The US government within a few days after the shooting of 14 people at the center for the disabled California city of San Bernardino has agreed to consider the incident a terrorist attack. President Barack Obama has officially stated about a possible connection between this massacre and the ideology of the terrorist group “Islamic state”. At the same time representatives of ISIS have claimed responsibility for the mass murder.
There is a connection
“It is possible that the two attackers become radicals to commit these acts of terror”
“It is possible that the two attackers become radicals to commit these acts of terror. And if so, this just underlines the threat that we focused for many years – a danger that people fall into the ideology of extremist violence. We know that ISIL and other terrorist groups are actively encouraging people around the world and in our country to commit horrible acts of violence, often as a lone wolf,” quotes his words RIA “Novosti”.
Obama also said that the attacks will not intimidate the Americans: “My top priority as President – the safety of the American people. This should unite us all, so we Americans could do everything in our power to protect our country,” Obama said.
VIDEO“We stick to our values of a free and open society. We are strong, we are strong and we will not be terrorized,” said the US President.
The American leader called on Congress to ban a suspect of extremism to buy weapons. “We know that the killers in San Bernardino used military weapons army, weapons of war to kill as many people as possible. This is yet another tragic reminder that here in America, there are dangerous people too easily get their hands on weapons,” Obama said.
“For example, now people in the list of those who are not allowed to fly airplanes, can go to the store and buy a gun. It’s crazy. If you are too dangerous to get on a plane, then you, by definition, too dangerous to buy weapons. So I urge Congress to close this gap in the legislation right now,” Obama said.
The IG has claimed responsibility for the attack in California, reports Reuters, citing a statement by the terrorists. “Two of a follower of the “Islamic state” a few days ago attacked the center of San Bernardino in California” said they.
Late last night, and the FBI has classified the shooting in California as an act of terrorism. “We are currently investigating it as terrorism,” – said the representative office David Bowditch. “Now is not arrested. Perhaps someone will be arrested in the future, we don’t know,” he added.
According to him, the FBI recorded telephone contacts between the shooters in California to “other suspects”. However, whom exactly is it, Bowditch said.
In turn, FBI Director James Comey mentioned “possible links with the international terrorist organization”. “But we still have no evidence that they were part of a larger organized group or part of a cell or network,” he added.
In our files there is nothing about these two killers. There were reports that these two killers or one of them was in contact with the people who were the object of an FBI investigation – already completed or ongoing,” – said the head of the FBI.
“I urge not to exaggerate it. There was between these two murderers and objects of our investigations are so important contacts so they were in our field of vision,” said Komi.
He admitted that the case is still a lot of unknown.
In turn, the American media actively demonstrate the relationship of the “Islamic state” with the recent events.
VIDEOChannel ABC News has published a photo, which allegedly depicted Tashfin Malik, who participated in the shooting in California. It is reported that Malik was on his page in Facebook said the oath of allegiance to the leader of the “Islamic state” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. According to CNN, she did it under an assumed name. A related publication appeared in just a few minutes before the attack. Channel sources, however, did not specify how authorities learned about accessories account suspect.
Prior to that, started a fire in the San Bernardino Sayed Rizwan Farooq’s suspected ties with a terrorist group “dzhebhat an-Nusra”. This man had contact with the terrorists, at least two terrorist organizations abroad, celebrated edition of the Los Angeles Times. In addition to the “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” he may have had contact with the Somali “Al-Shabab”.
Farooq at least twice traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2013. And his wife Tashfeen Malik, born in Pakistan, was a naturalized U.S. citizen.
No cost coverage of the carnage in California and without incidents. On the eve of leading American media, including The Los Angeles Times and Fox News has been ridiculed by Internet users after wrongly named the shooter of Bin Tayyip Erdogan.
Wrong name first appeared in a Twitter user who claimed to have heard this name on the police radio. Immediately after this, Turkish and Arabic microblogger said that the message clearly looks like a joke, but the name for the comic was composed from the names of two famous representatives of different peoples (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the late leader of “al-Qaeda” Osama bin Laden – approx. OPINION).
“The American media has finally reached a new level, alleging the involvement of President Erdogan to the shooting in San Bernardino,” wrote netizens.
US law enforcement agencies do not exclude that the shooting in California was a terrorist attack, said us President Barack Obama on the day after the attack. But it was not key version. “It is also possible that this was associated with relationships in the workplace”, – he noted.
“It was not a terrorist attack. We are still investigating the motive of the attackers,” – said originally to the police.
For consumer version was made by some local media reporting that one of the attackers – Farooq – December 2, attended along with other members of the health Department of San Bernardino at a corporate gala event in the Inland regional center (a treatment facility for persons with mental illness). Then he left, but later returned with his wife – Tashfin Malik and opened fire, directing their anger on their colleagues.
As reported by the newspaper VIEW, in the end, the couple killed 14 people, another 17 were injured.
Then the two suspects in the attack is 28-year-old Syed Farooq and 27-year-old Tashfin Malik – were liquidated by the police.
According to preliminary information, at least two of the four available to the spouses of firearms were purchased legally. Authorities reported that the criminals were carrying two battle rifles and two semi-automatic gun.
We will add that, statistically, mass shootings involving four or more people in the United States occur almost daily. Shooting Tracker indicates that in 2015 this is the 351 th case of fire in the United States. Since the beginning of the year in the country from gunshot wounds killed 462 people, 1314 were injured. Most often, these incidents occurred on public streets and in public places.
Barack Obama reacts to them in a monotone calls to tighten rules governing the carrying of weapons. But nothing has changed.