The Islamic terror attack that killed 49 Americans and wounded 53 others over the weekend was the worst mass shooting in United States history.
The slaughter at “The Pulse” nightclub in Orlando shocked the nation, and to some, the trail leads straight back to Seddique Mir Mateen, the father of the terror gunman Omar Mateen.
Critics say Seddique Mir Mateen is a known and outspoken Taliban sympathizer, raising fresh questions about how he and his family ended up in the United States.
According to CBS News, Seddique Mir Mateen “has well-known anti-American views and is an ideological supporter of the Afghan Taliban. A new message posted by the father on Facebook early Monday morning also makes it clear he could have passed anti-homosexual views onto his son.”
In the video, the elder Mateen said, “God will punish those involved in homosexuality,” but condemned his son’s attack by saying it is “not an issue that humans should deal with.”
The Associated Press reported that Seddique Mir Mateen is a life insurance salesman who started a group in 2010 called Durand Jirga, Inc., according to Qasim Tarin, a businessman from California who was a Durand Jirga board member. The name refers to the Durand line, the long disputed border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Tarin said Seddique Mir Mateen had a television show on which they discussed issues facing Afghanistan.
Some of Seddique Mir Mateen’s shows were taped and later posted on YouTube. During one episode, a sign in the background read: “Long live the U.S.A! Long live Afghanistan … Afghans are the best friends to the U.S.A.”
But a former Afghan official said the “Durand Jirga Show” appears on Payam-e-Afghan, a California-based channel that supports ethnic solidarity with the Afghan Taliban, which are mostly Pashtun. Viewers from Pashtun communities in the United States regularly call in to the channel to espouse support for Pashtun domination of Afghanistan over the nation’s minorities, including Hazaras, Tajiks and Uzbeks, the official told The Associated Press.
The “Durand Jirga Show” expresses support for the Taliban, has an anti-Pakistan slant, complains about foreigners in Afghanistan and criticizes U.S. actions there, the official said.
According to a translation reported by The Washington Post, “Our brothers in Waziristan, our warrior brothers in [the] Taliban movement and national Afghan Taliban are rising up,” the senior Mateen said in one program. “Inshallah the Durand Line issue will be solved soon.”
“Just hours before the Orlando shooting, Seddique Mateen posted a video on a Facebook page called Provisional Government of Afghanistan — Seddique Mateen. In it, he seems to be pretending to be Afghanistan’s president, and orders the arrest of an array of Afghan political figures,” according to The Washington Post. “‘I order national army, national police and intelligence department to immediately imprison Karzai, Ashraf Ghani, Zalmay Khalilzad, Atmar, and Sayyaf. They are against our countrymen, and against our homeland,’ he says, while dressed in army fatigues.”
He also announced on that show that he would run in the next Afghan presidential election, an official told The Associated Press, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because he did not want to be linked to coverage of the shooting.
CBS News’ Ahmad Mukhtar said that it Seddique Mateen could be delusional. “He thinks he runs a government in exile and will soon take the power in Kabul in a revolution,” Mukhtar noted in a CBS report.
This is noteworthy, as gunman Omar Mateen was also said to have been suffering from mental illness. According to Fox News, a former colleague of the terrorist, Dan Gilroy, described the gunman as “unhinged and unstable” person that regularly used homophobic, misogynistic and racist slurs. The Washington Post also reported that his ex-wife said the younger Mateen “was not a stable person,” and that he had a history of violence.
The younger Mateen was interviewed by the FBI twice for his sympathies towards Islamic extremists and his potential link to terrorism, but was never arrested. There is no word on whether the FBI had interviewed the father in the past.
— The Horn editorial team
Main Street says
The dear leader of our nation completely skirts the issue of these middle east haters causing so much misery. Twenty years ago these terrible atrocities were being committed in Beirut or Baghdad. In recent years they have happened in Boston, San Bernadino, CA and Orlando, FL. . In years past when challenged Americans joined the service and defended this land. Today they buy a T-shirt and use a cliché like Boston Strong.
