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The Orlando Pulse Club Massacre and the exoneration of Noor Salman

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Attorney Charles Swift: “The more we learned, the better Noor Salman looked”
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen entered Pulse club in Orlando and killed 49 people and injured 53 others. He was killed by the police. Mateen was survived by a wife, Noor Salman, and a child. The US government charged Noor with crimes arising from that massacre committed by her late husband. After a jury trial in Orlando, she was found not guilty on all charges. On social media though, Noor Salman gets a lot of hate because most people are not familiar with the case beyond the soundbites. A lot of people have questions about the case. Below are a number of questions about the case and my answers:

-Why did the government charge Noor when none of the wives or girlfriends of other mass shooters got charged criminally? That is a very good question. Some people think it is a result of anti-Muslim, anti-Arab bias. Other people think it is because of the nature of the crime and the fact that it is classified as terroris…