How did he miss all the Qur’an’s peaceful passages that are so patently obvious to John Kerry, David Cameron, Pope Francis and other learned imams? Why didn’t the true, peaceful Islam that he undoubtedly learned at Dar-Al-Uloom Al-Islamiyah of America in San Bernardino prevent him from falling for the false, hijacked Islam that he presumably picked up on the Internet? Seriously, the San Bernardino shooting should be the end of nonsensical politically correct assumptions such as “the Qur’an teaches peace” and “all mosques in the U.S. teach peace,” but it won’t be. The Dar-Al-Uloom Al-Islamiyah of America in San Bernardino should be investigated. But it won’t be.
“Rampage killers led secret life, hiding plans and weapons,” by Laura J. Nelson, Soumya Karlamangla and Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, December 3, 2015 (thanks to all who sent this in):
…Nizaam Ali, who worshipped with Farook at a San Bernardino mosque, said he had met Malik on a few occasions, but she wore a head scarf that obscured her face.
“If you asked me how she looked, I couldn’t tell you,” Ali said.
The couple met online a few years ago and married last year in Islam’s holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, according to co-workers at the public health department and others who knew them. The Saudi Embassy in Washington confirmed that Farook spent nine days in the kingdom in summer 2014….
The couple held a walima, a celebration after the wedding, at the Islamic Center of Riverside for people who couldn’t attend the Saudi ceremony. Ali said a few hundred people attended. The couple’s daughter was born in the spring and co-workers at the San Bernardino County Public Health Department, where Farook worked for five years as an inspector, said some of them had thrown him a baby shower….
At the Islamic Center of Riverside, where Farook had worshipped until about two years ago, mosque director Mustapha Kuko described him as quiet, private and devoted to Koran study.
The implication of saying “until about two years ago” is that it gives the mosque distance from Farook, during the time that he was supposedly “radicalized.” This claim should be investigated, along with the mosque itself.
“He knows that we believe that to take one life is to take all life. So for him to do the opposite of what we as Muslims believe … I don’t know,” Kuko said.
Considering that Kuko almost certainly knows that the Qur’an verse to which he is referring doesn’t say “to take one life is to take all life,” but only forbids taking innocent life, and that many Muslim clerics have said that the U.S. is at war with Islam and thus American civilians are not innocent and should be killed, it is very like that he does indeed know.
One victim, who worked in the same department as Farook, was also a member of the congregation, he said.
“He shot her,” Kuko said. “Point blank.”
Kuko is trying to demonstrate that Farook must not have carried out his attack in accord with Islamic principles, because the Qur’an forbids Muslims to kill other Muslims (4:92). However, if Kuko’s story is true, which remains to be seen, it may be that Farook regarded her for some reason as a heretic or apostate, and thus lawfully to be killed.
The victim’s husband reported she is in stable condition, he said.
Recently, Farook had worshipped at a San Bernardino mosque, Dar-Al-Uloom Al-Islamiyah of America. Farook was “a very nice person, very soft,” said Ali, a mosque regular. He said Farook had memorized the Koran, a rare accomplishment for even devout Muslims….