Orlando Shooter’s Wife Considered for Possible Charges

Orlando Nightclub Shooting 50 Dead
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Noor Mateen, the wife of Orlando shooting suspect Omar Mateen, is being considered for possible criminal charges, according to several reports.

A law enforcement official told ABC News that the 30-year-old may have known about her husband’s plans in advance, but claims she tried to talk him out of the attack — the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history and the bloodiest terror attack on American soil since 9/11.

According to NBC News, Noor Matee told the FBI she was with her husband when he bought ammunition and a holster. She also told them that she drove him to Pulse nightclub at least once to scope it out.

It was also annouced on Tuesday that the gunman didn’t use an AR-15 rifle to carry out the attack, but a Sig Sauer MCX carbine.

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Although no decision has been made yet, authorities are reportedly considering filing charges against Noor for failing to tell them what she knew before the brutal attack.

Omar Mateen died in a shootout with police early Sunday morning after opening fire at Pulse, leaving 49 dead and 53 injured.

Noor Mateen is Omar Mateen’s second wife; the two share a son. His first wife, Sitora Yusufiy, who divorced him in 2011, has accused him of being physically abusive.

President Barack Obama addressed the Orlando shooting on live TV for the third time on Tuesday, saying “these lone actors or small cells of terrorists are very hard to detect and very hard to prevent.”

Obama also addressed the backlash he’s received for not using the phrase “radical Islam” in his speech following the shooting. Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS before executing the attack.

“What exactly would using this language accomplish? What exactly would it change?” Obama asked during his remarks at the Treasury Department. “Would it make ISIL less committed to try and kill Americans?”

“Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this? The answer is none of the above,” he continued. “Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away.”

He also slammed Donald Trump (calling him a politician who tweets) and his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country.

“The men and women who put their lives at risk and the Special Forces I ordered to get bin Laden and are now on the ground in Iraq and in Syria — they know full well who the enemy is,” Obama said. “So do the intelligence and law enforcement officers who spent countless hours disrupting plots. And protecting all Americans, including politicians who tweet and appear on cable news shows. They know what the nature of the enemy is. So there’s no magic to the phrase ‘radical Islam.’ It’s a political talking point.”

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  1. Nanny Mo says:

    I posted it on Variety yesterday, I have family in law enforcement and they immediately said that we would discover that there was a gay broken heart of some sort here. They said that some men get really violent when their heart breaks and you can always tell when it’s a gay relationship because there is an extra, enhanced anger attached to the murder. So sad. It is so sad that he wasn’t able to find his own type of inner-peace between his believes in the after life and his life here. If he believes that he will be rewarded in heaven for an act like this, he is really, really sick. Many prayers for people’s loss this week.

  2. Donna says:

    We could have contained ISIS or isil had Benghazi been handled appropriately by the “entire” Administration at the time, Now our country is at risk every day.
    The Orlando tragedy is just that.

  3. Spike says:

    Obama you are so full of it, you stink to high heaven. Your blabber doesn’t even make sense. just pack a suitcase and get the hell out of the White House.

    • Nanny Mo says:

      I’m very angry with the President too. This and the one in San Bernardino are his 9/11s and these are on his head. Benghazi is too and he shares that one with Hillary. These are dangerous times and America will either need to wake up or wake up after another tragedy. We will wake up at some point, I just don’t know when and after how much nonsense and PC denial.

  4. j says:

    Tragic all around

  5. Harsh says:

    Wot da fuck c has to do man….he was fucking psychic ….Obama told…y should c b harassed …

  6. Terence says:

    For the definition of loser, look no further than Jonathan Hughes

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