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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:49 PM

Ex-wife of suspected Orlando shooter: ‘He beat me’

Source: Washington Post

The ex-wife of the 29-year-old man suspected of killing 50 people in a Orlando nightclub early Sunday said that he was violent and mentally unstable and beat her repeatedly while they were married.

The ex-wife said she met Omar Mateen online about eight years ago and decided to move to Florida and marry him.

At first, the marriage was normal, she said, but then he became abusive.

“He was not a stable person,” said the ex-wife, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she feared for her safety in the wake of the mass shooting. “He beat me. He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/ex-wife-of-suspected-orlando-shooter-he-beat-me/2016/06/12/8a1963b4-30b8-11e6-8ff7-7b6c1998b7a0_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-banner-main_flashoot-1237pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

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Reply Ex-wife of suspected Orlando shooter: ‘He beat me’ (Original post)
bigworld Jun 2016 OP
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #1
jtuck004 Jun 2016 #3
sulphurdunn Jun 2016 #8
villager Jun 2016 #2
avaistheone1 Jun 2016 #4
Darb Jun 2016 #6
avaistheone1 Jun 2016 #13
Chicago1980 Jun 2016 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2016 #7
Chicago1980 Jun 2016 #9
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #10
rockfordfile Jun 2016 #11
Skittles Jun 2016 #20
arithia Jun 2016 #12
smirkymonkey Jun 2016 #14
Demonaut Jun 2016 #15
JI7 Jun 2016 #17
Demonaut Jun 2016 #18
pennylane100 Jun 2016 #19
Demonaut Jun 2016 #23
MisterFred Jun 2016 #22
alarimer Jun 2016 #16
MisterFred Jun 2016 #21
Sunlei Jun 2016 #24

Response to bigworld (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:53 PM

1. Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly,' Islamic council says

 

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:58 PM

3. Been doing that here for over 200 years. n/t

 

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:35 PM

8. I think this kind of progress

 

is called incremental change, which is great if you're controlling the increments, don't really like the idea and aren't in any particular hurry.

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Response to bigworld (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:54 PM

2. Thank God his access to guns wasn't curtailed!

 

That would the real crime!

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Response to villager (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:03 PM

4. Yes, and it would be a needless knee-jerk reaction to this "story" if anything like that happened

 

going forward.



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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:27 PM

6. Sorry, you are very very very wrong.

 

We need some knee-jerk reactions. We need to take some toys away and make it harder to get them.

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Response to Darb (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:01 PM

13. It is I that am sorry. I thought my sarcasm my obvious.

 

Evidently not.

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Response to bigworld (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:23 PM

5. The new right-wing talking point is that this dude was a 'registered democrat'.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:34 PM

7. I see your Mateen and raise you one registered Republican McVeigh.

Regardless of party affiliation, the problem is angry unstable people with high power weapons. Period.

Which reminds me, keep that angry unstable tRump away from high power nuclear weapons. Period.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:38 PM

9. Yeah, but that was 20 years ago.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:40 PM

10. It's already making the rounds. Who cares?

 

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:51 PM

11. Actions show him murdering most likely democrats.

Sometimes actions of a person show the opposite of what they really are.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:19 PM

20. I can call myself a fire hydrant

it does not make me one

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Response to bigworld (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:07 PM

12. yet another mass shooter with a history of domestic violence

it's depressing how little attention this statistic gets. It doesn't matter what philosophy the shooter claims to ascribe to, there is almost always a dead or battered woman where the violence began.

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Response to arithia (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:06 PM

14. Yep. Always.

n/t

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Response to bigworld (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:11 PM

15. if she didn't prosecute or make an official report then he still had the right to buy weapons

why was this not reported?

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:22 PM

17. he might have kilked her

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Response to JI7 (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:09 PM

18. true

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:42 PM

19. So the abused ex wife is to blame?

That is a lot more reasonable than blaming the NRA, or the politicians that refuse to pass sensible gun control laws.

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:39 PM

23. no, the situation is more complex than it appears

my thought process was cultural, not person specific

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:02 PM

22. Because we often ignore people who take such actions.

U.S. justice is messed up.

Not to mention guns get sold at gun shows without any effective gun control. A report, even a conviction, wouldn't have made a difference. I don't know why anyone would think a conviction is a barrier to buying a gun.

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Response to bigworld (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:11 PM

16. So why was he allowed to own weapons?

And work in security? He was a threat.

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Response to bigworld (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:58 PM

21. Too bad we often tolerate domestic abuse in the United States :(

Could have prevented two tragedies.

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Response to bigworld (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:30 AM

24. when the FBI checked him out TWICE for crazy internet posts, why didn't they talk with wife and empl

employers?

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