Rafia Farook, 66, shared a home in Redlands, California with her terrorist son, Syed Farook and his ISIS-following wife Tashfeen Malik, and their baby daughter. She told investigators that she had no idea he was plotting a terrorist attack on the employee Christmas party – even though the couple built some of the small bombs, later used in the December 2, 2015 massacre, in her own home.
DailyMail (h/t Richard S) The killing spree killed 14 and injured 22, almost all of them colleagues of Farook’s at the San Bernardino Department of Public Health. Farook, 32, and Pakistan-born Malik, 28, were gunned down by cops as they attempted to flee the scene in a rented Ford Expedition SUV.
Exclusive DailyMailTV photos show Rafia Farook arriving at a local mosque with her other son Syed Raheel, 34, and her husband Syed Sr., 70. Rafia refused to discuss her mass murderer son but said she was doing ‘OK’ four years on. Syed Raheel will be sentenced on May 18 after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud in January 2017. He faces a maximum sentence of five years in jail and a $250,000 fine.
Rafia, who now lives with Syed Raheel in Corona, California, has always insisted that she did not notice Farook and Malik’s increasing radicalization or have any idea of their plans (HAH!), and was caring for their baby daughter on the day of the atrocity.
Syed Raheel also refused to comment on the slaughter when spoken to by DailyMailTV but did say that the family is now trying to move on. That would appear to be a forlorn hope with Syed Raheel, Tatiana and Rafia herself all facing court next year.
Rafia is battling the Justice Department over Farook’s $275,000 life insurance policy of which she was the primary beneficiary. Insurers Minnesota Life Insurance paid out shortly after the attack but the funds were held by court after the Justice Department attempted to have the cash seized as proceeds of crime.
Rafia is continuing to fight attempts by the federal government to retain the payout. She says that because she did not know her son was going to commit an act of terror, there is no reason for the money not to be paid. (In this country, you don’t get a payoff after your terrorist son slaughters Americans)