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He Killed 14 People Because They Mentioned His Beard

The latest spin by the lawyer for the family of the San Bernadino terrorists is the Sayed Farook and his wife killed 14 people, and wounded 17 others, in cold blood not because they were radicalized Daesh sympathizers, but because some of his co-workers had commented and joked with him about the beard he'd started growing after he returned from his month long paid vacation to Saudi Arabia.


No one goes out and buys assault rifles, flak vests, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and builds pipe bombs in revenge for a few remarks about a beard. I feel fairly confident in stating this, as I am a man who wears a beard and I know that around the country there are untold numbers of men who wear beards, including Muslim men, to whom it would never occur to conduct a well planned mass shooting over jokes about our beards.

This was a planned act of terrorism. The lawyer for the family is trying to shift the blame for the killings from the perpetrators to the victims. He needs to call the attack what it was, instead of trying to portray Farook as a victim driven to commit violence by intolerant co-workers. The people Farook and his wife murdered are the victims here, and no amount of double-talk by the family's lawyer will change that.

I believe Farook came back from Saudi Arabia intent on committing the terrorist act that took place in San Bernadino, and that his wife was instrumental in his radicalization. This is my opinion based on what has been reported thus far. Feel free to disagree with me and offer your reasons why you think the killings were not a terrorist act.

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LoudMan wrote on December 6, 2015, 10:17 AM

And, just think. These two were vetted by our government. How good of a job will our government do with the thousands and thousands of other immigrants it wants to import. Obama is just muckraking for his Israeli masters.

JohnRoberts wrote on December 6, 2015, 10:30 AM

The argument it was about the beard is ludicrous. Beards are in right now. Just ask basketball star James "The Beard" Harden and half the baseball players.

markgraham wrote on December 6, 2015, 10:40 AM

If that is the reason why all that happened that person should be psychologically checked for mental illness. No one is that sensitive.
Who cares what a beard is like.

WordChazer wrote on December 6, 2015, 10:54 AM

And that marks every hipster the country as a crazed radical, by that argument. Oh dear.

grandma20121 wrote on December 6, 2015, 11:22 AM

i whole heartedly agree with you, everyone needs to realize terrorism is on the rise here and his lawyer needs to

CoralLevang wrote on December 6, 2015, 11:25 AM

Who knows? There may be some in this thread who might even see this as nothing more than media sensationalism. No terrorism here, right? No evil masterminds, like Hitler or anyone else.

I have my own ideas about what to do, but cannot publicly say what I would do. Now, if ever sipping on a glass of single malt in a discussion face-to-face, you might hear exactly what I would do.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 11:38 AM

Actually, only one was vetted on a fiance visa. The husband was a native born US citizen from Illinois. He became radicalized after visiting Saudi Arabia and meeting or being assigned his wife.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 11:39 AM

Absolutely correct. Nearly every male teacher at the school I teach at is wearing a beard right now. That hardly makes us likely to take up arms against innocent people.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 11:40 AM

The argument is ridiculous and the family and their lawyer know it. They are trying to shift blame.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 11:41 AM

The family and their lawyer are trying to distract from the real reason for the attack and shift the blame to the victims.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 11:42 AM

As often as you and I are of one mind on certain issues, I think I may have some idea of what you would do if given free reign to implement your solution. I may be wrong, but I'm sure I'm in the ballpark.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 11:43 AM

It is part and parcel of the way the terrorists operate to try and confuse the situation and make the victims the bad guys.

msiduri wrote on December 6, 2015, 12:27 PM

Blame the victims? When has a lawyer ever resorted to that tactic?

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 6, 2015, 1:20 PM

I totally agree with you DWDavisRSL. It was a terrorist attack plain and simple. I just read today that ISIS made a statement how those two were soldiers for the Caliphate.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 6, 2015, 1:21 PM

Obama doesn't support Israel at all. He has disdain for Netanyahu.

MegL wrote on December 6, 2015, 1:44 PM

I do not know whether the shooting occurred because of this or something else. It was wrong. Shooting and killing are no way to settle arguments of any kind.

VinceSummers wrote on December 6, 2015, 4:15 PM

I haven't pursued this topic in the news. In fact, I tend to avoid the news. It is not encouraging. It never is.

