This will come as exactly no surprise to anybody who understands Islamic terror. The only issue is why more Americans aren’t furious about it — and don’t fully support the president’s travel ban from known inimical Muslim political entities.
A handwritten statement given to the FBI by the wife of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen says she saw him prepare for the deadly attack for months and knew that the LGBT nightclub was his target.
The 12-page statement, quietly released by federal authorities at the end of December in a batch of records in the case, was taken hours after the June 12, 2016 shooting. The attack left 49 dead and dozens of others injured. Noor Salman was questioned for hours, without a lawyer, after authorities learned her husband was the gunman behind the attack.
She was arrested last year on federal charges of providing material support to a terrorist and tampering with evidence but has pleaded not guilty, claiming she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. She said Mateen abused her and claims she did not know of his plot. But her defense conflicts with the signed statement she gave to the FBI, which details her knowledge of Mateen’s planning and his path to carry out an attack on behalf of the Islamic State.
Of course it does. By now, Real Americans have become all to familiar with the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya, which permits Muslims to lie to the kuffar in the furtherance of their “religious” aims. What’s interesting is how quickly these imported adversaries adopt the vocabulary of victimhood via “women’s rights” and fashionable conditions such as PTSD. And don’t forget lawfare:
The statement includes that during a two-year span before the attack. Mateen would browse jihad websites almost everyday and frequently watch beheading videos. He was angry and frustrated about treatment of Muslims in the Middle East and talked about retaliating against Americans. “He said if he did jihad everybody would know who he is,” Salman wrote in the statement.
Salman’s attorneys have been fighting against the use of the statement in court, claiming that she was in custody and had not been read her Miranda rights, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The place for Muslims “angry and frustrated” about the treatment of Muslims in the Middle East is… the Middle East, preferably in their own “countries” — not the United States of America. But the Left, always on the march, has latterly begun to define as a civil right the unfettered movement of millions of Muslims into the U.S., for no good beneficial purpose. Their objective is to use the language of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s to transform “immigration” from a privilege to a universal right, and thus render meaningless our perception of who and what a Real American is.
They got the ball rolling with the now-infamous Hart-Cellar Act, aka the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, aka Ted Kennedy’s Revenge. That misbegotten bill stealth-altered our understanding of the ethnic and cultural nature of the United States, and of the government’s right and duty to maintain our hard-won national cohesion. What it did was set in motion a vast transformation of the country, so that by 1990 Time magazine (where I worked at the time) could run a cover story about “America’s Changing Colors.”
Whether a profound alteration of the nation’s makeup is a good or bad thing is up to Real Americans — and nobody else — to judge. Alone among major nations, America is not simply a race, an ethnic group, a faith, and a flag; this has long been one of our country’s singular strengths — not the bogus goal of “diversity,” but of pluralism (e pluribus unum is our national motto) in the service of the melting-pot of Real Americanism.
From the earliest days of the Republic, Americans sensed profound differences among themselves, and sought to work them through by alternately turning the immigration spigot on and off. But now there’s effectively no more “off,” as the Left has fully embraced illegal immigration and no longer pretends that our government has any right to control our borders, or have any say over who may or may not be admitted. The fact that we are even arguing about the so-called “Dreamers” — children of illegal immigrants, brought here as children and who themselves should have no right to American citizenship — shows how lost this debate has become.
Born in the U.S., the Pulse nightclub shooter was not an “American” in any meaningful sense of the world. He had no desire to become a Real American, or to assimilate, or even blend in. (One can argue he was a legal Dreamer, without the slightest allegiance to the country of his birth.) Rather, he was a hostile agent of the Islamic ummah, in the name of which Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States. And his wife knew it.
Days ahead of the attack, Mateen bought ammunition and went to the shooting range “a lot,” Salman wrote. He told her it was for work. He also spent a large amount of money and made Salman a beneficiary on his bank accounts, telling her it was “in case something happened,” she wrote in the statement.
In the statement, Salman described driving slowly by several destinations, including Disney World and Pulse nightclub, before the shooting. He asked Salman when driving by Pulse, “How upset are people going to be when it gets attacked?” the statement said.
Not upset enough.