WASHINGTON — The woman who helped carry out the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a Facebook posting, according to federal law enforcement officials.
There is no evidence the Islamic State directed the woman, Tashfeen Malik, and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook, to launch the attacks, which killed 14 and wounded 21, the officials said. But the Facebook post has led investigators to believe that the couple took inspiration from the group, they said.
“At this point we believe they were more self-radicalized and inspired by the group than actually told to do the shooting,” one of the officials said. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.
Islamic terrorists have used the oath of allegiance, called a bayat, to declare their loyalty to specific groups and leaders. To become a member of Al Qaeda, for instance, terrorists historically swore their devotion to Osama bin Laden.
It was only a matter of time. When you have the FBI working around the clock, frantically trying to track hundreds and hundreds of crazed Islamic extremists, it’s only a matter of time.
Within the first hour of the the news report, I was thinking jihad. Multiple shooters, and the target wasn’t a bank or target with some sort of financial benefit? That, to me, meant Islamists. It’s pretty hard to convince your buddy to go shoot up a place if you’re just some disgruntled janitor. There has to be a shared ideology there somewhere.
3 shooters in San Bernadino? Hmmm…. usually it's one lone nut if domestic… Hope this isn't Islamic nutcases… Yes, I'm speculating.
— BK (@BKactual) December 2, 2015
Note the timestamp. Sure, I hedged a little bit. Hey, it was still a lot better than this guy from Huffington Post, who has been catching shit all week long for this…wish?
Planned Parenthood is about 1.3 miles from site of shooting. CNN, however, is reporting that the shooting didn’t take place there
— Sam Stein (@samstein) December 2, 2015
I’ll give him credit. He didn’t delete his Tweet. From what I saw on the Twitter feed, there must have been millions of Tweets that referred to white terrorism quickly flushed down the memory hole. Even to those NOT gifted with the superhuman ability to smell jihad, it was pretty apparent after a day what was going on. Apparent, that is, to everyone but our awful news media, the government authorities, and the president of the United States.
Speaking of the president, how about that bumbling, stumbling commander-in-chief!? He’s really been on a foreign policy roll lately, hasn’t he? He refers to ISIS as “the JV team,” and they proceed to roll through the Iraqi Army like shit through a goose. He says ISIS is “contained,” and they promptly blow up a commercial airliner and kill 150 people in France. He says there’s no way there’s a threat to America, and two jihadis kill 14 people in California. He sneeringly mocks the fear of Muslim refugees, specifically women, and one of the San Bernardino shooters turns out to be a woman. I tell ya, he’s brilliant.
Let us stipulate that Obama, for all of his faults, is not a stupid man. He is also not a crazy man. So, if he is not stupid, and not crazy, then…what is this? I don’t understand this FANATICAL posture he and the entire administration have been taking toward a powerful international religious fanaticism that is threatening the very fabric of Western civilization. Their first reaction is to obfuscate and deny. They are frantically trying to turn the conversation toward workplace violence, toward guns, toward freaking post-partum depression, toward anything BUT what is obvious to anyone with a pair of eyes: this stealthy, poisonous ideology that never backs down, never gets tired, and never gives up. It needs no organization. It needs no meeting place. It just finds disillusioned people all over the globe, poisons their brains through radical preachers, propaganda, and social media, and then waits for them to attack. And there are millions of willing soldiers.
Remember the vaunted “vetting process?” Apparently, Miss Jihad went through it. Are you starting to believe me now, after I’ve written time after time that this “vetting process” is a joke? Who vetted this one? Future wives on a K-1 visa application are supposed to be interviewed in person. Buried way in the bottom of this New York Times story about the whole process is this little gem:
It is routine for an officer from the citizenship agency to interview both spouses, but officials there could not confirm that Ms. Malik was interviewed, citing privacy concerns.
Privacy concerns? What in the…? They’re both dead! They killed 14 freaking people! THEY DON’T GET PRIVACY. I’m betting she never even got an interview. I’ll bet this was all done through forms and a bored/overwhelmed government worker somewhere shuffling the paperwork through the system and counting the hours until they could get the hell out of the office.
