Britain's Deadliest Lovers - Netflix

True crime series telling the stories of deadly love betrayals.

Britain's Deadliest Lovers - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-12-02

Britain's Deadliest Lovers - Omar Mateen - Netflix

Omar Mir Seddique (November 16, 1986 – June 12, 2016), also known as Omar Mateen, was an American mass murderer and domestic terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, before he was killed in a shootout with the local police. It was the deadliest shooting by a single shooter in United States history until the Las Vegas Strip shooting on October 1, 2017. Before the shooting, he had been investigated for connections to terrorism by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2013 and 2014. During that period, he was placed on the Terrorist Screening Database, but was subsequently removed. In a call to 9-1-1 during the shooting, Mateen identified himself as “Mujahideen”, “Islamic Soldier”, and “Soldier of God”; and pledged his allegiance multiple times to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the militant jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He said the shooting was “triggered” by an airstrike in Iraq that killed Abu Wahib, an ISIL commander, six weeks before.

Britain's Deadliest Lovers - Behavior in school - Netflix

At a young age, Mateen displayed a preoccupation with violence, the Associated Press and The Washington Post reported. For his elementary and middle school education, he attended classes in St. Lucie County, Florida. While at Mariposa Elementary School, a third grade teacher wrote that Mateen was “very active ... constantly moving, verbally abusive, rude, aggressive ... much talk about violence & sex ... hands all over the place – on other children, in his mouth”. In the seventh grade, Mateen was moved to a separate class with the purpose of avoiding “conflicts with other students” and suffered from poor scholarly performance due to “many instances of behavioral problems”. A classmate at Mariposa said that Mateen was a bully, disrespectful to girls and acted like he was better than his classmates. Another classmate reported that Mateen was bullied at school because of his weight and his Afghan heritage. His parents were described as “dismissive” of his poor behavior while his father “had a reputation for being disrespectful of female teachers and dismissive of complaints about his son”. In 1999, while Mateen was in the eighth grade, his teacher sent a letter to his father regarding an “attitude and inability to show self-control”. Mateen began his secondary education at Martin County High School in 2000, and at the age of 14 was expelled after being in a fight in math class, where he was briefly arrested without being handcuffed and charged with battery and disrupting school, though the charges were later dropped. While a sophomore attending Spectrum, an alternative high school for students with behavioral issues, classmates told The Washington Post that Mateen cheered in support of the hijackers during the September 11 attacks and that he stated that Osama bin Laden was his uncle who taught him how to shoot AK-47s, all of this before knowing that bin Laden was the mastermind of the attacks. After his outburst, Mateen's father arrived at the school to pick him up and slapped him in the face, with Mateen later being suspended for five days after the incident. Soon after the September 11 attacks, “he shocked other students on his school bus by imitating an exploding plane”, reported The New York Times. A retired dean of Martin County High School, Dan Alley, said that they “tried to counsel him and show him the error of his ways, but it never had the effect that we were hoping for,” and that his father “would not back up the school, and he would always take his son's side”. Mateen was later sent to St. Lucie West Centennial High School after getting into a fight with a student. By the time Mateen had returned and graduated from Martin County's Stuart Adult Vocational School in 2003, he had been suspended for 48 days for being involved in fights and injuring other students.

Britain's Deadliest Lovers - References - Netflix