HuffPost’s Melissa Jeltsen breaks down how the media narrative that Omar Mateen targeted Pulse because he was homophobic does not fit the reality.
And another, smaller injustice was obscured: the sadistic prosecution of Noor Salman.
Noor Salman's family said she was a victim of Omar Mateen's violence, not his collaborator.
Prosecutors say she helped her husband's terror attack. Her supporters say she's innocent and the case is “rooted in gendered Islamophobia."
Lawyers for Noor Salman, the gunman's widow, have asked the judge to toss the case against her.
Opening statements in the federal terrorism trial began on Wednesday.
Noor Salman is accused of aiding and abetting her husband. Her lawyers say she’s innocent, and is herself another victim of Omar Mateen.
There is an alarming connection between domestic abuse and mass violence.
"Let me see your hands now or you will die!" an officer can be heard shouting.