ILLINOIS BOB says
ALL Terrorism is a Hate Crime…. there is no separating or special classification system. Americans must realize that the hatred is directed at you – the American. Fight or flee, and there is no where to flee when its in your Country.
It may be true that only a minority of Muslims are extreme terrorists exacting a jihad on non-Muslim Americans – HOWEVER, the majority or terrorists acts are committed by Muslims.
If you can not find what news you are looking for on the Horn news
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Lynda Victor says
He and his family need to be deported, immediately.
I have no idea how the families of the killed now feel. Losing a son or daughter at age is really a blow to family members. Yesterday, people called to find if my son was at the party. No, he was not there. I have no idea these high powered multi-rounds gun lovers are after. You do not need such guns in town or cities. If you live in the bushes that is where you may need several rounds gun. In my little town, three people were killed by their own gun. A friend who knew where their guns were, sneaked behind them and came out and shot them with their own guns. I don’t own a gun; and don’t need a gun now. If I move in the country with many animals around I will need a gun. Not now.
El Tejas says
Judging by your comments, it sounds like I could count your IQ on one hand.
You have heard of “home invasion” robberies?
This is when several gang members – up to eight at a time – swarm into your house, tie you up, then torture you or your children to make you disclose where your valuables are.
If you choose not to arm yourself – yes, even with extended-clip magazine firearms – you make yourself vulnerable to such an attack.
These sort of invasions take place frequently in more populated areas, rarely in sparsely-populated rural areas.
If you choose to be unwise, and not prepare yourself “just in case” by refusing to arm yourself, then you accept the consequences that go with that. But take a little advice: do NOT put a “gun free zone” sign up on your lawn or front door.
Voting to end the 2nd Amendment – which is what a vote for The Liar will do – will assure that the rest of your God-given and Constitutionally-secured Rights evaporate swiftly, for the 2nd helps secure the remainder.
You are wrong. Guns are needed for personal self defense against animals and criminals, but, as history has shown us, the most important use for guns, especially high powered guns, is to protect us from government and genocide. More people have died by their own governments than any other way – this is a fact of history. You should be happy that others will take on the cause should it become necessary just like we are happy we can eat chicken without having to kill it and prepare it ourselves – someone else will do that for us. You don’t criticize the chicken killers as bad people doing mean things to animals. The scared and meek of this country should be grateful that others stand willing to fight for our freedom and liberty against foes foreign or domestic.
Bill Baxter says
Ever since I returned from Europe in 1946 I have questioned how any human being could prevail in msking machine guns legal. I had two functioning Schmeizer (sp?) “burp guns”, took them to the ATF people who were housed in the Camden (NJ) PO. They spot welded the barrel to the receiver and returned one to me. I ultimately sold it for $15 when I was improperly recalled and sent to Korea along with several thousand INACTIVE reservists. At the time the powers that be concluded that ACTIVE reservists and STANDBY reservists would best be left alone because they were afraid they might REALLY be needed in the event we had a shooting war with the Chinese. Oh, what happened to the second machine pistol? The ATF guys stole it! Back on point.
During WWII we had something like 26 fatalities in the 292nd Combat Engineers. You could count on one hand the number from the Germans – the rest were “accidental self-inflicted gun-shot wounds or KIAs”. And after a year operating north of the 38th parallel, the same kind of experience with handguns. When our forefathers created the Constitution we can all understand the rationale for the Article II amendment, but politicians have interpreted these two and a fraction lines so many times that it has just about lost its intended meaning.”A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” But is it remotely possible that our Congress will wake up and have the guts to do something about it. I doubt it, and in the meantime the once great nation will continue to slide down the road to oblivion.
I have no idea these high powered multi-rounds gun lovers are after.
To answer your question…….. PEACE, CONTENTMENT, PROTECTION, and last but certainly not least……… FREEDOM!
Hats off to Horn News! Tried to find an article on Fox News where you could leave a comment. NONE! Ever notice the hotter the topic the fewer comment opportunities at FNC? PC was the root cause of this slaughter. So many people knew this deranged animal was “sick with hate” yet no one turned him in. The FBI closed its case on him due to a lack of findings. Inexcusable. It’s only AFTER this vermin commits the atrocity that people come out of the woodwork with specific details about this maniac”s history. The PC madness must stop so we can rid our country and the world of the Islamic Terrorist menace!!
