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Charles Swift, Charles D. Swift, FBI, Pulse Nightclub

Pulse Nightclub Trial Attorney Slams Government Misconduct

Charles Swift is director of the Dallas-based Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America. He led the defense team in the month-long Orlando trial of Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen.

 

Swift has an enviable record of success in securing justice for unpopular clients. As a Navy judge advocate general, Swift was a member of the defense bar at Guantánamo Bay, where his advocacy won freedom for a Yemeni detainee in a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling.

 

Following the Pulse shooting, Salman was charged with aiding and View article …

9-11 Hijackers, George W. Bush

Saudi Royal Ties to 9/11 Hijackers Via Florida Saudi Family?

WhoWhatWhy has found evidence linking the Saudi royal family to Saudis in South Florida who reportedly had direct contact with the 9/11 hijackers before fleeing the United States just prior to the attacks. Our report connects some of the dots first laid out by investigative author Anthony Summers and Florida-based journalist Dan Christensen in articles jointly published in the Miami Herald and on the nonprofit news site BrowardBulldog.org.

In early September of this year, Summers and Christensen reported that a secret FBI probe, never shared with Congressional investigators or the presidential 9/11 commission, had View article …

Noor Salman, US District Court, Orlando, Florida

Case Against Pulse Nightclub Shooter’s Wife Falls Apart

Back in a January 2017 article, we asked: “Did the Feds Indict the Wife of Orlando Shooter for Sins of Her Husband?” It turns out the answer to that question is: probably. It’s either that or the FBI is trying to silence her.

Either way, the case against Noor Salman, wife of Pulse nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen, is falling apart due to prosecutorial misconduct.

In the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 58, at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in one of the worst mass shooting incidents in the nation’s history. Mateen was View article …

Classic WHY: Suppressed Saudi 9/11 Story

This originally appeared on WhoWhatWhy on Sept 22, 2011. It is as timely now as ever. Current context: the Saudi intelligence services have been deeply involved in stoking extreme Islamist groups in the Syrian uprising. 

 

 

WhoWhatWhy has found evidence linking the Saudi royal family to Saudis in South Florida who reportedly had direct contact with the 9/11 hijackers before fleeing the United States just prior to the attacks. Our report connects some of the dots first laid out by investigative author Anthony View article …

Classic WWW: The Untold Saudi Royal Connection to 9/11

THIS WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2011

WhoWhatWhy has found evidence linking the Saudi royal family to Saudis in South Florida who reportedly had direct contact with the 9/11 hijackers before fleeing the United States just prior to the attacks. Our report connects some of the dots first laid out by investigative author Anthony Summers and Florida-based journalist Dan Christensen in articles jointly published in the Miami Herald and on the nonprofit news site BrowardBulldog.org.

In early September of this year, Summers and Christensen reported View article …

Noor Salman, Omar Mateen, Pulse Nightclub

Judges and Juries Increasingly Skeptical of FBI

The wife of the Pulse nightclub shooter was acquitted by a Florida jury on Friday. Is this a sign we have reached peak post-9/11 hysteria against Muslims facing terrorism charges?

Omar Mateen killed 49 and wounded 58 patrons of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016. He was shot and killed by police following a standoff.

Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, was charged by federal prosecutors with “aiding and abetting” a terrorist act for supposedly assisting her husband in planning the attack against the Orlando nightclub. She was also accused of View article …

Bush, Abdullah, Sarasota, jet

What the 28 Pages Released on Saudi 9/11 Ties Missed

With Congress on Friday abruptly dumping the long-suppressed congressional panel report on connections between the 9/11 hijackers and elements tied to the Saudi royal family, it’s important to note the crucial, stronger evidence, that has never gotten mainstream attention.

 

With that in mind, we here rerun our original investigative reporting showing ties between the  Saudi royal faction that since 9/11 took over the kingdom — and the alleged hijackers themselves. It all relates to a house in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida. Here’s our article, which first appeared in 2011, around the time of the 10th anniversary of the View article …

Naval Air Station Pensacola

Saudi Military Base Shooter and the Unexplained 9/11 Connection

The alleged gunman in the fatal shooting Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, in which at least three were killed and others wounded, is a Saudi national who had been assigned to the base for the past two years.

 

The training of the suspected shooter, Mohammed Alshamrani, was paid for by the Saudi government. CNN cited a law enforcement source saying that Alshamrani — a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force — was vetted upon entry to the US and his background View article …

Donald Trump, Prince Mohammed, Prince Sultan

Saudi Prince Visiting Trump Tied to Unresolved 9/11 Questions

In light of President Donald Trump’s meeting with the Saudi crown prince Tuesday, it bears remembering that the Saudi royal family has documented ties to the 9/11 hijackers.

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, heir to the Saudi throne, is very close to his half-brother, a man who, evidence suggests, may have had inside knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. The connection between the royals and the hijackers has been the subject of US legislation and a lawsuit

Noor Salman, Omar Mateen, Pulse Nightclub

Did the Feds Indict the Wife of Orlando Shooter for Sins of Her Husband?

The widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was arrested last week by federal authorities on charges of “providing material support” to a terrorist group related to the June 12, 2016, mass murder. Prosecutors say Noor Salman knew about her husband’s plan to attack the Pulse Nightclub.

 

However, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there was no link found between Mateen and terrorist groups. The “material support” charge presumably comes from the fact that Mateen told police via cell phone that he “pledged allegiance” to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and made View article …

Rula Jebreal, Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammed bin Salman, Donald Trump

Jamal Khashoggi’s Secret Interview

This week feels like the culmination of two years of attacks on journalism — including President Donald Trump’s ongoing denunciations of the press as “the enemy of the people,” the bombs sent to CNN along with other targets of Trump’s verbal venom, and more revelations about the horrifying murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

 

Khashoggi, who feared for his life in the months leading up to his killing, spoke about much of this with international journalist Rula Jebreal in one of his last interviews View article …

MBS, Donald Trump

Murder in Istanbul: Will Saudi Scapegoats Save Crown Prince?

Late on Friday, amid major international uproar and after more than two weeks of denials as well as several days of speculation that it would do just that, Saudi Arabia acknowledged that journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in its consulate in Istanbul.

 

A day later, even President Donald Trump, who initially attempted to gloss over the spat with his Saudi allies, felt compelled to join European leaders in questioning Riyadh’s ever-changing narrative, View article …