Orlando Terrorist’s  Father ‘s Body Language Shows Duping Delight, Detached Monotone, and Defensiveness When Discussing Son

After listening to several interviews given by Siddique Mateen the father of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen it is my personal opinion that he may possibly know much more than he is expressing about his son in interviews. I make this observation for many reasons which I will share in this blog. The one thing that bothered me is his intial cool calm and collected demeanor. He also looks way too polished with a well fitted most likely designer suit complete with scarf and matching tie and a crisp shirt. He seems too well dressed for the occasion.But that all changed towards the end of the interview when he was directly confronted with what his son did. Throughout the interview  in my view, he appeared to know a lot more about his son than he was revealing to the press.

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On msnbc he was asked “Was your son radicalized” The elder Mateen, shakes his head no and then breaks eye contact and immediately  looks down which seems to me to be a signal of deception and may indicate that  he may have know  that his son was indeed radicalized.

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Then Siddique  leans in really really close to the interviewer as though he is desperately wanting the reporter to believe he is telling the truth when that may not be the case

Then he immediately pulls away as he says how his son came to his house and was relaxed , He kept looking down and pulling away when the reporter pressed him to say more. The father kept saying his son was relaxed. He says he didn’t see something different and then he gets physically close to the reporter once again stating that he wished he would see something different or he would have stopped it and taken action. He went on to say how his son  was a polite boy.  The fact that he refers to his son as a “boy”  when in actuality his son is an almost 30-year-old man  . His statement somehow did not ring true to me in my opinion.

Then the reporter lets  him know that his son did a horrific act and that this was a side of his son and he was no polite by when he did this.

Surprised by this, the father replies” I know: I wish he was alive so I could ask him a question But he says it in an unemotional monotone that just doesn’t seem to be genuine to me. something happens which I find quite revealing and upsetting at the same time.

Then something happens with the father’s facial expression  which I find quite revealing and upsetting at the same time. It is called “duping delight.”. It is what happens when someone leaks out a smile or a pleased look when asked a significant question. Here the father  says he would ask his son “why did he do that”. All of a sudden as you can see there is a flash of  a smile on his face which seems very out of place. It is often an indication that someone may be deceptive or that they secretly may be pleased at what had taken place.

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Here you can see that ‘duping delight” smile.He goes on to say how  his son was born and educated int he United States and how he was living in his own home and when he came to visit his  father his father didn’t notice any emotional behavior  from his son.

He then said that one time when he was in Miami he noticed the behavior of on couple in Miami and  a little  got ticked off  and said look at this. He said that the two guys were kissing each other in front of his family and kids. As Siddeque says this his jaw juts forward, indicating that this thought seemed to make him  made him angry as well. There is also a look of disgust on his face as he says it.  When asked what he said in response to his son

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When asked what he said he looks down and breaks eye contact which may mean that he is trying to manufacture something that he said to his son.

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And then he comes up with Yes showed it;s just a normal, But as he says this we see a side glance which means he most likely didn’t make  this tolerant statement  to this son.

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Then Siddeque, on the next breath, said that his son had a “normal reaction” and that;s it. If he considered his son getting ticked ofd as being a “normal reaction” than he must have felt the same so we see that he may not have been truthful in what he was saying.

When asked how he felt that his son targeted the gay and lesbian community on a club and killed 50 people and is asked what triggered his son. His father looks away and  says that I don;t approve of this and that everyone in the Unites States has the freedom to run his life as he likes his life and no one has the right to impose anything, As he says this he fidgeted in his seat which may mean that he is uncomfortable saying what he said and may not really believe what he is saying. He then says he doesn;t approve of what his son did,

Then he says for the second time, regarding his son : I wish he was alive, I want to know.: This indicates that he was upset that his son has been killed , He then defends his son by saying “He was the type of person that he got enough attention from the family good education and  had a good job so I am as shocked as you are. But he says this isn a calm unemotional monotone whuch makes one wonder if he was that shocked about his son or if he knew a lot more than he is saying.

Then all of a sudden the reporter sais Did you know he had these weapons? And for the first time you hear a change in his monotone voice and his pitch goes up and he  becomes more animated in his voice and body language and says No I wish I did know. His voice gets louder.

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He then points to his  own chest and defensively says “If I did know that he purchased that weapon this would not have happened . I would have had him arrested.”

