You’ll barely see it in the media headlines, but the father of the terrorist who killed 14 Americans is now admitting that his son hated Israel, loved ISIS, and was raised in a liberal family.
From the Jerusalem Post:
The father of one of the San Bernardino killers told an Italian newspaper on Sunday that his son, Sayed Rizan Farook, had an obsessive hatred of Israel that underscored his Islamic radicalism and allegiance to the ideals of Islamic State.
An anti-Semitic streak was also discovered within the family as the father, Sayed Farook said he tried to dissuade his son from violence by telling him that “Nobody wants the Jews…In two years. Israel will no longer exist.”
The senior Farook, in an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa, described his son as “an angel. Good, obedient studious. Maybe a little too shy, conservative and firmly against Israel.”
He said that although the family, originally from Pakistan but living in the US since 1973, were liberal city dwellers, his son became obsessed with Islam as a teenager, even refusing to go to parties because “a good Muslim can only see his wife dance.”
The younger Farook’s extremist tendencies only seemed to grow with time. The father told of his shock when he discovered that his son was in possession of a firearm.
“In my 45 years in the United States, I shouted to him, I never had a weapon,” Farook said he told his son. “He shrugged and told me ‘All the worse for you.'”
Liberals don’t want to admit it, but yes, this was connected to ISIS:
Farook confirmed that his son spoke of Islamic State (noting, “Who doesn’t these days?”) and “prescribed to the ideals outlined by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” which included hating Israel.
“‘Be patient,'” he tried to tell his son. “In two years, Israel won’t exist anymore. Geopolitics is changing in Russia, China and America too.”
“Nobody wants the Jews. What use is it to fight? We have tried it and we lost. Israel does not fight with weapons, but rather with politics.'”
Notice that the father doesn’t necessarily disagree with his son’s extremist view that Israel must be wiped off the map, only that he wants to use politics, not violence to do it.
Is it any coincidence that the enemy of our enemy is one of our greatest allies in the Middle East?