Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said that he is confident that the San Bernardino mass shooting on Dec. 2 was an act of terror. Reviewing the evidence, Giuliani concludes that anyone who would think otherwise is “a moron.” Video below.
American citizen Syed Rizwan Farook and his Pakistani wife Tashfeen Malik stormed a holiday party at the San Bernardino County center, killing 14 employees and injuring roughly 20 others. They couple were killed in an ensuing standoff with police.
While authorities discovered an orgy of evidence at Farook’s home, where the couple had a stockade of firearms, ammunition and explosives, San Bernardino County police have been reluctant to speculate on their murderous pair’s motivation.
Police Chief Jarrod Burguan did state that on Dec. 3 that the crime was unlikely premeditated.
“Nobody just gets upset at a party, goes home and puts together that kind of elaborate scheme or plan,” Burguan said, according to ABC News. “There was some planning that went into this.”
Farook’s brother-in-law Farhan Khan expressed complete shock over the murders, admitting that “I have no idea… why he would do something like this,” ABC News reports.
During a Dec. 3 appearance on Fox News, Giuliani was confident that Farook and Malik were terrorists and not just mentally disturbed lone wolves.
“It makes sense to me that it’s an act of terror,” Giuliani said. “If you can’t come to the conclusion at this point that this is an act of terror, you should find something else to do for a living than being in law enforcement. I mean, you’re a moron.”
The former New York City mayor cites the arsenal that Farook and Malik had built up in their home as evidence that they had been planning something insidious for a long period of time.
“Two assault weapons, two handguns, boobytrapped home, body armor, a home that looks like they were preparing for war or some kind of battle,” Giuliani listed off. “So, it’s an act of terror.”
While Giuliani was eager to characterize the pair as terrorists, he admitted that it was unclear just which organization they were affiliated with.
“Is this part of, is ISIL, the Islamic State’s plot? Is it part of some other plot? Is it homegrown jihadism or is it just insanity? Those are the issues that are out there.”
Authorities discovered on Dec. 4 that Malik had previously pledged her allegiance to the Islamic State group on Facebook. The revelation has led authorities to speculate that she may have radicalized the American-born Farook, The New York Times reports.