“Why the Acquittal of Noor Salman May Be a Turning Point in the ‘War on Terror’”

 Family members and spokespeople of Noor Salman, the widow of the Pulse Nightclub gunman, speak with members of the media outside a federal courthouse following her acquittal in Orlando on March 30, 2018. (Reuters / Joey Roulette)

Family members and spokespeople of Noor Salman, the widow of the Pulse Nightclub gunman, speak with members of the media outside a federal courthouse following her acquittal in Orlando on March 30, 2018. (Reuters / Joey Roulette)

“Why the Acquittal of Noor Salman May Be a Turning Point in the ‘War on Terror’”


In a recent article written for The Nation, Karen Greenberg, the Director of CNS, notes that an “acquittal in a terrorism case is not considered a failure of the criminal-justice system.” Noor Salman, the widow of the Pulse nightclub gunman, was acquitted of aiding and abetting her husband’s material support for ISIS, and obstruction of justice. Legal experts and pundits agree that Noor Salman’s case produced the correct verdict as the truth proved transparent.

April 4, 2018

Karen Greenberg