EEL RIVER says
I AGREE HATS OFF TO THE HORN NEWS!
I agree that the PC crap is bull shiit. But you can’t arrest everyone on suspicion and you can’t stop someone from killing others. When the ability to do that comes along then I’m sure it will be implemented. Most people are generally compassionate good people. The minority that are nuts usually must commit a crime before they can be stopped. The pathetic thing is that Obozo is releasing illegals that have already been convicted of crimes back into society where they are likely to do the crimes again. That is the definition of stupid or evil. Someone can walk up to another person and in less than a second use a razor to slash the persons throat. You can’t stop someone from killing if they want to do it. Had others had concealed guns in the “gun free zone” then someone could have stopped the shooter. As it is he had to reload at least 3 times. The shooters always pick gun free zones – what does that tell you?
Someone wrote that if Obama were to state “Islamic terrorism” then he would be considered an infidel. Makes sense. Obama is instrumental in spreading Islamic people throughout the USA. If you are democrat you might consider that a good thing until you realize that Muslims view homos and weak people as infidels. Better vote for Trump!
Quite right. Could this ‘incident’ be an eye opener for the American public to see first hand what is going on in ‘THEIR’ country, as well as what is going to continue to happen in ‘THEIR’ country until someone is elected to lead this country without all of the ‘Politically Correct’ crap.
This is the eighth terrorist attack that has occurred in the United States in the 7 years of Obama’s presidency.
If Hillary were elected, this trend will only continue.
On the news this morning, the Gay activists were pleading for police presence at their upcoming PRIDE (or more aptly named DISGRACE) parades. The police chief willingly agreed.
And THIS is what my tax dollars need to be spent on?????
50,000 homeless veterans in this country and Obama continues bringing in illegal aliens from Mexico and political refugees from Haitti to suck up already scarce social resources????
EEL RIVER says
LYNDA I HATE TO TELL YOU THIS, BUT OUR FEARLESS LEADER WILL DO NOTHING, HE HIMSELF IS A MUSLIM, AND IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THIS CARNAGE, NEVER ONCE HAS A MUSLIM COME FOWARD, TO GIVE INFORMATION OF ANY KIND TO AID LAW ENFORCEMENT. EVERYBODY WILL TELL YOU ITS THE GUNS! THERE 300 MILLION ESTIMATED GUNS OUT THERE WITH NO PAPER TRAIL, AND THEY ARE MAKING MORE EVERY DAY, AS FAST AS THEY CAN. THE GUN IS HARMLESS. LIKE A SHOVEL OR RAKE, BUT THEY ALL CAN END YOUR LIFE. IN THE RIGHT HANDS. THESE FANATICS HAVE USED ALL FORMS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. WE NEED TO GATHER THESE FOLKS UP AND DEPORT THEM. WE DID THIS TO THE JAPANESE WW2. BUT NEVER ONCE DID THEY FIND A JAPANESE SPY OR KILLER. THEY ALSO LEFT THE CAMPS TO FIGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY, AND WHERE GOOD SOLDIERS. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SAY THIS FOR OUR MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FULL OF BOMBERS AND KILLERS MURDERS,
John G. says
Unfortunately this will not happen under our current Coward-in-Chief President O’Bozo.
Daddy and Obama are friends. They have met etc. google it.
I don’t think that’s true. Do you have anything to support what you are saying?
Louise V says
The father has pictures on his facebook page on his trip to Washington DC in April.
Main Street says
Educated and ambitious folks from Ireland, Italy, Japan, China, Poland etc. can’t get a visa to immigrate here. Yet, haters who cause harm have no problem immigrating here. A recent Boston Herald article stated that over 90% of the middle eastern refugees settled here in Massachusetts in the past decade are on some sort of welfare program.
The truly sad thing is that honest would be immigrants from European Countries have to wait up to 20 years for an Immigration Visa. Illegals from the Middle East, Africa and Southern America can just cross the Southern Border of the U.S.A. with impunity and be given immediate priority and welfare by Obama. Where is the justice in this ? Honest applicants are punished in preference given to rogues and would be terrorists.
