Florida imam: Attack on Orlando club ‘unbelievable’

Fort Perce (Flo)—The imam of the mosque where the Orlando nightclub shooter worshipped said the suspect never gave any indication he was capable of such violence. Omar Mateen, 29, attended evening prayers three or four times a week at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, bringing his son who is about four or five years old, the mosque’s imam said.
“He would pray and his son would play,” said Syed Shafeeq Rahman, who has known Mateen since 2003 when he became the imam. Mateen did not socialize, leaving when services ended. He didn’t talk but would smile and shake hands, Rahman said.
The imam said it was “unbelievable” that a heavily-armed Mateen carried out a rampage at a gay club in Orlando, killing 50 people and wounding 53. It was the deadliest terror attack in the United States since September 11, 2001.—Agencies

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