The Father of the Orlando Shooter Recently Visited Congress, State Department, Writes Open Letters To President Obama


Little is known about the personal life of Omar Mateen, the man who pledged allegiance to ISIS before butchering more than 50 people inside an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, but his political activist father, who is running for President of Afghanistan, seems to have an odd relationship with the U.S. Government and sympathies toward the Taliban.

Here is what we know about the Orlando shooter’s father:

His name is Seddique Mateen and he is from Afghanistan.



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Mateen has his own television show, which broadcasts out of California.
It is called the “Durand Jirga Show” and features Mateen discussing Middle Eastern politics. The show is posted on YouTube.