FBI agents in Dallas routinely meet with leaders of the North Texas Muslim community to discuss a variety of issues, including anyone who might be worthy of additional scrutiny by law enforcement.

Muslim leaders and former local federal law enforcement officials confirmed the meetings Monday, a day after a 29-year-old man who pledged allegiance to ISIS killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Authorities have said that the American-born shooter, Omar Mateen, was interviewed twice by the FBI, but the agency closed its inquiry into him when it found no evidence that he was a terrorist.

FBI outreach to North Texas Muslims began well before the 9/11 attacks, said Danny Coulson, who was the special agent in charge of the Dallas FBI field office from 1995 to 1997.

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