The Face Of Evil: Tashfeen Malik Finally Shown In Photo


ht_tashfeen_malik_float_jc_151204_12x5_1600We finally have a face to go with the name of a murderer who would abandon her own baby and slaughter people, including some who had thrown her baby shower. It now appears that San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik pledged allegiance to ISIS and left her baby in pursuit of paradise in return for her massacre of her husband’s co-workers. Malik and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, not only left their baby and family to face the aftermath of their despicable crime but killed people who had supported them both at and outside of work.

As we noted earlier today, it appear that Malik may have played a critical role in radicalizing her husband. She was born in Pakistan but moved to Saudi Arabia 25 years ago at the age of four. She traveled back and forth between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia — two hotbeds of Islamic extremism. She went to college in Pakistan at Bahuddin Zakri University in Multan where she was known as a top student.

UnknownWhat is clear is that she and her husband Farook embraced extreme Islamic views and turned their house into an IED workshop. Malik came to the U.S. on what a “fiancé” visa, which allows an American fiancé to petition for his or her partner’s temporary entry before marriage. She then joined her husband later in a bloodbath at his workplace. There appears to be few pictures of Malik. What is clear is that her daughter will eventually be told of how her parents chose their pursuit of paradise over her well-being.

The question now is what to do with the child. Police say that the apartment was full of weapons and pipe bombs while his mother lived there with their baby. It is hard to conclude that the grandmother is an appropriate custodian until we can determine her level of knowledge not only of the specific attack but the general planning for violent jihad.

What do you think?

176 thoughts on “The Face Of Evil: Tashfeen Malik Finally Shown In Photo”

  1. JOHN: ” America must regain its rationality and mute the democrazies.” Democrazies? Good one.

    “Should American governance be based on the actions of deeply psychotic people?” There are psychopaths at the helm as we speak. How can we neutralize them?

    “The perpetrator of “Sandy Hook” was a completely psychotic whack job.” Lots and lots of holes in the official story John. Lots and lots… Oh my so many…questions. No good answers.

    ISSACBASONKAVICH:: “Semantics aside, there have been a, laughable if it weren’t so scary, number of conspiracy theories following 9/11, Sandy Hook, and now San Bernardino.”

    Oh I couldn’t agree more. Those conspiracy theories? SOOOO so scary! Watch out Isaac, those theories are going to come and get you in your bed tonight… Better to laugh those theories right out of your mind.

    “There are better examples of democracy in this world but the American ego, ‘We’re number one’ regardless of how stupid, and the fear of the future is what is keeping America from being great, nothing else.”

    Unfortunately your comment made me think of this:
    America: #1 In Fear, Stress, Anger, Divorce, Obesity, Anti-Depressants, Etc.

  2. Jonathan, I love your work and all ways look forward to the next read. Maybe if investigative jurnos showed us the evil in Bush and Cheny’s faces we would not of had to see the evil in Tashfeen’s face. Daniel Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2015 01:09:45 +0000 To:

  3. Obama and the Media’s Muslim “Fear” Meme
    Do you think we need to get serious about fighting Islamic terrorism? Stop being so afraid.
    December 7, 2015
    Daniel Greenfield

    Obama and his media allies have responded to the latest Muslim terror attack in America by condescendingly lecturing Americans about their “fear”. Fear is their argument to anyone questioning their policies.

    Don’t want to bring 1,300 Syrian ISIS supporters to America? It’s just fear.

    Do you think we need to get serious about fighting Islamic terrorism? Stop being so afraid.

    Maybe it’s time to talk about Islamic terrorism? Stop with the FEAR already!

    The message is that law enforcement (in its current crippled politically correct form) has this covered already and anyone who disagrees is speaking out of fear.

    The New York Times headlined its editorial, “Fear Ignorance, Not Muslims”.

    While ignorance, such as the kind that leads the Times to refuse to address the Islamic basis for the violence, is a problem… ignorance does not walk into a room and open fire. That’s what Muslim terrorists do.

    Ignorance does not plant bombs on planes. It doesn’t behead screaming hostages. It doesn’t stab children in the middle of the streets. It doesn’t plant bombs at marathons.

