California Shooting Update: Woman Shooter Turned US-born Husband Into Killer

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In a tragic California shooting incident, US-born Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik took the lives of 14 people when they stormed a San Bernardino care center for people with developmental disabilities. Now, authorities are investigating the theory that Malik was the driving force behind the massacre and influenced her husband into becoming a killer.

Not much was initially known about Tashfeen Malik at first, other than the fact she was from Pakistan and that she and Syed Farook had met through an online Muslim dating website. After meeting in person in Saudi Arabia, Farook petitioned to bring Malik to the US on a K1 fiancee visa.

Now, in a California shooting update, a theory has emerged that it was Malik who was behind the tragedy, instead of her husband as was initially thought. This theory comes after a Facebook post by Malik surfaced in which she pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Tashfeen Malik’s relatives in Pakistan said that Malik seemed to have abandoned the family’s moderate Islam worship and became more radicalized after moving to Saudi Arabia when she was 19.

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David Bowditch, Asst. Director of the FBI, announces in a California shooting update that the incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism. Screen capture c/o CNN.

There is no evidence to suggest that Malik and Farook were acting under orders of ISIS; instead, law enforcement officials have said that the San Bernardino shooting “is looking more and more like self-radicalization”.

Whether they were acting under orders or not, ISIS has declared support for Malik and Farook and declared through their al-Bayan Radio that “We pray to God to accept them as martyrs.”

Regardless of whether it was Tashfeen Malik or Syed Farook who sparked the tragic event, it is clear to authorities that it was a planned attack. The FBI have taken over the investigation after it was perceived to be a terrorist attack, and FBI official David Bowdich said that they have “uncovered evidence … of extreme planning.”

Read also: California Shooting: 10 Shocking Facts About The San Bernardino Shooter.

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