This is all the FBI is willing to let us know of one of two conversations between Omar Mateen and a 911 operator: pic.twitter.com/D7XDrnAPUW— Robert Mackey (@RobertMackey) June 20, 2016
Robert Mackay, The Intercept: FBI Redacts Orlando Gunman’s Calls, Sparking Outrage and Speculation
DOING NOTHING to advance the heated political debate over what combination of factors might have prompted Omar Mateen to open fire inside a gay nightclub in Orlando last week, the FBI on Monday refused to release the audio or a full transcript of the gunman’s phone conversations with the police during the attack.
The FBI instead published a written timeline of the attack which included a redacted transcript of one conversation between Mateen and a 911 operator, and a partial summary of what he said in three further calls with the Orlando Police Department crisis negotiators. The bureau argued that letting the public hear or even read the gunman’s justification for the attack in his own words risked encouraging further attacks.
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Update: FBI releases 911 transcripts of Omar Mateen — with references to ISIS omitted (Hot Air)
WNU Editor: Why did the FBI decide to replace the word Allah with the word God when they released the Orlando shooter's 9/11 calls? Apparently during the call, Omar Mateen made an Islamic prayer in which he said:
Praise be to Allah, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of Allah [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.
In comparison, the edited DOJ transcript says:
Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.
Is this another case of political correctness running amok?
Update: No surprise .... the U.S. Justice Department is reversing its earlier decision .... Justice Department backtracks and releases unredacted transcript of Orlando shooter's calls to police (Business Insider). But "God" instead of "Allah" is still in the new release.