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12/4/2015

San Bernardino Female Terrorist Passed DHS Screening

Filed under: General — JVW @ 3:35 pm



[guest post by JVW]

This is not yet fully confirmed (an important caveat), but it would appear that Tashfeen Malik passed her Department of Homeland Security counterterrorism screening last year when she arrived in this country as the bride of Sayed Farook.

Not to worry, says the White House, the planned screening process for the newly-arrived “Syrian” “refugees” (each word deserves its own set of incredulity quotation marks) is far more strict and comprehensive than the screening process for spouses. And when has the federal government ever overstated its dedication to keeping us safe or the Obama Administration ever knowingly lied to us?

– JVW

UPDATE BY PATTERICO:

UPDATE x2 BY PATTERICO: As Allahpundit says: “This is what I get for trusting ABC.”

Correction (Dec. 5): An earlier version of this report said Tashfeen provided a nonexistent address to U.S. officials when she applied for a fiance visa. Local residents say the version of the address provided is not precise, but the family does own a house in the neighborhood.

As usual, everything the media says is suspect.

71 Responses to “San Bernardino Female Terrorist Passed DHS Screening”

  1. But really, this whole situation just screams out for gun control.

    JVW (d60453)

  2. This reminds me of the president’s snotty “widows and orphans” smear against Republican leaders very doubtful about the efficacy of vetting Syrian refugees. Here we have a woman, and a young mother, who was so compelled by her *calling*, that she was more than willing to leave her baby behind to become orphaned, knowing that she would likely be killed in the process of doing what she no doubt considered the greater good.

    Dana (86e864)

  3. Exactly, Dana.

    felipe (56556d)

  4. The second riyahd al salih (black widow) in a month.

    narciso (732bc0)

  5. Yes, let this collection of riff raff screen another 100K of them.

    NO TERRORISM CONTACTS.They simply broke all their tech because they were angry about a Christmas party. And of course if you have words at a Christmas party, getting the Mrs. and shoot the place up to hell is a logical reaction.

    Looks like FBI chief James Comey has gone off the reservation. This is gonna get interesting. Between Obama trying to cover this mess up and Comey not playing nice, and Hillary! facing an FBI investigation, oh boy.

    Bugg (fa64ec)

  6. Here she is, so glad she made America her home.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVaosjnU8AATqLN.jpg

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  7. Not to worry, says the White House, the planned screening process for the newly-arrived “Syrian” “refugees” (each word deserves its own set of incredulity quotation marks) is far more strict and comprehensive than the screening process for spouses. And when has the federal government ever overstated its dedication to keeping us safe or the Obama Administration ever knowingly lied to us?

    Just a small reminder.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/10/readout-president-s-meeting-senior-administration-officials-our-prepared

    This was a press release the WH put out on what became Benghazi Eve, comforting Americans around the world that the Bamster was all over the anniversary of 9/11 and that he and his administration had spared no effort, had left no rock unturned, done everything humanly possible to evaluate threats and to take “specific measures” to respond to them both at home and abroad.

    The next day four Americans were dead. The help they expected never came even though it was only an hour and a half flying time away.

    It turns out that the Resident Assistant in Chief and his Freshman Dorm Administration’s idea of doing “everything possible to protect the American people, both at home and abroad” consisted of doing diddly squat besides hosting a conference call and putting out a press release.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  8. @6, she looks like Frodo after he got bit by the giant spider in Mordor.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0A4_0kYU1T8/T2lKXWwUUgI/AAAAAAAAAtg/wpMAumGTYoc/s1600/Frodo+Spider+.jpg

    Steve57 (a13395)

  9. We’ve been assured that the woman was not on the radar of any agency, and yet, the feds have been able to figure out this after the fact. If she were thoroughly vetted, wouldn’t connections to this have come up at the time she came into the country, somehow? Or the number of times she went in and out of the country to go back to Pakistan:

    The woman who took part in the ISIS-inspired San Bernardino massacre is linked to her native country’s most notorious radical mosque, American officials believe.

