Florida Govornor Rick Scott: ‘We Must Defeat Terror’ — Proposes added funding for Counterterrorism Operations

Florida Governor Rick Scott proposes 46 new counterterrorism FDLE agents after receiving thousands of emails regarding the Feds handling of the Orlando jihad massacre.  Your emails helped make this happen.

Florida Governor Rick Scott issued the following press release on January 4, 2017:

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose $5.8 million in funding for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to add 46 counterterrorism agents as part of his 2017-2018 recommended budget. The agents will specialize in counterterrorism and intelligence and will be organized into counterterrorism squads that are stationed in each […]

Florida Family Association has asked the Florida Governor and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Commissioner critical questions about the handling of Omar Mateen’s jihadist attack on the Pulse Night Club in Orlando on June 12, 2016.  Florida Family Association:

  • Sent out an email alert on September 5, 2016 titled Florida Department of Law Enforcement affirms agency leads counter terrorism efforts in Florida.  FFA asks if Florida will give Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, a pass as it appears the feds are doing.  The FDLE commissioner’s response posted in this article shows the department’s lack of man power needed to protect the public from terrorism.
  • Sent out an email alert on October 1, 2016 titled Florida Family Association asks FBI, FDLE and Orange County Sheriff where is Omar Mateen’s wife and are they going to let Noor Salman receive Mateen’s life insurance benefits?  There was no response from any agency to Florida Family Association’s repeated inquiry.
  • Sent out an email alert on November 14, 2016 titled Orlando Jihadist’s wife whose whereabouts was unknown by Attorney General is found by New York Times who publishes different account of her role in America’s worst terrorist attack since 911.  This issue has remained posted near the top of the Floridafamily.org home page for the past two months.  Thousands of people sent emails to the Florida Governor and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner regarding the Feds failure to bring Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, to justice.

Certainly the burden that Governor Rick Scott felt after dealing with the loss of life at the Pulse Night Club motivated him to do more to protect Americans from Islamic terrorism.   The thousands of emails that Governor Scott received reinforced his determination to strengthen Florida’s counterterrorism law enforcement efforts.  Your emails made a difference.

Florida Family Association plans to follow this issue through the 2017 Florida Legislative Session.


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