AMEN! It is so galling!
It’s part of the plan. Bring in large numbers of people unable to take care of them selves so end up on govt hand outs. All in the name of being refugees. Islam has taken over many nations and many people for 1300 years. All the people that work have to, well, go to work and don’t have time to go and protest at Trump rallies or anti-police rallies. But the immigrants on welfare do have the time. Just like in islam, where everyone works for the govt. islam is a peaceful religion, but there is a time for peace and then a time for violence. Peace is just a tool to use to execute jihad! Islam has an agenda, but no schedule. I imagine they are pleasantly surprised at how easy it is for them to politically manipulate the the US and Europe. Using our money. Their theme song is ‘we shall overcome’.
The only purpose to spread the Muslims all over the globe is to create chaos and overload economies until they collapse. The globalists want all people on their knees.
You’re serious – aren’t you??? What the hell does “GUNS” have to do with “ANYTHING”? If that SOB wanted to kill someone he could have used virtually any instrument. What if he had chosen an automobile as his favorite weapon and rammed into the building at 110 MPH. I can’t imagine you saying you don’t want an automobile just because someone used one to kill a bunch of folks. You need to brought yourself into the real world
Southern By Choice says
Or an automobile filled with explosives –
Or an IED, which they have become quite skilled in making. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Seddique Mir Mateen seems to be evasive, insincere, and divisive with regards to both America and Afghanistan. He is clearly no asset to anyone in America, except possibly Obama bin Osama. . Seddique knew exactly what his son was capable of doing. Time for all such people to be quickly expelled to their lands of origin. They are clearly of no value here. He is an avowed supporter of the Taliban and presumably by extension Al Q’aeda, his son was obviously a chip off the same old block. He can take Obama with him when he leaves.
Muslims may not all be terrorists but terrorists are way too often Muslims. Can’t deny it.
Justin W says
This is a good indication of how well our country’s vetting process works in preventing terrorists from entering the country. Why would we allow anyone affiliated with the Taliban into the United States?
What’s with all the one sentence paragraphs? Is some machine/algorithm responsible? Can’t writers know and decide when to end a paragraph?
Gaffer, I come here to see what the radicals on the right are saying. Forewarned being forearmed, so to speak. And, yes, I do notice the glaring lack of the correct use of the English language, including punctuation to show period and paragraph endings. Not to mention confusing your with you’re and for some unknown, to me, reason, putting an apostrophe when indicating a plural. Not all to be fair: some here write very well, thereby getting their points across. Others: well, I have to wade thru words of incrimination, frequently in caps, looking, sometimes in vain, for a point, beyond a rant.
Now this will anger some here; but where were you in 7th and 8th grade when they taught grammar in school? Don’t you know that you make your whole e-mail poorly judged when you cannot get your point across? And, yes, I am a person who loves and uses words, who reads and does not watch TV, and this stuff smacks me in the face.
Some commenters here are clearly foreigners. It is likely that those people you talk about did attend 7th and 8th grade, but had lousy teachers. Teachers typically teach because they can’t make it in the business world. You should not come to a BB and expect English scholars to be posting here, therefore, there is no need to criticize. It is amusing how you mention the radicals on the right, but you make no mention of the radicals on the left. Why do you suppose you are, so one sided? Since both parties are owned by the corrupt establishment and we’ve never had an election by and for the people, why do you choose to side with one party over the other? If you support Hillary, what is wrong with you? People who support a criminal to rule them are idiots. Trump has proven who he represents himself to be and clearly is not owned by the RINOs and is running for the right reasons. If you still support Obama after all the lies and corruption as well as him being a Muslim and spreading more Muslim refugees around the USA, some of which are terrorists, then you have some nerve calling the right radicals.
Throw the father and his family AND OBAMA out of this beautiful country that he has destroyed!!!!!
Amen Anita, and while we’re at it we can add the ACLU to the list; those idiots are blaming CHRISTIANS for the atrocity. Well, whether they like it or not, AMERICA IS A CHRISTIAN NATION and was founded upon CHRISTIAN PRINCIPALS AND NOT ANY OTHER.
