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  • Pulse nightclub shooter's wife found not guilty

    03/30/2018 7:34:48 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 121 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/30/2018 | MEGHAN KENEALLY and KELLEY ROBINSON
    Noor Salman, the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, was declared not guilty on all counts Friday morning. She faced charges of obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization. A guilty verdict could have lead to life in prison. Prosecutors and defense attorneys painted radically different pictures of Salman over the course of the trial -- on the one hand helping her husband prepare for the attack and on the other, an abused woman who "married a monster."
  • Pulse Nightclub jihad mass murderer’s wife found not guilty of aiding his jihad

    03/30/2018 9:11:57 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 03/30/2018 | Robert Spencer
    “Prosecutors relied on a confession Ms. Salman gave F.B.I. agents in which she admitted she had known about her husband acquiring weapons, watching Islamic State videos and discussing possible locations in apparent preparation for the June 12, 2016, attack. Defense lawyers argued that Ms. Salman’s statement, obtained after more than 11 hours of questioning without a lawyer present, amounted to a false confession. Ms. Salman told investigators that she and Mr. Mateen scouted Pulse as a target, yet investigators found no evidence to corroborate that.” There you have it. She said she knew that he was plotting a jihad attack,...
  • THE FATHER OF PULSE ATTACKER OMAR MATEEN WAS AN FBI INFORMANT. DID HE CONVINCE THE BUREAU trunc

    03/27/2018 6:11:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    theintercept.com ^ | 3/26/2018 | Trevor Aaronson
    BEFORE OMAR MATEEN charged into the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and killed 49 people in June 2016, the FBI conducted two so-called assessments, the bureau’s term of art for limited national security investigations that do not require probable cause. In both cases, the bureau determined that Mateen was not a potential terrorist. During the attack, while barricaded in a bathroom, Mateen suggested to hostage negotiators that he had committed the nightclub massacre in response to U.S. airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, including one that killed senior Islamic State member Abu Wahib. “You have to tell America to stop bombing Syria...
  • Orlando nightclub shooter's father, an FBI informant, brushed off son's terror comments, agent says

    03/26/2018 11:41:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    The Orlando nightclub shooter's dad – revealed to be an FBI informant – told authorities who were investigating Omar Mateen before the attack that pro-terror comments the would-be gunman made to coworkers were just examples of him “being stupid," an agent testified Monday. FBI Special Agent Juvenal Martin, who was on the stand in the terrorism trial of Noor Salman, Omar Mateen’s wife, said Omar's father, Seddique, had called him while his son was being investigated for the comments in 2006, a decade before the Pulse attack, and was upset. Martin testified Seddique told him something like “if he had...
  • Court Revelation: Pulse Club Gunman's Dad Was FBI Informant

    03/26/2018 2:28:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 03/26/18
    The government has revealed only now that the Pulse nightclub shooter's father was an FBI informant for 11 years before the attack, lawyers for his widow said Monday. They said prosecutors also told them in an email Saturday that the government found evidence on the day of the attack that Omar Mateen's father, Seddique Mateen, had been sending money to Afghanistan and Turkey, and that he had been accused of raising money to fund violence against the government of Pakistan. Noor Salman's lawyers said the new information - shared only after prosecutors rested their case - should result in a...
  • Mike Cernovich: “Comey & Muller Knew” About Pulse Massacre, “The Media Is Ignoring It"

    03/26/2018 1:20:06 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Lucian Wintrich
    Shortened title. Full title: ike Cernovich: “Comey & Muller Knew” About Pulse Massacre, “The Media Is Ignoring It, This Is The Biggest Story Today!" It was just revealed that Seddique Mateen, father of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people in the Pulse nightclub attack, was an FBI informant for 11 years. On Saturday, Assistant US Attorney Sara Sweeney sent the defense an email stating Seddique Mateen was a confidential FBI informant from 2005 through 2016; the email also revealed the elder Mateen is currently being investigated for transferring sums of money to Turkey and Afghanistan. These transfers came just a...
  • Attorneys: Father of Pulse Nightclub Killer Omar Mateen Was FBI Informant

