Nineteen days prior to yesterday’s slaughter in San Bernardino, California, the world watched and listened in horror as the Religion of Peace struck in Paris, killing one-hundred-thirty and injuring hundreds of others. As yesterday’s atrocity unfolded, a couple of all-too-famliar questions went through my mind:
A. When the police do catch up to the perpetrators, what will be their names?
B. Are they Muslims?
Today we have the answers to both questions. The murderers’ names really don’t matter. There will be countless others to take their places. Two are dead – shot by California police officers. One is in custody. Are there more yet to be found and arrested or killed? Possibly. It doesn’t matter.
The killers are Muslims – again.
Next will come the all-too-familiar exhaustive, baffling search for the motive behind the slaughter. During the incident the authorities and newscasters told us what they always tell us, as quickly as they can get to a microphone – that there was absolutely no evidence that would lead them to believe the ongoing attack was in any way related to “terrorism.”
Fair enough. I’m all for following the evidence. Today’s L.A. Times gives us this:
As the holiday gathering got underway Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan Farook joined dozens of his colleagues from San Bernardino County’s public health department. Farook, an inspector, seemed quiet during the early hours of the event, then vanished just as a group photo was about to be taken.
Shortly afterward, gunfire erupted at the Inland Regional Center where the employees filled a conference room. By the end of the day, police had identified Farook, 28, as a suspect in the massacre and said he was one of two people shot to death in a gun battle with officers. The other was 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik, who a family member said was Farook’s wife…
…Co-workers told The Times they were shocked to hear Farook’s name linked to the shooting. Two who were in the restroom when the bullets began to fly said he was quiet and polite, with no obvious grudges…
…They and other colleagues said Farook was a devout Muslim, but rarely discussed religion at work.
“He never struck me as a fanatic, he never struck me as suspicious,” said Griselda Reisinger, who worked with Farook before leaving the agency in May….
…Later Wednesday night, Farhan Khan, a brother-in-law of Farook, said he knew the suspect for much of his life and last saw him a week ago.
“I cannot express how sad I am,” he said at an Islamic Center in Anaheim. “I have no idea why he would do that…. I am in shock that something like this would happen…. My condolences to the people who lost their life.”…
From a Times update, we get this:
In search for suspects’ motives, investigators ‘can’t rule anything out’
Investigators “can’t rule anything out” yet as they search for a motive for Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Rep. Adam Schiff, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Thursday.
Oh, they’ll rule something out. Keep reading.
It’s “possible” that “some combination of motivation” involving both a workplace dispute and terrorism prompted the shooting, Schiff said in an interview with CNN. He had been briefed on the progress of the investigation earlier in the morning, he said.
The FBI and other federal agencies are “exploring” any possible “links to international terror,” Schiff said, stressing that none have been found so far.
In which direction the investigation goes now I won’t speculate. I’m long-ago-retired from law enforcement work. But I can tell you this:
Virtually every chief of police and sheriff in the United States has been through the FBI’s National Academy for law enforcement officers. It is considered the pinnacle of advanced education for anyone in police work – throughout the world. Beginning with the George W. Bush administration and into the Barack Obama administration, all words and ideas which might link any act such as what happened yesterday to Islam were scrubbed clean from the nation’s highest military and law enforcement training manuals . Ergo tying yesterday’s atrocities in any way to the religion of peace is verboten in American law enforcement.
Never mind what’s written in the Quran and the Hadith collections, which exhort and command devout Muslims to kill Infidels. Never mind what may be taught in mainstream mosques, both here and abroad. Do not go near the doctrines of Islam in searching for a motive.
And why is that, you ask? That law enforcement manual scrubbing job happened at the insistence of the Council on American Islamic Relations(CAIR) – which is a direct spawn of the Muslim Brotherhood.
So, here’s a pretty safe bet:
The search for the “motive” behind yesterday’s horror may or may not lead our authorities to the words “terror” and “terrorism.” And that’s as far as they’ll go. Officialdom’s eyes and ears will slam shut to any possibility that the driving force behind yesterday’s “terror”, which took so many precious lives, is in any way related to the doctrines of The Religion of Peace.
Our Republic is existing in a suicidal state of denial.