From all I have watched and read, the experts in counter-terrorism were flat-out puzzled from the very outset as to why the terrorist couple would select the target they attacked, fire a couple of magazines, and then simply leave. Because what we have previously seen in Islamist terror attacks is the terrorist shoot their way in and then stay until every single victim is murdered and they themselves are gunned down screaming “Allahu Akbar!”
It didn’t happen. Instead, we’ve got a pair of terrorists entering a building, targeting only one specific room in that building, and then leaving.
Even before they were identified and killed, the experts were scratching their heads. Something just didn’t fit.
Then, to make it even crazier, the authorities entered the home of the terrorist couple and literally found a giant bomb-making factory. Bombs that were ready to use. Bombs that were strapped to remote-controlled cars that they could drive to various targets (such as into crowds of cowering people) and then remotely detonate.
Everyone now agrees they had a far larger, and far deadlier, attack planned. Which was their REAL target.
So the question becomes, what led them to go after that one small target and ultimately defeat the far larger and far deadlier attack they were clearly prepared to launch?
One fact that we now know may contain the answer:
San Bernardino shooting update: Friend of victim says heated exchange on Islam took place before rampage
December 03, 03:06 PM
A friend of a man who was killed during Wednesday’s attack said she witnessed a fight between him and one of the attackers over religion.
Kuuleme Stephens told the Associated Press she overheard Farook and coworker Nicholas Thalasinos arguing over Islam when she called two weeks before the attack.
Thalasinos’ wife Jennifer Thalasinos told KPCC her husband was outspoken about radical Islam. She said her husband “did have a lot of anti-Muslim sentiment.”
“But again, he did get along with the person who caused all of this. He had friends who were Muslim,” she said. “He was very outspoken about how he felt. … He was anti-Muslim in the whole scheme of things just because everything has been so out of control with ISIS and Al-Qaeda and their anti-Semitic sentiment and with my husband being a Messianic Jew, that was a big issue with him.”
The Associated Press reports:
Kuuleme Stephens says she happened to call 52-year-old Nicholas Thalasinos while he was at work and having a discussion with Syed Farook.
Thalasinos identified Farook by name and told her Farook believed Islam was a peaceful religion.
She added that Farook said Americans don’t understand Islam.
Stephens says both men worked as county restaurant inspectors and regularly discussed politics and religion. Thalasinos identified as a Messianic Jew and was passionate about pro-Israel causes.
AP cautioned that it’s not yet clear if the argument had anything to do with the attack, but at a press conference Thursday, San Bernardino Police Chief Burguan confirmed that at least one witness said Farook had left the holiday gathering upset after some kind of dispute. Investigators have also been clear that they have found no motive yet for the attack.
I am just going to put it this way: I believe that Christian – and specifically that glorious Messianic Jew who had accepted the TRUE Messiah of Israel as his Savior and Lord – ultimately broke up that far bigger, far deadlier attack by confronting the vicious terrorist murderer who had hate and murder in his heart over the real nature of his false religion.
From what I am hearing now, it is at least quite possible that they were doing reconnaissance on a theatre in preparation for what would have been a far deadlier attack employing all of their massive explosive arsenal that would have likely killed HUNDREDS.
In a way, you almost have to laugh: a terrorist who is planning to unleash a vicious, murderous attack and kill as many innocent victims as possible, is actually arguing with somebody over whether or not the religion he is about to murder and massacre in the name of is “peaceful.” When he literally embodies the fact that no, it is NOT peaceful!!!
Let’s acknowledge that there are obviously Muslims who would never do such a vicious thing. And they may very well understand their religion – which means “submission” and NOT “peace”, for the record – does not permit such a vicious act in the name of Allah. But let’s put those Muslims aside for the moment and focus on this one particular Muslim man who DID clearly believe that Islam permitted and even DEMANDED such acts of violence from true followers of Islam.
