Western Journalism was one of the first media outlets in the U.S. to report on the strong possibility that the San Bernadino shooting was, in fact, a Jihadist attack on the United States.
Our report was partly based on internal ISIS messages that suggested Syed Rizwan Farook and his Pakistani wife Tashfeed Malik were lone wolf terrorists who were inspired by the ideology of Islamic State. The ISIS messages were first reported by Breitbart Israel that found them from an ISIS supporter in Gaza.
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Three days after these initial reports about a possible ISIS connection to the massacre in San Bernadino, it has become clear that the murderers were indeed radicalized Muslims who were inspired by Islamic State and had connections to Islamist groups in the United States.
On Friday and Saturday, media reported that Islamic State radio had broadcasted a report in which it claimed Farook and his wife were followers of ISIS. During the same broadcast, ISIS declared the two murderers as ‘martyrs that should be accepted by God.’
This was later followed by reports that Tashfeed Malik had sworn allegiance to Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi and had praised ISIS in a Facebook post while she embarked on her murderous mission with her husband.
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Relatives revealed that the woman had already become radicalized after she moved from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia.
A step-niece of Malik who lives in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad told the Associated Press that Malik had begun wearing a burqa three years ago and that she had become a very religious person who told other Muslims that they had to become stricter in their observance of the sharia. This radicalization process continued after she met with Farook who proposed to be married and took her to the U.S.
Syed Farook, the father of Syed Rizwan Farook, who last week reported to U.S. media that his son also had become a devout Muslim over the years, told the Italian paper La Stampa on Sunday that Syed shared ISIS’ leader Baghdadi’s ideology. During the same interview, the father said his son was obsessed with the existence of Israel and that he had comforted his son with the prediction that Israel wouldn’t exist anymore in another two years.
Israeli and Jewish media in the U.S. also reported on Farook’s obsessive hate for the Jewish state and revealed that he recently had a sharp argument about Islam and Israel with a Jewish colleague who was among those murdered and who lived as an Evangelical Christian.
Nicholas Thalasinos, the Jewish victim, had strong pro-Israel views and had been threatened by Farook recently. Farook told Thelanisos he ‘would never see Israel.’
Bruce Dowell, Thalanisos’ pastor, said during a radio interview with Sean Hannity that his wife had been with Thalanisos’ widow since he was murdered and that she had told her that Farook had threatened Thalanisos.
Farook’s mother Rafia had ties to radical Muslim organizations as well. She is a member of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a group that promotes the establishment of a caliphate and is affiliated with Jamaat-e-Islami one of the most radical Islamist groups in Pakistan.
ICNA has been associated with Islamists who carried out terrorist attacks in the United States and has ties to Al Qaeda. The organization is one of the most conservative Muslim groups active in the US and bases its activities on the teachings of Abu A’la Maududi the radical Islamist founder of Jamaat-e-Islami who’s goal is to establish an Islamic state that encompasses India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
ICNA “espouses Islamic supremacism with a goal of establishing Islam across the world,” according to the Daily Caller.
President Obama, meanwhile, now said that it is entirely possible that the San Bernadino terror suspects were radicalized to commit an act of terror but he continued to blame the massacre on the absence of stricter gun laws.
Obama’s argumentation was rejected by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump who told reporters that “those murdered in San Bernardino and in Paris last month could have defended themselves if they had been armed. He added: “This is a war. We are in a war and if we don’t get smart and beat them to the punch, it’s going to get very ugly out there.”