Even if there was a face-to-face interview, how are you going to vet someone from Pakistan? You can ask the Pakistani intelligence services, but if they haven’t done anything yet, nothing will come up. You cannot know what is in someone’s heart. And with the huge numbers of
Democrat voters immigrants that Obama is trying to rush in, there’s no way you could check everyone, even if you worked day and night. It’s insane. It’s asking the impossible.
Did you catch the reaction from our new attorney general, Loretta Lynch? She is vowing to take vigorous action! Not against terror suspects, or guys who preach jihad in mosques, or any of that stuff. No, she’s going after the gross people who have the nerve to criticize Islam:
“When we talk about the First Amendment we [must] make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American,” said Lynch. “They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.”
“My message not just to the Muslim community but to all Americans is ‘We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on,'” said Lynch.
Clearly, she has her priorities in line. Oh, and she’s also promising to investigate the arrest of Ahmed the Magical Clock Creator to see if his civil rights were violated. Isn’t that great? Do you think anyone is EVER going to “see something, say something” again?
I thought it couldn’t get worse than Eric “I Ain’t Showing You Shit” Holder, but I could be wrong. Lynch went on to say about the slaying of 14 Americans by savage Islamic terrorists, “It gives us a wonderful opportunity—a wonderful moment to really make significant change.” Somehow, I’m guessing that she wasn’t talking about halting the tidal wave of Muslim immigration to the United States. This is the top law enforcement official in the country? This fascist free-speech denier? Loretta Lynch can press her lips firmly on my incredibly toned haunches. This is still America, and I will SAY whatever I goddamn well please. Sheesh, Obama has really upped the ante on power-mad attorney generals, huh?
Then there was our vaunted NSA and Department of Homeland Security, who frantically tell Congress, why yes, it IS in fact imperative to gather every shred of data on American citizens, robbing them of even the most basic civil liberties. Otherwise, something might happen, you see. Yeah, they’re really good at seeing what kind of porn John Smith from Alabama is watching, but a guy named Syed Rizwan Farook who is in touch with online jihadis and ISIS sympathizers, and travels to Pakistan? BOOOOOOORING.
Finally, we have the FBI. Holy shit, who is running this investigation, Special Agent Johnson? You mean to tell me that the FBI wrapped up an investigation that could have possibly involved international terrorist cells in less than 48 hours? I’m no law enforcement expert, but the FBI left passports, IDs, and shredded documents in there? Shouldn’t those be being examined? What the hell is this? Indeed, CNN police analyst Harry Houck was STUNNED that the media was allowed to go in there so soon and contaminate the crime scene.
This event has really crystallized the sheer incompetence and corruption of this administration and the federal government. They want you to believe that what your own eyes are showing you is a lie. I mean, I knew it was bad, but I never knew that it was this bad. It’s become clear to me that every single institution that we used to respect has been overrun by the incompetent, indifferent, and corrupt. Academia, the legislatures, law enforcement, the military…it’s all seemingly coming apart. We’ve now reached a point where one must assume everything that the government says is a total lie. Everyone in charge seems to lack even the faintest glimmer of recognizable intelligence. I mean, listen to this person, and realize that she is on the Homeland Security Committee AND the House Intelligence Committee, and could possibly become the next senator from California.
Good God. We’ve gone from steely eyed, determined, competent people fighting against the Nazis and the Japanese to THAT in just a couple of generations. ISIS must just watch this stuff and guffaw. I tell ya, we have top men. Top. Men.
The media was pathetic, as usual. The Washington Post was STILL printing headlines speculating about motives days afterward. The attackers were devout Muslims, dressed in tactical gear, armed with pipe bombs, with freaking GoPro cameras attached to them, and these lobotomized vegetables can’t make a fairly rational guess, based upon precedent, logic, and reason? It’s not a difficult connection to make.
But I know they aren’t that stupid. The media knew what was going on. So did the FBI, so did the cops, and so did anyone with a brain. They just can’t SAY it. They are wedded to the dogma of multiculturalism more fanatically than the two gunmen were wedded to jihad. They’ve been browbeaten by mobsters like the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and their many apologists, like this guy:
“Islamophobia is the accepted form of racism in America,” Iftikhar said. “Leaders like Donald Trump show us that you can take a potshot at Muslims and get away with it.”