    The New York Times’ favorite new oppressed pets do all that.

    The media doesn’t want us to be afraid of Muslim terrorism. Instead we should be afraid of a phantom backlash against Muslims. “A bullet-riddled Quran had been left at a mosque in Orange County, and violent threats were phoned in to the Islamic Center of Southern California.”

    Even assuming either of those are real, and considering the history of fake Islamophobia scares there’s reason to wonder, it’s not quite up there with 14 dead bodies. Never mind 3,000.

    There’s no equivalence between Muslim terror and the so-called anti-Muslim backlash that the media screeches about to the exclusion of actually addressing the Islamic terror threat.

    Attorney General Lynch has announced that she is most worried about anti-Muslim rhetoric. That would explain why the San Bernardino massacre happened. Our top law enforcement figures are too busy trying to censor criticism of Islam to fight Islamic terrorism.

  4. The Media’s Attempt to Blame Israel and Jews for San Bernardino Attack
    For the media, Israel is a convenient narrative
    December 7, 2015
    Daniel Greenfield

    The father of Syed Farook, the male half of the San Bernardino Jihadist couple, supposedly gave an interview to an Italian paper in which he claimed that his son was obsessed with Israel. Farook Sr. now claims that he doesn’t remember making those comments.

    CNN is reporting the claim without the retraction.

    Then some media outlets, especially CNN, decided to fasten blame for the attack on one of the victims, Nicholas Thalasinos. Nicholas Thalasinos is not Jewish, but belongs to a Christian movement whose members identify themselves as Messianic Jews. But the media saw the “Jew” part and noted that the victim was Pro-Israel and had reportedly argued with Farook about Islam.

    And so a narrative was born. Farook was angry about Israel and the Jews and decided to attack the Christmas Party.

    There are a few problems with the narrative.

    1. They were ISIS supporters – ISIS is not the organization you join because you hate Israel. You could just as well join CAIR or its Hamas partner. You join ISIS in support of rebuilding the Caliphate. ISIS has little to nothing to do with Israel. It rejects Palestinian nationalism and is much more focused on fighting other Islamic groups who won’t join the Caliphate.

    ISIS is the group you join if you think Muslims should start building the Caliphate now.

    2. Farook and Malik did not suddenly turn to this attack. They had undergone plenty of training and had a background of support for terrorism. Malik in particular had been at this for a while. This was not a response to X, which is what the media tries to build into a narrative of Sudden Jihad Syndrome. They were legitimately committed to the goals of imposing Islamic authority on the world.

    3. If you hate Israel, there are plenty of better targets than a Christmas party at the place you work. Even if there is a guy there who supports Israel. For that matter, if Farook had really been that obsessed with Jews, like many other Islamic terrorists, he could have targeted a synagogue.

    Instead Farook decided to hit a place he knew well where he could corner a lot of people together. That was the plan. It worked. Their targets were hit because they were non-Muslims as part of a general campaign against America and what Muslims call the Dar-al-Harb or the House of War. If everything had gone according to plan, Farook would have claimed that his wife asked him to urgently come home to help with the baby and you would have seen him on camera crying crocodile tears for his murdered co-workers. But the plan fell apart. Like most mass killers, Farook and Malik overestimated how many people they would be able to kill and how long it would take the police to respond. Farook was probably more optimistic than Malik, which is why she was the one who posted the pledge to ISIS.

    For the media, Israel is a convenient narrative. But the narrative is stretched painfully thin. Farook and Malik decided to carry out a terrorist attack on a party because one guy there was a pro-Israel Christian. Nobody goes to the kinds of efforts they did unless there’s a bigger plan.

    This wasn’t about Israel or the target would have been a synagogue or some Israeli event. Both were easy enough to manage. This was about America and about Muslims imposing Islam on non- Muslims.

  5. Hildegard,

    Should American governance be based on the actions of deeply psychotic people?

    The inmates have taken over the asylum – the minorities, the majority.

    The perpetrator of “Sandy Hook” was a completely psychotic whack job.

    The Constitution and free Americans are denigrated because of the action of a nutjob? What?

