| Wife of Orlando jihad mass murderer says she knew attack was close when he spoke about jihad
| Sunday, January 07, 2018
|Jihad Watch : Authorities generally remain in denial about jihad, despite testimony
of this kind. They never seem to ask themselves why what they dismiss
as a misunderstanding and twisting of the genuine Islamic doctrine of
jihad became so widely accepted among so many Muslims.
“Handwritten statement from Orlando nightclub shooter’s wife details
preparations, ‘I knew the time to attack the club was close,'” by
Jessica Chia, New York Daily News, January 6, 2018:
Omar Mateen’s wife told FBI agents she knew her husband
was going to attack the Pulse nightclub after he spoke about jihad,
visited a shooting range, and scouted his target in the months leading
up to the mass shooting, according to a handwritten statement.
Hours after Mateen was shot dead by police inside the Orlando
nightclub where he killed 49 people on June 12, 2016, Noor Salman wrote
the 12-page statement while she was questioned without a lawyer. “I knew when he left the house he was going to Orlando to attack the
Pulse nightclub,” Salman said in the released statement obtained by the
Noor Salman wrote the 12-page statement while she was questioned
without a lawyer on June 12, 2016, just hours after the Pulse nightclub
Salman, who was charged with aiding her husband and providing support
to a foreign terrorist organization along with obstructing justice last
year, has pleaded not guilty.
Her lawyers are fighting the use of the statement during her trial on
the grounds that she was not read her Miranda rights while she was in
About one week before shooting, Salman said she and her husband drove
around City Place and Pulse nightclub with the windows down. On both
occasions, Mateen made comments about the public response to a club
being attacked.When she caught him looking at the Pulse nightclub website, he told her, “This is my target,” Salman recounted.
They also visited Disney, during which Mateen reportedly said, “What
would make people more upset? An attack on Downtown Disney or a club?” When she caught him looking at the Pulse nightclub website, he told
her, “This is my target,” Salman recounted. She said, “I knew that the
time to attack the club was close.” Mateen also went to a shooting range “a lot” and spent a significant
amount of money on clothes and gifts for her and her son in the days
leading up to the shooting, Salman said. He also bought a rifle and
Mateen, who watched beheading videos and visited extremist websites
for two years and vocalized his anger regarding the treatment of Muslims
in the Middle East, said “if he did jihad everybody would know who he
is,” according to Salman.
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 10:29 AM