Seddique Mateen (Video still via Washington Post)
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's father Seddique “Mir” Mateen is not exactly publicity-shy—he spoke to NBC yesterday before much was known about his son's rampage, and now he has already filmed a video (in a snazzy suit) in which he condemns his son's violent acts but also brags that he was “a good son and an educated son.”
Seddique Mateen has claimed his son was set off by the sight of two men kissing and that the shooting had nothing to do with religion. However, in a new Facebook video, he says his son shouldn't have killed gay people because, “God himself will punish those involved in homosexuality. This is not for the servants.”
God himself will punish those involved in homosexuality.
When you believe that God hates gay people and will punish them, it makes perfect sense that you would not value their lives, so don't tell me your murdering son's actions had nothing to do with religion.
Oh, and Seddique Mateen is bat-shit crazy, too, having impersonated the President of Afghanistan in a previous video.
This idiot says he wants to travel to Orlando to meet with victims. Can you imagine?
See video after the jump ...