Then the reporter says this is hard to understand that he just say his son hours before he went on this rampage, And the father defensively answered”Exactly” as he pulls his body back and claims that his son who went on this rampage was a different person.

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As soon as the reporter says that his son pledged his allegiance to ISIS, the father stammered and pulls his head and body back and says “I don:t believe that: but then immediately contradicts himself and says : Why did he do that? If he did do that he was wrong.” I di not know what he called  ( Allah Akbar) If he did do that he was wrong.

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AS his father says that he looks away which may indicate that he may not actually believe what he was saying.

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His father then contorts his face as  he says ” based on what I know of him I didn’t see any indication , I hate terrorism and I hate those people ISIS and they should be destroyed.” When asked if he taught these things to his son his  reaction was \as he raised his eye and shrugged that “Terrorism was the enemy of the holy man.”

In my view something is amiss with regard to the father’s  words and his body language, If he told his son that :terrorism was the enemy of the holy man, it means they obviously had a talk about terrorism” so Siddique may very well  have known his son’s thoughts on the subject.

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In doing research for my book my book The Body Language of Terrorists which I wrote with former FBI Special Agent D. Vincent Sullivan,  I find it hard to believe that the son didn’t exhibit some type of emotional reaction before he was going to commit his act of terror. Usually, there would be evidence of being in an altered state or some type of emotional reaction. Yet the father insists that his son was “normal.”  To me,  this may indicate that his father may have observed and perhaps knows a lot more about his son than he was telling the press.



Brussels Bombing: BODY LANGUAGE OF TERRORISTS book can help save your life

Today I woke up to the news that there was a suicide bombing at the American Airlines Desk at the Brussels airport and at one of  the city’s metro stations, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens.The  suicide bomber left behind the chilling scene of splattered blood in the departure lounge as windows were blown out, ceilings collapsed and travelers streamed out of the smoky building. About an hour later, another bomb exploded on a rush-hour subway train near the European Union headquarters.

Terrified passengers had to evacuate through darkened tunnels to safety. In light of these latest  horrible events, there is no question that  people need to know how they can protect themselves. That is why they must arm themselves with the knowledge of what to look for in terms of those who may commit these terrorist  acts of violence. This is why I urge everyone to read the book  Body Language Of Terrorists    http://www.amazon.com/Body-Language-Terrorists-yourself-potential/dp/1929873484   Continue reading

Can You Pick Out The Photos of Those Who Look Like They May Be A Terrorist?

My dear Readers:

I would like your assistance.

I am conducting an experiment for a new book that I am writing and would like your participation.

Below will see 35 photos. Each photo has a  number to the right  it.

Write down number of the photo below  of those whom you think looks like a Terrorist or have been involved in Terrorist Activity. Go with your first instinct.   P;ease send me your numbers in the Comment box.

I thank you in advance for your participation in this study.

Lillian Glass PhD




































Body Language of U.S. Soldier on Video Released Christmas Day By Taliban Shows Signals of Distress And Being Manipulated In His Speech

Looking at the body language of the recently released videotape of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the American serviceman in taken by the Taliban in Afghanistan six months ago, there is no question he was being manipulated and exploited. The words he spoke were clearly not his own.


The first “tell” is the staccato and monotone of his voice which clearly indicated he was trying to be precise in the rhetoric that he was obviously told to say. The fact that the tone is monotone shows that it is devoid of emotion that would normally go along with the passionate words that he spoke. In essence, there were no feelings behind the words he spoke, because it is clear to me that he did not believe them. There were also times where it appeared as though he was reading what he was no doubt told to say by the Taliban.


His cocked head when he begins to speak, shows that he is not confident as there is confusion and internal conflict of not wanting to be there and not being able to say what he really believes but is rather forced to say.


When you initially look at the tape and see that he is wearing sunglasses. Then in the middle of the tape there is a shot of him wearing no sunglasses . The sunglasses were used to hide the fact that he may have been reading perhaps a screen or cue cards held in front of him or even from a chalk board. The sunglasses are the Taliban’s attempt to make it look like he is speaking from the heart. The sunglasses are to hide his eyes tracking the words as he reads them.

There are times where you could see him looking down at his lap where it was clear that he looked like he was reading the notes.

Another reason for his being told to wear the sunglasses by the Taliban was for them to try and disguise any fear that others would detect through Bergdahl’s facial language or via his eye movements.

