Before entering Pulse Orlando, Omar called 911 and stated he was an agent of ISIS.  He had been kicked out of a high school for inappropriate comments after the World Trade Centers came down 9/11/2001.  A former schoolmate friend of his said he made statements to other students at school, and made plane noises on the bus, imitating the 9/11 planes.  And he had been investigated by federal authorities in 2014, over a connection to Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria.  Moner had lived in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Officials said Omar’s connection with Moner was ‘minimal’ and not a ‘substantive relationship or threat.’

At 1:58 a.m.  DeAngelo S…, age 30, left the club.  He later told officers, ‘Every room I went into was full.  I had to squeeze through the main room.’

Omar, age 29, who before the attack had pledged allegiance to ISIS, had security and firearm licenses.  Saturday, June 4, this 2016 – less than a week ago – Omar legally purchased the AR-15 (5 million sold) ‘assault rifle’ spin off – Sig Sauer MCX Semiautomatic Tactical Blackout Rifle (approx. $ 1,700 at Cabela’s); and his wife said he already had the Glock 17 9mm semi-automatic pistol (holds 17 rounds – ‘most widely used law enforcement pistol worldwide’).

About 2 a.m. one report said shots were exchanged with an Orlando police officer.  Then Omar ran further inside the Pulse nightclub and began shooting into the crowd for what one witnessed said was the duration of one song.  Chief Mina said, there was some contact, ‘there was some communication, but we are not going to release that right now…  any time we have a hostage situation, we’re definitely going to use extreme measures to make sure we have enough personnel on the scene.’

About 2 a.m. D.J. Ray R… was playing reggae music on the patio when the shooting start.  He said, ‘I thought it was firecrackers.’ Later ‘I saw bodies on the floor… everywhere.’ Latin music was playing on the main dance floor of the nightclub which calls itself ‘Orlando’s Latin Hotspot.   A witness stated, he thought it was part of the song, that ‘it went with the beat of the song, until you know it was just to much’ then ‘bam, bam, bam’ and ‘there was blood everywhere.’  Witnesses said Omar aimed at people who would drop to the ground, while others according to one witness, ‘were trampling over each other.’  The Orlando Sentinel reported the words of one witness, “‘At first I thought it was fireworks… I didn’t believe it, then I saw people on the ground and people running,’ she said.”  R. Feba, there with her girlfriend stated, ‘I thought it was just part of the music until I saw fire coming out of his gun.’

At least 15 patrons hid in restrooms.  30 year old accountant E. J. ‘Dory’ J… texted his mother, ‘Mommy I love you’ ‘in club they shooting’ His mother, Mina J… half awake answered, including ‘…call me …call me’  At 2:07 he texted, ‘trapp in bathroom’ ‘i gonna die.’ Mina J… fully awake dialed 911.  Then texted son, ‘I’m calling them now.  U still in there answer our d… phone call me.’  At 2:39 a.m., ‘Call them mommy  Now’ ‘He’s coming I’m gonna die.’  Mina J… asked if anyone was hurt.  Dory J… ‘Lots. Yes’ (2:42 a.m.)  Mina after several texts, ‘text me please’  Dory ‘No, still here in bathroom.  He has us. They need come get us.’  2:49 Mina tells police.  Dory ‘Hurry, He’s in the bathroom with us.’ 2:50 a.m. ‘He’s a terror.’ Mina ‘Is the man (still) in the bathroom wit u?’  Last text, 2:50 ‘Yes.’  3 a.m. Pulse posted a warning on Facebook.  Two hours later, before sunrise, about 5 a.m., police and SWAT officers had put an explosive device on a wall of the nightclub, detonated tow explosives to distract the gunman and busted in with a battering ram.  Eleven officers entered, Omar rushed toward them firing his final rounds, when he was then killed by police.  One officer was shot in the head, but his Kevlar helmet only allowed minor injury.  Chief Mina said at least 30 people were found alive.   Mina J… did not know if her son was killed for hours at least.  I found his name on the victims list posted this morning at CityofOrlando.net ‘victims.’

FBI identified him as Omar Mateen of St. Lucie County.  They had interviewed him three times in 2013 and 2014 for expressing ties to terrorist organizations.  Omar’s ex-wife Sitora Y…, said she met him online about 8 years ago, moved to Florida and married him, only to listen to her family and divorce him about much abuse.  She said, ‘he would come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.’  She confirmed Omar’s parents were from Afghanistan, but he was born in New York and later the family moved to Florida.  She said there were no signs of radical Islam during there few months of marriage; but he did own a handgun and worked as a guard at a nearby facility for juveniles.  Her parents flew to Florida and pulled her out of the house, leaving all her belongings.  Sitora had not returned any of his attempts to contact her since the divorce in 2011.  Omar’s current wife, Noor S… told authorities today, that they visited Walt Disney World in Orlando in Apirl; and that he noticed Downtown Disney did not have a security checkpoint for entry as the ticket parks do.  And according to People Magazine, she told the federal official Omar was deciding between Disney World and PULSE nightclub.

