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Not only did the radicalized Muslim gunman who killed 49 people and wounded 53 inside an Orlando nightclub take to social media during his killing spree, but he left a chilling final message for America.
In an exclusive, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security committee, told Fox News that in the four hours that passed from the onset of his attack until his death at the hands of law enforcement, as his victims lay dead and wounded around him, Omar Mateen was posting on Facebook.
The Wisconsin lawmaker said Mateen may have had as many as five Facebook accounts and in addition to pledging his allegiance to ISIS and other twisted messages, the gunman threatened that more attacks are forthcoming.
“I pledge my alliance to (ISIS leader) abu bakr al Baghdadi..may Allah accept me,” Mateen wrote in one post early Sunday morning, according to Fox News. “The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west” …“You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance.”
The Muslim extremist also used Facebook to search for media reports of his horrific actions, entering search words such as “Pulse Orlando” and “Shooting.”
But is was his final post that was most apocalyptic.
“In the next few days you will see attacks from the Islamic state in the usa,” Mateen wrote.
His social media accounts were quickly taken down, but Johnson sent a letter to Facebook asking the company to hand over all information on Mateen’s online activity and to brief his committee.
“It is my understanding that Omar Mateen used Facebook before and during the attack to search for and post terrorism-related content,” Johnson wrote, according to Fox News. “I appreciate Facebook’s support of the law-enforcement investigation into this attack and previous attacks.”
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