‘Home­grown ex­trem­ist’

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The White House and the FBI have said 29-year-old Omar Ma­teen, an Amer­i­can-born Mus­lim, ap­pears to be a “home­grown ex­trem­ist” who had touted sup­port not just for the ISIS, but other rad­i­cal groups that are its en­e­mies. “So far, we see no in­di­ca­tion that this was a plot di­rected from out­side the United States, and we see no in­di­ca­tion that he was part of any kind of net­work,” FBI Di­rec­tor James Comey said, adding Ma­teen was clearly “rad­i­calised”, at least in part via the web. Ma­teen is the prime sus­pect in the killing of 49 peo­ple at a night­club in Or­lando. Other mo­tives for the massacre have been sug­gested. Ma­teen’s ex-wife said he suf­fered from men­tal ill­ness while his fa­ther sug­gested he may have acted out of anti-gay ha­tred.

SUS­PECT: Omar Ma­teen

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