It has been learnt that the father of Omar Mateen, the terrorist who killed 50 people at an Orlando gay nightclub in the US on Sunday, is the son of a presidential aspirant in Afghanistan.
According to Daily Mail, Omar’s father, Seddique Mateen recently visited Congress, the State Department and met with political leaders during a trip to Washington, DC. in April, and posted photos on social media posing in front of the State Department and Democratic Foreign Services Committee offices.
Mateen, who is originally from Afghanistan frequently writes open letters to President Obama, has on several occasions thanked the Afghan Taliban on a show he hosts called the Durand Jirga Show on a channel called Payam-e-Afghan, which broadcasts from California.
Mateen has several YouTube, videos where he speaks on a range of political subjects in the Dari language. In one video, he declared his candidacy for the Afghan presidency.
He has other videos with topics like ‘Rise Afghan people against Pakistan’ and ‘Intelligent service and Military of Pakistan real Enemy of the USA’.