    Sources have told Daily Mail Online that US officials handed over information to their Pakistani counterparts about links between Tashfeen Malik and the Red Mosque in Islamabad.

    The mosque is infamous for its links to violence and authorities in Pakistan are now considering taking action against its preacher, Maulana Abdul Aziz, after the disclosures by US officials.

    It is unclear currently how law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the US have connected Malik to the mosque.


    More confusing:

    American officials have now held crisis talks with one of Pakistan’s most senior figures Shahbaz Sharif, brother of prime minister Nawaz Sharif, at the country’s High Commission in London, sources revealed.

    Sources with knowledge of the meeting told Daily Mail Online that the US had handed over ‘some proofs’ of links to the Red Mosque, known in Urdu as Lal Masjid.

    Dana (86e864)

  10. Acting TSA director reassigned after screeners failed tests to detect explosives, weapons

    never forget how deeply and inherently incompetent the failmerican government and its viciously fascist lackeys are

    happyfeet (831175)

  11. Where’s David Wilson? We need him to locate some of the made up Democrat “facts” at his favorite websites that explain this.

    Gerald A (949d7d)

  12. Dana @9, DHS was too busy looking for really, really derogatory information in her background such as, had she made and posted an “anti-Muslim” video on YouTube?

    Had she slandered the prophet on Twitter?

    You know, the kind of stuff that really POs our Preezy, Prom Queen.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  13. I have my own screening process. I thoroughly screen my M1911 every day, unlock it, insert a magazine and place it in my holster. Then I go about my business.

    My screening process includes range time at least twice a month and firing between 25 and 50 rounds with various firearms each time. I screen the targets for hits to center mass after each magazine.

    My screening process now includes keeping an eye out for suspicious females as well as males. Pretty soon, we’ll have to be worried about toddlers wearing suicide vests and brandishing knives.

    Two words for everyone: “situational awareness.” If you walk around with your head up your bum it may just get you killed.

    Get trained, get armed, carry, and keep alert. Inattention to detail can get you killed.

    WarEagle82 (44dbd0)

  14. But look, says the NY Times, you are just as likely to be killed by a non-Islamic extremist than an Islamic one! Really, they said that.

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/12/02/us/california-mass-shooting-san-bernardino.html

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  15. I swear to God that my local news just said investigators are still looking for a motive in the shootings.

    I am beginning to question my own sanity because that seems statistically more likely than the entire media and federal government being totally insane.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  16. Our government “vetted” the visas of Mohammed Atta and his crew and granted them visas six months after 9/11. That’s right, approved! Afterwards! Paperwork filled out, time to go get coffee, stamp the thing and move on.

    Government has not improved since then, and it will never, because government is not equipped to do such things. No government can.

    So pause immigration in toto until the world calms down.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  17. With Paul Ryan being sharia compliant, I’m taking advice from a N.Y. democrat, arm yourself.

    mg (31009b)

  18. But really, this whole situation just screams out for gun control.

    JVW (d60453) — 12/4/2015 @ 3:36 pm

    We already lead the nation with sensible gun laws. Senator Ma’am just said so.

    Bill H (2a858c)

  19. So pause immigration in toto until the world calms down.

    Patricia (5fc097) — 12/4/2015 @ 8:33 pm

    That may not be for a while, and requires a government with the will to defend it’s borders.

    Bill H (2a858c)

  20. This reminds me of the president’s snotty “widows and orphans” smear

    I recall his saying a few years ago that if Republicans bring a knife to a fight, he’ll bring a gun. Then I envision him in a room all alone — and unarmed — with someone like Tashfeen Mali. Then I think of a person like Mali directing her San-Bernardino-style greetings to him, and I can’t help but snicker and proclaim “Assalamu alaikum.”

    The US truly would be better off if the White House were devoid of tenants now through November 2016.

