Gee, what possibly could have been the motivation of this Muslim terrorist?
Mr Farook added that he tried to argue with his son that opposition to Israel was best done with politics rather than weapons, and became angry with his son after seeing that he had acquired a gun.
The father also made a bizarre claim to the younger Farook that the Jewish state would not exist in two years because world powers such as the US, China and Russia did not want it and all of the Israelis would move to Ukraine.
Mr Farook said that he despaired at the choice his son had made and questioned why with a stable income, a new baby daughter and a seemingly happy marriage and life he appears to have become radicalized into militant Islam.
‘He said he shared the ideology of Al Baghdadi to create an Islamic state, and it was fixed with Israel,’ said Mr Farook.
He said he did not know for sure if his son was in direct contact with jihadist fighters abroad or in the United States, but said, ‘who knows, with the Internet and all that technology.’
Beyond geopolitical issues leading Rizwan Farook towards extremism, Mr, Farook admitted his own family had been fracturing in recent years.
Rizwan Farook’s mother Rafia, who lived with him, has previously said that her ex-husband is an alcoholic, mentally ill and hit her, according to the New York Times.
Mr Farook denied the allegations.
His parents seem like real charmers.
The FBI is now investigating exactly how much the mother of one of the San Bernardino shooters knew about last Wednesday’s holiday party attack that left 14 innocent people dead.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Sunday that the FBI is looking to Rafia Farook, who lived in the same home in Redlands, California, where her son, Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, built pipe bombs and stored thousands of rounds of ammunition.
‘Obviously it’s something that we’re looking at very, very closely,’ Lynch told NBC’s Meet the Press when asked if Rafia Farook may have known about the shooting.
In a press conference on Friday, attorneys David Chesley and Mohammed Abuershaid, who represent the Farook family, said that Rafia had been extensively questioned by the FBI following the shooting on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, we know where the terrorists got some of their weapons.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant on Saturday at the Riverside, Calif., home of the man who allegedly purchased the two illegally modified rifles used by the shooters in the rampage in San Bernardino this week, law-enforcement officials said.
The man was identified as Enrique Marquez, the officials said. Mr. Marquez wasn’t present at the time of the raid, the officials said, and he hasn’t been charged with any crime. Mr. Marquez couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Saturday and it wasn’t clear if he had legal representation.
Federal authorities are looking into what role Mr. Marquez may have had in the transfer of the guns to Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, the two suspects in the shooting that took place at a gathering of county employees on Wednesday, leaving 14 dead and 21 injured. The couple was later killed in a shootout with police.
The search warrant was executed at a house on Tomlinson Avenue, next door to the house where Mr. Farook grew up. On Saturday, a sign at that house said: “Please keep off the property. Thank you.” The door of the garage was torn.
It’s almost as if bad guys don’t obey meaningless gun laws.