Mr. Terrorist was “Obsessed” with the Destruction of Israel, too.
A few more details are emerging concerning the San Bernardino terrorists.
The Times of Israel reports that Syed Rizwan Farook, the male terrorist killed trying to run away from the carnage he and his wife created, was “obsessed” with Israel and unwilling to wait the two years his father estimated it would take for Israel to cease to exist.
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In Sunday’s La Stampa … report, Farook said, “My son said that he shared [IS leader Abu Bakr] Al Baghdadi’s ideology and supported the creation of the Islamic State. He was also obsessed with Israel.”
“I told him he had to stay calm and be patient because in two years Israel will not exist any more. Geopolitics is changing: Russia, China and America don’t want Jews there any more. They are going to bring the Jews back to Ukraine. What is the point of fighting? We have already done it and we lost. Israel is not to be fought with weapons, but with politics. But he did not listen to me, he was obsessed,” Farook explained to US correspondent Paolo Mastrolilli.
The father, who goes by the same first and last name, Syed Farook was born in Pakistan and arrived in the U. S. in 1973. The Time of Israel continues:
Farook told La Stampa how, once in the US, he got a degree in engineering and started to work hard to guarantee his children “an education and the opportunity to succeed in life.”
Other reports told a more nuanced story: Farook split from his wife Rafia, also Pakistan-born, who filed for divorce in 2006 and, according to The New York Times, said her husband was violent and an alcoholic and beat her and the children.
In the La Stampa interview, Farook denied the accusations, saying that “Rizwan’s mother is very religious, as he was, and they united against me. Once we had a dispute over the historical figure of Jesus. My son called me a godless person and he decided that my marriage with my wife had to end,” he recalled. “They destroyed the family.”
Farook declared himself in complete despair and disbelief over what his son allegedly did. His daughters, Rizwan’s sisters, told The New York Times that they had seen no warning signs.
In addition to this information, we are also learning that the terrorist couple were rigging their home-made bombs with Christmas tree lights.
Among the components investigators seized from the couple’s house were items common to the manufacture of pipe bombs but also “miniature Christmas tree lamps.” A recent issue of Inspire, an online magazine published by an arm of Al Qaeda, included an article, “Designing a Timed Hand Grenade,” with step-by-step instructions for making a delayed igniter with a Christmas tree lamp.
This must be popular reading among Islamic radicals bent on the slaughter of innocents because the Boston bombers also used Christmas tree lights in their bombs.
According to CNN, ISIS is claiming that the San Bernardino terrorists were “supporters” of ISIS. This apparently differs from members of the caliphate in some way.
ISIS on Saturday hailed the two people who massacred 14 people in Southern California this week as “supporters” of the terror group — a message that came after U.S. investigators said they suspect one of the shooters professed loyalty to the Islamist network.
The terror group’s official Iraq-based station made the declaration following Wednesday’s San Bernardino shooting that also left 21 injured, but — notable for a group quick to claim attacks — did not say the couple were members or that ISIS was responsible.
Tashfeen Malik and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, sprayed bullets at Farook’s co-workers at a holiday party for the environmental health department in San Bernardino before being gunned down in a shootout with authorities the same day.
“We pray to God to accept them as martyrs,” ISIS’ al-Bayan Radio declared Saturday.
Apparently, no one has any idea at all what could have possibly motivated these radical Islamist terrorists who pledged allegiance to ISIS seconds before they began slaughtering unarmed civilians.
The couple’s motivation for the attack is a key focus for investigators. But ISIS’ acknowledgment of Malik and Farook as supporters doesn’t mean they were members or that someone from the group ordered it, said retired Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Francona, a CNN military analyst and a former intelligence officer.
In related news, Hillary has explained to This Week host George Stephanopoulos that she won’t say “radical Islam” because “it doesn’t do justice to good Muslims.”
“The problem is, that sounds like we are declaring war against a religion. That to me is number one, wrong,” said Clinton. “It doesn’t do justice to the vast numbers of Muslims in our own country and around the world who are peaceful people.”
The presidential candidate added, “It helps to create this clash of civilizations that is actually a recruiting tool for ISIS and other radical jihadists.”
The horrible irony here is that, so far, only the Obama administration and Democrats are lumping all Muslims together with this twisted logic. The longer they insist on not making a distinction between the radical Islamists who have clearly stated that they wish to kill everyone—Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, atheist, everyone—who does not adhere to their radical, violent, and (yes, I will say it) evil ideology, the more likely it is that the distinction itself will evaporate in the minds of Americans and those of the world’s non-ISIS population.
Maybe they realize this and that’s why Loretta Lynch’s biggest fear in the (now nonexistent) war on terror is Americans’ freedom of speech?DONATE
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