A Facebook executive told The Associated Press that Tashfeen Malik posted the material [her pledge of allegiance to ISIS] under an alias account at 11 a.m. Wednesday. That was about the time the first 911 calls came in and when the couple were believed to have stormed into the San Bernardino social service center and opened fire.
The executive spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not allowed under corporate policy to be quoted by name.
The company discovered the Facebook account Thursday. It removed the profile from public view and reported its contents to law enforcement.
— From Associated Press writer Tami Abdollah in Washington, D.C.
In that 2002 essay, I mention how the mainstream media demonstrates an easy acceptance of the "lone nut" and other psychological explanations when a deeper involvement between individuals may be occurring. I call for more "connecting the dots." As noted, Europe laughed at America when JFK was assassinated because few would investigate the multiple person involvement in the planning of that killing.
I share this:
When in America will we understand that to employ the word "conspiracy" in context is not a sin, but actually might be a survival technique we need to learn? It might actually be of benefit if the general public did not whole-heartedly take everything in from the media without a bit more critical thinking along lines of analysis that may be seen as too alternative, in former years.
The youngest victim of the massacre:
- Aurora Godoy, 26, San Jacinto
Espinoza came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was in his 20s and graduated from California State University, San Bernardino campus. "He was an honest, fair and hardworking man," daughter, 25-year-old Jerusalem Espinoza told New York Daily News.
Wetzel is a rare name that I wrote about in the 1970s, which appears to surface in unusual situations. Wetzel is a Germanic name derived from warn, "guard," combined with hair, "army."
Farooq (also transliterated as Farouk, Farook, Faruk, Faroeq, Faruq, or Farouq; Arabic: فاروق, Fārūq ) is a common Arabic given and family name derived from an honorific of Umar, an early Muslim leader. Al-Farooq literally means, "the one who distinguishes between right and wrong." Sent in by RS.
Sayyid (also spelled "Seyd", "Syed", "Sayed", "Sayyed", "Saiyid", "Seyed" and "Seyyed") (pronounced [ˈsæjjɪd], or [ˈsæjjed], Arabic: سيد; meaning Mister) (plural Sadah Arabic: سادة, Sāda(h)) is an honorific title denoting males accepted as descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his grandsons, Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali, sons of Muhammad's daughter Fatimah and his son-in-law Ali (Ali ibn Abi Talib). Conventionally, descent is patrilineal. However, in 1632 when an Ottoman court challenged a man wearing a sayyid's green turban he established that he was a sayyid on his mother's side, and this was accepted by the court.
Daughters of sayyids are given the titles Sayyida, Alawiyah, or Sharifa. In some regions of the Islamic world, e.g., India, the descendants of Muhammad are given the title Amir or Mir, meaning "commander", "general", or "prince".
In the Arab world, it is the equivalent of the English word "liege lord" or "master" when referring to a descendant of Muhammad, as in Sayyid Ali Sultan. This is the reason the word sidi (from the contracted form sayyidī, 'my liege') is used in the Arabic. Source.
Malik is also one of the Names of God in the Qur'an, and is then al-Malik(الملك) or The King, Lord of the Worlds in the absolute sense (denoted by the definite article), meaning the King of Kings, above all earthly rulers. Hence, Abdelmelik ("servant of [Allah] the King ") is an Arabic male name. Source.
Tashfeen means affectionate, considerate, sympathetic, and kind. Source.
Redlands translates, of course, into "land that is red."
In the 1880s, the arrival of the Southern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroads, connecting Southern California to San Francisco and Salt Lake triggered a land boom, with speculators such as John W. North flooding the area now known as the Inland Empire. North and others saw the area, with its hot, dry climate and ready access to water as an ideal center for citrus production. The city of Redlands was soon established by Frank E. Brown, a civil engineer, and E. G. Judson, a New York stock broker, to provide a center (along with North's nearby settlement at Riverside) for the burgeoning citrus industry. They named their city “Redlands” after the color of the adobe soil.~ Wikipedia
The name of San Bernardino is for Saint Bernardino of Siena, O.F.M. (also known as Bernardine; 8 September 1380 – 20 May 1444) was an Italian priest, Franciscan missionary, and is a Catholic saint. He is known in the Roman Catholic Church as “the Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the country's Catholic faith during the 15th century. His preaching was frequently directed against gambling, witchcraft, sodomy and usury - particularly as practiced by Jews. ~ WikipediaThe jargon
The wall-to-wall coverage of the San Bernardino shootings revealed the heavy use by the media and the news consultants shown on the news networks of a fully developed overt language being employed.
"Active killer" or "active shooter" names a type of mass murder marked by rapidity, scale, randomness and often suicide as well. The phenomenon is exemplified by the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa, the 2015 Umpqua Community College shooting, and many others. ~ Wikipedia
Overused by the media to describe an event they do not understand yet.