Month: October 2015

San Bernardino Shoot Out – Co-Workers Feel That Farook Was Radicalized By His Wife

The motive for the San Bernardino shooting is yet to be determined, but meanwhile information about the suspect Syed Rizwan Farook has been revealed. It is said that Farook is 28 years old and is a resident of Chicago born to Pakistani parents. Farook was working for the Health Department at the San Bernardino County for over five years. The shooting though cannot be determined as a terrorist act the motive only can ascertain if can be categorized as the same. Officials also confirmed that Farook and Tashfeen Malik his wife as not on the US watch list.

Two prominent law enforcement sources have evidence that Farook is in contact with overseas persons linking to terrorism. The investigation is on to find out if Farook has been possibly radicalized. Court documents have it that in November 2014 his father threatened to commit suicide. In February this year, his mother complained against his father for abusive and bipolar behavior. Meanwhile, the FBI has seized pen drives and electric devices and sent it for analysis in Washington.

It was also reported that Tashfeen Malik, Farook’s wife passed the visa screening test. The law enforcement agencies are still investigating the true reason for the attack, and until the results are revealed regarding the motive of the attack, it will not be clear whether it is workplace violence or terrorism and if any warnings were overlooked. Meanwhile, a co-worker said that he had doubts whether he was radicalized after marriage. Christian Nwadike, a health inspector, said that Farook’s grew a beard after returning from Saudi Arabia and feels he married a terrorist.

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