    Mark (f713e4)

  21. As a Sophomore in College, Obama went to POCK-EE-STAWN. For 3 weeks. The media found that completely without INTEREST. I find it quite fascinating. Obama said. “If the political winds blow in an ugly direction, I will stand with the Muzlims”. Obama has said or slipped several times vis a vis “His Muslim faith”. Obama has BIGGGG TIME DADDY ISSUES, and his Daddy, a drunken philandering DIRT BAG was Muslim, as was his Second Daddy Soetoro. Obama has made it CRYSTAL CLEAR that Islam is in need of his defense. “the future does not belong to those who slander Muhammed blah blah blah blah VOMIT. Obama and his rancid disgusting posse of incompetent hacks, blamed SLANDER OF MUHAMMAD for BENGHAZI. OBAMA, RODHAM, RICE et al are LYING BASTARDS and have a PSYCHOLOGICAL DEFECT with respect to WHAT IZZZLAM IS.
    Obama is a sick freak.

    Gus (7cc192)

  22. Post21: How many Democrats will take photo-ops with Muslim Leaders at Mosques to share their “fears” of being slandered and vilified by “intolerant Americans?”

    Post20:”…devoid of tenants now…” did you not get the memo, Trump is a greater threat to the Republic than President44 and his cabal.

    mike191 (4c004d)

  23. As long as Democrats hold the White House, this will not stop. There is a weird alliance between the political left and Islam. What they have in common is dislike of America and some sort of underdog fixation.

    It doesn’t seem to bother Democrats that Muslims throw gays off rooftops and won’t let women go to school.

    To quote Fred Thompson from a movie, “This will get out of control and we will be lucky to survive it.”

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  24. Dr. K., I think it is a meta-“Daddy hatred.”

    It’s like the folks in the 60s complaining about “The Man.”

    Except, “The Man” changes. Sometimes, “The Man” is a woman.

    Anyway, things that used to be supported must be reviled.

    Simon Jester (ff7f83)

  25. Democrats don’t hold the White House, the Muslim Brotherhood does and there ain’t nothin’ democratic about their goals or their methods for achieving them.

    ropelight (d6605d)

  26. Tashfeen Malik is Valerie Jarretts’ evil twin sister.

    ropelight (d6605d)

  27. I don’t have a problem with throwing gays off roofs, but girls should be allowed to go to school. That’s where they’re most likely to find educated husbands who will have good jobs and be able to support them. There’s only so much the parents can do to arrange a marriage, limited as they are to their own social milieu, if they want their daughter to rise above their own station in life.

    nk (dbc370)

  28. Loretta Lynch, at a Thursday press conference, termed the San Bernardino shootings a “wonderful opportunity” to change the nature of police work.

    Is she just Eric Holder in drag?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  29. #23… yes, Mike K.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  30. Kevin M 14,

    This NY Times’ editorial is obviously supporting Obama’s gun control plans, but it goes deeper than that. They know Obama wants to issue executive orders implementing more gun control, but Obama and the NY Times also realize the orders can be rescinded by the next President or by the courts.

    I think when they talk about gun control over and over again, their goal is to increase the chance that some conservative or Tea Party member or a random redneck will get angry and do something violent with a gun. They are baiting us and want a violent response.

    Their ultimate goal is to equate these violent extremist ideologies, thus claiming that Muslim terrorists are no different than right-wing terrorists. They want to win by demonizing conservatives because they can’t win the actual issue.

    DRJ (15874d)

  31. If so, then we will see Obama talking a lot about the dangers of violent extremists ideologies, but he won’t be thinking about Muslims when he says it. He will be thinking about consefvatives. He will be thinking about us.

