Tashfeen Malik in US Before Farook Met Her for First Time?

You know how one thing leads to another? Perhaps I’ve been away from blogging too long and missed some of the tangles in the web. I had in mind a small Apple rant, but planned to start with this: Are you aware it’s possible for a non-US citizen from the Middle East to travel to this country without entry being “tied” to our “visa program.” After the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and Tashfeen Malik’s fiancée visa, Senator Chuck Schumer was confused and had to ask: “Shouldn’t that be somehow tied into our visa program?” FBI Director James Comey told Schumer he didn’t know if that tie was worth the “investment,” or what the “payoff would be,” (see exact quote below). The payoff might have been the absence of one of the murderers during the attack, or the absence of any attack.

Syed Rizwan Farook, handcuffed and reportedly dead.

Syed Rizwan Farook, handcuffed and reportedly dead. (No photos of Tashfeen Malik deceased)

What hasn’t been widely discussed is that Tashfeen Malik first entered the US in June 2013, four months before Syed Farook said he first met her in Saudi Arabia in October 2013.

● We do not know who Malik spent time with in the US, where she stayed or traveled to within our borders, and we do not know when she left this country, because the exit stamp was “illegible.” Malik had no relatives in America before her terrorist-fated marriage. 

I stand with Apple until we begin profiling, until we replace State Department and DHS immigration employees with responsible government servants, people who care about this country.

● Ira Mehlman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform: 

When you come from a part of the world like Pakistan, where it’s a bit chaotic, it’s hard for people on the ground to do the kind of background checks that are necessary, …

Whaaaaa! Think of all the non-US citizens arriving from chaotic places, like the Middle East and Africa, every day. We pay people do background checks, and in return they leave us vulnerable and sometimes, dead.

● Tashfeen Malik listed a non-existent home address in Pakistan on her visa application. We missed it. Seven days after people died and were maimed, we found it. We did not find the “massive arsenal of weapons” at their California home until it was too late. ‘Say something, see something’ isn’t working.

● The couple married in Riyadh in July 2014.

According to the letter, Farook and Malik’s families met on Oct. 3, 2013, at the house of Malik’s relatives in Mecca — where Farook and his family were performing the Hajj — and that the couple planned to marry in the month of her arrival in the U.S. Records show Malik and Farook married within her first month in the U.S. Source

● July 2014, Malik brought (with his mother) Malik to the US. They married in the US in August 2014 (maybe).

If Rep. Goodlatte’s information is correct, the marriage trip is her second time in the US.

Goodlatte said her documents do not “prove” the two were together in Saudi Arabia. We do not know if Malik left the US on or before her visa expiration date of sixty days after her June 2013 arrival.

… Malik arrived on June 4, 2013 on a 60-day visa, the exit date is illegible…. Farook’s entry stamps show he was there from Oct. 1 to Oct. 20, 2013.

February 2016, Breitbart is still questioning whether the couple was ever married.

Tashfeed Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook Enter the US Through Customs at Chicago O'Hare

Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook Enter the US Through Customs at Chicago O’Hare

On December 3, 2015 Breitbart quoted one of Farook’s co-workers saying Farook brought Malik to the US from Saudi Arabia “earlier this year [2015].

2015? Maybe the co-worker’s memory is out-of-sorts.

Farook, who was born in the United States, traveled to Saudi Arabia earlier this year [2015] and returned with a wife,…

We continue to hear that the couple came to the US as a couple in July 2014.

● Three days after the December 2, 2015 slaughter, San Bernardino police were called to the home of the jihadist’s brother. Both share the name of their father, “Syed.” To keep matters orderly, the jihadist’s middle name is Rizwan, the man suspicioned for “a possible charge of misdemeanor domestic battery,” is Syed Raheel Farook, married to a Russian woman. The mother of the two Syed Farook brothers has also accused her husband of violence –– dropping a television on her. The parents are divorced.

● The father is living in Italy. He believes the US is going to send all American Jews to Ukraine. This quotation from him was printed in Breitbart on December 6, 2015:

My son said that he shared [IS leader Abu Bakr] Al Baghdadi’s ideology and supported the creation of the Islamic State. He was also obsessed with Israel.

I told him he had to stay calm and be patient because in two years Israel will not exist anymore. Geopolitics is changing: Russia, China and America don’t want Jews there any more. They are going to bring the Jews back to Ukraine. What is the point of fighting? We have already done it and we lost. Israel is not to be fought with weapons, but with politics. But he did not listen to me, he was obsessed.

● February 2016 authorities search Syed Raheel’s home (the brother). The family is shocked. Shocked, I tell you!

● Enrique Marquez, Jr., a convert to Islam, began planning attacks against innocents with the shooter in 2005. Marquez, Jr., is under indictment for purchasing weapons for the terrorist duo, but before that he married the sister of the woman married to Syed Raheel Farook, Tatiana.

The women are Russian immigrants. Marquez reportedly received $200 a month to enter into the marriage. We don’t know who made the payments, and the lovely Russian was already married it seems, and had a child.

● Tatiana Farook and her sister Mariya Chernykh worked at Montebello Town Center. Sister Tatiana owned a kiosk. Mariya sold cellphone cases and screen protectors for her sister.

