Noor Zahi Salman
Noor Zahi Salman is the second wife of Orlando’s nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen. It has been revealed according to media outlets the couple share a son together.
Noor Salman’s husband killed 49 people and wounded 53 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub, early Sunday morning. He worked at the G4S security firm since 2007.
30-year-old Noor Zahi Salman aka Noor Mateen lived with their young son in St. Lucie County, Florida. However it is not yet clear if they were together at the time of the horrific shooting.
According to a mortgage document, they were married since 2013 becoming his second wife, since his divorce from Sitora Yusufiy in 2011.
Her husband and Yusufiy were married in 2009; but according to Sitora herself, their marriage lasted only a few months, before she decided to leave him.
Mateen and his first wife lived together from April until August back in 2009. Sitora, Mateen’s ex-wife, said during an interview in the wake of the shootings, that she was rescued from a violent relationship by her parents and never saw Mateen again.
Yusufiy added that Mateen owned a gun during their marriage. She described him as ‘short tempered’ and would express ‘hate towards things.’
Speaking to ABC news, she said Mateen was religious but did not have any connections to extremist groups, during the time of their marriage, that is.
Noor Salman/ Noor Mateen
Second wife Noor Zahi Salman and Mateen became parents to a son, now three, years-old.
Following the shooting the mom of one, deleted her social media profiles, including her Facebook page. Not much is known about her, other that she has lived in California and Illinois, and that she went to Heald College-Concord in California.
Noor Salman, refused to speak to the media and according to The Washington Post, she had left Omar Mateen prior to the shooting and were no longer living together. Although the reasons to leaving him are unknown.
The Daily Mail obtained photographs of the apartment Noor Zahi Salman and Matee, once shared together. The walls of the apartment are adorned with photos of the couple’s three-year-old son.
Loads of toys including a Spiderman bicycle, toy trucks and Mickey Mouse posters can be seen throughout the two-bedroom home.
Other gadgets found included, a ceremonial sword, workout equipment and a bureau in the master bedroom containing photos and bottles of a woman’s perfume, giving the idea of a female presence.
Most recent updates, say the couple was separated, but in good spirits. They allegedly went on a recent trip to Disney together with their son; is quite possible he scouted the famous family park as a target.
Noor Zahi Salman said she tried to talked Omar Mateen out of the shooting; she visited Pulse and other venues, that he saw as possible targets. She was also with him when he bought ammo, but she never called 911.
Her statement is not only sad and frustrating, but could possible get her in trouble, as she could be facing charges for failing to tell authorities what she knew before the Sunday attack.
In November, 2016 she filed to change her son’s last name, so he could have a normal life, not long after that she gave an interview, in which she said, she had no idea of her husband’s intentions.
I don’t condone what he has done. I am very sorry for what has happened. He has hurt a lot of people.
Noor Salman Mateen was arrested and charged with obstruction on January 16, 2017 at her apartment in San Francisco; according to reports Noor failed to report her husband’s horrible plan.