Read that carefully. He’s implying that there should be a punishment for “taking a potshot,” in other words, criticism. Listen to me right now, CHIEF: First off, as an aside, I reject the term Islamophobia. I’m not afraid of you. And this is America, guy. I don’t have to like you, or your kooky religion which, in my opinion, is incompatible with American democracy and the Bill of Rights. We live in the greatest country in the world, a country to where they’ve CHOSEN to immigrate. Everyone and anyone is perfectly free to conduct their particular spiritual rituals here (unlike in many Middle Eastern countries,) but we don’t have to shower them with affirmation constantly, either. Do I have to respect snake-handlers? The Branch Dividians? Freaking Heaven’s Gate?
Second, Islam isn’t a race. It’s a religious identity that can be kept or discarded. Nobody is born a Muslim and forced to live with it their whole lives. It isn’t like being BORN an Arab, or Persian, or African, or Asian, or European. One CHOOSES to be and remain a Muslim. Sure, you’re probably born into it. A lot of people are born into religions.
For example: I was raised as a Catholic by my Irish Catholic mom. So I went to church on Sundays. After I moved out, I realized that the Catholic Church was a corrupt institution that had covered up decades and decades of child rape. I decided that I didn’t want to be part of that particular religion anymore. So I left. I made an adult decision that I wasn’t going to be involved in an organization that had caused that much pain and was that rotten to the core.
And the fact that people still listen to CAIR, with their many, many, many shady activities—playing the good cop to radical Islam’s bad cop, is a joke. Even other Muslims have caught onto their act. Frankly, I give CAIR approximately the same amount of respect I accord the Westboro Baptist Church. Within hours, CAIR had inserted itself into this story, defending the perpetrators, as usual. And it sure doesn’t help that the family immediately hires shyster lawyers who try, with straight faces, to tell you that the family KNEW NOTHING, even while living in the same house, and that this crazy jihadi fanatic just liked looking at jihad stuff like he looks at Britney Spears. Yes, really.
We laugh, but this intimidation from the Muslim lobby has an effect. The neighbor of the Farooks actually saw what was going on. He saw all the Middle Eastern men coming and going at odd hours of the night, but thought it would be “racist” for him to say something. I’m not going to pile on him, however. Sure, our own government has urged us to “see something, say something.” But look how that turns out in the real world. A school in Dallas saw something with Ahmed the Saintly Innocent Clock-Making Grifter, said something, and they’re getting sued for 15 million dollars. If I was emperor for life, I’d force Twitter to turn over the names of everyone who Tweeted out that STUPID #IStandWithAhmed hashtag, and have them horse-whipped in the town square.
Amidst so much depressing incompetence, I did want to recognize the heroism of the local police and sheriff’s departments for doing what we all wanted.
— BK (@BKactual) December 2, 2015
Outstanding job. These cops get shit on day and night, but it doesn’t stop them from putting it on the line each and every day. If you’d care to see the photo of Farook ventilated in the middle of the street (extremely graphic for blood and gore…fair warning), it’s right here.
I don’t really want to beat this to death. It seems like we are talking about his every week now. If you think I enjoy writing about these creatures, you’re mistaken. But every single day around the globe, the Islamists are causing chaos and death. And every time, they know that they may rely upon their Western apologists to do damage control, including the White House, the media, and sadly, much of the American citizenry.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, the day after the Paris attacks:
I swear, American liberals are more deathly afraid of Islamaphobia then Islamic terrorism. They would literally be in the process of having their head sawed off by jihadi John and still be shouting, “YOU GUYS, IT’S NOT ALL MUSLIMS! ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEA…” (gurgle gurgle gurgle). They don’t get it. They may not be at war with radical Islam, but radical Islam is at war with them.
Quite. They refuse to see it. Instead, this administration and their media allies think this is a great time to start pushing gun control. You have to be shitting me, man. Obama and his GROSS Department of Homeland Security have tens of thousands of criminal illegal aliens running around the country, they intend to flood the country with tens of thousands more non-vetted Muslims from suspicious parts of the globe, and they want to get rid of YOUR cherished Second Amendment rights? GET THE HELL OUT. We already have our own homegrown nuts that are bad enough, but now we have to put up with them being IMPORTED here? And then having ourselves rendered defenseless?
