The Federal Bureau of Investigations released the transcript of the 911 call made by Omar Mateen during his attack on the Orlando nightclub Pulse, retracting the parts where Mateen appeared to pledge allegiance to ISIS.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch first announced that the released transcript would be missing certain pronouncements on Sunday. “What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” she told NBC’s Chuck Todd. “We will hear him talk about some of those things, but we are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance…”
On Monday, the transcript of the 50 second call was released with the promised edits:
Mateen: 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.
Operator: What’s your name?
Mateen: My name is I pledge of allegiance to [omitted].
Operator: : Ok, What’s your name?
Mateen: I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [omitted].
Previous press reports indicated that Mateen called 911 to proclaim allegiance to ISIS and the leader of ISIS, meaning they are likely the “[omitted]” phrases.
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