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FBI Arrests Wife of Orlando Killer

Posted on | January 16, 2017 | Comments Off on FBI Arrests Wife of Orlando Killer

Mike Arroyo of Fox News reports:

The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse Nightclub massacre on charges connected to the shooting rampage, investigators confirmed to Fox News.
The June 2016 shooting, seen as the deadliest in modern U.S. history, killed 49 people and wounded dozens more. Police shot and killed gunman Omar Mateen after a three-hour standoff, during which he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group.
The charges against his wife, 30-year-old Noor Salman, included aiding and abetting his attempts to support ISIS, as well as obstruction of justice. . . .
In April 2016, Mateen and Salman took their 3-year-old son to Walt Disney World, but their behavior reportedly was alarming enough for Disney officials to have contacted the FBI to alert them that Mateen and Salman appeared to be scouting the theme park as a venue for a potential attack. . . .
During the attack that began around 2:00 a.m. on June 12, Mateen placed 16 calls, an FBI source told, and communicated by SMS, a texting service.
At least three calls were to 911 and one was to a local news service, during which he pledged his allegiance to ISIS and expressed support for the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
He texted Salman during his shooting rampage, made posts to his Facebook account proclaiming his allegiance to ISIS and pledging more attacks, and according to an FBI source, used the social media platform Snapchat to communicate with at least one other person.

(Via Memeorandum.) There can be no doubt that the attack in Orlando was an act of Islamic terrorism. It was not, as feminist Amanda Marcotte tried to claim, a crime of “toxic masculinity,” and yet Democrats tried to use the Orlando attack to demonize Christians and Republicans.



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