Tashfeen Malik, was the female shooter killed by police along her husband Syed Rizwan Farook after they killed 14 people and injured 17 at a Christmas party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.
Tashfeen Malik was married or engaged to Farook, who is also the father of their six-month-old daughter that was in the care of Sayd Rizwan’s mother.
Tasheen Malik, 27, originally from Pakistan was living in Saudi Arabia when she met her husband Syed Rizwan Farook online; U.S citizen Syedd Rizwan Farook, 28, a California health inspector is one of the four children born to Syed Farook, 66, and Rafia S. Farook, 62. Syed Raheel Farook, 30, Saira Khan (nee. Farook), 32, and Eba Farook, 24, are his siblings.
Rafia Farook filed for divorce from her husband at a Riverside court in 2006, in the legal docs she enumerated multiple instances of domestic abuse, she also said her now ex- husband threatened to kill himself on a daily basis; there one time her son had to come between her and her husband to save them.
Many of Syed Farook’s co-workers said he was quiet, they knew he was a devout Muslim, but never showed any signs. Another co-worker Patrick Baccari who shared a cubicle with Farook said they had been working together for five years, in any of those years the 2009 California State University graduate with a degree in environmental health, discussed religion with him or anyone else at work, he was quiet and rarely started a conversation, but everybody liked him.
Everybody at their office was happy to throw a baby shower for Farook who was expecting his first child with his new wife Tashfeen Malik, who gave birth to a girl this year. After their daughter’s birth six months ago, Farook had taken paternity leave.
According to neighbors, Tashfeen Malik lived with her mother-in-law, her husband and their infant daughter in Redlands, CA. On Wednesday afternoon, she asked Rafia to look over her daughter while she and Farook attend a doctor’s appointment.
Tashfeen left the home with husband, but they never went to the doctor, instead they dressed in black gear and heavy weapons they killed 14 innocent people at the Christmas party held by the San Bernardino County Department Of Health where her husband has been at just a couple of before before he abruptly left the building leaving his jacket behind. Farook was angry when he left the party, hatred was what filled him when he returned to the party heavily armed with wife Tashfeen Malik by his side, no third shooter, as previously reported.
The names of the 14 victims killed by Farook and Malik were 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 and Michael Wetzel, 37, of Lake Arrowhead .
A couple of years ago Syed Farook’s parents, eager to find a bride for their son helped him to a create a dating profile that they later posted on several Muslim-oriented dating sites.
It was through one of those profiles is that he met his wife Tashfeen Malik a pharmacist, more than two years ago. Farook first travelled to Saudi Arabia in 2013 to met Tashfeen’s family and then again in 2014 to marry, this second time he stayed in Saudi Arabia for a month. He came back to California a married man. Tashfeen Malik was with him.
Farook had been married to Tashfeen had been married for two years, but it was until this Spring that according to reports she joined him in the U.S.
Records online showed that Tashfeen Malik entered in the U.S on a 90-day K-1 fiancee visa, they applied for a permanent resident green card on September 30, 2014 and by July, 2015 Tashfeen Malik was granted a conditional green card.
Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook got married on August 16, 2014 at California’s Riverside County.
Her baby registry in Riverside. California shows her baby was due on May 17, 2015.
That little girl will grow up without her parents, who took their last breaths between Center Street and Pine avenue. They were killed by San Bernardino police during a shootout. After they opened fired at the Inland Regional Center, they left a black SUV. Tashfeen was driving and Farook sat on the passenger’s seat. Malik was killed inside the car, Farook a couple of feet from her.
Police retrieved two 223 caliber assault rifles and two semi-automatic handguns, all four were purchased legally, the handguns by Farrok and the rifles by someone. Tashfeen and Farook left a bag with explosive devices rigged to a remote control car, the detonating device found inside the SUV, it is probable they didn’t have the chance to use the detonating device or didn’t work because of distance.
Not much is out there about Tashfeen Malik, people at Farook’s old Mosque said they never saw her because she was always cover from head to toe, we found another possible picture of her, although this Tashfeen Malik could be another person, even though her name is not quite common for a woman.
Tashfeen Malik is responsible for radicalizing her husband, she has been using socia media using a different name to pledge allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi, but there are no signs of anyone from ISIS responding to her pledge or anyone passing operational instructions either.
Let’s read this brief Biography of Tashfeen Malik.-
Tasfeen Malik was born on July 13, 1986 in Layyah, a village of Karor Lal Esan in the central province of Punjab in Pakistan; her father Gulzar Malik, an engineer cut off contact with his family after a feud over inheritance, they told Reuters, and moved to Saudi Arabia when his daughter was a toddler.
Malik moved to Saudi Arabia when she was a little girl and lived there for over 20 years after that she moved back to Pakistan around 1999 or 2000, she enrolled at Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan to complete her degree as a pharmacist
Yesterday, Syed Farook’s older brother Syed Raheel Farrok was misidentified as the shooter, Raheel a business taxes representative for the California State Board of Equalization had no involvement in the shooting, he was at his work at the time, he and his wife Tatiana live in Corona, California with their 13-month-old daughter.