WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 – Even before local and federal authorities in San Bernardino, Calif., officially identified the perpetrators of Wednesday’s mass murder as Syed Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik, it was clear that the authorities were at great pains to call the murder of 14 and wounding of 17 anything but an act of Islamic terror.
The son of parents who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan, Farook was born in Illinois and raised in California.
He worked as an inspector for San Bernardino County’s department of public health and, according to the Los Angeles Times, appeared to be “living the American dream.”
It seems the government — and their mouthpieces in the media — are getting ready to declare Wednesday’s shooting another incident of “workplace violence.”
However, various news reports said Farook and his wife wore bulletproof vests; possessed rifles, handguns and pipe bombs; and donned GoPro cameras to record the carnage.
ATF agents who raided the couple’s residence told Fox News it resembled “an IED [improvised explosive device] facility.” They found multiple pipe bombs and remote-controlled toy cars stuffed with explosives.
CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations), named as an unindicted co-conspirator in 2004 by a federal grand jury for helping the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation raise funds for Islamist terror group Hamas, called a press conference to get out in front of the murders.
“On behalf of my family, all of us are very shocked and very sorry for what happened,” said Farhan Khan, brother-in-law of shooter Farook. Khan said he last spoke to his brother-in-law a week ago, but refused to answer any follow-up questions from the press.
The White House and the mainstream media have viewed the event as evidence that stricter gun control is needed.
When GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson described the shooting as a “hate crime,” a confused reporter asked him to explain. A nonplussed Carson answered, “Well, it’s hard to imagine that you would shoot a bunch of people if you didn’t hate them, right? You don’t do that to people you love.”
Farook worked for five years with the people he murdered and maimed.
Unwilling to describe the event in San Bernardino as Islamic terror, President Obama did tell CBS News, “The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world.”
Actually, he had just returned from a city that experienced a mass shooting and the detonation of homemade explosives – Paris. But Obama was not in the City of Lights to discuss how best to combat Islamic terrorism and its connection to mass immigration.
Instead, he and armies of delegates from over 100 nations convened in Paris to discuss the “imminent” threat posed by Al Gore’s invisible friend “climate change.”
Last August, Obama said climate change “is all real. This is happening to our fellow Americans right now. Think about that. If another country threatened to wipe out an American town, we’d do everything in our power to protect ourselves. Climate change poses the same threat, right now.”
What about the threat posed by Islamic terror imported to our shores (“right now”) by the West’s misguided immigration policies, Mr. President?