But even though they forced him to wear the sunglasses, his forehead movement and red nose and chin compared to the rest of his pallid complexion gave away that he was very sad. Perhaps may have even been crying. His facial expression looked as though he was about to break down in tears at any minute. His facial expression clearly leaked out signals of distress, despite the cover up of the sunglasses. Perhaps he was crying before and that is why they insisted he wear the sunglasses to hide his glassy teary eyes


His gestures were ridged and mechanical which is further indication that he was force fed his speech. They were out of synch with regard to what he was saying. He even gestures with one hand with the back of that hand exposed indicating insincerity. As he mentions how US officials keep leading America “into the same holes,’ and recites the names of the various the countries Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Somalia, Lebanon and Iraq he appears to be counting them on his fingers as though he was forced to memorize this information. There were several other times he made inappropriate hand gestures that didn’t coincide with what he was saying.


Apparently when pfc Bergdahl was first captured there was a military analyst for FOX television former Lt. Col. Ralph Peters went on the air to say that he was a deserter and should be killed.

I believe that Ralph Peters doesn’t know what he was talking about. After carefully examining this recent tape and the past tape which was released this summer, there is absolutely no way that he deserted his country. His body language, communication patterns clearly show that he is speaking against his will. There are too many body language and vocal “tells” which validate this.

In the first tape I observed, which was equally as disgusting as this latest tape, he was asked how he feels about Islam. He was very diplomatic and said that he was in essence raised to be open minded and to respect all religions and that he would learn more about it. Then you hear a voice from one of the Taliban questioners in the background say you should.’ It was as though they were trying to convert him right on the spot.

There were also several occasions where berdahl leqaked out sinals of distress on this facial expression.

So Ralph Peters I believe, acted very irresponsibly and added insult to injury by making this ridiculous statement about a now captured prisoner of war.

The fact that this video was released this video on Christmas Day was an obvious attempt by the Taliban to show contempt and disrespect for an American tradition. What they forced him to say in terms of how well he was treated and that his clothing was not removed and he wasn’t attacked by dogs as was the case in Abu Ghrab prison was a clear and obvious dig and contempt against the Americans for how they treated their prisoners of war. They actually did have a point there. In any event, it was there way of letting us know that Pfc Bergdahl is not being abused by having to parade around in the nude and be attacked by dogs. But there are other types of abuse as any POW will tell you. we don’t know what this soldier has had to endure over the past five months. We can only pray for him and for his family for a speedy release. We can only pray that he does not have to suffer while he is in captivity in enemy hands. http://www.drlillianglass.com

Latest and Most Disgusting Body Language of Al Qaeda- Storing Bomb Materials Inside Their Anal Cavities

    Every time I go to the airport and have to take off my shoes to pass through security,I really don’t mind. I always remember the  Al Qaeda shoe bomber who nearly killed a planeload of passengers by hiding explosives in his shoes. So, if as  a  result, everyone has to take off their shoes to assure passenger safety, that is fine with me.


     As soon as  I learned  today that there was a new technique Al Qaeda is using  to store bomb material inside their body cavity, namely their rectums, to avoid detection at airport security,  I now  welcome the idea of  a full airport body scan for everyone who  plans to fly.  


     Apparently an al Qaeda operative avoided detection by two sets of airport security as he had a pound of high explosives plus a detonator inserted into his rectum.This  Al Qaeda operative who was one of the most wanted men in Saudi Arabia,  was also able avoid detection by palace security as he detonated a bomb almost killing with  Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, head of Saudi Arabia’s counter terrorism operations, was thankfully only slightly wounded.

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Al Queda bomber who hid explosives in his rectum

   Security analysts  say that  on a plane at altitude, the effects of such a bomb could be catastrophic. And there is no current security system that could stop it other than to require people to strip naked at the airport the security analyst reports.  So  as  a result to this recent mishap it is only a matter of time until every airport around the world is equipped with a full body scan machine.

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But for those who raise a red flag in terms of having something suspicious in their body in addition to  telling behavior and  specific body language signals often seen in terrorists , a  full body cavity  search would no doubt be a must, especially of the evidence needed to be retrieved.

   For those who are appalled at the notion of this or who are  concerned about their right to privacy, the message is simple- don’t fly! Find another way to do business where you don’t have to fly  like teleconferencing. For those who still want to see the world  and don’t want to fly, they may have to resort to 3D travel logs.