Robert Gehl reports that, forever a mystery, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the motives of the Orlando terrorist may “never be known.”
Sure, he proclaimed his allegiance to ISIS on the night he murdered 49 people, saying: “I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, may Allah protect him, on behalf of the Islamic State.” Yes, his friends and family say he was becoming increasingly radicalized.
But we’ll never know what his motive was.
In the phone call to the 911 operator the night of the attack, he also identified himself as an Islamic soldier, demanded the United States “stop bombing” Syria and Iraq.
But his motive remains a mystery.
Of course, the Islamic State took credit for the attack and demands death for any homosexual.
Still the Obama Administration insists we just can’t pinpoint why Omar Mateen killed all those people at the gay nightclub.
But as soon as they released the edited transcript of Omar Mateen’s pledge, you could tell why the Obama Administration was so confused: “I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [omitted].”
Well, gee … I couldn’t tell what the guy’s motive from that was either!
This insanity will no doubt lead to more carnage. The Obama Administration is so willing to avoid displeasing our Arab friends in the Middle East and Arab-Americans in the U.S., that they’re not only willing to lie to the American people about the obvious motives of these attacks, they’re also willing to doctor evidence to remove any trace of radical Islam.
On Tuesday, Lynch visited the site of the terrorist attack. She said that the government is vigorously trying to “counter the narrative of radical extremism,” the Press Herald is reporting.
They are? How can they counter something that they claim doesn’t exist?
Lynch said investigators may never pinpoint a single motive and not have not discounted witness reports suggesting Mateen might have been at Pulse before or had gay tendencies.
“We are still looking into that, and we are not ruling anything out,” she said.
In a 911 call from the club, Mateen pledged solidarity with the Islamic State, and Lynch said there’s no doubt he had read and been interested in extremist propaganda on the internet.
“We believe that is certainly one avenue of radicalization, but we want to know if there are others,” she said in the interview.