Federal prosecutors allege Marquez’s union was a fraud and that he was paid $200 a month to marry Mariya. Source: LA Times

Some reports claim Enrique and Mariya lived separately. Indeed the LA Times article linked above says this about the two sisters “At night, they [the sisters] retreated to a modest home in Rosemead.”

Rosemead? Tatiana’s husband, Syed Raheel Farouk, lives in San Bernardino.

And, Mariya “shared an address” with Oscar Romero, according to public records.

Chernykh and Romero posed frequently in photos together with a baby girl, whom they refer to as their daughter, until just two months before Chernykh’s marriage to Marquez when all mention of Oscar Romero disappears from Chernykh’s page. Chernykh took Romero’s name, calling herself Maria Romero on Russian social media sites, even after the marriage. And Romero referred to her as his wife on one of his social media accounts. Chernykh’s social media page was taken down after ABC News reached out for comment for this report. Source: ABC News

Tatiana came to the US in 2003, married a man in Virginia, left him, eventually moved to California, filed marriage dissolution papers in Pasadena, and according to court records, the Virginai husband did not respond.

Mariya followed her sister to the US in 2009.

● Congressman John Conyers, Jr. took exception to Goodlatte’s comments and said “the Saudi government” confirmed Malik’s and Farook’s presence in Saudi Arabia, together, in October 2013. Make you feel comforted, safe, to rely on the Saudi government?

Finally, here’s Schumer:

● Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) questioning FBI director James Comey, December 2015:

Schumer: “After this hearing today, every American is going to be asking the question: How did this woman come in on a visa . . . if she was talking publicly (again, we’ll get into ‘privately’ in the classified briefing) about jihad?” said New York senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader-in-waiting. “Shouldn’t that be somehow tied into our visa program?”

COMEY: “I don’t know enough to say, because I don’t know exactly what investment would have to be made to do that work and what the payoff would be on the other side,”

The Gateway Pundit:

For the visa application, the address she listed in her Pakistani hometown, ABC News discovered today, does not exist. Malik received a her Green Card this summer, U.S. officials said. Via ABC

Going back to Tashfeen Malik’s street address in Pakistan, ABC News issued a “Correction,” on December 5th, 2015. Tashfeen failed to provide a clear address, instead offered an imprecise address, which changes nothing about the lax issuance of visas, or possibly the criminal issuance of visas. According to many sources, Malik was “brilliant,” brilliant enough to be imprecise about her residency, and brilliant enough to believe she could wedge her way into this country.

Local residents say the version of the address provided is not precise, but the family does own a house in the neighborhood.

Farook and Malik entered the US together from Saudi Arabia on July 27, 2014.

According to Congress Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6th), Malik’s passport stamps on her visa documents do not “prove” that Malik and her soon-to-be-husband, Syed Farook, were in Saudi Arabia at the same time, and further, the exit date on her visa is “illegible.”

… Malik arrived on June 4, 2013 on a 60-day visa, the exit date is illegible…. Farook’s entry stamps show he was there from Oct. 1 to Oct. 20, 2013.

That’s 2013, not 2014 according to an ABC New report. I have tried to reach Rep. Goodlatte’s office for confirmation, but it’s the weekend and Congress has been on hiatus. I’ll try again Monday.

Congressman John Conyers, Jr. took exception to Goodlatte’s comments and said “the Saudi government” confirmed Malik’s and Farook’s presence in SA, together, in October 2013. Make you feel comforted, safe, to rely on the Saudi government?

Evidence that the LAPD had been investigating something about Syed Rizwan Farook the week before the attacks. After a coworker of Farook spoke to police shortly after the murders, there is this:

In a subsequent exchange at approximately 12:08pm the dispatcher addresses an officer nicknamed “Trav” upon hearing “Syed Farook.” She says: “Reference that name, I believe one of the [garbled] was working that name up for something last week. I’ll have to check.”

In a second exchange shortly after 12:20, another officer says of Farook: “I just got some info from that LAPD that they have information on one of your suspects. I heard that somebody was trying to INV that guy. Can you find out who I can give this information to?”

A third exchange, two minutes later, follows:

Officer 2: [garbled] I had received a call [garbled] that had some information that they had ran the guy or something last week and I was going to give it to your intel guys.

Officer 1: Okay, that’s what I was trying to get you to. If you’re at the mobile command – uh, what’s your 20? Source: Weekly Standard

The above seems to have disappeared into the ether. Maybe it was the other Farook brother???

●● The San Bernardino jihadists are a solid case for profiling and legally abolishing from government “service,” forever, those involved in approving Malik’s visa. Blood is on their hands. Blood is not on Apple’s hands. Let them assure us that the public servants have been axed before forcing Apple to un-encrypt our iPhones.

Someone inside our “visa programs” saw something and did nothing. How many Muslim’s have the opportunity to approve visas? It’s a fair question. What do you think about Tashfeen Malik being in the US before she even met her husband to be –– or did meet him then, and no one is willing to say it?

As an afterthought, I will say this again, although I have said it many times, I grieve for the Muslims in this country, who love this country, and who must feel such dread and angst each time these attacks happen. I know there are many, many who hate jihad, but we cannot ignore the truth: we do not know who you are and we must speak in general terms, and speak clearly. If you are a follower of Mohammed in the US and are innocent of any jihadi thoughts, then I’m not referring to you.

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