    The 2nd Amendment is and always was for sane, good Americans.

    As a practical matter, automobiles, trains and planes should be restricted and/or eliminated long before the

    2nd amendment as they produce 50,000 deaths per year.

    Minorities must end their illegal activities to make minorities the majority, including by

    antithetical immigration.

    America must regain its rationality and mute the democrazies.

  6. Barkingdog,

    Sitting Bull was born in the geographical area known as the United States.

    Was Sitting Bull an American?

    If you go to China, will you be Chinese?

  7. Rollin, rollin, rollin, keep those burkas rollin… Rawhide! Head em up, move em out.

  8. Today is December 7th. It is a day which will live in infamy. Part of the infamy is reverse infamy. The present day dorks under 30 do not know off hand what the day was back in 1941. But soon we will have some draconian measures which pertain to burka heads like the ugly itchBay with the wart on the nose in the photo. If you look like her then you go to a local Gitmo.

    This is from Constitutional Daily, today.

    On December 7, 1941, Japanese military forces attacked the United States base in Hawaii without warning. More than 2,000 Americans died in the attack, and a united Congress answered President Franklin Roosevelt’s request for war.

    In early 1942, President Roosevelt issued Presidential Executive Order 9066, after fears generated by the Japanese attack made the safety of America’s West Coast a priority.

    The order started a process that gave the military power to exclude citizens of Japanese ancestry from regions called “military areas.”

    Under another provision, called Exclusion Order No. 34, a Japanese-American citizen named Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu was arrested for going into hiding in Northern California after refusing to go to an internment camp.

    There were 10 camps set up nationally, and about 120,000 people were interned in the camps during the war. About two-thirds of them were Japanese-Americans who were born in the United States.

    Korematsu appealed his conviction through the legal system, and the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in late 1944.

    The court had heard a similar case in 1943, Hirabayashi v. United States, and decided that Gordon Hirabayashi, a college student, was guilty of violating a curfew order.

    The Korematsu v. U.S. case in 1944 decision referenced the Hirabayashi case, but it also ruled on the ability of the military, in times of war, to exclude and intern minority groups.

    The court ruled by a 6 to 3 vote that the government had the power to arrest and intern Korematsu. Justice Hugo Black, writing for the majority, included a paragraph that is still debated today:

    “It should be noted, to begin with, that all legal restrictions which curtail the civil rights of a single racial group are immediately suspect. That is not to say that all such restrictions are unconstitutional. It is to say that courts must subject them to the most rigid scrutiny. Pressing public necessity may sometimes justify the existence of such restrictions; racial antagonism never can,” Black said.

    Later in the decision, Black argued the necessity of the military’s decision.

    “Korematsu was not excluded from the Military Area because of hostility to him or his race. He was excluded because we are at war with the Japanese Empire, because the properly constituted military authorities feared an invasion of our West Coast and felt constrained to take proper security measures, because they decided that the military urgency of the situation demanded that all citizens of Japanese ancestry be segregated from the West Coast temporarily,” he said.

    In subsequent years, the American internment policy has been met with harsh criticism.

    One 1948 law provided reimbursement for property losses incurred by interned Japanese-Americans. In 1988, Congress awarded restitution payments of $20,000 to each survivor of the 10 camps.

    As part of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, Congress apologized “on behalf of the people of the United States for the evacuation, relocation, and internment of such citizens and permanent resident aliens.”

    President Bill Clinton awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Korematsu in 1998, and President Barack Obama bestowed the same honor on Hirabayashi in 2012.

    During the 1999 ceremony, Clinton said, “In the long history of our country’s constant search for justice, some names of ordinary citizens stand for millions of souls–Plessy, Brown, Parks. To that distinguished list today we add the name of Fred Korematsu.”

    President Obama awarded the medal posthumously to Hirabayashi in May.

    “In Gordon’s words, ‘It takes a crisis to tell us that unless citizens are willing to stand up for the [Constitution], it’s not worth the paper it’s written on.’ And this country is better off because of citizens like him who are willing to stand up,” Obama said at the ceremony.

    Federal courts had also overturned the original convictions of Hirabayashi and Korematsu.

