It seems very odd that the DOJ would want to take the transcripts from the 911 call of the terrorist attack in Orlando and change the words. What purpose does that serve?
They took out references to ISIS. They also changed Allah to God. It’s hard to imagine why they would want to make those changes. You’d have to have been in the room when they were discussing the decision to be politically correct? Rewrite history? Dial down the fact that the shooter was loyal to ISIS and that this was an act of terror?
Who knows? Maybe all of those reasons fit. So, we need the recordings. And by the way, DOJ we are all grown people. We can handle the truth. Keeping sensitive information secret is what you do to five year olds. We don’t need coddled like that.
They released this statement:
“The purpose of releasing the partial transcript of the shooter’s interaction with 911 operators was to provide transparency, while remaining sensitive to the interests of the surviving victims, their families, and the integrity of the ongoing investigation. We also did not want to provide the killer or terrorist organizations with a publicity platform for hateful propaganda. Unfortunately, the unreleased portions of the transcript that named the terrorist organizations and leaders have caused an unnecessary distraction from the hard work that the FBI and our law enforcement partners have been doing to investigate this heinous crime. As much of this information had been previously reported, we have re-issued the complete transcript to include these references in order to provide the highest level of transparency possible under the circumstances.”
Actual Transcripts: Click here to view it on the site
2:35 a.m.: Shooter contacted a 911 operator from inside Pulse. The call lasted approximately 50 seconds, the details of which are set out below:
(OD) Orlando Police Dispatcher
(OM) Omar Mateen
OD: Emergency 911, this is being recorded.
OM: In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficent [Arabic]
OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [Arabic]. I wanna let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.
OD: What’s your name?
OM: My name is I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.
OD: Ok, What’s your name?
OM: I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.
OD: Alright, where are you at?
OM: In Orlando.
OD: Where in Orlando?
[End of call.]