Now the news has broken that, in an act of stupidity that boggles the mind, the terrorists’ neighbor thought, “No big deal, I’ll just commit a serious felony by going and buying two rifles in my name, then handing them over to my kooky, devout Muslim neighbor just back from Pakistan who has grown a long beard and never talks, and his wife in a burka, who seem extremely eager to acquire them for some reason. None of my business, though.” This guy should be arrested as an accessory and given the death penalty. But yeah…MOAR GUN LAWS.
To the 14 dead Americans and their families, I am sorry. I am sorry that we have this weak, flaccid approach to an enemy we refuse to acknowledge, which enabled your death. I’m sorry that we have fanatics running our government who will stop at nothing to bring in these wolves in sheep’s clothing. I’m so disgusted in our leadership right now. Fourteen people in America murdered in the name of jihad, almost 200 just buried in France, and the president of the United States is still running around talking about global warming. Barry, just some friendly advice: Give it a rest for a few days, would ya?
I’ve already gone further than I wanted to. I’ll shut up now, and wait for the next time we have to sit around talking about the latest Islam-related atrocity. Because there’s ALWAYS a next time.
Washington (CNN) All U.S. military combat positions are being opened up to women, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday.
The decision allows women to fill about 220,000 jobs that are now limited to men — including infantry, armor, reconnaissance and some special operations units.
“This means that as long as they qualify and meet the standards, women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before. They’ll be able to drive tanks, give orders, lead infantry soldiers into combat,” Carter said at a news conference Thursday.
His move comes despite the objections of Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who had advocated keeping some roles limited to men.
A woman is going to lead infantry soldiers into combat. Uh-huh.
This is another topic that SOFREP has beaten into the ground, including myself. If you are lazy and can’t be bothered to click over, here are my thoughts in a nutshell: In a vacuum, I wouldn’t mind. However, knowing how the military and the desire for recognition works, I’m against this. Unqualified females will be passed along, because somewhere, there will be a superior telling an inferior to make it happen. And then someone will get badly hurt or killed and nobody will care because they’ve all moved on.
I’m preparing my shocked face for when the inevitable casualty/pregnancy occurs during training. Also, has anyone polled any of the military wives to see how they feel about their husbands going to train for a month in the jungle with a couple hot little CrossFit infantry chicks while they are at home, fat and pregnant? I’m sure they’re THRILLED.
We’ve already seen how this game works in the civilian world. Remember the story about that female firefighter who was allowed to graduate from the NY Fire Department’s fire academy despite failing the PT test repeatedly, even though they shortened the course for her? She fractured her foot GETTING OUT OF A TRUCK and is going on medical leave…10 days into the job. Oh, and she’s not the only PT failure that was allowed through. The FDNY was full of the, “WE WON’T CHANGE STANDARDS DERRRRRRRR” propaganda as well.
None of it matters, though. Narrative uber alles.
The Pentagon lavished nearly $150m of taxpayer money on villas with private security, flat screen TVs and three course meals for “special events” for U.S. government staff in Afghanistan, an official watchdog has found.
The defense secretary, Ash Carter, is under pressure to explain why the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) spent about a fifth of its budget on external residences in Kabul instead of accommodating the employees at American military or diplomatic bases.
The demand from John Sopko, head of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar), comes just a month after he questioned the Department of Defense’s outlay of nearly $43m “for what is likely to be the world’s most expensive gas station”.
I would just like to take a moment and send the highly coveted SOFREP News Roundup Affable Nod to Mr. John Sopko. This is the guy who has to wade through the slime and filth of the corrupt U.S. government bureaucracy to find out how much tax money the American taxpayer has had pulled out of their wallets and thrown into the pit of despair that is Afghanistan. It must be nauseating to see the waste he has to deal with every day.
150 MILLION bucks. Just because State department and other officials didn’t want to stay the night in an icky military base with all of you disgusting military people. That’s what they’ve blown on putting diplomats into plush housing and tucking them in at night with warm milk and cookies.
