Is the FBI too afraid at being labeled racist that it’s declining to pursue and investigate terrorism cases?
That’s the question I have after all the evidence that has bubbled up regarding terrorist Omar Mateen since the fatal shooting in Orlando early Sunday morning.
ABC News reported about six weeks ago that a gun shop alerted the FBI to a “very suspicious” man who turned out to be Mateen. He came into the shop looking for military-grade armor. When he found out they didn’t carry it, he made a call in a foreign language and then requested bulk ammunition.
On its face, you can see why FBI officials may not have pursued. The shop owner was an older white guy who they thought was racially profiling a Muslim. Probably, it was his own insecurities and Islamophobia that led to the call.