    DRJ (15874d)

  32. “Sensible gun laws”… I used to work with a fellow who’s wife was one of the victims in that mass-shooting/murder that occurred in San Francisco back in the mid-90s. Man, did the media and Congress exploit him.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  33. Putin wants Russia to become world’s organic food superpower but first hopes to clip Turkey’s wings

    he really is gayer than backstage at a Dan + Shay concert

    happyfeet (831175)

  34. If Obama can get his wish of anyone who is on the no-fly list being a prohibited person, then he will have it made. In the shade. Because his J.J. at DHS makes up the no-fly list.

    BTW, the first federal “assault weapons ban” was by executive order in 1989. 41 banned the importation of scary looking guns. (Although that was more in the way of crony capitalism — to help Colt sell its Mattel, Sturm-Ruger its clunky Mini-14, and Iver Johnson its M1 Carbine. The Iver Johnson was nice — nicer than the GI ones.)

    nk (dbc370)

  35. Good points, nk.

    DRJ (15874d)

  36. Maybe after Obama leaves office we will learn that he bought gun manufacturer stock before the 2008 election. It seems far fetched but it would make more sense than any other explanation of him.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  37. He is the best guns and ammunition salesman ever.

    nk (dbc370)

  38. Non-islamic extremists 48, Islamic extremists 45

    Thank you Kevin M. for this NY Times scorecard. What a close game it has been.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  39. BTW while the Obama administration and media dance around what we all know, Donald Trump tells it like it is.
    And some people wonder why Trump is so far out ahead.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  40. Keep in mind that Trump is not intimidated by Loretta Lynch.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  41. 38.Non-islamic extremists 48, Islamic extremists 45

    Sure, as long as the counting begins on September 12, 2001.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  42. I agree with Trump. The family should be questioned and we should be skeptical about what they knew.

    DRJ (15874d)

  43. I went to Chicago’s one gun store to buy some ammunition. The lady behind the counter brought the boxes over to the cash register and I took out my ID and debit card. She said, “Strip down, facing me”. I silently cursed Rahm Emanuel but thought If she can stand it, I can stand it. I was down to my undershirt and unbuckling my belt before she screamed: “I meant to swipe the card. How to swipe the card!”

    nk (dbc370)

  44. A suicide-terrorist may be willing to sacrifice his own life to kill others, but if he knows it’s going to cost his parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews their lives to pay for his crimes it just might cause him to pause and think it over.

    ropelight (d6605d)

  45. Only the men and boys over twelve, and we should harvest their organs for transplantation. We should sell the women and children into slavery in the Gulf states. Both will help defray the military costs.

    nk (dbc370)

  46. Good stuff, nk!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  47. Sorry, nk, but I can’t go along with profiting over the sale of human beings, slavery in abhorrent.

    ropelight (d6605d)

  48. What makes you think that, ropelight? What has occurred anywhere in the world concerning HOMICIDE (not suicide) terrorists that indicates to you they value anyone or any thing above their broken ideology?

    Great joke, nk.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  49. if he knows it’s going to cost his parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews their lives to pay for his crimes it just might cause him to pause and think it over.

    I might have believed that at one time but watching Palestinian women celebrate the suicide bombing by their children has caused me to doubt anything will make them hesitate. Theirs is a death cult religion.

    I am willing to believe there is a segment of Muslims who wish only a middle class life and to be left alone. Unfortunately, there is a sizable minority, maybe 25% or more, who support what the radicals are doing. The poisoned jellybean analogy works for me.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  50. Thanks you.
    A light heart is a soldier’s best shield. — Master Li Kao
    In these times, we need to maintain some sense of humor.

    nk (dbc370)

  51. It is a death cult. Muslims need to decide whether or not they support it. No more standing on the sidelines.

    DRJ (15874d)

  52. And that was funny, nk. I can still laugh.

    DRJ (15874d)

  53. 38… AZ Bob… I thought the NYT classed the Ft. Hood as “workplace violence”.

    However these nitwits care to classify, the Islamists took a big, big lead at the top of the first inning in 2001.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  54. The Party of Death symbolized by the braying Democrat ass has much in common with the Cult of Death.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  55. I don’t have a problem with throwing gays off roofs,

    What?!

