From Fox News.
They were a young father of six and the cousin of an NFL player, a passionate defender of Israel who enjoyed debates and a community worker who dressed up as Santa Claus, some 14 victims in all, representing a tapestry of the multicultural American family, all gathered for what seemed the safest of occasions: a holiday party.
The San Bernardino, Calif. Sheriff’s Department late Thursday released the names of those who died Wednesday night when a heavily armed man and woman burst into the room where they were enjoying a county health department banquet and opened fire. The male gunman, Syed Farook, presumably knew at least some of those he mowed down since he worked for the same department. The New York Post even reported that colleagues there had thrown him a baby shower earlier this year.
The victims ranged in age from 26-60 and included eight men and six women.
Here are the stories of some of those who died:
Mike Wetzel, 37, of Lake Arrowhead, a rangy environmental health specialist with San Bernadino County who, according to the Los Angeles Times, loved children and coached both boys’ and girls’ soccer. He left behind six children, who appeared to range from teens to an infant.
This one is of particular note, especially give the rabid anti-Semitic nature of Islam:
Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, of Colton, also a health inspector, who was identified as a Messianic Jew by friends who added he enjoyed debating religion. Only two weeks ago, they said, he had a heated discussion with Farook about the nature of Islam. He and his wife, Jennifer, had just renewed their marriage vows.
This victim escaped the brutal Islamic anti-Christian oppression in Iran, only to be killed by one of its proponents here in America.
A mass shooting at the California state-run Inland Regional Center left 14 dead and over a dozen others injured on Wednesday. Bennetta Bet-Badal was one such San Bernardino shooting victim, leaving behind three children and her husband, Arlen Verdehyou. She was a devoted family woman who worked for San Bernardino County as an inspector for the health department. A native of Iran, Bet-Badal fled the country at age 18 in the wake of the Christian persecution following the Iranian Revolution. Bet-Badal was a devoted Roman Catholic and so was her husband, whom she married in 1997. It was around then that the couple settled their family in California. Prior to Bet-Badal’s death she had lived in the San Bernardino suburb of Rialto.
Her daughter is the oldest of her children at 15 years old, while her two boys are 10 and 12. California represented a land of opportunity for Bet-Badal’s children as well as herself and her husband. She received a chemistry degree from Cal Poly Pomona and soon took a job with San Bernardino County Health Department as an inspector. Her husband works at nearby Riverside Community College as a police and safety officer. She was reportedly set to give a presentation on the day of the shooting. Her department holds an annual meeting at the Inland Regional Center, which was why Bet-Badal was there rather than out in the field.
The list of victims:
Shannon Johnson, 45, Los Angeles
Bennetta Bet-Badal, 46, Rialto
Aurora Godoy, 26, San Jacinto
Isaac Amanios, 60, Fontana
Larry Kaufman, 42, Rialto
Harry Bowman, 46, Upland
Yvette Velasco, 27, Fontana
Sierra Clayborn, 27, Moreno Valley
Robert Adams, 40, Yucaipa
Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, Colton
Tin Nguyen, 31, Santa Ana
Juan Espinoza, 50, Highland
Damian Meins, 58, Riverside
Michael Wetzel, 37, Lake Arrowhead
The female half of the muzzie terrorist duo pledged allegiance to ISIS before the attack:
The mysterious Pakistani woman who with her husband gunned down 14 Wednesday at a Southern California holiday party pledged her allegiance to ISIS before the massacre, according to a government source, in what appears to be concrete evidence that the rampage was at least inspired, if not directed, by the terrorist group.
Tashfeen Malik posted the pledge to ISIS leader and self-proclaimed “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before the attack, in which she and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, stormed a San Bernardino party for his co-workers before escaping, Fox News confirmed through a law enforcement source who said the post was recovered despite the pair’s attempts to erase their digital trail. The couple died hours later in a shootout with police, and in the aftermath the 29-year-old Pakistani woman has remained largely a name without a face. No confirmed pictures of her have surfaced, and few details have emerged.
The pledge, posted on Facebook under another name and then deleted, was reported by The Associated Press, citing federal sources. It provided a fresh clue to Malik’s identity and motivation. The aura of mystery surrounding Malik has given rise to suspicions she may have been the radicalizing force who turned her new husband from an aloof county restaurant inspector into her cohort in carnage, an Islamist fanatic capable of murdering co-workers who had embraced him for years.
……What is known is that Malik met Farook online and that the two became engaged after Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia in September 2013. Malik applied for a K-1 visa at the American embassy in Islamabad in May, 2014 and two months later Farook again traveled to Saudi Arabia, met her there and brought her to the U.S. on a K-1 visa, a 90-day visa given to fiancés planning to marry Americans.
They were married on Aug. 16, 2014, in nearby Riverside County, Calif. according to their marriage license. The marriage and passage of criminal and national security background checks using FBI and Department of Homeland Security databases resulted in a conditional green card for Malik in July 2015, two months after she gave birth to their baby daughter.
He used her status as fiancé to get her a visa to the U.S. Just fucking great.
She was vetted, just like the Syrian refujihadists Obama plans on letting into the country.