In yet another sign the horrendous attack in California yesterday was the result of radical Islamic terrorism, reports say the married couple responsible for the heinous rampage hated America and searched online for propaganda from the Islamic State.
According to CBS News:
“Farook was born in the U.S. to a Pakistani family, was raised in Southern California and had been a San Bernardino County employee for five years, according to authorities and acquaintances.
A law enforcement source told CBS News that Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia in July 2014 to pick up Malik, who is Pakistani. Farook was in Saudi Arabia for two weeks. Malik received a K1 visa, known as a fiancee visa, a U.S. official told CBS News. It’s unclear when the visa was issued.
A source told CBS News that the pair were looking at ISIS propaganda online.
The stockpile of pipe bombs, tools and ammunition was found at a home in Redlands, about 7 miles from the massacre at the Inland Regional Center. Investigators said that Farook and his wife were listed on the rental agreement but that it wasn’t known whether they lived there.
Chaz Harrison, a friend of Farook since 2010, told CBS News that the couple didn’t want to be in the U.S.
“Syed was very passionate about his religion,” Harrison told CBS News. “He really felt some kind of way about the United States. I never knew he would be this extreme.”
Reports say ISIS immediately celebrated the attack. Just as they wrote after Paris (#ParisIsBurning), ISIS supporters wrote “#AmericaBurning.”
According to Vocativ:
ISIS extremists began celebrating the mass shooting in San Bernardino hours after the massacre, creating the hashtag #America_Burning, Vocativ discovered. The Islamic State, however, did not take credit for the shootings in the ghoulish postings.
Vocativ deep web analysts used our technology to discover the sickening ISIS posts on web forums where the extremists frequently share information.