ISIS Praises San Bernardino Terrorists on Official Radio Station
ISIS praised the San Bernardino terrorists on their official radio station Saturday.
The Islamic State described Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik as “supporters” of the Islamist network.
Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik gunned down 14 people at a Christmas party in San Bernardino earlier this week.
ISIS militants described the two people who stormed a party in Southern California and shot 14 people to death as “supporters” of the terror group.
The terrorists made the declaration on their official radio station Saturday, days after the Wednesday attack that also left 21 injured.
Tashfeen Malik and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, burst into a holiday party for the environmental health department in San Bernardino.
After spraying Farook’s co-workers with bullets, they took police on a manhunt that paralyzed the city. The couple died in a shootout with authorities the same day.
“We pray to God to accept them as martyrs,” al-Bayan Radio reported.
A day before the terror group said the shooters were its supporters, the FBI had said it is treating the attack as an “act of terrorism.” The FBI took over the investigation from local authorities Friday.
There was “evidence … of extreme planning” of the killings, said David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI office in Los Angeles.
ISIS used the word “supporters,” which differs from its previous references to “knights” or “soldiers.” The declaration does not necessarily mean the terror group issued a directive to the attackers. ISIS has consistently urged supporters to carry out lone wolf attacks, and the couple may have been answering a vague, general call.