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Father of ISIS-inspired Orlando gay club attack attends Hillary Clinton speech

August 9, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Father of ISIS-inspired Orlando gay club attack attends Hillary Clinton speech

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The father of the ISIS-inspired Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen was in attendance during a speech given by Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando.

Oddly enough, as Clinton spoke, she paid tribute to the victims of the Pulse Nightclub terror attack with Mateen sitting in the background in full view of the cameras.

“I know how many people, families, loved ones, and friends are still grieving, and we will be with you as you rebuild your lives,” Clinton said.

Local ABC affiliate WPTV asked Mateen what went through his mind when Clinton mentioned the Orlando attack, he replied, “We’ve been cooperating with the federal government, and that’s about it, thank you.”

Mateen refused to answer any further questions.

However, hours later as they traveled back to West Palm Beach, the T.V. crew consequently ran into Mateen at a rest stop.

The terror suspect’s father wanted to give an interview and proceeded to hold up a yellow pro-Clinton banner which said she was “good for national security” and “gun control laws.”

“Hillary Clinton is good for the United States versus Donald Trump, who has no solutions,” he said.

Mateen claimed he was “invited” to the rally outside of Orlando and also suggested he may have received the invitation in the form of a mass email.

The Mateen was asked if some would be surprised at his presence given the proximity to Orlando. “Why should they be surprised? I love the United States, and I’ve been living here a long time,” Mateen said.

“I spoke a lot about that and wished that my son joined the Army and fought ISIS. That would be much better,” he added.

What made Mateen’s appearance even more bizarre was his previous comments where he strongly condemned homosexuality after the attack on the Pulse nightclub but also suggested his son had no right to open fire inside the gay nightclub.

In the past, the father also has voiced his support for the Taliban and had also declared himself the leader of a “transitional” Afghan government.

Matteen hosts a TV talk show that airs in California and is aimed at Afghans living in the U.S.

The Clinton campaign released a statement on Tuesday which said they were not aware of his presence.

“The rally was a 3,000-person, open-door event for the public. This individual wasn’t invited as a guest, and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event,” the statement read.

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