CNN is now reporting that Syed Farook, one of the perpetrators of yesterday’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino (along with his wife), may have been in contact with individuals the FBI was monitoring for their suspected links to terrorism. It also appears, according to CNN’s sources, that Farook may have been radicalized, leading, at least in part, to yesterday’s horrifying events.
San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was in touch over the phone and via social media with more than one international terrorism subject who the FBI were already investigating, law enforcement officials said.
It appears that Farook was radicalized, which contributed to his motive, though other things — like workplace grievances — may have also played a role, other law enforcement sources said.
I’m not sure this surprises anyone, but it seems that this is the first official indication that yesterday’s attacks may be part of a larger plot, or may have been in service of a radical agenda.