Syed Farook’s father said this of his terrorist son after he gunned down fourteen people and tried to murder something like twenty-one others:
There is absolutely no question that Syed Farook WAS a Muslim. THE MAN MEMORIZED THE ENTIRE KORAN. HE WENT TO MOSQUE TO PRAY TWICE A DAY. Frankly, anybody who claims that Syed Farook was not a Muslim is NOT making a statement about Syed Farook or Islam; he or she is making a statement about his/her own incredible abject moral idiocy. You are simply stating that you are absolutely pathologically incapable of perceiving reality no matter how obvious that reality is.
Okay, so this guy, Syed Farook, has a passionate argument with a Christian over the nature of Islam. The Christian says Islam is NOT a religion of peace, but rather a religion of violence and hate. Meanwhile, Syed Farook is actively plotting a violent, hateful act at the very time they’re having this argument.
But what does Syed Farook claim in his argument? That the Christian who is clearly VERY right is wrong, and that the Islam Syed Farook is preparing to massacre in the name of is in fact actually a religion of peace.
It’s actually beyond insane. It’s a demonic degree of blindness.
Just as the Christian Scriptures say:
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. — 2 Corinthians 4:4
Just as the Christian Scriptures in the very Person of Jesus Himself says in relation to the character of those who are so blinded and therefore ultimately so sold out to Satan:
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. — John 8:44
I’m just going to flat-out state it for the factual historic record: you have a combination of blindness and deception. Unbelief results in self-deception, which leads to spiritual blindness, which leads to the willingness to live a deceived and deceiving life.
Is Islam a religion of peace? Not hardly. Muhammad was a man of violence who had been in more than three dozen military campaigns as he killed his way to victory after victory. And he had another three dozen planned at the time of his death. One of those attacks that he had planned was ultimately carried out nearly a century after his death, when a giant Islamic invasion of Christian Europe was finally stopped all the way across the continent as Charles “the Hammer” Martel stopped and drove back Islam at the Battle of Tours in France. Muhammad committed all manners of atrocities. He committed genocide. He enslaved people. He commanded that people who did not believe in Islam be killed.
What many people simply fail to understand because the liberal education system refuses to teach them the truth is that there are basically TWO Korans: the Koran that Muhammad wrote when he was the underdog in Mecca and the Koran that Muhammad wrote AFTER Mecca when he was the superior military power in Medina. As the underdog inferior power in Mecca, Muhammad preached tolerance and peace. But he was agitating all along, and was ultimately forced to flee. And then the moment he gained the upper hand, in Medina, he became a brutal butcher.
You need to understand – and the leftist academia system will never teach it to you – that Islam has a doctrine called “abrogation,” in which the LATER commands nullify and void the previous ones. And the later verses call for WAR and VIOLENT JIHAD. The Koran is an inherently self-refuting book that contradicts itself. And that is because the Koran is largely a series of “convenient suras” in which Muhammad kept arbitrarily altering his religion whenever it suited his political or personal ambitions or desires. He would invoke God to get whatever the hell he wanted. And then he would invoke God again to nullify the previous invocation once he’d got what he wanted. And without “abrogation” it is absolutely impossible to make any sense whatsoever out of the Koran.
Christians publish chronological Bibles that are presented in the historical order of when they were written and the periods they cover; I would LOVE to see somebody do that with the Koran. It would be a rather shocking thing to see Muhammad turn on a dime to go from being an apostle of peace when it was convenient to a minister of war when it was convenient. And I dare say the only fitting ink for such a book would be BLOOD, because genuine historical Islam is bathed in that fluid.
Liberals who rabidly despise God and the Bible might tell us that Christians practice “abrogation,” also. I mean, the Old Testament both commands and condones acts of violence. But here’s the thing: in the case of the Bible, the “abrogation” very clearly works the opposite direction of the Koran; the Bible goes from war to peace and ends with PEACE whereas the Koran goes from peace to war and ends with WAR. Period.
Jesus died saying “Father, forgive them” and Muhammad died screaming for the blood of his enemies.
Muhammad’s final chapter was one of war, of violent jihad, of genocide, of hate. And the doctrine of “abrogation” ABROGATES any notion of Islam as a “religion of peace.”
Except in the vacuous minds of deluded fools. Which is why the Christian Scriptures warn us:
Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. — Colossians 2:8
We have numerous “intellectuals” who believe NOTHING BUT empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense. Belief in empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense is the zeitgeist of this age, more than any age that has ever come before it.
