Here we go again.
Neighbors of the San Bernardino terrorists had been suspicious of the couple, but didn’t report them to the police. Their reasoning? They didn’t want to be characterized as racist, as the killers were obviously Muslim (apparently Muslim is now a race).
Tragically, something similar happened with the Orlando shooter. He had already been on the FBI’s radar, and it wasn’t just the FBI that had suspicion. The Gateway Pundit writes:
Once again, Political correctness kills–
The former employer of Omar Mateen did nothing to confront him on his racist-homophobic behavior because he was Muslim.
Florida Today reported:
A former Fort Pierce police officer who once worked with 29-year-old Omar Mateen, the assailant in an Orlando nightclub shooting that left at least 50 dead, said he was “unhinged and unstable.”
Daniel Gilroy said he worked the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift with G4S Security at the south gate at PGA Village for several months in 2014-15. Mateen took over from him for a 3 to 11 p.m. shift.
Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce Police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer G4S Security several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages — 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.
“I quit because everything he said was toxic,” Gilroy said Sunday, “and the company wouldn’t do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people.”
Gilroy said this shooting didn’t come as a surprise to him.
Islamophobia doesn’t kill – but the fear of being branded one does.