Islamic Center of Fort Pierce Terrorist Links
Islamic Center of Fort Pierce is not your average Mosque, it was the Mosque of choice for suicide bomber Moner Mohammad Abu Salha and Orlando shooter Omar Mateen and radical Seddique Mir Mateen.
The Father of Mateen may well be the party that radicalized his son and been involved with Salha and not the Mosque.
The Mosque issued a strong statement saying
“We condemn this monstrous attack and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured,” the center said in a statement. “The Muslim community of Fort Pierce joins our fellow Americans in repudiating anyone or any group that would claim to justify or excuse such an appalling act of violence.”
Mateen’s Father is a different story:
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.
The elder Mateen says he was saddened by his son’s actions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
He then adds: “God will punish those involved in homosexuality,” saying it’s, “not an issue that humans should deal with.”
The statement, and previous videos by Seddique Mateen, lend some insight into the environment in which his U.S.-born son was raised.
Seddique Mateen hosts a program on a California-based satellite Afghan TV station, aimed at the Afghan diaspora in the in the U.S., called the “Durand Jirga Show.”
In his Facebook videos, the alleged gunman’s father has often appeared wearing a military uniform and declaring himself the leader of a “transitional revolutionary government” of Afghanistan. He claims to have his own intelligence agency and close ties to the U.S. Congress — assets he says he will use to subvert Pakistani influence and take control of Afghanistan.