The ISIS Study Group, Dec. 4, 2015:
In an update to 02 DEC’s “The Flames of War Come to San Bernardino, CA,” we learned that 12 IEDs (pipe bombs) were constructed at the Redlands residence (although some were utilized in the initial attack but failed to detonate) that Sayid Rizwan Farooq (variant-Farooq Sayid, Syed Farook) was spending so much time at along with what we know now is six other individuals – who are still out and about. Personally we find it rather amusing that this whole attack could’ve been prevented had one of the neighbor’s living near the Redlands residence wasn’t so worried about hurting people’s feelings. Well, that guy’s sense of “social justice” is why we have 14 of our fellow Americans dead. That’s on your conscience, buddy – we hope you see the faces of each victim killed by the people who didn’t want to offend every night for the rest of your life. Anyways, the IEDs weren’t the only things the police found at the Redlands place – apparently they also found quite a bit of ammo there in addition to the 1,400 .223 rounds and 200 9mm rounds found on the bodies of our two dead jihadists. There are a lot of questions surrounding how Sayid acquired the weapons. We know that some were purchased legally and some weren’t (e.g. the assault rifles). We know that the previous owner of the weapons Sayid purchased is an individual named Enrique Marquez, but things get rather fuzzy after that. None of the equipment this cell acquired was cheap, yet the authorities are trying their hardest to downplay this as much as possible, with some in the media and government implying that this was “workplace violence.”
Authorities Search Redlands Home Tied To Suspect Syed Farook
The Flames of War Come to San Bernardino, CA
The explosive devices confiscated from the Redlands residence
Source: The ISIS Study Group
The Redlands residence
Source: KCal 9
Anybody with an ounce of common sense knows this was a cell that received a great deal of support from external facilitators. Our sources informed us that one of the pieces of literature found in Sayid’s home was a copy of “A Social Justice in Islam” by Sayid (variant-Sayyid) Qutb which is available on Amazon. Sound familiar? He was a leading
Source: The ISIS Study Group
figure in the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) who was executed in 1966 for his involvement in a plot to assassinate then-Egyptian President Gamel Abdel Nasser. He wrote over 24 books and best known for his work advocating the political role of Islam, which can be found throughout “A Social Justice in Islam.” One of the things that may interest our dear readers and anybody in the FBI is that Qutb shared a very special hatred for America and its culture in particular. He was the driving force behind the MB’s involvement in terrorism and a case can also be said that he was one of the primary sources of inspiration for al-Qaida (AQ) and later on the Islamic State (IS). Oh, and btw, Sayid Qutb’s brother Muhammad was the mentor for current AQ leader Dr. Aymen al-Zawahiri. In fact Muhammad was apparently the one who recruited Zawahiri into MB and later Egyptian Islamic Jihad-which would go on to form the backbone of AQ. Muhammad’s lectures on his brother’s work laid the foundation of Zawahiri’s militant mindset. He wasn’t the only core AQ guy who went “all-in” on Sayyid Qutb’s work through his brother Muhammad – the late-Osama bin Laden and his brother-in-law Muhammad Jamal Khalifah both developed a relationship with Muhammad. Anwar al-Awlaki – of which IS named their Western foreign fighter unit in honor of – was also a student of Sayid and Muhammad Qutb’s teachings. Of course people are well aware of the other personal mentor of bin Laden: Abdullah Azzam. In fact the 9-11 Commission cited Qutb’s work as the foundation of the modern Sunni terrorist.
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Sayid Farooq’s admiration of the MB was probably why the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was so quick to respond. The damage-control was in overdrive last night. The guy CAIR had speaking in the press conference in response to the attack was Muzammil Siddiqi, and he’s a very interesting guy. Why? Well, despite his comments made in the press conference, Breitbart was able to dig up the following gems Siddiqi has said over the years:
“America has to learn — if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come!” – From a White House protest against Israel in 2000
Here’s video of that 2000 rally against Israel:
“Those who die on the part of justice are alive, and their place is with the Lord, and they receive the highest position, because this is the highest honor…” – Said during a 1995 speech
You can find additional tidbits of info from the following Breitbart article:
Speaker at CAIR Presser After Shooting Once Said That Suicide Bombers Die For ‘Justice’
Siddiqi has been a naughty boy himself. He’s currently the Director of the Islamic Society of Orange County (ISOC) and formerly the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) that’s also affiliated with the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). He still serves on the ISNA’s board of directors and is the NAIT Chairman. Now why does the Islamic Society sound familiar?Its because this is the very same Islamic Society whose Boston and Oklahoma City (OKC) branches have connections to the OKC lone-wolf beheader, the Boston Bombers, Khalid Sheik Muhammad courier Aafia Siddiqi and the late-IS senior propagandist Ahmed Abousamra. You can get the background info right here:
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The so-called “moderate” Siddiqi has been a big advocate for countries where homosexuality is punishable by death and has also been one of the leading voices for pushing the Sharia Law agenda in America. You may also find it interesting that the ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 in the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and its ties to Hamas. It was even mentioned multiple times in internal MB documents from the late-80s and early-90s that was seized by the Feds and introduced in the trial. One of the things mentioned in these documents was how the process of settlement in the US was a “civilization-jihadist process.” They view settling in the US as part of the process to destroy the West from within by sabotaging its society by using its lax laws and its culture to their advantage.
