Published December 4, 2015 by Pete Williams (NBC News)
Tashfeen Malik pledged allegiance to the leader of ISIS just before she and her husband carried out the San Bernardino massacre, law enforcement sources told NBC News.
Malik posted a statement of support for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook “just before the attack,” one official familiar with the issue said.
And now investigators are looking into whether the Pakistan-born Malik radicalized her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook.
The revelation came just hours after Farook’s brother-in-law insisted the slain suspect was not a “radical” and never gave any indication of what may have motivated him and his wife to attack the city’s Inland Regional Center with four guns and explosives.
Farook, 28, and Malik, 27, were killed in a shootout with police a few miles away more than four hours after the atrocity.
Authorities told NBC News Thursday that Farook appeared to have been radicalized and had been in touch with people in the Los Angeles area who have expressed jihadi-oriented views. Intelligence sources said he appeared to have been in communication with people overseas who are of interest to U.S. authorities.
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