By Tom Quiner
Syed Farook had it good.
The Muslim American had a job in San Bernadino, California, with wages and benefits that amounted to $71,000 per year.
To his credit, he prayed midday, and his employer allowed him to leave work for this prayer time.
He had warm, friendly co-workers who threw a baby shower for Mr. Farook’s wife.
The rest is history.
Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, assembled an arsenal of weapons, entered Mr. Farook’s workplace, and began a killing rampage. Fourteen were killed; twenty-one more were injured.
The FBI said they were “radicalized” Muslims.
The president refuses to use the term “Muslim” and “terrorism” in the same sentence. And yet terrorism has a purpose, an intent that directs these acts of violence.
Acknowledging the purpose, which is ‘death to infidels’ in the case of radicalized Muslims, helps us understand motives and develop a strategy to counter future terrorist attacks.
What is the president’s strategy?
- Close the gun show loophole.
- Don’t sell guns to people on the terrorism watch list.
- Run background checks on people selling them guns.
In the case of Mr. Farook, he didn’t buy his guns at a gun show.
He wasn’t on a terrorist watch list.
He passed a background check.
In other words, nothing the president and his party proposes would have made a difference.
They don’t have a clue what to do.