It turned out that Omar Mateen swore allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi while talking with the police on the phone from the ‘Pulse’ nightclub. Yesterday we already represented the transcript of the conversation, but some details of it were omitted. These details were direct references to the Islamic State and their leader. In part, there were words: ” I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State”.
FBI comments: “In order to provide an update on the progress of the investigation into the Pulse nightclub shooting, the FBI is releasing an excerpt from the timeline of events inside the Pulse nightclub during the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016. Out of respect for the victims of this horrific tragedy, law enforcement will not be releasing audio of the shooter’s 911 calls at this time, nor will law enforcement be releasing audio or transcripts of the calls made by victims at the Pulse nightclub during the incident.”