Mateen often went on homophobic, misogynistic, and racist rants.
Omar Mateen’s former coworker has told the media that the murderer regularly made homophobic and racist remarks, but was never fired because he was Muslim.
Mateen murdered 49 people at a popular Orlando gay club on Saturday.
Daniel Gilroy worked with Mateen at “G4S Security at the PGA Village complex in Port St. Lucie.” He told Florida Today that he complained to the company about Mateen’s numerous homophobic and racist comments. He claims they never did anything “because he was Muslim.”
Gilroy quit when Mateen did not stop sending him 20 to 30 text messages and 13 to 15 phone messages everyday:
“Everything he said was toxic,” Gilroy told the paper, “and the company wouldn’t do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people.”
He explained his interactions with Mateen to Megyn Kelly:
Gilroy described Mateen as a devout Muslim who brought a prayer mat to work and prayed several times a day.
“There was never a moment where he didn’t have anger and rage,” Gilroy told “The Kelly File”. “And he was always loud and cursing. And anytime a female or a black person came by, he would use horrible words.”
On one occasion, Gilroy said, Mateen told him, “I would just like to kill all those [n-words]” after a conversation between Mateen and a black man. “A few times he mentioned homosexuals and Jewish people,” Gilroy said, “but we didn’t deal with them quite as often, so it was mostly women and blacks, because those were the people in front of us.”
Eric Baumer worked at the PGA Golf Club at the village and often worked at the same time as Mateen. He told Newsday that Mateen always had “bad things to say” about “blacks, gays, a lot of politicians, and our soldiers.” He even told Baumer that “American destroyed Afghanistan.”
Mateen’s parents came from Afghanistan. His father Seddique has praised the Afghan Taliban and acts as president of the country.
Resident Eleanora Dorsi recounted to Florida Today that she only had pleasant experiences with him. He impressed her with “his chivalry:”
“Whenever I saw him, he was very polite,” Dorsi said Sunday from her summer home in Connecticut. “He was always a gentleman.”
“He even helped me with the car once, so I can’t say he was creepy,” she said.
Mateen’s former classmate Samuel King never saw any hints of homophobia in his personality and even had gay friends. Mateen worked at GNC next to Ruby Tuesday, who employed King.
King said Mateen knew he and his other coworkers were gay:
“That’s the thing that’s pinning me to the wall the most, that it was a gay nightclub,” King said. “Because he would come into the [the restaurant] and laugh with us.
“He might’ve even sat down at the bar and had a drink and laughed with the bartenders, knowing that they were lesbians,” King added.
King remembered showing Mateen pictures of himself performing as a drag queen. He even took Mateen to one of his shows.DONATE
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