MB Docs seized for Holy Land Trial
But there’s more. Siddiqi’s Mosque had hosted a lecture by Omar Abdul Rahman aka “the Blind Sheik” of 1993 World Trade Center Bombing notoriety and overall “Godfather” of all things AQ and IS. From the New Yorker (Reference “Azzam the American: The Making of an al-Qaida Homegrown”):
In December, 1992, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, a prominent Egyptian cleric and Islamic radical also known as the Blind Sheikh, visited the Islamic Society to lecture about jihad, and Siddiqi sat beside him to translate. Abdel Rahman dismissed nonviolent definitions of jihad as weak. He stressed that a number of unspecified enemies had “united themselves against Muslims” and that fighting them was obligatory. “If you are not going to the jihad, then you are neglecting the rules of Allah,” he said. The opportunities for jihad were virtually everywhere, ranging from apostate Middle Eastern regimes to “those who are taking the wealth of Muslims from petrol or from oil.” As he spoke, a red toolbox, with a slit cut into its lid for donations, was passed around the room. Videotapes of the lecture were later offered for sale at the society’s bookstore.
Azzam the American: The Making of an al-Qaida Homegrown
Equally as noteworthy is the fact that Adam Yahiye Gadahn aka “Azzam the American” (Reference – “Azzam the American: The Making of an al-Qaida Homegrown“) was a parishioner at Siddiqi’s ISOC. Siddiqi is said to have “kicked” him out of the Mosque-but we suspect that had more to do with the unwanted attention he was drawing to the institution. You may or may not recall Gadahn’s role as the American mouthpiece to AQ who was killed earlier this year during an airstrike. He was a special case in that he was born a Jew who converted to Islam in 1995 and spent a great deal of time in Pakistan.
Adam Gadahn, American mouthpiece for al Qaeda, killed
Source: The ISIS Study Group
You’re probably asking yourself, “why is the ISIS Study Group mentioning all this, and what does any of it have to do with the San Bernardino attack?” Its because our friend Sayid Farooq had stopped going to the Islamic Center of Riverside and started going to the Islamic Society of Corona-Norco (ISCN) – which is another branch of the greater ISNA just like the ISOC. In fact, many senior figure associated with the ISOC have participated in events hosted by the ISCN. That’s how CAIR was able to dig up his brother-in-law Farhan Khan so quickly – they already knew it would come back to them and they needed to preempt any unwanted attention that would come from the attack. With the Islamic Society’s long list of ties to terrorists its no wonder that they would have a slick operator like Siddiqi speaking in the press conference.
San Bernardino shooting suspect stopped attending mosque two years ago
Source: The ISIS Study Group
As if that isn’t shady enough, Sayid has been in direct contact with people in the LA-area who are currently under investigation on involvement in terrorism. Although simply going to Saudi Arabia isn’t a crime, wouldn’t these ties and his trip to the Kingdom raise some red flags? Of course they would – but it doesn’t fit the narrative being pushed by the government at the local and federal-level, which is precisely why they continue to not give a straight answer on the go pros the jihadist “Bonny and Clyde” were wearing. Why would they wear go pros? They wanted to record the attack for future use in a propaganda video. Law enforcement officials are puzzled at how such a “happy Muslim couple” could engage in such activities. They obviously weren’t paying attention to what happened in Paris and how Abdelhamid Abaaoud’s cousin Hasna Ait Boulachen was not only a “happy Muslim,” but one that appeared very “moderate” as demonstrated by her reputation as a “party girl” (check out “Abdelhamid Abaaoud DEAD-What Happened? Will USGOV Finally Take This Threat Seriously?“). From our end we think there’s a possibility that Sayid may have met with a terror facilitator during his Saudi Arabia trip – quite possibly the individual who recruited him into the jihadist community. The fact that he had no prior record likely made him even more attractive to terror recruiters (as we’ve seen in other attacks across the globe). Unfortunately that doesn’t fit into DHS’ narrative so all this will either be buried or dismissed outright without any real digging.
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We posted this early yesterday
DGSI didn’t think Hasna Ait Boulachen was a terrorist either – they were wrong
Source: The ISIS Study Group
These two sure didn’t seem to raise any red flags despite warnings from the Russians and Saudis
Source: The UK Sun
The Feds were just as confused about the Chattanooga Shooter – and they dropped the ball despite an “insignificant link” to terrorism that came from the shooter’s father being on the watch list
Source: The Daily Mail
The motivation is clear – they were looking to kill the “Kafir” or “Kufar,” the “unbelievers.” The collection of jihadist literature such as the works of Sayid Qutb are big indicators that he’s not “mainstream” – his links to the Islamic Society strengthens this possibility. The part about him becoming “more devout” in recent years goes back to what we brought up in “Islamic State: The French Connection” and “Al Hayat Media Center Continues to Saturate North America with its Social Media Outreach for Jihadists.” The same thing applies to recent converts. To say that “there may have been planning” is a piss-poor response by the people charged with protecting the American people. The planning and acquisition of equipment that was involved in this attack likely took months. The 800 lbs gorilla in the room is that Sayid was likely in contact with a foreign facilitator – you know, one of those “insignificant” contacts. Needless to say, we have strong suspicions they were in contact with representatives of the IS External Operations Division. These people had a mission and no, it was most certainly not because of any “workplace grievance” or “climate change.”
Another indicator that this was not workplace violence is that Tashfeen Malik, the wife of Sayeed Farooq posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdaid just prior to the attack. Stay tuned…
Tashfeen Malik, Mother in San Bernardino Massacre, Pledged Allegiance to ISIS Leader: Sources
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