Noor Salman, the wife of ‘Pulse’ nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, who murdered 49 people back in 2016, knew what her husband was going to do and did nothing to stop him. She also knew the location and timing of the attack beforehand.
In FBI documents obtained by the press, the harrowing admissions could be seen black on white.
Ms. Salman told the FBI immediately after the events: “My fears had come true and he did what he said he was going to do.”
“I was in denial and I could not believe that the father of my child was going to hurt other people.”
On the night before he left the house to commit one of the worst mass murders in US history, Ms. Salman saw her husband pack up with guns and ammo. She told investigators that she knew: “This was the time that he was going to do something bad.”
He even told her beforehand “this is my target.” when the couple drove past the nightclub and then continued saying to her “How upset are people going to be when it gets attacked?”
After swearing allegiance online to the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Mr. Omar Mateen left the house on June 12, 2016, and drove to Orlando. Arriving there, the 29-year-old security guard killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a terrorist attack inside Pulse, a gay nightclub that was hosting a ‘Latino’ evening.
Mr. Mateen was killed after a three-hour standoff with police during which he declared his actions to negotiators as being because of the American-led interventions in Iraq and in Syria, and that the negotiator should tell the United States to stop the bombing.
Until the events of Las Vegas in 2017, it was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in the US.