Monday, 14 December 2015

Muslims of America Are Looking For Answers

Home - The last real conversation Gasser Shehata had with Syed Rizwan Farook at the Dar-al-Uloom al-Islamiya mosque was about ISIS.

After Islamic State extremists claimed responsibility for downing a Russian airliner above Egypt’s Sinai desert, Shehata voiced his indignation to Farook and Shehata’s friend Abdurrahmaan Ali in the parking lot following afternoon prayers. If they hate Russia, then they should fight its army rather than kill innocent people, including 17 children, Shehata recalled telling them.

Farook, a man of few words, just stood there and said nothing. In fact, they said they never heard Farook, who had been coming to the mosque two to three times a week on his lunch break for two years, make any comments about politics or violence at all. About a month later, Farook, a San Bernardino County environmental health specialist, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire at a social service center in San Bernardino, killing 14 people — including many of his co-workers — in the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.

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