    03/26/2018 10:34:40 AM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Mar 2018 | John Hayward
    Attorneys for Noor Salman, the wife of Pulse nightclub killer Omar Mateen, moved to dismiss the charges or declare a mistrial on Sunday night after the prosecution revealed on Saturday that Mateen’s father, Seddique Mateen, worked as an FBI informant from 2005 through the summer of 2016. According to defense lawyers, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Sweeney sent them an email on Saturday night that revealed Seddique Mateen was a confidential FBI source and is also under investigation for suspicious money transfers to Turkey and Afghanistan, based on documents that were discovered in his home on the day of the nightclub...
  • Pulse Club Killer’s Father Seddique Mateen Was Paid Informant of Mueller, Comey FBI

    03/26/2018 10:16:04 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 26, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Pulse Club Killer’s Father Seddique Mateen Was Paid Informant of Mueller, Comey FBI – Under Investigation by FBI On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. During the massacre Omar Mateen reportedly pledged his allegiance to Abu Baghdadi and ISIS.
  • Pulse gunman’s father was an FBI informant under criminal investigation, attorneys say

    03/26/2018 7:43:07 AM PDT · by bitt · 97 replies
    wgno.com ^ | 3/26/2018 | abcnews
    Attorneys for Noor Salman are calling for a dismissal of charges or a mistrial after they say new details from prosecutors reveal that Pulse gunman Omar Mateen’s father was an FBI informant who is currently under a criminal investigation. According to a motion filed by the defense, Assistant US Attorney Sara Sweeney sent an email on Saturday to the defense — in the middle of the Salman’s trial — that stated Seddique Mateen was a confidential FBI source from 2005 through June 2016. The email also stated that Seddique Mateen is being investigated for money transfers to Turkey and Pakistan...
  • Jury selection begins in trial of Noor Salman, widow of Pulse shooter Omar Mateen

    03/01/2018 6:16:02 AM PST · by csvset · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1 March 2018 | Gal Tziperman Lotan and Krista Torralva
    Jury selection begins Thursday in the trial of the Pulse shooter's widow. Jury selection is under way this morning in downtown Orlando in the case against Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. Salman, 31, is charged with aiding and abetting her husband in supporting a foreign terror organization, the Islamic State, and obstructing justice. Her husband was killed by police hours after he began shooting in the Orlando club June 12, 2016, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more. About 5 a.m. Bob Kunst of Miami Beach parked across the federal courthouse in Orlando, armed with...
  • Hiring Another Swamp Creature For The FBI

    07/14/2017 9:25:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2017 | Ilana Mercer
    Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's FBI director nominee, seems a perfectly nice man. But nothing he has said during confirmation hearings, on July 12, distinguishes him as someone who would reform Barack Hussein Obama’s Islamophilic FBI. President Trump ran on a quixotic set of ideas about aggressively stopping Islamic terror. Like a fly-in-amber, the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) governing the Obama Federal Bureau of Investigation guarantee to preserve the same systemic, intractable failures that unleashed mass murderer Omar Mateen or Syed Farook and bride Tashfeen Malik, to maim and murder dozens of Americans. From Wray's comments to the Senate Judiciary...
  • BIG SURPRISE: FBI Previously Interviewed NYC Truck Terrorist Saipov As Part of Terror Probe

    11/01/2017 9:35:02 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 66 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 11/1/2017 | Admin
    We can hardly be surprised to learn the FBI previously interviewed New York City truck terrorist Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov for a terror-related investigation. The FBI interviewed Saipov in 2015, according to sources. We believe it was Bureau agents in Florida but we are checking. Saipov previously lived in Florida before moving to Paterson, NJ. This story seems to be taking on similar FBI undertones of Orlando jihadist Omar Mateen who was interviewed by the FBI four times prior to killing 50 people at the Pulse nightclub in the name of Islam. This story is developing.
  • As FBI investigates Vegas attack, remember its FAILED investigations of Orlando jihadi mass (Trunc)

