The shooting is considered the deadliest in modern U.S. history.
The charges against the hijab-clad Noor Salman include aiding and abetting her husband's attempts to support ISIS and obstruction of justice. The U.S. Attorney in Florida along with Department of Justice attorneys wanted to charge Salman with material support of the terror group, but Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord refused to support additional charges, perhaps having a 'leftist moment' and feeling hasn't this poor girl suffered enough?
Salman was picked up at her home in Rodeo, California by FBI agents from the San Francisco bureau office. She didn't put up any resistance.
In April of last year, Salman and her now dead husband, Mateen, took their 3-year-old mini-jihadist son Walt Disney World, but they behaved suspiciously and Disney officials contacted the FBI to alert them that the pair appeared to be scouting the theme park as a venue for a future attack.
So the lovely couple and kid went to another Disney location, Disney Springs, in June.
On June 12, during the attack, Mateen placed 16 calls and used SMS to text. Three calls were to 911, one was to a local news service, at which time he did the ISIS pledge and said he supported the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Mateen also texted Salman during his shooting rampage, posted to Facebook (possibly "unliking" a bunch of infidels, one can imagine) and again proclaimed his allegiance to the "Black Flag Insect Scumcrumpets" of ISIS, pledged more attacks, used SnapChat to communicate with at least one more person, and cancelled his dentist appointment (just kidding).
Salman is to make her first federal court appearance Tuesday in San Francisco. After the shooting she moved to Contra County. The charges were filed in Middle District of Florida, the same jurisdiction where the Pulse Nightclub massacre occurred. After the San Francisco appearance, she is due to fly back to Florida where she will continue through the judicial process.
The New York Times was the first to make the report.
Salman said in November that she didn't have a clue about what her now dead husband was planning. "I was unaware of everything." She also claimed that her husband became increasingly violent as their marriage got more and more explosive, even to the point in which she said he punched her in a fit of rage while she was pregnant, and they were out buying camouflaged baby clothes. The child is now four and is named after his mujahideen dad.
The DoJ released transcripts of Mateen's 911 calls after the shooting. In one call he said, "Praise be to Allah, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of Allah. I let you know, I'm in Orlando and I did the shootings." All of this crap was said in Arabic, the language of Mohammed.
So more is to follow about Salman and her case.