The FBI is looking into the grandma of the California terrorists to see if she helped the couple carry out the mass shooting. It’s hard to believe that Rafia Farook had no clue about this. The garage was a bomb-making factory with people coming and going at all hours. The family claims innocence but the grandma also has connections to a radical Muslim organization that supports terror:
It was also revealed on Sunday that Rafia Farook is an active member of the Islamic Circle of North America, a Muslim organization that promotes Islam in the United States.
The group reportedly has ties to a radical Pakistani political group, Jamaat-e-Islami.
The family sounds like a bunch of radicals too. Why not investigate the father? Here’s a report on the family from Times of Israel and UK Daily Mail:
In an interview with Italian daily La Stampa, Farook said that he once tried to console his son by promising him that Israel would not exist in another two years because “China, Russia and America will bring the Jews back to Ukraine.”
In Sunday’s La Stampa report, Farook said, “My son said that he shared [IS leader Abu Bakr] Al Baghdadi’s ideology and supported the creation of the Islamic State. He was also obsessed with Israel.”
“I told him he had to stay calm and be patient because in two years Israel will not exist any more. Geopolitics is changing: Russia, China and America don’t want Jews there any more. They are going to bring the Jews back to Ukraine. What is the point of fighting? We have already done it and we lost. Israel is not to be fought with weapons, but with politics. But he did not listen to me, he was obsessed,” Farook explained to US correspondent Paolo Mastrolilli.
Farook’s son is suspected of carrying out a mass shooting that killed 14 people in San Bernardino. The father was interviewed in Corona, California, where he lives with his older son, Syed Raheel Farook, a US Navy veteran.
Farook senior was born in Pakistan and arrived in the US in 1973. The family has been described by many as very integrated in American society, almost the embodiment of the American dream.
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.
In a rambling press conference, Chesley said Rafia had been taken in for questioning on Wednesday while driving one of her family’s SUVs.
The lawyers claimed that agents told her she wouldn’t be released until other relatives came to speak to them – before father Syed Farook and the gunman’s siblings eventually attended.
Despite the questioning, Chesley claimed the agents found nothing to link the family to terrorism.
Lynch’s comments about the gunman’s mother came on the same day his father, also named Syed Farook, 67, told the Italian newspaper La Stampa that his 28-year-old son was a ‘momma’s boy’ who had become ‘too shy, conservative and fixated against Israel’.
Mr Farook, who says he lived in a liberal Pakistani city before moving to the US and settling first in Chicago, said that his younger son had sided against him with Rafia, and that Rizwan had said his parents’ marriage must end after an argument about Jesus Christ where the future gunman called his father an ‘unbeliever’.
The older Farook at one time lived in Riverside, California with Rafia Farook, Tashfeen Malik, younger Farook and his siblings. The gunman’s parents have since separated.
Speaking outside his Californian home, Mr Farook claimed that his son, who died along with his Pakistani-born wife Malik on Wednesday after killing 14 and injuring 21, rarely went to parties with her because he thought no other man should see her dancing.
Senior law enforcement officials said on Sunday that it is not yet confirmed that it was specifically the terror group ISIS that played a significant role in Farook and Malik’s radicalization, according to AOL.
‘We’re not sure which one (fanatical ideology) they picked in this case, despite the media accounts,’ Lynch said.
Read more: UK DAILY MAIL