Father posts new video: ‘God will punish’ gays
Sediqque Mateen may have passed anti-gay bigotry down to his son. He put up a Facebook video saying gays should be dealt with by God, not humans. He was dressed in fatigues.
In the video posted early Monday, Seddique Mateen says his son was well-educated and respectful to his parents, and that he was “not aware what motivated him to go into a gay club and kill 50 people.”
The elder Mateen says he was saddened by his son’s actions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
He then adds: “God will punish those involved in homosexuality,” saying it’s, “not an issue that humans should deal with.”
The statement, and previous videos by Seddique Mateen, lend some insight into the environment in which his U.S.-born son was raised.
Seddique Mateen hosts a program on a California-based satellite Afghan TV station, aimed at the Afghan diaspora in the in the U.S., called the “Durand Jirga Show.”