If you think there is something every strange about the Orland terrorist’s father, you aren’t the only only one. Take a look at the Hillary supporter that he recently took a picture with during his visit to the White House. Could this be why Obama refuses to say the words ‘radical Islam?’
Here is what we know about the Orlando shooter’s father:
His name is Seddique Mateen and he is from Afghanistan.
According to the Washington Post, the show demonstrates the Orlando shooter’s father’s sympathetic views toward the Taliban:
In one video, Mateen expresses gratitude toward the Afghan Taliban, while denouncing the Pakistani government.
“Our brothers in Waziristan, our warrior brothers in [the] Taliban movement and national Afghan Taliban are rising up,” he said. “Inshallah the Durand Line issue will be solved soon.”
This April, Mateen was in Washington, D.C., doing advocacy work with Congress and the State Department
Seddique Mateen is an effusive poster on social media. The following posts from his Facebook describe a trip to Washington, D.C., in April. He can be seen posing in front of State Department offices and the Democratic Foreign Services Committee offices.
The captions on the above photos roughly translate to Mateen describing how he is advocating for U.S. intervention between Pakistani and Afghan fighters on the border of both countries. One caption in English reads: “We have the duty to tell the world that Pakistan is the killer of Afghan people.”
It is not clear who he personally met with in Washington, D.C.
In the above post, Mateen describes meetings with the Foreign Relations Committee and his attendance at a hearing for Afghanistan security.
Mateen has met with prominent members of Congress on past trips to Washington, D.C.
These posts from 2015 show Mateen with Reps Charlie Rangel, Dana Rohrabacher and Ed Royce. Royce is the Chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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