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A former co-worker of the gunman who killed at least 50 and injured many more at an Orlando gay nightclub described him as “unhinged and unstable” and their employer did nothing out of fear of being called islamophobic.
“There was never a moment when he didn’t have anger and rage, and he was always loud and cursing,” Daniel Gilroy, a former police officer, said of gunman Omar Mateen.
Gilroy worked with Mateen as a security officer at the PGA Village complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
“Gilroy told Florida Today that he complained to his superiors several times about Mateen, but they refused to take action because, Gilroy claimed, Mateen was Muslim,” Fox News reported.
“And anytime a female or a black person came by, he would use horrible words,” he told Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
He described one incident following an exchange with a black gentleman when Mateen said, “That guy thinks he’s better than me. He’s not better than me,” he recalled. “I would just like to kill all those Ns,” Gilroy told Kelly.
The former co-worker said that although Mateen never mentioned Islam, “he did worship quite heavily. He brought a prayer mat in and spread it out and prayed several times a day, and he chanted. He was a pretty devout Muslim,” he said.
“A few times he mentioned homosexuals and Jewish people,” Gilroy recalled, “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.”
He finally left the security job “because the company wouldn’t remove me from this position” of working alongside Mateen. “It was toxic,” Gilroy said.
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