    1. BarkinDog……FDRs Dec.8 “date of infamy” address to Congress is well known. Less well known is another version of an undelivered speech that had been prepared for him.
      The dovish tone of the other speech warned Americans about “getting on their high horse” about Pearl Harbor, given U.S. offenses against Japan going back to Commodore Perry.
      I think he gave the right speech.

  9. This is a case for placing the child in the equivalent of Witness Protection. The child is innocent and should be spared the horror of the parents as the child grows. Fortunately, the parents did not commit infanticide prior to the rampage as some others have done. Will be interesting to see if greatness might not come out of the evil.

  10. Nick: I certainly hope that being here spending all this time DOES amt. to more than a hill of beans. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe that it could have some kind of positive impact. I work with children and have always had a visceral sense of wanting to protect the innocents of the world. I feel so bad for what they’re going to inherent if we as ‘adults’ don’t at least try to turn this boat around. They’re going to have more than enough rude awakenings without what’s coming towards us now…. Will the truth set us free? What other hope do we have?

  11. Semantics aside, there have been a, laughable if it weren’t so scary, number of conspiracy theories following 9/11, Sandy Hook, and now San Bernardino. You don’t have to go to extremes to understand the seriousness of the situation and that stuff needs to be done. There is no one solution for the multifaceted problems facing the US. However, irrational knee jerk responses such as ‘more regulations on guns won’t solve the problem’ are nothing more than burying the head in the sand or elsewhere. THE PROBLEM(S) will never be solved by one move, only an unrelenting series of rational responses. There was a proposal to add those who are on a no fly list to a no gun list but the idiots voted it down. That is nothing more than a logical and rational reading of the situation and a viable reaction. If someone is deemed to be potentially too dangerous to be allowed to fly then why on earth should they be allowed to have a gun. Regardless of whether or not they can get them illegally, what possible benefit to anyone but the paranoid and extremists does fighting the restricting of them from getting armed. Sometimes ya just gots ta strip away the BS and there it is, more BS.

    The country, both polarized parties, seems to agree on background checks but then only some of the time and not completely. Either the society is responsible for who gets to arm themselves to the teeth or not. Their is no threat to the 2nd amendment coming from an intelligent and careful application of the contained right to bear arms. The problem is multifaceted and multilayered. It got that way because of the quagmire that is the Constitution and its interpretations, further confounded by threats from special interest groups.

    The only thing that is sacred is the rational application of this document, not the political interpretation influenced by oligarchs and special interests such as the NRA and the gun lobby. When 85% of the population demand rational and all encompassing gun ownership regulations and 15% of the population somehow successfully resist this overwhelming majority, then that is what is wrong with the US, not the paranoid, conspiracy, fueled scenarios presented on this blog. The elephant in the room is that America is not a democracy nor even a republic, but an oligarchy, something just as disgusting as what most Americans criticize on a daily basis.

    Terrorism is found in many diverse places, not only ISIS and Saudi Arabia. The leap to blowing up government buildings is not that great from some of the positions expounded on this blog.

    The road back, if there ever was an accomplishment that has been forsaken, is to resist the bombast and nonsense of clowns like Trump, Cruz, and the other clowns but to demand that money be taken out of the equation of elections, representatives be scourged when their spines collapse and they ignore their constituents, and government by the people and not by the special interests be the goal. When the people admit that they are too potentially irresponsible to govern themselves and they need the wiser and established group of insiders to make the decisions, then they have become a greater threat than any terrorist. Yet by allowing a few with most of the money design our democracy, that is where we are today.

    There are better examples of democracy in this world but the American ego, ‘We’re number one’ regardless of how stupid, and the fear of the future is what is keeping America from being great, nothing else.

  12. It’s easy to say that Muslims are silent when one chooses to not hear…

    Muslims raise funds for families of California victims

    CAIR Condemns ISIS Violence and Rejects Calls to Join Extremists Fighting Abroad

    Mr. Turley,
    Is there a reason you stoke jingoism?
    I mean, mums the word from you when a white christian, spouting off about baby parts kills several at a PP.
    I mean, why feed the stereotype that when a Muslim kills that’s terrorism yet when a white christian kills, he’s a loner. It’s as if no white man can do wrong by your standards… Your bias is showing.

