The FBI said Friday that it is officially investigating the mass shooting in California as an act of terrorism, while a U.S. law enforcement official revealed that the woman who helped her husband carry out the attack had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and its leader on Facebook under an alias.
David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, would not elaborate on how the bureau reached that conclusion, citing “a number of pieces of evidence” but declining to give details.
“We are investigating it as an act of terrorism for good reason,” he said.
Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people at the holiday party for his co-workers. The Muslim couple died hours later in a fierce gunfight with police.
A Facebook official says Malik praised the leader of Islamic State in a post at 11 a.m. Wednesday, when the couple were believed to have stormed a San Bernardino social service center and opened fire.
The Facebook official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed under corporate policy to be quoted by name, said the company discovered the account Thursday. It removed the profile from public view and reported its contents to law enforcement.
The Islamic State-affiliated news agency Aamaq said Friday the two shooters were “supporters” of the group. Read More: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-san-bernardino-shooting-20151204-story.html
Despite President Obama and team attempts to convince people the attack was not terrorism or Muslim or ISIS related the facts have proved otherwise. Obama and Hillary Clinton have focused on reducing gun rights after the attack, but polls show the American believe the opposite, that gun rights are not the issue, that terrorism is a much more important danger than gun rights.