San Bernardino massacre was an act of terrorism
December 4, 2015
The FBI announced Friday evening that it has determined the shooting in San Bernardino that killed 14 people and wounded 21 others on Wednesday was an act of terrorism.
Shortly after Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Farook opened fire on a holiday party, Malik posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook. Malik was born in Pakistan and then moved to Saudi Arabia when she was about four years old.
Farook was born in the United States. He met Malik during a trip to Saudi Arabia in 2013. It is currently unknown how the couple became radicalized.
Following are comments by David Bowdich”
“My name is David Bowdich with the FBI.
“I’d like for all of us to remember that the families and loved ones of the victims, as well as the community of San Bernardino, will be dealing with the aftermath of this long after our investigation is over.
“ ‘Heroism’ — First responders.
“Given the facts as we know them today, the Joint Terrorism Task Force is now investigating the December 2 shooting in San Bernardino as an act of terrorism. We have taken a leadership role at the federal level with the resources of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
“The FBI; the San Bernardino Police Department; the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department; the ATF, and many other partners, will continue to work collaboratively as we gather facts.”
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