One San Bernardino Victim had Heated Conversation about Islam with Shooter weeks before the Attack
The motive for why Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik slaughtered 14 innocent people in San Bernardino last night at a state-run disabilities center still remains unclear, though it feels like we’re getting closer to understanding…
A friend says a man who was killed in the rampage at a Southern California social service center worked with one of the shooters and they had a heated conversation about Islam two weeks before the attack.
It’s not clear if the discussion was a factor in the attack.
Kuuleme Stephens says she happened to call 52-year-old Nicholas Thalasinos while he was at work and having a discussion with Syed Farook.
Thalasinos identified Farook by name and told her Farook believed Islam was a peaceful religion.
She added that Farook said Americans don’t understand Islam.
Stephens says both men worked as county restaurant inspectors and regularly discussed politics and religion. Thalasinos identified as a Messianic Jew and was passionate about pro-Israel causes.
Thalasinos’ wife, Jennifer Thalasinos, told The New York Times that her husband had talked about Farook but never said anything negative.
Sad, all the way around.
Farook was apparently a devout Muslim who worked for the state of California, while Malik (Farook’s wife) was in the country from Pakistan on a fiancee visa.
We also know that Farook followed some pretty telling accounts on Twitter, and that he and Malik watched ISIS propaganda online.
An ‘IED factory‘ was found at the couple’s home, as well.
Nobody is coming out just yet and saying that this atrocious act was terrorism, but it sure seems to be leaning that way.
Gun control would not have prevented this crime, and it’s bonkers that the left keeps pushing that lie
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