Finally. It’s taken three days, we’ve been pounding the connections, and now media reports the FBI is in San Francisco to interview Ekbal Zahi. Zahi is the mother of Noor Sahi Salman, terrorist Omar Mateen’s wife.
There are very similar circumstances between the events, travels and behaviors of Omar Matten, his wife Noor Salman and the San Bernardino terrorists Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik.
The connections include similar travel (Saudi Arabia), social Islam / Mosque connected relationships, and sham marriages to gain U.S. entry for spouses who become ex-spouses after minimum time for residency retention. In essence, knowledge of -and exploitation of- ridiculously uncontrolled immigration avenues.
San Francisco is the link that connects terrorist Mateen and terrorist Farook. See if any of this NBC report on Omar/Noor, from San Francisco, rings a bell to the prior reporting of Syed/Tashfeen for you (bookmark for later reference):
On Tuesday afternoon, three FBI agents visited the house she grew up in between 3 and 4 p.m., and where her mother still lives with her 14-year-old sister. Neighbors told NBC Bay Area they heard two women and a man say “FBI” when they knocked on the house next door. Video footage obtained by NBC Bay Area shows the agents leaving in their car.
Salman told the FBI she was with her husband, Omar Mateen, when he bought ammunition and a holster, several officials familiar with the case told NBC News.
She also told the FBI that she once drove him to Pulse nightclub, because he wanted to check it out. And even though she told the FBI she tried to talk him out of it, NBC News reported that authorities are now considering whether Salman failed to tell them what she knew before the attack.
Salman had four listed email accounts in a public records database, including one to the now-defunct Heald College in Concord. She did not respond to any of the four emails sent to her Tuesday by NBC Bay Area, though two bounced back. One of the emails had Mateen’s name in the prefix: MissesMateen86@hotmail.com. Calls to her phone number did not work.
Neighbors on the quiet street in Rodeo where she grew up told NBC Bay Area on Monday that Salman was the daughter of Ekbal Zahi and Bassam Abdallah Salman, who died of a heart attack several years ago.
The couple has three other daughters – the youngest is 14. Salman’s mother still lives at the home but did not come out to speak. According to neighbors, she attended John Swett High School in nearby Crockett, California.
Salman married Mateen, neighbors said, and moved to Florida about five years ago, despite the fact that there is no known marriage license on record.
All the neighbors described her as kind and normal, and a young woman who came from a nice Muslim family. Neighbors told NBC Bay Area they thought Salman looked beautiful in her dress on the lawn of the home before she headed off to her ritual Muslim wedding.
A Miami news station reporter tweeted that Salman left Port St. Lucie, Florida after midnight on Tuesday, and lowered her head before the media frenzy camped out there. She deleted her social media accounts, minus one photo of her and Mateen with their 3-year-old son. It appears as though the couple has been together since 2013 based on mortgage records.
Facebook accounts for her relatives show they are Palestinian, the Daily Beast reported. The Daily Mail obtained photos from inside Mateen’s apartment, and also reported that Salman is a second-generation American, born to a well-heeled Palestinian family who emigrated to California from the West Bank in the 1970s.
And it appears as though Salman had been married previously in Palestine and then moved to Illinois with Ahmed Aburahma from 2005 to 2009, NBC News reported. Aburahma moved to Tucson and has since remarried.
“She’s a nice person,” he told NBC News. “She liked to go out. She liked to eat out. She was nice.”
Mateen also had been married before.
That ex-wife, Sitoria Yusufiy, told reporters this week that she left Mateen because of possible mental illness and abuse.
Back in California, Rodeo neighbor Sarwan Kaur said Mateen apparently wouldn’t let Noor Salman’s mother visit her in Florida. “Like, even when she was in the hospital, her husband wouldn’t let her come see her own mother,” Simrat Chahal said on behalf of his grandmother. (full article link)
Anyone noticing an emigration pattern?