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Meet Noor Zahi Salman: The Orlando Shooter's Mysterious Second Wife Knew Of His Plans, May Be Charged

According to NBC news, Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's current wife, Noor Salman, has told the FBI that she drove Mateen to the Pulse nightclub on a prior occasion and that she tried to talk him out of conducting any kind of attack, officials told NBC News. As NBC adds, law enforcement officials said authorities are considering filing criminal charges against her for failing to tell them what she knew before the attack, but no decision has been made yet.

Islam & The West: Irreconcilable Conflict?

While we fight side-by-side to annihilate our common enemies, ISIS and al-Qaida, the West should give up the idea of democratization and secularization of the Islamic world. And those who believe Islam is the one true faith, to which all of mankind must eventually submit, should be told that they are welcome as visitors — but not as immigrants. For that would ensure endless conflict. The more Islamic the West becomes, the less it remains the West.

Frontrunning: June 14

  • German 10-Year Government Bond Yields Dip Below Zero for First Time (WSJ)
  • U.K. Moves Closer to Brexit as The Sun Backs ‘Leave’ Vote (BBG)
  • Global Stock Selloff Deepens as Investors Seek Safer Assets (WSJ)
  • Futures tread lower for fourth day; Fed meet awaited (Reuters)
  • Oil falls as Brexit threat rattles markets (Reuters)

Obama Denies Orlando Shooter Had Links To External "Radicalized Islam", Blames Gun Control

In his latest attempt to downplay Donald Trump's attack that the president refuses to blame the Orlando massacre on "radicalized Islam", one which validates the republican presidential candidate's push to close US borders to Muslims and generally crackdown on illegal immigration, earlier today Obama held a press briefing in which he said that the shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more is an example of "homegrown extremism."

Orlando Shooter's Employer Says He Was Subject To "Detailed Screening"

Omar Mateen was employed by G4S at a residential community in South Florida and was off-duty at the time of the incident. Mateen was subject to detailed company screening when he was recruited in 2007 and re-screened in 2013 with no adverse findings. He was also subject to checks by a U.S. law enforcement agency with no findings reported to G4S.

Frontrunning: June 13

  • Chaos, Carnage Amid Orlando Rampage (WSJ)
  • FBI Twice Probed Orlando Gunman (WSJ)
  • How the Orlando Shooting Unfolded (WSJ)
  • Brexit fear factor sends stocks spinning (Reuters)
  • Pound Judgment Day Means Either D

Orlando Killer Worked For Company Transporting Illegal Immigrants Inside US; Was Interviewed By FBI 3 Times

In a surprising discovery, the Palm Beach Post first reported that according to state records, Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S plc, the world's largest security company by revenue. The problem is that according to Judicial Watch this is the same G4S who has been contracted by DHS to drive Other Than Mexican illegal immigrants across the Mexican border to Phoenix where they are then released without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents.

Big Names Are Bailing

The list of heavy hitters who are saying bad things about this world and its financial markets - while acting aggressively on their pessimism - is growing to alarming proportions.