    1. Max-1 – to say that the guy at PP was a Christian is pushing the point. He is a Christian only because he said he was, not because he practiced any religion.

  13. Here’s a bitter irony. The last time Obama gave an Oval Office address was in 2010, to announce the withdrawal of all troops from Iraq. In other words, when Obama gave an open road for the “jayvee” we now know as ISIS. The asst. professor will reportedly be standing for his speech tonight. All show and no go!!

  14. Hildegard, Firstly, I love your sense of humor. While we discuss important topics here, it all doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. We are not going to solve any problems, we just be talkin’. You get that.

    To answer your question, as much as I despise the “leadership” we are getting from Obama, I have worked in the justice system my entire adult life. I am a rule of law person. So no, we don’t want a coup. We just need to limit the damage as much as possible from this asst. law professor in the WH for the next year or so. The 2016 election will be the righteous “coup” this country desperately needs. Here’s my fear. That during the end days of Obama’s tenure we get hit HARD. Now, before anyone jumps on me, this was a horrible act of terrorism in California, although I think you believe it to be a hoax. But, for us “lemmings” it was tragic. But, I’m talking something much bigger w/ many more deaths. That said, ISIS is much smarter that Al Qaeda. Bin Laden was always looking for the home run, big symbolic attacks. Although I think you believe 9/11 a hoax? I see a step up in soft target attacks. I see Christmas attacks @ shopping malls being a concern. My daughter lives near the Mall of America. I am not an alarmist, but I told her to avoid shopping there. Minneapolis is a hotbed for ISIS. There have been 11 ISIS related arrests in Minnesota this year. Only NY w/ 13 has more. California has 5 this year.

    1. Sandy Hook: Hoax
      911: False Flag (I’d have to be a TRUE nut case to deny people died in that one.)
      S. Berdoo shooting: Hoax but I could be wrong…. hey it happens. Evidence so far points to phony fake show.

      I definitely share your concerns about escalating events during the last year of Obama’s reign of terror. Surely you saw the stats (and these are verifiable!) regarding the ginormous increase in mass shootings since Soetoro usurped the presidency? Yes, that’s a mouthful.

      Since the Cabal (as we affectionately call it in learned conspiracy circles) has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to “wrest” control from the masses, concentrating it in just a few greedy hands. They will stop at almost nothing to meet their objective. What is their objective? Nothing less than “World Domination”. Sounds ridiculous, right? To US, it’s utterly ridiculous! People can barely order their own lives let alone want to be lord and master of everyone elses lives. The uber elite live in a completely alien world to the rest of us. Money isn’t enough for them. We wish.

      So now I guess I’ll be looking for that help….

  15. I am dubious of these “hoax” explanations about these sorts of incidents. You need more proof than the curious contemporaenous occurrence of exercises. With a nation of hundreds of millions there are going to be a lot of nuts out there.

    Anyhow gun control wont fix this. Immigration control would help. Even then, you get enough people you’re going to have bad apples. Let’s never pretend “laws” will lead to utopia. That is a pipe dream.

  16. If you want to guess what Obama will say this evening then you’d better change your worldview lens first. I believe we all know what he SHOULD say as the leader of the executive branch of our constitutional republic, but nothing of what he has been doing comes close to what he should be doing. This is why it has become commonplace for most of us to be left shaking our head in bewilderment; what on God’s green earth is this man trying to do?

    He’s got 1 year left. He won’t be impeached. He knows it takes an eternity for things to go through the courts. Conspiracy theory? What does every society want when their security is at risk? Security at all costs. In steps the benevolent dictator willing to make those hard choices (including suspending rights) to provide that measure of security. However this threat we face has been growing and it would appear it has been enabled. It’s as though it’s out of control globally (on purpose). So now that measure of security is not just a nation-state problem but a global crisis. In steps the United Nations. What do you call it when leaders from around the “world” collaborate to bring “order” out of this chaos? Based on what this President has been doing, what makes sense?

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