Dec 2 2016
OK, folks, better scrap plans for that office Christmas party and pack up all the decorations you were planning to put up. They are offensive to Muslims and you know what happens when you offend a Muslim.
ABC News One year after the Muslim terrorist attack in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, 2015, authorities believe the terrorist attack may have been triggered by a mandatory employee training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree, that shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend.
Emails discovered by the FBI and police reveal Farook’s wife, Pakistani native Tashfeen Malik, objected to the Christmas setting and was upset her husband had to go.
Just before the attack, Farook posed with four fellow county employees in front of a Christmas tree in a conference room. A short time later, 14 people were killed and 22 others injured when Farook and Malik opened fire at the meeting with assault rifles.
“She had essentially made the statement in an online account that she didn’t think that a Muslim should have to participate in a non-Muslim holiday or event,” said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan in an exclusive interview with ABC News that aired on ABC News’ “Nightline.”
“That really is one of the very, very few pieces of potential evidence that we have that we can truly point to and say, ‘That probably is a motive in this case,’” he said.
Four hours after their rampage, Farook and Malik were shot dead in a gunbattle on a San Bernardino street with police.