New Photo Shows the San Bernardino Killers Entering the United States
A new picture shows suspected terrorists Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik entering the United States for the first time together.
Farook and Malik killed 14 people and wounded 31 others recently in San Bernardino, California before being killed by police officers following a high-speed chase and shootout.
The image was taken on July 27, 2014 as the couple moved through customs in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
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Malik, clad in all black but with her face uncovered, looks directly at the camera as the bearded Farook stands behind her with a blank expression.
U.S. officials said that the couple met online before Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet Malik for the first time in person.
He then brought her to America on a fiancee visa, which requires the person to marry within 90 days of arrival. The couple did just that, although some accounts indicate they may have been married earlier abroad.
Officials are still investigating the massacre but believe Farook and Malik were radicalized at some point, with co-workers describing how Farook began growing out his beard and friends describing how he essentially vanished from their lives.
There’s a prominent theory that’s still not officially confirmed that has Malik radicalizing Farook. Malik pledged allegiance to the leader of terror group ISIS in a Facebook post just before carrying out the attack.
Meanwhile, Farook’s family has come under suspicion, including Farook’s dad, who is also named Syed Farook, being placed on a terrorism watchlist. The family claims they knew nothing about the attack.