Florida Matters: The Orlando Nightclub Massacre
The shooter in the Orlando mass murder was Omar Mateen, a US citizen and practicing Muslim, who professed his allegiance to ISIS during his attack on the gay nightclub.
Florida Matters Host Robin Sussingham talks with Retired Army Colonel Derek Harvey, a senior fellow at USF's Global Initiative for Civil Society and Conflict, who says that Mateen's views on homosexuality didn't come out of a vacuum. He and retired FBI officer Dave Couvertier talk with Florida Matters' Robin Sussingham about extremist Muslim groups and the ways they use the internet as a tool.
Abe Aboraya, WMFE Public Radio reporter
Col. Derek Harvey, Senior Fellow at USF's Global Initiative for Civil Society and Conflict specializing in the Middle East, a former special advisor to Gen. David Petraeus and a former Defense Intelligence Agency Senior Leader
Dave Couvertier, recently retired FBI agent with 33 years experience in law enforcement including SWAT, hostage negotiations and spokesman.
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Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.
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