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Trial of Omar Mateen’s Wife Challenges Assumptions About Pulse Nightclub Shooting

The trial of jihadi killer Omar Mateen’s wife Noor Salman is still in the jury selection phase, but documents filed with the court have challenged some assumptions about the Pulse nightclub massacre, most notably the idea that Mateen targeted the Orlando, Florida club because it catered to gay patrons. Instead, a motion by the defense claims that Mateen scouted several other sites first and settled on the Pulse because it had weak security.

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‘Children of Satan’: CAIR Claims Pro-Trump Hate Mail Hits Mosques

On Saturday, the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for extra police protection at local mosques after three letters referring to Muslims as “Children of Satan,” and which referenced President-elect Donald Trump, were allegedly sent to three California mosques.

A report titled "Confronting Fear," about Islamophobia in the US released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is seen at their headquarters in Washington, DC, June 20, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)