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Female San Bernardino Shooter Pledged Allegiance To ISIS On Facebook

December 04, 2015

Officials in San Bernardino have uncovered a major piece of intelligence: Female shooter Tashfeen Malik, wife of Sayer Farook, posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS on Facebook.


Investigators say it was on an account not under her name but that she controlled it.

The post specifically claimed allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. No word yet on how investigators found this page or knew she was running it.

Officials at this point believe that the couple was self-radicalized.


From CNN:

(CNN) Investigators think that as the San Bernardino, California, attack was happening, female shooter Tashfeen Malik posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook, three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation told CNN.

Malik’s post was made on an account with a different name, one U.S. official said. The officials did not explain how they knew Malik made the post.

A law enforcement official said it appeared that Wednesday’s attack — which left 14 people dead and 21 wounded before the two attackers, Malik and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, were killed in a shootout with police — may have been inspired by ISIS. But none of the officials said that ISIS directed or ordered the attack.

Read more at CNN

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