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originally posted by: six67seven
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: IAMTAT
If he was part of ISIS why haven't they claimed it?
They praised it sure, but that is hardly saying it was them.
Him getting in a fight is what gets me, if you have all this planned out, why go in there and draw that much attention?
Maybe this group or cell had this specific attack actually planned for a legit Christmas party, and not this seminar, but when his coworker pissed him off, they decided to conduct this attack today, out of anger.
Its very possible they simply moved the date.
Instead of blaming international terrorism, the fight was played out as to make it look like a simple case of domestic terrorism/workplace violence.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
originally posted by: Indigo5
As far as terrorism goes, the aim is for the target to be symbolic. 9-11 (US economic center) ..the heart of Paris etc.
Wrong. The point of terrorism is to push an agenda in a violent way. If a group of people start targeting locations that make no sense to attack, then the general populace will start to feel fearful during their normal daily activities.
originally posted by: OuttaHere
I really, really think we should be looking at this:
There was a mosque to be built in San Bernardino County; they fought for years to get a permanent location. The permit was finally approved by the county in 2011 but a lawsuit put a stay on the process. The lawsuit was concluded in April of this year and the court found in favor of the plaintiff, because the COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES had failed to do an environmental impact study. They revoked the permit.
Link to lawsuit details
Sayed Farooq was an employee of this department. His job? Environmental Health Specialist. Clearly he and his accomplices were prepared ahead of time and this was planned. Maybe, "If they won't give us the go-ahead on this environmental impact report so we can build our mosque, we will kill them."
Just speculating. It would seem to be a perfect motive. And motive is what we have been lacking thus far.