By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times (TNS) An Islamic State propaganda magazine praised the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terrorist attack as martyrs for killing 14 people, and suggested that the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 was inspired — but not directed — by the organization. An essay that opens the […]
Enrique Marquez has been indicted on charges he conspired with Syed Rizwan Farook, in 2011 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists – weapons, explosives and personnel – for attacks that were never carried out.
Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik had been radicalized “for quite some time” and practiced shooting at a gun range days before they opened fire on a San Bernardino holiday party, authorities said Monday.
The widow of a man killed in last week’s rampage in San Bernardino said Monday that she believed the two shooters targeted her husband. “I know my husband discussed religion and Israel with a lot of people, including” one of the shooters, his wife said.
As President Barack Obama spoke from the Oval Office to the nation on Sunday, and as the candidates seeking to replace him sought to recalibrate their positions, all sides faced a central problem: The nature of the attack defies the solutions that either party has been offering.
Much of Obama’s failure to drive the conversation his way — that his strategy against the Islamic State is working however slowly — stems from his own rhetoric, particularly his reluctance to speak in anger or alarm about terrorism.
The San Bernardino massacre, which killed 14 people, has focused new attention on “lone wolf” terrorists who plan attacks away from traditional high-profile targets without directly coordinating with others.
Syed Farook was Chicago-born, with Pakistani roots. He didn’t drink or smoke. He avoided TV and movies, preferring instead to tinker with old cars, work out and memorize the Quran. He had a $49,000-a-year government job as a health inspector and wanted a young wife who shared his Sunni Muslim faith.