And that is made abundantly obvious when you consider the liberal view of “Islam” as “the religion of peace.”
I was leaving as a pair of attorneys for the TERRORIST Farook family took to the microphones and began to claim that the murderous San Bernardino terrorist attack had nothing to do with Islam. They actually blamed the CHRISTIAN for the attack for basically inciting the Muslim by claiming that Islam isn’t a peaceful religion. But, of course, on their distorted view, the Muslim who acted murderously because he felt his religion was being insulted somehow didn’t kill in the name of the religion he was “defending”??? Hello? “Empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense.” They told us we’d be wrong to associate Muslims with terrorism and then proceeded to do what they said was so wrong by repeatedly attempting to link Christians with terrorism. It’s really pretty amazing, the level of pure hypocrisy liberals are capable of. They’ll keep dredging up two or three attacks and compare them to the hundreds of THOUSANDS of Islam-inspired attacks like there’s some kind of equivalence. I actually wish there WAS: THAT would mean that the dollar I had in my pocket was just like the BILLION dollars in Mark Zuckerberg’s pocket!!! That’s the level of asininity of these people. And then to make it worse, when you consider their “Christian terrorists,” such as Robert Lewis Dear who recently shot up a Planned Parenthood clinic, WHY THE HELL WOULD ANYONE CLAIM THESE GUYS ARE CHRISTIANS??? Dear NEVER went to any Christian church, never spoke about Jesus or God or religion. Basically, what the left is saying is that the ONLY people who have any love in their hearts for children and AREN’T brutally indifferent to liberals’ selling baby parts like meat in a deli clearly have to be “Christian.”
In the same way, the left branded Timothy McVeigh a “Christian.” Again, employing twisted “logic” that would guarantee that Barack Obama truly IS a MUSLIM if the same standard were applied (which the pathologically hypocritical left would NEVER ever do).
So again, you’ve got this trivial handful of terror attacks that even the damn hateful LEFT can call “Christian,” versus hundreds of THOUSANDS of terror attacks committed by people who very proudly screamed out their “Allahu akbars!” But again, we are employing the “logic” that a dollar is just the same as a billion dollars, so I guess there’s equivalence if you’re just nuts enough.
A “Christian,” just like a “Muslim,” is a particular thing. We are talking about people who read their holy book, attend religious service and try to model their life after the example of their paradigm. In the case of Christianity, the paradigm is Jesus; in the case of Islam, the paradigm is Muhammad.
And therein lies the problem for Muslims. Because Christianity IS a religion of peace because Jesus is the Prince of Peace who told His followers to put away their swords and love your enemies. Whereas Muhammad was a warmongering psychopath who told his people to pick up the sword and kill with it until all the enemies of Islam were defeated or dead.
Prior to the beginning of the “infamous” Crusades in 1095, Muslims had long-since attacked and tried to kill or forcibly convert to Islam every Christian in Northern Africa, in Egypt and in Spain. That death spree began right away. Muslims attacked the city of Hippo Regius made famous by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo. Christians were killed or forcibly converted. In Africa, El Cid stopped Muslims from taking Spain. Then in 1095, the Pope, responding to the pleas of the Christian emperor of Byzantine, whose empire was under siege by Muslims, called for the Crusades.
Muslims never stopped attacking until they marginalized themselves into an inferior power. But history is rife with examples that whenever Muslims believe they rise up in violence, they have risen up in violence.
Frankly, it is a blasphemy of HISTORY to blame Christians for the Crusades. But we are seeing that same “blindness” and that same “not holding to the truth” emanating from Obama and the spirit of liberalism that Obama embodies today. Academia today is FILLED with devout liars who are simply the worst kind of fools.
Is Islam the religion of peace or war? It’s a religion of WAR. The answer is rather bloodily obvious to anyone who would just open up a damn Koran and READ.
It took more than blindness for this devout Muslim who was preparing to murder and massacre in the name of Allah to become enraged at the concept that the religion that he was preparing to murder over might not be such a religion of peace; it took a demonic spiritual force.