El Tejas says
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. This is the result of our government’s immigration policies.
John G says
It’s obvious he took advantage of our very liberal immigration policies – he need Trump and people of his ilk who are truly interested in the welfare and well being of the American people unlike our current Coward-in-Chief and his assemblage of ner-do-wells.
THROW THEM OUT! And if they want to come back to America rescreen .the screening prossec is much more advanced today than it was 20 yrs ago .standards and ways to identify dangerous people is more detectable in 2016 than it was 10 /20 years ago there is no telling who we have living next door .get them out and rescreen them with today’s technology. Let’s see how many make it through the system we have today
I know how the screening process works today. “Are you a terrorist?” – “no” – ok, here is your green card, your welfare card, and a pile of other free stuff. You no longer need goats, the American tax payers are now bending over for you.
Texas Son says
And Obama has reduced the vetting process for Middle Eastern immigrants from the standard 18 – 24 months to just 3 months. This makes a lot of sense, especially when these people cannot be truly vetted. Stupid is as stupid does. Thank you, President Obama. Your actions are very tell us a lot about you I am not fooled!!!
Texas Son says
Correction for my previous message: ….Your actions tell us a lot about you. I am not fooled.
Mary Benaiges says
Once again the terrorist had a history, red flags, etc., the FBI had interrogated him, but was not arrested. Another terrorist got away with it! When is the government going to learn? This tragedy could have been avoided! So sad! My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and families affected.
Has anyone here not noticed that the FBI always seems to know the “shooter’? There is a lot more to these stories than Islamic terrorism.
Rangval Westhagen says
Indeed “yellow journalism” from Horn. The elder Mateen is talking about a local conflict with Pakistan over those border territories in dispute. Until you describe or get into that long-running and difficult conflict your is the worst yellow journalism. How do you know this guy is not a rebel leader in exile? The reports are his appearances on the only Afghan American network were paid advertisements. His comments have nothing to do with “radical Muslims.” As for his remarks about “God’s judgement on homosexuality—isn’t that what the Christians say also? Certainly the radical Christians of the fundamental variety. Horn is the worst tabloid.
Instead why don’t you question why the Orlando police sat around from 2:00am to 5:00am while Mateen shot 100 people? The Chief now claims a hostage/barricade situation from 2:00 onward which was not the timeline yesterday. Spend some time with that story.
Rang all Westhagen:
You are a stupid a$$hole and I’m surprised that the horn would even allow you to post on their site. Christains have NEVER engaged in terrorism and never will. In fact there has been a lot of toruure performed in the name of Christ, but not by the true and faithful Christains. For more info, read Foxes Book Of Martyrs, and you will see that it was Christains that were being persecuted even then. I am sick and tired of you sorry lowlifes blaming Christains for things that you yourself caused, and that includes the tragity in Orlando. Obama and the other lowlife liberals are the ones sucking up to every criminal mind that comes down the pike, and that is EXACTLY what is causing most of our problems. Furthermore, this Nation was founded on Christain principals, NOT DAMN MUSLIM! And if you don’t like it …… LEAVE!
Robert Welch says
We sent thousands of Iranians packing, including college students during the Iran crisis. What’s different now, the Muslim at the top! Wake up people. IMPEACH BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
thomas hangan says
NO HE DID NOT!
This article never answered the question “Why this Anti-American family was EVER ALLOWED INTO THIS COUNTRY?????
Very good question, Belinda!
And the answer lies somewhere in the archives of Obamas twisted administration.
Paul Fishman says
Seddique Mir Mateen is linked to the Taliban Perverts. This Islamic Holy act is nothing more than a black eye to the Ummah worldwide. Loving Christians will take advantage of the situation and minister the love of Christ to the vicitims and the gay community showing the the love of Jehovah through Jesus Christ will save their lives and redeem them from sin for all eternity. IF the word gets out Christians are helping the victims and God is glorified, then it could be very bad for the Islamic community. The other factor would be Dictator Obama and others radical want to outlaw ALL guns and the right to self defense.