The FBI knew and know his father, Seddique Mir Mateen regularly attended Friday prayers at a Florida mosque with Omar.  They knew that Seddique hosts a program on a California-based satellite Afghan TV station, called ‘Durand Jirga Show.’  They knew his father often made pro-Taliban comments (‘our warrior brothers in the Afghan Taliban are rising up’ etc.) and even campaigned in the US for Afghan Pres. Ashraf Ghani.    Today (6/13 edit) on his Facebook account Seddique said he is ‘not aware what motivated’ Omar ‘to go into a gay club and kill 50 people… (adding) God will punish those involved in homosexuality, it’s not an issue that humans should deal with.’   God will punish the sexual immoral that do not repent and murders (1 Cor. 6:9, etc.), but today i have at least 2 questions: 1. Will this change police and SWAT tactics?  2. What the H… does it take for the FBI to ban someone from purchasing an AR-15 with 100+ rounds, after at least 3 know reports implying or explicitly shows connections and feeling towards the Islamic State or terrorist?

According to LGBTQnation.com ‘the world’s most followed LGBTQ News Source, ‘when the attacker opened fire in the early Sunday morning, it interrupted an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows at a club known for tolerance for all people.  Authorities say suspect Omar Mateem emerged, carrying the AR-15 spin off and fired relentlessly – 20 rounds, 40, then 50 and more.  In such tight quarters, the bullets could hardly miss.  He shot at police. He took hostages.  When the gunfire at the Pulse Orlando club finally stopped, 50 people – including Mateen – were dead and dozens critically wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  Mateen, who authorities said had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a 911 (call) around the time of the attack, died in a gun battle with SWAT team members…  Workers removed the bodies four at a time on stretchers out of the club and loaded them into white vans.  The action was repeated over and over.’

According to authorities, this Monday morning, the 13th, Al-Bayon Radio, a media outlet for Islamic extremist, was already calling Omar Matten ‘one of the soldiers of the caliphate in America.’  albayan.com website link when i checked seemed suspended by google.  Smart phone, as well as, Comodo IceDragon browser and their search engine, did link to the Islamic website out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, though the language is in Arabic.  Al Bayan radio broadcasts in Arabic, Kurdish, English, French and Russian.   Albayanradio Twitter account currently is only showing Ramadan pictures and posts, including one, ‘Iftaar in Istanbul,’ of tens of thousands of Muslims eating Iftaar (break – FAST), which is the evening meal when Muslims end their Ramadan fast at sunset after the evening call to prayer.

PULSEOrlandoclub.com: “Orlando Gay Bars | Pulse Orlando Night Club & Ultra Lounge;Statement from Pulse: Like everyone in the country, I am devastated about the horrific events that have taken place today. Pulse, and the men and women who work there, have been my family for nearly 15 years. From the beginning, Pulse has served as a place of love and acceptance for the LGBTQ community. I want to express my profound sadness and condolences to all who have lost loved ones. Please know that my grief and heart are with you. – Barbara Poma, Owner”

The Sig Sauer MCX Tactical Rifle was developed for America’s special forces.  It was made to be as silent as an MP5 and as deadly as an AK-47.  The AR-15 was invented to give America’s a better weapon than the AK-47.  Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian designer, made the AK with ‘loose’ sliding parts to allow gunpowder residue, dirt, sand and water to get in and on the gun and it still function without jamming like the tighter M-16 did in Vietnam leaving many stories and dead soldiers.  As to the Sig Sauer 300 AAC Blackout, the full-auto military version – called an ‘extremely controllable masterpiece’ (by TheTruthaboutGuns.com) – was of course converted to a semi-automatic for civilian sales.

“We’ve built a team of the best minds in the industry, when it comes to silencer technology, rifle engineering and the .300 Blackout cartridge,” said Jeff Creamer, Executive Director and General Merchandise Manager for SIG SAUER, Inc. “The end result is a technological leap forward in ergonomics, modularity, cartridge performance, and sound reduction.”

SoldierSystems.net  said in 2015, “Unlike every other firearm on the market, the SIG MCX was designed from the start for optimum performance with the .300 Blackout cartridge and a silencer. When paired with a SIG SAUER silencer, the outcome is a firearm with superior suppression capability and enhanced reliability with both supersonic and subsonic loads.  An auto-regulating gas system makes the transition from subsonic to supersonic seamless. In combat situations, the SIG MCX can run supersonic on the silenced setting without damaging the firearm or negatively impacting reliability. …Three variants of the SIG MCX will be available to the commercial market; semi-automatic rifle, short-barrel rifle (SBR) and pistol configurations. All will be available in .300 Blackout, 5.56 NATO or 7.62x39mm, with caliber conversions available immediately.  All SIG MCX models will feature aluminum KeyMod handguards, ambi AR-style controls, an ambi charging handle, and will utilize standard STANAG magazines.”

 

Concerning the AR-15: the designer’s family told NBC News on 6/15:  “Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 and subsequent M-16 as a military weapon to give our soldiers an advantage over the AK-47, He died long before any mass shootings occurred. But, we do think he would have been horrified and sickened as anyone, if not more by these events.”  Stoner designed the AR-15 in the late 1950s; its .223 caliber round could pierce a metal helmet at a distance of 5 football fields (500 yards). 1994 the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was enacted; Stoner died in 1997, and the ban expired September 2004 (consequently that is 1 month before Sanhedrin reestablished and EU’s Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe was sign).

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