The Global War on Terror has a new participant: the American lone wolf who has pledged allegiance to an external/foreign organization. Domestic terrorism is not new to the U.S. From the KKK to Timothy McVeigh, there have always been individuals so filled with hate—whether originating from racism, religious fanaticism, or anti-government sentiments—they feel compelled to take violent action. Still, the San Bernardino massacre presents new challenges for our law enforcement and intelligence communities.
Sayd Farook was a U.S.-born citizen. He had a good job and loved rebuilding cars. By all accounts, a normal American with an easy smile. He met a woman online. She came to America on a fiancée visa. They had a child, and Farook’s mother lived in the house to help out. It all seems very American.
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