On December 2, 2015, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik drove up to the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, and began firing automatic rifles while still outside on the grounds. The American-born Muslim Farook and the Pakistani-born Malik, then barged inside where a holiday party was in progress.
There Farook and Malik gunned down Robert Adams, Isaac Amianos, Bennetta Betbadal, Harry Bowman, Sierra Clayborn, Juan Espinoza, Aurora Godoy, Shannon Johnson, Larry Daniel Kaufman, Damien Meins, Tin Ngyen, Nicholas Thalasinos, Yvette Velasco, and Michael Wetzel. The pair then fled in a black SUV and fired more than 100 rounds at police, wounding one officer.
Police took down the terrorists and inside their SUV found a trigger device to detonate bombs the Muslims had planted at the Regional Center. Had the bombs exploded, many others would have perished.
“We must seek justice for those who lost their lives in the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino,” said then California attorney general Kamala Harris in a December 17 statement. Like the composite character David Garrow described in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Harris failed to name any of the fourteen murder victims. On the other hand, the attorney general did make her priorities evident.
“Ultimately,” Harris said, “not only is it immoral and contrary to our values to stoke fear and cast aspersions against an entire faith and the millions of law-abiding American Muslims, but it is also strategically unwise. This very community is a critical ally in the short and long term fight combatting terrorism and radicalization here at home and across the world.”
Harris was joined by officials from the Muslim Public Affairs Council and CAIR, whose Los Angeles director Hussam Ayloush said “Islamophobic and xenophobic rhetoric by certain public figures has made Muslim communities an easy target for hate crimes.” Attorney general Harris, Ayloush added, “exemplified leadership” by addressing “the spike in hate crimes against American Muslims and other minorities.”
In a statement one year later, Harris recalled “those who lost their lives and the loved ones they left behind,” but named not a single victim or any of the “brave first responders.” Those were the San Bernardino Police, but the word “police” does not appear. In similar style, Farook and Malik were not named, and Harris does not mention their possible motive for “the tragedy that took place.” Like the president, Harris hailed the Muslim community as an ally against terrorism. In this case, it wasn’t.
Muslim convert Enrique Marquez procured weapons for Farook and Malik, and in February of 2017, Marquez pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges. In October of 2020, Marquez was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Rafia Farook, mother of Syed, claimed she knew nothing of his deadly plans, but she shredded a map her son had made for the attack. As the U.S. Attorney announced on March 3, 2020, Rafia Farook, agreed to plead guilty to one count of “alteration, destruction, and mutilation of records.”
Last February, Obama judge Jesus Bernal rejected an 18-month prison term and sentenced Rafia Farook to only three years probation. Her daughter-in-law, Tatiana Farook, got three years probation for an immigration scam involving her younger sister. Tatiana Farook’s sister, Mariya Chernykh, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, perjury and making false statements to federal officials. Last May, Bernal sentenced Chernykh to only three years probation.
Vice president Joe Biden issued no official statement on the San Bernardino terrorist attack, but on others he did speak out. In 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas, jihadist Nidal Hasan murdered 13 American soldiers, including three women, Lt. Col Juanita Warman, Sgt. Amy Sue Krueger, and Pvt. Francheska Velez, who was pregnant. According to Biden the American soldiers only “fell” in a “senseless tragedy,” and the Delaware Democrat failed to name a single victim.
The American soldiers Hasan murdered were shipping out to Afghanistan. Joe Biden withdrew from that nation in disastrous fashion, leaving the Taliban billions in armaments, yet described the operation as an “extraordinary success.” While stranding Americans behind, the Biden Junta brought to the United States more than 80,000 unvetted Afghans.
The Biden Junta assured Americans the arrivals would all be carefully vetted but as Robert Spencer explains, “almost none of the 82,000 Afghans who are now in the United States after being airlifted out of Kabul in August were vetted first. Biden officials simply accepted the claims at face value, “without making any effort at all to check whether or not the evacuees’ claims were true.”
The evacuees could include jihad terrorists and other criminals but Americans won’t know for sure until they actually commit crimes or acts of terrorism. The same goes for the unvetted masses now streaming across our southern border and being shipped across the country.
In the meantime, with the holiday season at hand, please remember the 14 innocents murdered by Islamic terrorists Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik on December 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, California, USA. ✪
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