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FBI director: California shooters radicalized at least two years ago

James Comey tells Senate committee that Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were radicalized even before they met online


 
14 people were killed Wednesday at a California social services centre. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

14 people were killed Wednesday at a California social services centre. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says the two California shooters were radicalized at least two years ago and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013.

Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were radicalized even before they met online.

The couple wed last year.

Comey also said the couple was inspired by foreign terror organizations and described them as “homegrown violent extremists.”

He said the investigation is continuing.

 


 

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