In the wake of Wednesday’s massacre in San Bernardino that killed 14 and injured 21, President Obama and liberals everywhere have gone to new lengths twisting themselves into pretzels to deny that Wednesday’s massacre in San Bernardino was motivated by Islamic terrorism — despite mounting evidence pointing squarely to just that.But the latest fact to emerge about one of the shooters can leave no doubt.
Via Fox News:The mysterious Pakistani woman who with her husband gunned down 14 Wednesday at a Southern California holiday party reportedly pledged her allegiance to ISIS before the massacre, according to a government source, in what appears to be concrete evidence that the rampage was at least inspired, if not directed, by the terrorist group.
Tashfeen Malik is believed to have posted her pledge to ISIS leader and self-proclaimed “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on or around the time of the attack, in which she and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, stormed a San Bernardino party for his co-workers before escaping.
The Daily Mail reports that this pledge was done during Wednesday’s attack. Either way, it is very telling. She wasn’t declaring some grievance against her husband’s workplace, apparently.The pair died hours later in a shootout with police, and in the aftermath the 29-year-old Pakistani woman has remained largely a name without a face. No confirmed pictures of her have surfaced, and few details have emerged.
The pledge, posted on Facebook under another name and then deleted, was reported by The Associated Press, citing federal sources. It provided a fresh clue to Malik’s identity and motivation. The aura of mystery surrounding Malik has given rise to suspicions she may have been the radicalizing force who turned her new husband from an aloof county restaurant inspector into her cohort in carnage, an Islamist fanatic capable of murdering co-workers who had embraced him for years.
So, it now appears that the “best case” scenario would be that this attack was merely inspired by ISIS; the even more sinister possibility is that this attack was actually directed by the terrorist group.Comforting, isn’t it, to know that this woman passed our Homeland Security vetting to get into this country?
NEW: Shooting suspect Tashfeen Malik passed DHS counterterrorism screening as part of her vetting for K-1 visa, @margbrennan reports.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 3, 2015
And that despite all the NSA efforts to track, these shooters’ contact via phone and social media with terrorism subjects the FBI was already investigating appeared to be missed.
But hey, we shouldn’t worry about an even bigger influx of folks coming from the birthing grounds of terrorism into our country. President Obama assures us that they’ve got this vetting under control — and that we shouldn’t be afraid of widows and orphans. Though, apparently, we should be afraid of fiancees.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]