Farook Friend-Relative Spoke of “Sleeper Cells”


Terror couple Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik bought their guns from a relative by marriage who bought the guns specifically for them. Enrique Marquez, who checked himself into a mental hospital after the San Bernardino terror attacks, is married to Syed’s sister but was also a close family friend since childhood. He bought the guns; he plotted a 2012 attack with the Farooks which they aborted; and after the San Bernardino attack, he shared the following on Facebook.


He is allegedly cooperating with authorities who are now combing the nearby lake looking for hard drives or cell phones.

It gets worse – he might know of sleeper cells ready to strike.

A friend of Marquez’ said he [Marquez] would say stuff like: ‘There’s so much going on. There’s so many sleeper cells, so many people just waiting. When it happens, it’s going to be big. Watch,’” Nick Rodriguez, who knows Marquez from a bar, told the New York Times.

“We took it as a joke,” Rodriquez added to the paper. “When you look at the kid and talk to him, no one would take him seriously about that.”

Enrique Marquez
Enrique Marquez

Marquez was close to Farook from childhood and worked on cars with the father. After converting to Islam, he attended mosques with the Farook family.

Last year, Marquez married the Russian sister of Farook’s brother’s Russian wife. He told friends the marriage was a sham for immigration purposes. He said she wouldn’t even kiss him.

Marquez' wife
Marquez’ wife

Marquez talked about music, not violence, friends said.

He also might know about sleeper cells.

What will Obama’s response be?  He will say we need more gun control – a sick, delusional, premeditated response.