Wife of Orlando Terrorist, Omar Mateen, seems to have played a bigger role in the attack than was initially suspected. How harsh should her punishment be?
Noor Salman, the wife of the Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen, deliberately helped her husband’s terror plans while trying to keep police and the FBI off their trail, according to the newly unsealed federal indictment which painted a much different picture from her claim that she was clueless about his intentions.
Salman “did knowingly aid and abet” her husband’s attempts to support the Islamic State terror group, the two-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday stated. It also charged her with obstruction of justice.
The “aiding and abetting” charge signals that the feds believe she played a major role in the attack, a former federal prosecutor told FoxNews.com. “If you give somebody a gun knowing that they are going to use it to rob a bank, in the eyes of the law you are just guilty as the bank robber,” John Malcolm, Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, said.