Congratulations to our most recent A-Holes of the Week, San Bernardino Terrorists!
On Wednesday Tashfeen Malik, 27 and Syed Rizwan Farook, 28 committed the first act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11 by killing 14 people and injuring 21 in San Bernardino, California.
Malik had pledged allegiance to a prominent leader of IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Malik is a native of Pakistan and lived in Saudi Arabia for more than 20 years.
Malik and her husband Farook were killed in a shootout with police after their attack of during a holiday party of the Inland Regional Center social services agency. The couple fired over 150 bullets inside the center.
Farook was an employee at the Inland Regional Center. He attended the holiday party, appeared to become agitated, left the party, and returned with his wife in full tactical gear. Most of the carnage was confined to one room at the center.
The couple was armed with two .223-caliber assault rifles and two 9mm semiautomatic pistols all legally obtained. Luckily the couple did not detonate an explosive made of three pipe bombs that they brought to the center.
The couple had recently been to the Middle East and there is evidence that at least one of them had been in touch with Islamic Muslims with extremist views.
The couple left behind a stockpile of homemade pipe bombs and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Law enforcement officials believe they were planning more attacks.
23 officers from seven different agencies were involved in the shootout. Officers fired more than 380 rounds at the couple before finally killing them. One officer was shot in the leg and another officer was cut by flying debris. The shootout resembled a scene from a war zone.
Image credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
In the rented Ford Expedition the couple had rented for a getaway vehicle were 1,400 rounds for the .223 rifles and 200 rounds for the 9mm handguns.
Malik and Farook please ascend the Thrill Throne of Shame for killing 14 innocent people, wounding another 23 people, and forcing the U.S. to get even more involved in stopping extremist Muslim groups around the globe.