It would have been nice to have had a guest post by Donald Trump. Not for the entertainment value, but for direct blunt thoughts about the stupidity occurring at a holiday banquet for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health in California.
Does a label need to be put on Syed Rizwan Farook or his wife Tashfeen Malik other than murdering lunatics? The couple conducted what appears to be a well thought out murder of 14 people with approximately 17 others being wounded. Whether it's labeled as workplace violence or terrorism is pure crap! It is murder. Let's declare war on murders and make sure of the following:
One: No more glorification of the murders with so much media coverage.
Two: Punish each murderer to the full extent of the law.
Questions? Repeat step one and two!
Farook was apparently born in Chicago but raised in California. His internet bride apparently is from Pakistan but lived in the Middle East. The two were both apparently in Saudi Arabia within the last two years. They attended the banquet, then they suddenly left. They then returned with a plan to murder at a facility designed to help the developmentally disabled. Farook had been a public employee for about five years. Since returning to the U.S., he was reported as being "reserved."
Both Farook and his bride were killed in a gun fight less than four hours after the mass murder. The couple had fled in a rented SUV. Given the rental vehicle, amount of ammunition and explosives, this was a planned massacre. Unfortunately, there was a great deal of media coverage of the shootout and unfortunately, publicity is the last thing lunatics deserve. Furthermore, extensive media coverage appears to spawn further attacks.
Farook's brother in law, Farhan Khan, spoke to the media and condemned the violence. Farook and Malik had assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons in their SUV at the time of their death. The motive of the shooting is debatable. Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles, said not to jump to conclusions. Muzammil Siddiqi, chairman of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, publicized his “sadness and sorrow” for the victims. “We are in solidarity with them," Siddiqi said, while condemning the “horrible violence," and urged people not to condemn Islam.
Legal Pub takes the position that there is indeed no need to condemn any religion. What needs to be condemned is anyone who promotes acts of violence and that condemnation needs to consist of punishing crimes to the maximum extent of the law.
Farook and Malik are survived by a six month child who was staying with relatives at the time of the shooting.
The couple apparently met in 2014 on a dating site. Malik came to the U.S. on a "Fiance Visa." Random dating site and social media photos below