First things first, this is an opinion article and highly speculative.
As information comes in from Orlando we are just now starting to learn more about the cowardly ISIS terrorist who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay bar early Sunday morning.
The information that is coming in makes one wonder about the background of Omar and if he was possibly a homosexual himself.
Kevin West is a key witness and frequented the Pulse nightclub. Mr. West claims that he and Mateen had been communicating on a gay chat app for over a year.
A former classmate of the terrorist in the Police Academy in 2006 claims that he really thought Omar was gay and had even asked him out on a date. The former student doesn’t want his name used, but said this in response to the two dating.
“We went to a few gay bars with him, and I was not out at the time, so I declined his offer.”
The terrorist visited the Pulse nightclub at least 12 times before he killed 49 innocent people and injured 53 more.
One witness said Omar would come in and sit alone and drink heavily. Sometimes he would get belligerently drunk and cause a scene.
Some regulars who talked with Omar said he didn’t talk too much about himself but did talk about his father occasionally. He mentioned he had a wife and kid.
Interesting things to talk about at a gay bar don’t you think? It sounds like the ISIS terrorist was conflicted and wanted to just belong. He wouldn’t be the first gay man who got married and had children because they felt pressured to.
His father, a devout Muslim who is running for president of Afghanistan and is supporter of Al Qaeda, is one man who could not have a gay son.
Could the hate and anger Omar felt come from himself being gay and his father condemning him? Was he in such conflict between what his religion said and what his heart said that he lost his mind and killed 49 people?
There is no sympathy for the ISIS terrorist and millions of homosexuals have struggled coming out and didn’t kill anybody because of it.
Omar may not have been gay himself, but then looking at the early evidence, it is hard to come to another conclusion.