Omar Mateen: Why a profile is not necessary

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced that a profile will be built of Omar Mateen so that we can “move forward” and also see that another attack is averted.

There is no need for a profile of Omar Mateen.  There is no need for a forensic necropsy.

The extensive profile, a necropsy,  is available within the body of work which I call the Qur’anic Sciences.

Here is what Omar Mateen stated during his attack:

“I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State ….”

After the first and the second ‘Aqabah Pledge, a group of men later gave pledge to Muhammad whilst under a tree.

Pledging allegiance is of such importance that when Muhammad died men also lined up to pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr as the first Caliph of Islam.

Regarding Abu Bakr and the allegiance afforded him it is noted within Shi’a literature that his men “displayed cunning and political acumen and neither did they shrink from violence.” *

Within the Islamic gestalt there is a strong principle of declaring allegiance and also not shrinking from the battle. There is actually a limited menu of options for turning the back on the battle against the enemy. You will find these allowances within the Qur’an. Yusuf Ali covers it best.

Omar Mateen pledged allegiance. He displayed cunning.  He did not shrink from violence.

Until we are honestly able to profile a body of work we will miss the signals.

Islam is signal, symbol and code.

In coming weeks smug analysts will deliver the profile of a disturbed mind. Golf claps all around.

Will they deliver a profile of what disturbs the mind? Probably not. We cannot deal with shockers.

Humans, as a species, do not like to be made to feel uncomfortable.

Let me make you uncomfortable. Ideological  pathology does not issue forth from a vacuum. Omar Mateen did not wake up one day and make this all up. He had a play book.

We must tell the truth about what Islam teaches regarding violence. Until we tell the truth and call to account, the pathology will continue along until it is epidemic in proportions.

*Imamate and Leadership: Lessons on Islamic Doctrine (book four) by Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari (translated by Hamid Algar) Second Edition, September 2000, p. 44


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