    Patricia (5fc097)

  56. Yes, Patricia, on reflection that was a very thoughtless thing to say. It’s very dangerous, and even outright deadly, to innocent passersby below.

    In other words, I was joking about that just as much as I was joking about sending the girls to school to find husbands.

    nk (dbc370)

  57. Ok thanks, nk. I was hoping it was ironic. :)

    Patricia (5fc097)

  58. I thought nk was actually thinking of bisexuals being thrown off rooftops. After all, that would include folks like the current main occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—the place floodlit in rainbow colors after a particular Supreme Court ruling awhile back.

    In light of and speaking of which…

    There is a weird alliance between the political left and Islam. What they have in common is dislike of America and some sort of underdog fixation.

    That’s why the Sharia-ites and Jihadists — presumably not fans of things like SSM — know that leftists like Barry or Loretta, or Hillary, etc, are the epitome — the essence — of useful idiots.

    Mark (f713e4)

  59. UPDATE x2 BY PATTERICO: As Allahpundit says: “This is what I get for trusting ABC.”

    Correction (Dec. 5): An earlier version of this report said Tashfeen provided a nonexistent address to U.S. officials when she applied for a fiance visa. Local residents say the version of the address provided is not precise, but the family does own a house in the neighborhood.

    As usual, everything the media says is suspect.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  60. yes yes yes but she lied about being a murderous muslim terror skank she just flat out LIED

    this is why everyone hates her stupid guts

    happyfeet (831175)

  61. Some news reporters are asking/framing a question: Did the wife radicalize her husband?

    Of course, he was a victim here. And only wanted a loyal and obedient wife. But she turned him into a blood-thirsty killer.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  62. Of course, he was a victim here. And only wanted a loyal and obedient wife. But she turned him into a blood-thirsty killer.

    I mean, I’ve heard of henpecked husbands before but this takes the cake.

    JVW (d60453)

  63. Or, if you will excuse the vulgarity, there is being p***y-whipped and then there’s being p***y-whipped!

    But I reckon they’re both enjoying their 72 virgins right about now.

    JVW (d60453)

  64. Obama today in his radio address pushes the theme that they are victims, not evil terrorists:

    “It is entirely possible that these two attackers were radicalized to commit this act of terror. And if so, it would underscore a threat we’ve been focused on for years—the danger of people succumbing to violent extremist ideologies. We know that ISIL and other terrorist groups are actively encouraging people—around the world and in our country—to commit terrible acts of violence, often times as lone wolf actors. And even as we work to prevent attacks, all of us—government, law enforcement, communities, faith leaders—need to work together to prevent people from falling victim to these hateful ideologies.”

    I am not making this up. Here is the White House text.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  65. “Falling victim to these hateful ideologies.”

    Ever notice that criminals always blame the people they hang out with?

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  66. When other people attempt to immigrate from Pakistan on fiance visas, approval is often held up, while it stays inadminsitrative processing”

    Her approval went right through.

    The fix was probably in.

    She is reported to be an associate of the imam of the “red mosque”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3346618/ISIS-loyalist-woman-San-Bernardino-massacre-linked-Pakistan-s-notorious-radical-cleric-mosque-known-center-fundamentalists.html

    Sources with knowledge of the meeting told Daily Mail Online that the US had handed over ‘some proofs’ of links to the Red Mosque, known in Urdu as Lal Masjid.

    If the fix was in, that may be indeed why she travelled back to Pakistan, where she did not live to apply. It is not necessary, I beleive , to apply in your own country, but that way the Saudi Arabian government would not be asked if theer was anything bad about her that they knew.

