“OOOH! Talk dirty-bomb to me baby!” Normally when a couple plans out their life together that mapped out future is projected for longer than two years. But not when the couple are radicalized Muslims.
Testifying before the Senate on Sunday, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the terrorist couple that committed the bloodbath in San Bernardino, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, began scheming their a terror attack while they were dating on-line and before Tashfeen moved to the United States on a fiancee visa last year.
“These two killers were radicalized for quite a long time, Our investigation to date shows that they were radicalized before they started courting or dating each other online, and as early as the end of 2013, were talking to each other about jihad and martyrdom before they became engaged and married and were living in the U.S.
(…) We believe they were inspired by foreign organizations. We are working very hard to see if anyone else was involved in assisting, equipping or helping them. And did they have other plans?”
In other words, Comey was explaining while our president was busily negotiating an agreement with Iran which will allow the terrorist supporting nation to acquire nuclear weapons, potential terrorists were plotting on line. Not that he could have prevented these lovebirds from communicating with each other online. What the Obama administration might have prevented is a radicalized woman coming into the U.S. with the purpose of committing an act of terror.
Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Malik may have given false information on her visa application.
Supporting the concerns were new allegations that Malik gave an incorrect address in Pakistan on her K-1 visa application in what investigators say was an attempt to hide her family’s ties to Islamic militant elements in the Punjab area.
“We now know that Ms. Malik, one of the San Bernardino attackers, arrived in the United States on a fiancée visa,” said Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “This is yet another example of the failure of the screening process for those entering the United States. Our government apparently didn’t catch the false address in Pakistan she listed on her application or other possible signs that she was radicalized or an operative.”
This is the same kind of vetting the Administration will conduct on the Syrian refugees Obama has invited into the country.