A few interesting updates today in the San Bernadino terrorist attack that killed 14 people. Buried deep inside an ABC article we find out the ‘friend’ of Syed Farook, the man who purchased the long-guns, actually converted to Islam:
Investigators with the FBI today questioned Enrique Marquez Jr., the man who originally purchased the two “assault-style” rifles used in last week’s San Bernardino shooting in which 14 people were killed, according to law enforcement officials briefed on the probe.
[…] An individual associated with a local mosque, who asked not to be named, said Marquez started coming there three or four years ago, after he had converted to Islam. The person said Marquez was shy and polite, but did not seem that bright. Two members of Farook’s family, but not Syed Farook, attended the same mosque, the person said.
Marquez previously worked at a Wal-Mart, and before that was employed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, federal officials told ABC News. (read more)
Additionally, the Daily Mail has caught on to the possibility of “The Ziiggii Theory” and explores the aspect of the mysteriously missing Go-Pro camera:
(Via Daily Mail) FBI agents found an empty GoPro package, shooting targets and tools inside a car belonging to the mother of San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook, Daily Mail Online can reveal.
Authorities have repeatedly denied rumors that Farook, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, strapped recording devices to their body armor as they stormed the Inland Regional Center, slaughtering 14 people and wounding 21.
However Daily Mail Online has a discovered that an empty GoPro box was one of dozens of items seized from a black Lexus IS300 in the wake of last Wednesday’s massacre.
Documents confirm the car was insured by Farook’s 62-year-old mother Rafia, who lived in the same home in Redlands, California, where he and Malik built pipe bombs and stored thousands of rounds of ammunition.
The discovery adds a chilling new dimension to the ongoing FBI investigation as helmet-mounted GoPros have been used by ISIS fanatics before to capture dramatic footage for online recruitment videos.
One such clip circulated by the terror network in June revealed the final moments of a Jihadi ‘martyr’ before he was shot dead by an Iraqi soldier.
The four-door sedan was located just a few minutes’ walk from the Farooks’ apartment as FBI agents stormed the property last Wednesday afternoon to search for guns and explosives.
They smashed the driver’s window to gain access before carrying out a pain-staking forensic examination and seizing a trove of potential evidence including paperwork, targets and tools.
An inventory left behind on the front seat read: ‘Apple iPhone, multi-tool, key, business card, miscellaneous indicia, bank receipt, shooting targets, hammer, vice grips, U-Haul receipt, tire receipt, notebook, garment, GoPro packaging, vacuumings, legal documents’. (read more)