    The Red Mosque is one of the very few places that violent female jihadists have been connected to, and they also have some official support or connections.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Lal_Masjid

    After the Soviet war in Afghanistan ended in 1989, the mosque continued to function as a center for radical Islamic learning and housed several thousand male and female students in adjacent seminaries.[15]…

    Pakistani authorities attempted to raid the mosque in connection with their investigation into the July 7, 2005 London bombings, but the police were blocked by baton-wielding female students. [15] After the raid, authorities apologized for the behavior of the police.[17] …

    …A confrontation took place when the mosque launched a campaign against the demolition of mosques in Islamabad by the Capital Development Authority. After an illegally constructed mosque was destroyed, students of the seminaries launched an all-out campaign against the government. They blocked authorities from reaching the site and then occupied a nearby children’s library building. This was carried out primarily by the female students. [15]…

    ….On March 27, 2007, female students from Jamia Hafsa kidnapped three women, who they accused of running a brothel, and seized two policemen.[21] All of the women were released after supposedly confessing to running the brothel and were shown on the television wearing burqas. In an interview on the talk show “Capital Talk,” Lal Masjid students claimed that the madam of the brothel had connections with influential government employees, specifically naming the Minister of Railways Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad. The neighborhood police station allegedly had prior knowledge of or approved the kidnappings. On April 6, Abdul Aziz established a sharia court in parallel with Pakistan’s federal judicial system and pledged thousands of suicide attacks if the government attempted to close it.[21] ..

    …Following the fourth deadline, Abdul Aziz was captured trying to escape disguised as a woman wearing a burqa.[20] Following the capture of this leader, about 800 male students and 400 female students of Jamia Hafsa surrendered to the authorities…

    ….Female police officers were present to handle female survivors and casualties.

    See also:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/24/world/asia/24madrasa.html?hp&_r=0

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6503477.stm

    Sammy Finkelman (4d9cfa)

  67. There’s something peculiar about this whole thing:

    Everything about the background of these two says Original al Qaeda ® ™, yet at the end, she swears allegiance to ISIS, and the attack itself also resembles what ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/IS/Islamic State/”the” Islamic State/Whatchamacallit is doing right now.

    (al Qaeda has lately taken to distinguishing itself from ISIS by saying that they do not kill Moslems. Back in 2012 or so, Zawahiri tried to order Baghdadi to stop doing things that give al Qaeda very bad publicity, like videotaped executions or Moslems as victims, because it was counter-productive and causing very bad repercussions for al Qaeda, and that was part of the reason for the split. In hostage type attacks, which al Qaeda endorses, the hostages now are asked if they are Moslems, and if they say yes, asked to recite something in Arabic that all Moslems should know. The Shabab, which Farook was in contact with, does this. But in this attack in San Bernadino, one of the people shot was the wife of the program director of the mosque that Syed Rizwan Farook attended in Riverside from 2012 to 2014 Shooting people at random cannot be guaranteed to hit only non-Moslems, of course. This kind of atack also is typical of what ISIS has started doing in the last year (prior to that they were not doing terrorist attacks outside their zone of control.)

    What this means is that either the loyalty pledge to ISIS was made to throw off the trail, or (in the event this was not intended to be discovered, and was only for her) that neither al Qaeda nor ISIS did it, but some organization that supports both of them. Their superiors, you miht say. It is typpical for Islamic terrorist organizations to splinter. Sort of like spltting pairs in blackjack. Different tactics can be tried, and if something fails, it doesn’t destroy everything.

    Sammy Finkelman (4d9cfa)

  68. 59. What this means is that the address was changed so that something bad about would not be retrieved in a text search of a database. But pn;y slightly so it could be explained away as a mistake. But don’t think everyone in Pakistan charged with vetting her was fooled. The fix was in.

    Sammy Finkelman (4d9cfa)

  69. Gus @21. When Obama went to Pakistan that was just as this was all starting. It was a different country then maybe.

    Sammy Finkelman (4d9cfa)

  70. Nusra Front, AQ classic, and Islamic State AQ 2.0, were part of the same organism, they differ over the territory they hold, but they collaborate against the infidel, as in Paris, last spring,

    narciso (732bc0)


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