Updates at the end with another photo you need to check out, perhaps it’s the most concerning.
Original reports after the San Bernardino terrorist attack indicated that the terrorists were wearing GoPro cameras. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan later said that wasn’t accurate. A camera wasn’t found at the final disposition. One of the items found in the car of Syed Farook’s mother Rafia was an empty GoPro box.
Where is the camera?
Helmet-mounted GoPros are a trademark of Middle Eastern terrorists who use the videos of slaughters as a recruiting tool. However, Lester Flanagan used the device to film the murder of two reporters he worked with but it was a workplace violence incident, not terrorism.
Also found according to an inventory left behind on the front seat read: ‘Apple iPhone, multi-tool, key, business card, miscellaneous indicia, bank receipt, shooting targets, hammer, vice grips, U-Haul receipt, tire receipt, notebook, garment, GoPro packaging, vacuumings, legal documents’.
Syed was listed as a driver of the mother’s Lexis IS300 which has been seized.
Lawyers representing Rafia and her three other children, Syed Raheel, Eba, 24, and Saira, 32, insist they had no inkling of what they were planning. The father, also Syed Farook, has been divorced from the mother since 2006. He said his son was a momma’s boy.
On Sunday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted that the FBI is investigating the mother of Syed Farook and she left open the possibility that she was involved in the slaughter.
Lynch told Meet the Press, “Obviously, it’s something that we’re looking at very, very closely.” She added, “We’re not sure which one [fanatical ideology] they picked in this case, despite the media accounts.”
Rafia Farook is an active member of the radical Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), which promotes the establishment of a caliphate and is connected to a radical Pakistani political group called Jamaat-e-Islami.
Shortly before the attack, one of the victims, well inspector Julie Paez, was named Employee of the Year.
Paez first texted a photo to her family saying she received the award, her son, Nicholas, told ABC News. The next photo she sent was a selfie of her after the shooting, accompanied by four words: “Love you. Was shot.”
She was one who ducked under the table and was shot again by the killer(s) as she lay helpless under the table. She will have to learn to walk again but will survive.
A glimpse into the room moments before the horror is chilling and shows Mrs. Paez receiving her award.
There is a third, perhaps more chilling photo of a Rialto school where he did conduct inspections.
San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook had multiple photos of a Rialto high school on his cellphone, according to sources close to the investigation.
FBI officials close to the investigation say they have no definitive evidence campuses were specified targets of attack by Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who sympathized with the ISIS terror group.
Others, though, aren’t so sure.
“That tells me that he is doing close reconnaissance of a target area. They want to look at ingress routes, the egress routes and the centers of large population like a cafeteria,” said former Green Beret Lt. Col. Scott Mann, a counterterrorism expert who trained more than 15,000 special forces personnel during his 23 years in the Army. “It looks like a duck, quacks like a duck.”
And this fits with ISIS’ explicitly stated agenda, Mann said.
“ISIS, more so than al-Qaida, operates off a prophecy that they are going to usher in the apocalypse,” Mann said. “That’s what they want. They’re doing anything and everything they can to draw us in emotionally into that battle. … That’s why they’re going for the schools, that’s what they’re doing with the in-your-face violence.”
The mysterious pal of Syed Rizwan Farook who bought the rifles used in last week’s deadly terror attack in Southern California has told authorities Farook aborted an earlier attack with someone else, Fox News has learned. CNN said the attack was planned in 2012 but they were spooked by FBI terror arrests in the area.
Enrique Marquez, a former neighbor who is reportedly related to Farook by marriage, is cooperating with investigators and has not been named as a suspect.
The terror couple planned for the attack a year before. Tashfeen came here to attack Americans in this author’s opinion. Authorities confirmed that they were planning a follow up attack.
ABC News is reporting that the terror duo were radicalized before they dated. And NO ONE in the family knew?
Investigators were looking closely at the possibility that Malik was a terror “operative” who had been radicalized before she came to the United States in July 2014. The official said that authorities were also looking at whether Malik’s family had any links to Islamic terrorism, noting that family ties are the “number one” way jihadist groups recruit new members.