A former Bridgeport police officer who claimed someone left a racist memo on police letterhead in his mailbox at headquarters in February admitted to writing the letter himself and has been charged with filing a false report, according to police.
Former Officer Clive Higgins reported that he found a racist hate letter in his police mailbox the morning of Monday, Feb. 9 and feared for his life because of it.
The letter, printed on paper marked with the department’s official letterhead, started off with “WHITE POWER” and went on to say “Officer Clive Higgins doesn’t belong here in this Police Department” and “These Black Officers belong in the toilet.”
Belong in the toilet? Who says toilet anymore?
Our second one of the week comes from the very epicenter of the Race Hoax Industrial Complex (RHIC)—a college campus.
Park said an investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Prosecutions Unit and Kean University police found that McKelvey, a self-proclaimed activist, participated in a student rally to raise awareness of racism on college campuses on Nov. 17, but left midway through and walked to a computer station in a university library.
Once there, McKelvey allegedly created an anonymous Twitter account – @keanuagainstblk – and began posting threats of violence against black Kean students.
After making the posts, McKelvey returned to the rally and spread awareness of the threats, authorities said.
I’ve come to a point now where as soon as I hear some race activist’s tale of woe, I automatically assume it’s bullshit unless there’s hard evidence. I don’t believe one word of that University of Missouri idiot’s story about the “men in the pickup truck” (it’s always a pickup truck!) shouting racial slurs at him that spurred all the idiocy on that campus. And good thing the cops had the dashcam rolling for that MORON of a professor who claimed that she was verbally abused by racist cops. Which turned out to be a complete lie. A professor of journalism, it should be mentioned, working every day to mold the minds of the future government propagandists who will work for the cable news channels.
Indeed, it’s so common, it’s hard to keep up with all of the wild tales. But why do it? Obviously this is a mental sickness of sorts. But it’s also the logical result of decades of elevating victims.
See, we now live in a time where, at least in some circles, being a victim accords you the highest amount of respect. The more marginalized your group, and greater the injustice, the higher the victim is elevated in the racial-grievance pecking order. So while an African-American female’s life is assumed to be hellish by white liberals, it’s even MORE hellish if you’re a lesbian. So the lesbian black chick would naturally trump a straight black guy in the liberal racial hierarchy. It’s fascinating.
We’ve been seeing this play out in our nation’s colleges, which, though run almost solely by far-left liberals, are apparently hotbeds of racism and oppression. Who knew? Maybe they should stop going to institutions that are populated by these racist liberal Klan members, and join a group that doesn’t give a shit what color you are, but demands only excellence.
One day after stabbing a Jerusalem Light Rail security guard, one of the two juvenile assailants who carried out the attack told police that they intended to “kill Jews” to avenge a cousin, a terrorist who was shot dead last month after stabbing two police officers in the capital.
Surveillance footage from Tuesday’s attack in the northeast Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, shows Muawiyyeh Alkam, 14, and his cousin, Ali Alkam, 11, both of Shuafat, carefully observing the guard on the train, and then drawing their knives and pouncing on him when he is distracted.
The unidentified guard, 25, who was lightly wounded, was able to shoot the 11-year-old, while passengers restrained the other child until police arrived moments later.
VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): A naked man was taken into custody on Thursday, December 3rd after running around near the Dollar Tree store located at 14325 US-395 in Victorville. Just after 12:45 p.m. the completely nude man, according to witnesses yelled out to bystanders, “Merry Christmas”, other witnesses said that he also spoke of “the end of times”.
The man attempted to enter the store when a female store employee stopped him from entering. As she stopped him witnesses said that he attempted to hug the frightened employee. She then pushed the naked man away and he ran to the fire truck climbing in through an open window.
According to the San Bernardino County Firefighters on scene they stopped for a quick bite to eat, parking not far from the Dollar Tree store. During their lunch a woman approached them letting them know that the naked man was inside their fire truck.
As the firefighters came back to the fire truck the man was sitting inside. Soon after a deputy from the Victorville station responded to the scene and detained the man. At this time it is unclear if the man will be facing charges.
There’s no crime here. He just wanted to compare hoses. Thank you. @BKactual.