Officials: Both San Bernardino Jihadist Killers Pledged Allegiance To The Islamic State
I could say I told you so, but I won’t. The neighbor who purchased the military-grade rifles used by Syed Farook and his wife during the massacre was evidently a convert to Islam and was related to the killers by marriage. Sounds like he may have made a pledge of his own …
Hadith, Muslim 1844, 1851, “Whoever gives his oath of allegiance to a leader and gives him his hand and his heart, let him obey him as much as he can … Whoever dies and did not make an oath of allegiance (to the Muslim leader) has died a death of jaahiliyyah [like an ignorant non-Muslim in pre-Islamic times]” – The “Prophet” Mohammed
By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “The Islamic State has repeatedly called upon Muslims in the U.S. to murder American civilians. In September 2014, Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani published a lengthy piece entitled ‘Indeed Your Lord Is Ever Watchful,’ consisting largely of a call for Muslims to mount jihad attacks in Western countries. Al-Adnani declared:
Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling. Both of them are disbelievers. Both of them are considered to be waging war [the civilian by belonging to a state waging war against the Muslims]. Both of their blood and wealth is legal for you to destroy, for blood does not become illegal or legal to spill by the clothes being worn. The civilian outfit does not make blood illegal to spill, and the military uniform does not make blood legal to spill.
‘Both San Bernardino attackers pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, officials say,’ by Missy Ryan, Adam Goldman, Abby Phillip and Julie Tate, Washington Post, December 8, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Federal authorities believe the Facebook posting from one of the attackers who killed 14 people here last week was made on behalf of both shooters, according to several senior U.S. law enforcement officials.
The Facebook posting said, “We pledge allegiance” to the leader of the Islamic State, using the name Khalifah Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Al Qurashi, the emir of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Some of the text in the posting appeared to be garbled, one official said.
This new detail illustrates what federal officials described Monday as the radicalization of both attackers. The FBI investigation continues to explore when the two attackers became adherents to a radical strain of Islam and who may have influenced whom, another law enforcement official said Tuesday.
“It’s looking like they were on the same path at the same time,” that official said….
Neighbor Of SB Jihadis Attended Same Mosque, Got Them Military-Grade Rifles – “The FBI remains keenly interested in a former neighbor who provided the military-grade rifles used by Syed Rizwan Farook, the 28-year-old county health inspector, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, during the massacre that killed 14 people and injured 21 others. The neighbor, Enrique Marquez, legally purchased the rifles — semiautomatic AR-15s manufactured by DPMS and Smith & Wesson — in California… Reports on Monday suggested that Marquez and Farook might have other connections in addition to being neighbors. An official with the Islamic Center of Corona-Norco, in Corona, Calif., the mosque Syed Farook’s brother Raheel regularly attended, said he believed that Marquez had periodically attended the center… other members he had spoken with said they recalled him occasionally praying at the mosque four or five years ago.” Read more.