And it is that SAME demonic spiritual force that owns and governs liberals, that owns and governs the Democrat Party and the Satan machine that drives the Democrat Party.
I marvel at the left: they STILL can’t bring themselves to acknowledge that the attack on the Christmas Party yesterday by a Muslim fanatic was a “terrorist attack” committed “in the name of Islam.” But you known damn well what they would have called it if a publicly confessing Christian such as myself went on a murderous rampage of a large group celebrating Ramadan.
And that is because they have the same demonic spirit of hate for the truth and corresponding blindness to reality that Syed Farook died embodying: such a rabid denial of reality that he became enraged by someone claiming that Islam is not a religion of peace that he decided to murder that man and everyone with him.
Ultimately, it was a Christian, specifically a Messianic Jew who rightly believed his Messiah Yeshua, whose words provoked the demons in Farook’s possessed mind to enrage him into abandoning his more deadly and better planned attack for the one that he launched. Anybody who believes that the Christian somehow caused the terrorist attack by confronting the scheming murder with his own hate is a fool. Because he was already planning that far-more vicious attack and he and his wife clearly had the will to carry it out.
How many lives did Nicholas Thalasinos save? We’ll never know this side of eternity.
But Nicholas Thalasinos confronted Syed Farook with the truth. And Farook responded to the truth the same way the mob responded to Jesus when HE presented the truth: with the spirit of hate and murder (see John 15:18-20 and compare to John 19:4-6.
That’s the spirit we see today from the heart of the left. They mock, “God isn’t fixing this!” to anyone who would pray to the God of the Bible, to anyone who would actually stand up for the truth about “the religion of peace” the left keeps assuring us that Islam is.
Barack Obama embodies the spirit of the left. He assured us that Islam was a religion of peace, and that by refusing to fight he would bring peace. He is a fool and he is wrong: the exact OPPOSITE happened. The number of terrorist attacks increased by more than 150 PERCENT during his failed watch between 2009 and 2014. And this year terrorism has TRULY exploded under the worldview of liberalism and the failed presidency of Barack Obama, terrorism has EXPLODED BY 80 PERCENT this year from last year (2014).
There’s that Dr. Phil question: “How’s that working out for you?” to the people living wildly failed lives.
Under this failed presidency of Obama, and under the failed worldview of liberalism that nevertheless like the FOOLS they are continue to mock and undermine those who have been RIGHT and told the TRUTH all along, we now have the worse refugee crisis in ALL of human history.
The Democrat Party and Obama and Hillary Clinton are directly and personally responsible for the worst suffering in all of history. They are literally co-conspirators with violent jihadists, in the sense that they are like Sinn Fein which served as the political wing of the terrorist Irish Republican Army. Obama and Clinton and the Democrat Party give political cover to the MUSLIM TERRORISTS; they appease and serve as apologists and PREVENT anything substantial from being done. Even as they mock and undermine and attack those who rightly call them out for what they are.
I remember this quote very vividly from the CIA officer who interrogated the terrorist mastermind who is responsible for the Twin Towers coming down in ruins and nearly 3,000 Americans being murdered:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told me personally, ‘Your country will turn on you, the liberal media will turn on you, the people will grow tired of this, they will turn on you, and when they do, you are going to be abandoned.’”
The interrogator said K.S.M. was “immensely arrogant” and “disdainful.” Because he was no fool; he KNEW an Obama would come along and undo all the progress and help the terrorists defeat the “paper tiger” that has become America.
And that’s exactly what happened, of course. Because the spirit of the Democrat Party is the spirit of cowardice and treason and nihilism. And therefore Democrats treasonously side WITH the terrorists and sided WITH Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who murdered 3,000 Americans. And therefore the next 9/11 attack is guaranteed. And just as before, the country will ultimately traitorously turn on those who fought to save it. Because we live in a time when the only thing Democrats are good at is treasonously undermining those who fight for the United States of America and its Constitution and its way of life enshrined by our Christian founding fathers.
And so Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party completely agrees with terrorist murderer Syed Farook, that Islam is a religion of peace. Because Satan completely owns their souls and has completely and totally blinded them and deluded them and because they want to serve their god of this world by hating the truth and undermining it with their steadfast lies.