Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the San Bernardino terror attack — an attack that killed 14 people and injured 22. Even after all this time, the exact motive behind the attack remained a mystery to some.
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan told ABC News that a Christmas party was likely one of the motives behind the attack.
Burguan pointed to some emails sent by Tashfeen Malik, the female shooter and the wife of Syed Farook, that expressed her displeasure over her husband having to attend a lunch that included Christmas decorations.
“She had essentially made the statement in an online account that she didn’t think that a Muslim should have to participate in a non-Muslim holiday or event,” Burguan explained.
People have to do things they don’t want every day, but they don’t commit atrocities in response. If Farook really didn’t want to go to the party, he could have done what normal people do and talked to his boss or filed a complaint.
Investigators were still piecing together the details of that attack, KABC-TV reported, including trying to find additional evidence that would allow them to determine the shooters’ motives with more certainty.
The Washington Post noted that there was plenty of evidence to suggest that these two had the propensity for violence long before any Christmas-themed lunch meeting. They perhaps just used that as an excuse.
If a Christmas party was indeed what set these two off, we should all be extra careful this holiday season. There are a lot of crazy people out there — and a lot of Christmas parties.
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