by Sharon Rondeau

(Mar. 30, 2018) — On Thursday during the trial of Noor Salman, wife of Orlando “Pulse” nightclub killer Omar Mateen, citizen journalist Laura Loomer reported having been expelled from the courthouse by federal marshals at the behest of U.S. District Court Judge Paul Byron without a given reason.

A number of sources reported that on Wednesday, Loomer had “harassed the defendant’s family” as they left the courthouse and that her press credentials had been revoked, although Loomer claimed she was asked to relinquish them as she was removed from her seat in the courtroom.

In her broadcast, Loomer asserted that the marshals “wouldn’t tell” her why she was asked to leave.  She also opined that Byron was “more concerned” about not offending the Muslims in attendance, as Salman and her family are Muslim.

On Friday the jury found Salman not guilty on all counts of aiding in the attack which killed 49 people and wounded 53 more on June 12, 2016.

Mateen had pledged allegiance to ISIS as he committed the heinous act.

The New York Times reported that the jury foreman in Salman’s trial, in a statement made after the verdict was announced, said that he personally was convinced that Salman “knew” of her husband’s plans to wage a terrorist attack but that the charges focused on “aiding and abetting” and “obstruction of justice” and based on the evidence, called for acquittal.

The Huffington Post reported that Salman alleged to a relative that her husband, who was killed by law enforcement during the attack, was a domestic abuser, a claim also reportedly made by Mateen’s first wife.

In her Periscope broadcast announcing her removal from the courtroom and barring from the courthouse altogether, Loomer admitted to having questioned Salman’s family on Wednesday but that her questions were within the scope of attempting to discover “the truth.”  She said she was not disruptive in any way in the courtroom on Thursday and that her removal from the proceedings was a violation of her First Amendment rights.

She speculated that the treatment she received could have been the result of political motivation on the part of the judge and that she might seek legal representation as a result.  She described her removal as “a coordinated attack.”

Loomer has been associated with James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas and Rebel Media. She was arrested last summer after she interrupted the “Shakespeare in the Park” play of “Julius Caesar” appearing to depict the murder of President Trump.








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  1. It looks like “The Sharia” has infected a lot more of America than we can possibly imagine.
    By the way, DHS welcomes Muslim men and their multiple wives and who knows how many kids to collect Welfare, Food Stamps, free medical, housing, utilities paid, and Social Security Disability payments.
    Go to any of our International airports and see how many “refugees” are invading our country by the hour, everyday.
    The stated goal is to replace the Constitution with Sharia Law: whether they do it by forcing their women to be nothing more than “breeders” (that one would find in a puppy-mill) for the day when they will out-vote us, or else our politicians will capitulate a few years before, is nothing more than polite conversation, is it?