Reports: Gunman's father says only God can punish homosexuals

This undated image shows Omar Mateen, who authorities say killed dozens of people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The gunman opened fire inside the crowded gay nightclub before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. (MySpace via AP)

The father of the gunman who killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub Sunday morning posted a new video online early Monday expressing confusion over his son's actions, according to the New York Times.

The Times reported that Seddique Mir Mateen said in the video on his Facebook page that he is saddened by what his son Omar Mateen did and described him as "a very good boy, an educated boy, who had a child and a wife, very respectful of his parents."

Police say Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others inside Pulse, a gay nightclub. He was killed by police.

Seddique Mateen's video, recorded in the Afghan language Dari, was taken down within hours.

According to the New York Times and CBS News, who viewed and translated the video while it was up, Mateen said he does not know what motivated his son, even though he does apparently believe homosexual should be punished.

"Only God can punish homosexuality...This is not an issue for humans to punish," Mateen said, according to the New York Times translation.

A former coworker has said Omar Mateen expressed hatred for homosexuals, women, Jews, and African Americans.

Daniel Gilroy told the Los Angeles Times he complained to their employer multiple times that Mateen was dangerous and unstable. Mateen's ex-wife told the Washington Post that he was violent and mentally ill.

The FBI investigated him twice for possible ties to terrorism, but he was still legally able to purchase firearms in the days before the attack.

According to CBS News, other videos posted on Facebook by Seddique Mateen suggest that he believes he is the leader of an Afghan "transitional revolutionary government" that will fight Pakistani influence and that he has his own intelligence agency.

He has a TV show on a California-based Afghan TV station called the "Durand Jirga Show." An intelligence source told CBS the show's primary audience is ethnic Pashtun Afghans living in the West.

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