While yesterday’s bloodbath in San Bernardino took most of us by surprise, we’re learning that there indeed were visible clues leading up to the incident — which, if heeded, potentially could have prevented unspeakable tragedy.
As authorities continue to investigate the home tied to one of the suspects, Syed Farook, one man who reportedly worked near the home is saying he’d grown suspicious of activity surrounding the home leading up to yesterday’s massacre.
So, you ask, why didn’t this concerned citizen report the suspicious activity to authorities — who may have then been able to investigate and potentially avert tragedy? The man reportedly didn’t want to appear racist.
Via The Blaze:
A man who reportedly worked near the home of one of the San Bernardino mass shooting suspects said he grew suspicious when he noticed half a dozen Middle Eastern men hanging around the area.
The unidentified man told KCBS-TV he witnessed the men leaving the same area where police conducted a raid on the home linked to the shooting suspects on Wednesday.
“We sat around lunch thinking, ‘What [were] they doing around the neighborhood?’ We’d see them leave where they’re raiding the apartment,” he said.
However, the man reportedly declined to report what he felt was suspicious behavior because he didn’t want to be accused of racial profiling.The two suspects in Wednesday’s deadly mass shooting in California have been identified as Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, believe to be Farook’s wife. The suspects allegedly opened fire at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, killing 14 and injuring at least 17.
A man claiming to be Farook’s father said his son was a devout Muslim. Other reports indicate Farook may have recently traveled to Saudi Arabia where he found a wife he met online.
Think about this. Liberals — from President Obama to his wannabe successors like Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley to the liberal media to all your annoying liberal friends on Facebook (you know you have them) — naturally are rushing to blame guns for yesterday’s tragedy. But could it be in this case that political correctness is, at least partially, to blame here?
When our enemy has declared itself, told us its plans and we STILL choose to ignore relevant information in the name of political correctness, we’re simply committing suicide. Political correctness is now — quite literally — killing us.
My heart breaks to think of what might have been averted yesterday…
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]