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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:55 PM

 

Orlando shooting suspect’s father hosted a political TV show, voiced support for Taliban

The father of Omar Mateen, identified by police as the man behind the carnage at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, is an Afghan man who holds strong political views, including support for the Afghan Taliban.

Seddique Mateen, who has been referred to as Mir Seddique in early news reports, hosted the “Durand Jirga Show” on a channel called Payam-e-Afghan, which broadcasts from California. In it, the elder Mateen speaks in the Dari language on a variety of political subjects. Dozens of videos are posted on a channel under Seddique Mateen's name on YouTube. A phone number and post office box that are displayed on the show were traced back to the Mateen home in Florida. Mateen also owns a nonprofit organization under the name Durand Jirga, which is registered in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

In one video, Mateen expresses gratitude toward the Afghan Taliban, while denouncing the Pakistani government.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/12/orlando-shooting-suspects-father-hosted-a-political-tv-show-and-even-tried-to-run-for-the-afghan-presidency/

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Reply Orlando shooting suspect’s father hosted a political TV show, voiced support for Taliban (Original post)
cali Jun 2016 OP
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #1
FarPoint Jun 2016 #2
Joe the Revelator Jun 2016 #3
cali Jun 2016 #6
tenderfoot Jun 2016 #4
cali Jun 2016 #7
PeaceNikki Jun 2016 #8
tenderfoot Jun 2016 #10
Joe the Revelator Jun 2016 #9
cali Jun 2016 #19
renate Jun 2016 #13
tenderfoot Jun 2016 #14
boston bean Jun 2016 #5
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2016 #11
Angel Martin Jun 2016 #15
Southerncomfy Jun 2016 #12
Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #16
cali Jun 2016 #17
Nye Bevan Jun 2016 #18
Arazi Jun 2016 #20
cali Jun 2016 #21

Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:59 PM

1. But this had nothing to do with religion.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:59 PM

2. Apple didn't fall far from the tree.

Discrimination is learned behavior.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:59 PM

3. The Father: 'This had nothing to do with religion'

 

:sigh:

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:03 PM

6. in the light of these facts, the father's self-serving comments

 

about his son being so outraged over seeing two men kissing, looks like diversionary bullshit. Not saying the murderous fuckwad wasn't homophobic, but that appears to be secondary.

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:04 PM

7. he couldn't be more wrong or more vile. fuckwad,

 

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:05 PM

8. Patting himself on the back for being 'right' when 50+ are dead and 50+ more injured

is not 'right'.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:08 PM

10. but radical islam is involved ...

isn't he a "little" correct?

I'm being facetious btw?

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:07 PM

9. How is turning the conversation to him and asking for his props the same as being...

 

...right? It just mean's he's a dick trying to capitalize on a problem he has no real solution for.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:23 PM

19. you are too kind toward him.

 

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:11 PM

13. Dinesh D'Souza kept it classy too

Any time is a good time to shill a book:

https://twitter.com/DineshDSouza/status/742050461277028352

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Response to renate (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:13 PM

14. I'm sure the right will have a totally correct approach to address this problem

and it will be a raging success as always.

Right up there with the war on drugs and terrorism, labor, women, gays. Rinse. Repeat.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:03 PM

5. deport him.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:08 PM

11. Deport the fucker.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:17 PM

15. he's a legal resident of the country, maybe a citizen

to deport he would have to be stripped of his citizenship.

what would be the grounds ? encouraging jihad ?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:09 PM

12. Well... it is what it is at this point. It's also easy messaging for the neanderthal's

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:18 PM

16. People were touting this man's testimony on DU this morning.

 

nt

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:19 PM

17. yeah, I saw that.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:20 PM

18. If he supports the Taliban, he is in favor of gay people being executed.

Which would mean that he is proud of what his son did this morning.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:24 PM

20. Disgusting

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:39 PM

21. kick

 

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