    10/07/2017 2:29:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 70 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | October 7, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: "As FBI investigates Vegas attack, remember its FAILED investigations of Orlando jihadi mass murderer, Boston bombers, Garland jihadis, Boston beheaders" If previous FBI history of jihad terror investigations is any indication, it’s that they are incompetent or complicit. Whatever their motives, they are deeply compromised, and clearly the worst agency to lead this Vegas investigation. The Orlando jihadi who opened fire on gay nightclub revelers at the Pulse Nightclub called 911 during the attack and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State. The FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months and found nothing. The FBI was...
  • Comey “Friend”, Benjamin Wittes, Outs Himself As Source for New York Times “Comey Memo” Storyline…

    05/19/2017 8:19:56 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 45 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | May 19, 2017 | Sundance
    Long time CTH readers will note we extended well over a year of benefit-of-the-doubt to the motives of former FBI Director James Comey with regard to the severity of his politicized nature and disposition. Throughout the entire Clinton investigation we remained ambivalent to Comey’s motives. Indeed it wasn’t until after the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack when Comey obtusely noted the FBI had been contacted (prior to the attack) about the sketchy behavior of Omar Mateen by a ‘random concerned citizen’ -and our finding that the actual ‘citizen’ was the far more substantive St Lucie county sheriff Ken Mascara– that we...
  • Noor Salman reportedly headed to Orlando to face charges related to Pulse shooting

    04/06/2017 11:50:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 6, 2017 | Bay City News Service
    The widow of a shooter who killed 49 people in a Florida nightclub last year is reportedly on her way to Orlando, Fla., to face federal charges of aiding her husband in the attack. Salman's lawyer, Charles Swift of the Texas-based Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, said Wednesday it will be up to the Marshals Service to decide when she will be transferred. The charges are aiding her husband in providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State; and obstructing justice by misleading local police and the FBI when she was questioned in the...
  • Man gets 30 years for setting fire to mosque visited by Orlando shooter

    02/06/2017 7:05:35 PM PST · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Feb 6, 2017
    An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest Monday to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Joseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday's hearing before Circuit Judge Steven Levin. Schreiber answered Levin's questions in a clear, unwavering voice before sentencing. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea. He had confessed to detectives that he set fire to the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce last Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary...
  • Noor Salman, widow of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested in San Francisco

    01/17/2017 1:49:51 AM PST · by Pontiac · 30 replies
    CBS Interactive ^ | 1/16/17 | Staff
    The widow of Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre, has been arrested in San Francisco, sources tell CBS News. Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history. She moved to the San Francisco area after the June shooting, in which her husband was killed by SWAT team members after slaughtering 49 people inside a popular gay nightclub.“Noor Salman had no foreknowledge nor could she predict what Omar Mateen intended to do that tragic night,” her attorney, Linda Moreno, said....
  • F.B.I. Arrests Wife of Killer in Orlando Mass Shooting

    01/16/2017 8:51:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/16/17 | Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — The wife of the man who carried out a deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, a law enforcement official said Monday. Noor Salman was taken into custody by F.B.I. agents at her home outside of San Francisco.
  • Noor Salman, Wife of Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen, Arrested

    01/16/2017 10:52:15 AM PST · by SSS Two · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | JAN 16 2017, 12:11 PM ET | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and TRACY CONNOR
    The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the mass shooting, officials said. Noor Salman was taken into custody in California, where her family lives, but the case is filed in Florida, where her husband massacred 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in June. "I can confirm the arrest did occur," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on MSNBC. This is a matter that we continue to take very seriously," she said. "We said from the beginning we were going to look at every aspect of this case, every aspect of...
  • FBI arrests wife of gunman in Pulse Orlando terror attack

    01/16/2017 9:39:03 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1-16-2017 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The FBI has arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse terror attack, Channel 9 learned Monday. Noor Salman Mateen was married to Omar Mateen when he carried out his attack in Orlando last June. Read: Who is Noor (Salman) Mateen? FBI agents took Salman Mateen into custody at a home in Northern California, authorities said. Salman Mateen is charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting the attempted provision of material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Salman Mateen will be transferred from Northern California to the Middle District of Florida, the FBI said.