Seddique Mateen – Only God can punish homosexuals


471139-mateensOn Monday, Omar Mateen’s father, Sidduque Mir Mateen posted message on Facebook in which he said ‘only God could punish homosexuals’. In a video posted on early Monday, Seddique Mateen said his son was well-educated and didn’t know what motivated him to go into a gay club and kill 50 people, God will punish those involved in homosexuality,” saying it’s, “not an issue that humans should deal with.” Seddique Mateen, who public records indicate is the father of Omar Mateen, had an occasional television show on a U.S.-based Afghan satellite channel for about three years, and has continued to post political commentaries on his Facebook page as recently as Sunday.

Omar Khatab, the owner of the California-based satellite channel Payam-e-Afghan, said in an interview that Seddique Mateen occasionally bought time on his channel to broadcast a show called “Durand Jirga,” which focused in part on the disputed Durand Line, the frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan demarcated by the Indian subcontinent’s former British rulers. In an interview with NBC News on Sunday, Seddique Mateen, also known as Mir Siddique, said his son’s rampage had “nothing to do with religion.” On Twitter, Ghani condemned the Orlando attack and called it an “act of terror.”