Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were radical jihadists who were building an arsenal of pipe bombs and weapons in their garage. Farook had ties to ISIS online according to Jim Hanson, the Executive Vice President of The Center for Security Policy.
They picked a soft target and despite what was reported in the media, there was no argument prior to the shooting. In the moments before the attack began, Tashfeen Malik sent a pledge of allegiance to Abu-Bakr al Baghdadi.
The targeted a Christmas party in a government building where infidels were celebrating.
Two weeks before the attack, Farook debated about Islam with colleague Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, a Messianic Jew who was among Farook’s victims. [Though he is described as a Messianic Jew, he was a Christian and was involved with the Greek Orthodox church when he was in New Jersey.] Thalasinos was ardently opposed to radical Islam. Much has been made of it but these discussions were common between the two and Thalasinos didn’t sense any animus according to his wife.
Farook had been in touch by phone and via social media with more than one international terrorism subject, which may have in part motivated the attacks, CNN reported, citing investigators. In part?
There have been reports that Farook argued with a colleague, left the party and came back to kill everyone. Those reports are now debunked. This is the basis of which Mr. Obama is going to try to call it workplace violence, however.
Obama actually said Thursday, “At this stage we do not yet know why this terrible event occurred. It is possible this was terrorist related but we don’t know. It’s also possible this was workplace related,” Obama said.
Obama thinks we’re idiots.
Buzzfeed said friends and family described Mr. Thalasinos as a “wonderful and compassionate person.”
Daily Mail reported that his friend Kuuleme Stephens happened to call Thalasinos two weeks ago when he was having his intense discussion with Farook who insisted Islam was a peaceful religion and Americans don’t understand Islam.
Is that not one of the most ironic statements you’ve heard lately?
The victim and Farook were both county restaurant inspectors and discussed politics and religion often according to reports. He never indicated he was afraid of Farook.
Thalasinos was passionately pro-Israel which he echoed on his Facebook page. The day before the shootings, Thalasinos had posted about a threat he had received that included the words “you will die and never see Israel,” Philly.com.
Thalasinos wrote on Facebook that he had blocked Zarouk, whom he called an “anti-semetic brain surgeon” and others he described as “pagan antisemetic troglodytes.”
To be clear, this was in response to a death threat.
One of his posts that the NY Post presented in a negative light was meme response to 9/11 which he didn’t craft.
Thalasinos’s Facebook page said he “Studied Conservatism at Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies.”
Facebook friends were angry about the NY Post article which suggested Mr. Thalasinos was a bigot in the article titled, California massacre victim ranted about Muslims. The NY Post article was very nasty and slanted. They must have forgotten that Mr. Thalasinos was a victim of radical Islamists, not the perpetrator.
Mr. Thelasinos page had numerous references to Israel and “Turbanheads” according to the NY Post though I didn’t see those comments and I looked through quite a few posts going back a year. Mr. Thalasinos was anti-BDS, pro-Israel, very religious and very conservative. He was not a Barack Obama fan.
One Facebook friend wrote about the NY Post comments:
This literally makes me sick.
Nicholas Thalasinos was a friend of mine on Facebook. He was a critique of Islam and a support of Israel. The NY Post paid tribute to him by mocking him and his posts about Islam and they all but called him a hateful bigot.
No condemnation is made OF THE MUSLIMS THAT MURDERED HIM IN COLD BLOOD.
Couldn’t you make a compelling case that Nicholas was right about Islam?
NY Post…go to Hell.
There were many positive and loving messages in memory of Mr. Thalasinos on his Facebook page.