Initial investigations reveal that Orlando gunman’s father, Seddique Mateen is a political commentator, who had an occasional television show on a US-based Afghan satellite channel for three years. His shows and social media posts reveal that he railies against Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The owner of the California-based satellite channel Payam-e-Afghan, Omar khatab shared in an interview that Seddique Mateen bought time on his channel occasionally to broadcast his show Durand Jirga – referring to the disputed Durand line – the British identified border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In an interview on NBC on Sunday, the father shared that the attack had nothing to do with religion. He described an incident that happened at Miami where his son, who was with his wife and child saw two men kissing and was very angry.
The father said, “We weren’t aware of any action he is taking. We are in shock like the rest of the country.”
Meanwhile it was found that the gunman worked as security guard and the FBI confirmed that the attack has nothing to do with religion.