Thursday, December 03, 2015

San Bernardino killers not your ordinary married couple

Police have named a husband and wife, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, at as the killers in yesterday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Califfornia that left 14 people dead and 17 others wounded.

This was not your everyday young couple. Before the murders, the pair dropped off their six-month old baby with a family member with a ruse excuse.

Authorities are calling their home "an IED factory." This slaughter can only be called terrorism.

From Fox News:
A law enforcement source told Fox News that the couple were each carrying an AR-15 rifle and a pistol - all later determined to have been legally purchased - when they were shot and killed by police after a brief chase in their black SUV about 2 miles from the initial shooting site. The source said the vehicle also contained so-called "rollout bags" with multiple pipe bombs, as well as additional ammunition. The couple also had GoPro cameras strapped to their body armor and wore tactical clothing, including vests stuffed with ammunition magazines.

"That's a military tactic for a sustained fight," the source told Fox News of the rollout bags.

In addition to the explosives found at the SUV, authorities discovered and detonated three pipe bombs late Wednesday at the Inland Regional Center, the complex where the initial shooting took place about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Another source said investigators discovered multiple pipe bombs in the house, as well as small explosives strapped to remote-controlled cars.

The initial shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m. local time at the state-run center, which includes three buildings where developmentally disabled people of all ages are treated. The conference area had been rented out by Farook's colleagues for a holiday banquet, according to authorities. The chief said that Farook had angrily left the party before returning with Malik. However, other investigators doubted the alleged dispute had taken place or whether the shooting could solely be chalked up to a workplace dispute due to the apparent planning behind the attack as well as the heavy weaponry used.
Hours after the killing, the Council on American Islamic Relations held a press conference with Farook's family members, likely before law authorities were able to do so. Last year CAIR was named a terror group by the United Arab Emirates.

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