The father of the man who reportedly shot up an Orlando, Fla. nightclub overnight claims his son, Omar Mateen, became “very angry” when he saw two men kissing in downtown Miami a few months ago and thinks it may have been part of his son’s motive.
At least 50 people were killed and more than 40 injured at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando overnight.
“We are saying we are apologizing for the whole incident,” the father said to NBC News on Sunday.
“We are not aware of any action he was taking. We are in shock like the rest of America. This had nothing to do with religion,” he said.
Two men kissing. For that, 50 people had to die? I, I just don’t have words. This is what happens when a country fosters open bigotry and a culture of gun fetishization. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one, for no reason at all.