As I predicted this morning, media reports are now telling us that the killers who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino yesterday may have become “radicalized”, but they’re not saying what the basis for that “radicalization” might be. And they won’t say the word, even if they’ve figured it out. I-S-L-A-M is the verboten word. From CNN we get this:
San Bernardino, California (CNN)[Breaking news update at 12:59 p.m. ET]
The San Bernardino massacre shooters had extensive amounts of ammunition and in their home at the time they were killed in a shootout with police, the city’s police chief said Thursday.
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said that Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, fired between 65 and 75 rifle rounds during the shooting at a county health department holiday party, then unloaded about that number in a later confrontation with police.
Fourteen died in the holiday party carnage and 21 more were wounded, according to Burguan. He said two police officers suffered injuries in the subsequent shootout.
Authorities later found thousands more rounds of ammunition at the couple’s residence, 12 pipe bombs and hundreds of tools that “could be used to construct IEDs or pipe bombs,” the chief said.
Burguan said “we still don’t have a motive,” but speculated that the couple may have been planning more carnage…
…Farook’s apparent radicalization contributed to his role in the mass shooting, with his wife Tashfeen Malik, of 14 people Wednesday during a holiday party for the San Bernardino County health department, where Farook worked, sources said…
Ah. Sources said. Radicalized. By what? By whom? For what purpose? And you will not ever see the answers to those three questions in anything the police authorities hand to the news outlets. That is a place to which law enforcement authorities are forbidden to go – and the prohibition from going there originally came straight from the George W. Bush White House.
Still, it wasn’t necessarily the only driver behind the carnage, as workplace grievances may have also played a role. President Barack Obama hinted as much Thursday when he said that the attackers may have had “mixed motives.”
Ah. Workplace grievances. Barack Obama hinted at possible mixed motives.
Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia for several weeks in 2013 on the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims are required to take at least once in their lifetime, which didn’t raise red flags, said two government officials. It was during this trip that he met Malik, a native of Pakistan who came to the United States on a “fiancée visa” and later became a lawful permanent resident…
There’s the word that should give us a clue – Muslims. And that’s as far as our law enforcement higher-ups or our elected officials will ever go toward informing us as to the real source for this attack. It was Islamic jihad, which is mandated in the Quran and the Hadith collections. But no one in position of authority will ever bother to examine and disclose either what that Quran says – or what the Hadith collections say.
…Once again after a mass shooting, Obama appealed Thursday for something to be done to prevent more heartache.
“Right now, it’s too easy,” he said. “We’re going to have to search ourselves as a society … to take basic steps that would make it harder — not impossible, but harder — to let individuals get access to weapons.”
Ah. We have to make it harder to get the guns.
The police chief said late Wednesday that terrorism couldn’t be ruled out. He did say that, given everything involved, the attack didn’t appear to be a spur-of-the-moment decision.
“I think, based on what we’ve seen, there was some degree of planning,” Burguan said.
“We don’t have a motive at this point. We are still searching the motive.”
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Here’s a motive:
Speaking Thursday from Washington, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged that “we don’t know a lot right now. But one thing that’s clear is that violence like this has no place in this country.”
“This is not what we stand for,” Lynch said. “This is not what we do … it’s not what we live for.”
Ah, but my dear Ms. Lynch, here’s a news flash. Violence like this does have a place in Islam. And it is what Muslims live for.