In line with recent events that happened in Paris and San Bernardino, it seems that many people are being influenced by ISIS propaganda.
On Thursday, many in the mainstream media were attempting to figure out what could have possibly motivated a married couple named Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik with a new baby to go on such a shooting spree, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out.
According to CBS News, Farook and Malik have been watching ISIS propaganda online. In addition, NBC News is reporting that the pair had been in contact with jihadists both inside and outside the country…
But authorities told NBC News on Thursday that Farook appeared to have been radicalized. They said he had been in touch with people in the Los Angeles area who have expressed jihadist-oriented views.
Intelligence sources told NBC News that Farook appeared to have been in some form of communication with overseas individuals who are persons of interest to American authorities.
Federal officials told NBC News that Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia two years ago. Authorities believe, based on the timing, that the trip was for the hajj, the pilgrimage that devout Muslims are required to do at one point in their lives.
The officials believe Farook met Malik there, and then brought her back to the U.S.
The couple had a child together in May, and left their 6-month-old daughter with her grandmother before the onslaught.
Police discovered a veritable armory when they searched Farook and Malik’s Redlands home, recovering a dozen pipe bombs, 2,000 9-millimeter handgun rounds, 2,500 .223-caliber assault rifle rounds and “hundreds of tools” that could have been used to make additional explosive devices, Burguan said.
“Certainly they were equipped and they could have continued to do another attack … we intercepted them,” he said.
Researchers at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University investigated the presence of American ISIS supporters on social media and found that “ISIS-related mobilization in the United States has been unprecedented.”
US authorities are reportedly aware of 250 Americans who have attempted to travel to Islamic State territory — some successfully, others not — in Syria and Iraq. And there are 900 active investigations against ISIS supporters in all 50 states, according to the report.
Most ISIS sympathizers the center found are young — the average age is 26 — and 86% are male. More than half attempted to travel abroad, and 27% were involved in plots to carry out attacks in the US. Many were American-born and had no prior history of radical views.
The FBI is aware of at least 22 paramilitary Islamic communes in the U.S., operated by the shadowy Pakistan-based group Jamaat al-Fuqra and its main U.S. front group, Muslims of the Americas.
With U.S. headquarters in Islamberg, New York, the group headed by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani operates communes in mostly remote areas of California, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee and other states.
But instead of acting responsibly, Barack Obama continues to leave our borders wide open, and he continues to push for even more refugees from Islamic nations. Most people don’t realize this, but just before the Paris attacks Obama announced that “the number of Syrian and other refugees” was going to be increased to 100,000 a year. So the “10,000” figure that is being throw around by everyone on the news simply is not accurate.
And despite what just happened in San Bernardino, Obama told CNN this weekthat ISIS does not pose a significant threat to us…
President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Thursday that he is confident the U.S. is safe from a Paris-style attack from ISIS and that American law enforcement is well equipped to protect the nation during the holidays.
“ISIL will not pose an existential threat to us. They are a dangerous organization like al Qaeda was, but we have hardened our defenses,” Obama told CBS. “The American people should feel confident that, you know, we are going to be able to defend ourselves and make sure that, you know, we have a good holiday and go about our lives.”
Of course a lot of Americans are not buying this nonsense. Thanks in part to the recent terror attacks in Paris, gun sales broke an all-time record on Black Friday. According to the FBI, an astounding 185,345 background checks were performed last Friday. A lot of ordinary Americans are deeply concerned about rising crime, the decaying economy and rising Islamic terror and they are arming themselves.