6snowroses.6doves4peace wrote on December 6, 2015, 4:35 PM

I am disgusted by the whole affair, DW Davis. I can only pray for peace for the victims and their families. May you find peace, too.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 6, 2015, 4:56 PM

Blaming the victims is the norm anymore. But I would have been curious about his timing for deciding to grow the beard. Under the circumstances I think that was a warning sign of what could and in the end did happen sadly.

alexdg1 wrote on December 6, 2015, 5:15 PM

What does the family of the terrorist hope to achieve in court? Clear his name (and that of his wife) and pin the blame on us non-Muslims?

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 5:52 PM

I know. It is unheard of in this country. May I take my tongue out of my cheek now.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 5:53 PM

I'm not surprised at all that Daesh would claim them as its own. Investigators are now saying it appears further attacks were planned by the pair.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 5:55 PM

Investigators today are saying it was most almost certainly a terrorist attack and that the couple had obviously planned to hit other targets.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 6, 2015, 5:56 PM

It is absolutely a lame argument at any level.

morilla wrote on December 7, 2015, 2:10 PM

It's part of the 'narrative' some are pushing in terms of the U.S. being racist, anti-Muslim, etc. It portrays the American population as 'infidels' who do not understand Islam or Middle Eastern culture. Remember, those same individuals consider the U.S. responsible for such attacks. With that said... There's another report floating around that it was a division over the idea that the conservative views of one of the victims prompted the attack; i.e., he was pro-Israel, with he and the shooter disagreeing over the Holocaust.

There is little doubt that this was long planned. The rifles were bought in 2011 and 2012. The pipe bombs weren't something 'instantly' pieced together. If nothing else, the components had to be purchased and neighbors say that there were many visitors and they worked late into the night in the garage. Given the difficulties in obtaining ammo, it likely took some time to acquire that as well. Thus, the question is: "What else did they have in mind?"

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 7, 2015, 8:24 PM

There is little doubt they planned an attack and if there was some sort of disagreement at the party, it was probably instigated to set the stage for shifting the blame from the shooters to the victims.

More and more is being learned of the shooters' connections to Daesh.

Have you heard today that The Donald now wants a moratorium on Muslims being allowed into the US? If he really said that, I wonder if he also has a plan to force the Muslims already here to sew green crescents onto their clothes.

morilla wrote on December 8, 2015, 12:30 AM

I'm still at a bit of a loss to 'explain' Donald Trump and the role he's playing.

Insofar as his comments about Muslim immigrants, I think your characterization of a 'moratorium' is the most accurate I've heard; i.e., he said " until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on ." I presume he means until we can figure out how to differentiate between those who are 'radicalized' and those who aren't. At some level, I suppose, it sounds 'good' and he was met with cheers; though I'm not completely convinced that it's ALL about 'racism.' Though I'm sure there's some of that, I suspect it has more to do with 'fear' than an endemic 'hate.' As a practical matter, in a variety of ways, I'm not sure how you can do that. But, this is what happens when both sides pander to fear(s) instead of speaking to realities.

It's come out that there were 'significant' deposits made to them in November and some supposition/speculation that it paid for the materials and, maybe, the two rifles. One way or the other, this isn't necessarily, strictly, an "homegrown" plot.

WordChazer wrote on December 8, 2015, 4:54 PM

CoralLevang DWDavisRSL If single malt is ever involved. I'd not mind being part of the discussion. It's the only time events like these make sense to me.

WordChazer wrote on December 8, 2015, 5:02 PM

The best response to The Donald's words came from Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Mr B wants to send The Donald into space: . We've all watched enough science fiction stories to know what might happen next, haven't we?

CoralLevang wrote on December 8, 2015, 5:12 PM

And I have never been a typically violent person, but I might make an exception. But it would be a slow and painful evolution.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 8, 2015, 5:15 PM

Have you seen any more about the report that the rifles were bought through a straw purchase by an old neighbor of Farook's?

morilla wrote on December 8, 2015, 9:29 PM

If what is in today's report is true - " ...Farook, asked Marquez to buy the two “assault-style” rifles back in late 2011 or early 2012 so that Farook’s name would not be on file in connection with the high-powered rifles. " - that's the very definition of a straw purchase. Then " All four weapons were bought legally in California" is NOT the case.

Deepizzaguy wrote on December 26, 2015, 7:29 PM

I just laugh when some of my enemies call me a Joker due to my humor remarks. Getting ticked off over talking about his beard? We are living in a mad world.