The Washington Post did great, fast work in digging into the background of the shooter's father while other news organizations just scratched the surface. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the report relates to the father's highly visible support for the Taliban. This raises the question of whether the father was on a watchlist. His son had briefly come to the attention of US authorities in 2013 and 2014; see this ABC report.
Orlando suspect’s father hosted a TV show and now pretends to be Afghanistan’s president
By Max Bearak
June 12 at 2:53 PM
The Washington Post