So, they released an image of the ID card held by alleged San Bernardino, CA shooter Tashfeen Malik.
I have a few observations and questions that someone with more insight might be able to answer. I've noticed several things about it, but I do not
have much knowledge of different ID features. I've found SOME information, but not enough either way to make a solid statement about the validity of
If you have not seen it, here is her ID:
This appears to be a copy of a "NADRA" ID card. It's issued by the National Database and Registration Authority in Pakistan. This card seems to
be the card type issued shortly before they updated to the micro-chip version used today. According to the
page, the newer cards were issued after October of
2012. So, this card would have been issued before that time.
Some features of this ID card do NOT match other cards that appear to have been issued around this time.
1. The date of birth is in the incorrect format. The cards I have found do NOT spell out the month. It is written in the DD/MM/YYYY format. The
other date on the card appears to follow that standard format. The date of birth is spelled out in ENGLISH while the rest of the card is clearly
written in Arabic script.
2. The photo of Tashfeen Malik has a white edge down the left side such as you'd see on a photograph that's been cut out. There also appears to be
a shadow around the photo. Most cards I've seen have had the photo printed onto the card (like the standard US ID), and this is true even for some
much older cards. In addition, the smaller photo on the back of the card SHOULD just be a resized image, but the white edge is gone suggesting it was
actually cropped. On other cards, the 2 photos differ in size only.
3. One thing I can't understand at all is the fact her "signature" is written in English. This was before she came to the US, so her signature
would, I assume, still be in Arabic and not English. Also, only her first name is signed. On official documents, your complete signature is
required. I am unsure if this is maybe common for Pakistan...but it's odd to me it's her first name only, printed in neat, English letters.
4. The signature field is also quite strange. On other cards, the signature field is NOT a solid white box. They clearly show the signature is
printed on top of the background of the card. In fact, on some cards from this time, you can even see the background pattern faintly across the
photograph itself. Her signature looks like someone put a white piece of paper over the actual signature.
5. The expiration date listed on the back of the card is 16/02/2022. That, of course, is February 16, 2022. I'm unable to find much information
about the length of time the cards are valid. It seems it might have been anywhere from 12 years to 7 years. It's a little maddening not to be able
to get a definitive answer on this. If indeed it's 10 years (which seems the most common answer from searching), then the card was issued February
16, 2012. That falls into the timeline of the smart cards being issued in October of 2012.
6. Number 5 would not even be a question if another inconsistency didn't exist. According to the NADRA wiki linked above, cards list the date of
ISSUE as well. On other card examples, it should appear on the right side of the card across from the Expiry date. It's listed as one of the
required pieces of information for the card.
7. There are other numbers on the card such as the 13 digit number near the top. This number is similar to US Social Security numbers. At birth,
they are assigned this number. The problem is that until 2001, this "NIC" number was 11 digits long. In 2001-2002, the NIC number became 13 digits
long. First 5 indicate location followed by 7 digit serial number. The last number is a "check digit" that also indicates gender. If she was born
in 1986, her NIC number would be 11 digits long, not 13.
An example of a standard card from around this time that I've found is here:
You can see the difference in this and the ID that is supposed to belong to Tashfeen Malik.
Now, taken the fact this card is, at least for now, suspicious...I also want to include something I came across while searching for information on her
and the cards themselves.
People are suspicious of the name itself. It's certainly possible that she used a fake name or, depending on your opinion, that the fake name was
given to her during the cover-up since the incident. The biggest reason for not believing the name is that the name Tashfeen is a male name. As seen
on this Urdu baby name site
, the name is a male name meaning "sympathetic." (You
will need to translate this site, but other English sites have the same meanings not changed by translation. I used this one to search the
Arabic/Urdu spelling as well.) An interesting side note, Malik is a name for Allah. You can read about that name
. It is connected to Moloch, which I'm sure Illuminati and/or New World Order folks could have a
field day with. For my own post, I'll skip that...but I DO find it at least interesting that this woman, if the name is indeed fake, was given the
male name meaning, basically, Sympathetic to Allah. (Though, I can also see that name being real for the same reason...it's all on how it can be
twisted either way.)
One other thing, as was discussed in another thread, the media's debacle with the home of this couple...I noticed something a bit odd that I don't
recall anyone else mentioning. It's related to this ID card as well. In this photo from the home:
You see the 4 photos of Tashfeen. I'm not sure WHY this (among things like the shredded papers) was not taken as evidence. It's clearly the photos
you send in when getting an ID or passport. You can send in these headshots on a plain white background (and they ask for several - usually 4). Of a
very interesting note, it's pretty common now for Muslim women to be allowed to wear hijab of some sort in official identification. For most state
ID's, they will allow things like the scarves/veils for religious reasons. Sometimes it requires an affidavit where they "prove" they follow one
of the approved religions for exemption of the rule that forbids things like hats/glasses/etc. For United States passports, the rule appears to be
that the person has to have declared their religion. (See here
.) This becomes
interesting if those photos WERE for an ID or passport because Tashfeen Malik is NOT wearing a hijab as in other photos. Why would she need to have
an ID without them as most IDs allow a devout person to wear religious items as such? Just strange, but again, speculation.
My first thread here, so please be easy on me, lol! I'm definitely not presenting this as FACT, so I welcome any illuminating info that clears up
some errors for me. I'd rather be wrong, given what being "correct" means about all this.