FBI guarded funeral of San Bernardino jihadists

The evil, scheming, murderous jihadist couple who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino and injured 21 more (2 critically) were buried on Tuesday.  Apparently it was a bit of a challenge finding an Islamic cemetery willing to take accept their remains, and not necessarily because they were the remains of savages.  Per a Reuters report, the Islamic cemetery in San Bernardino was concerned Farook’s and Malik’s graves might be desecrated.  There were also concerns there might be a backlash.  According to an unnamed source, there were “other reasons” as well, but they remain a mystery.  How about the obvious, like not wanting to be involved with something as hideous as terrorists?

But no.  We get concern about backlash.  What’s new?

Eventually an Islamic cemetery far from San Bernardino accepted their bodies for burial.  Ten people attended the funeral, including members of Farook’s family and some people from his mosque.  You know, all of those people who were shocked, I tell you, shocked by what he did.

But if it isn’t disgusting enough that soldiers for Allah who murder Americans are buried on American soil, the FBI guarded the funeral.

Why?

Does each of us have FBI protection?  No, we don’t.  And yet these two jihadists and those attending their funeral received such protection, undoubtedly for fear of an untoward incident occurring despite their best efforts to keep the funeral and the cemetery a well-guarded secret.

The next time terror strikes on American soil, will those innocent Americans who are targeted survive because they were protected by the FBI?  I think not.

I can only hope the FBI used the opportunity as part of their ongoing investigation.  But these days, I’m not confident that was the case.

(Of note, a similar challenge arose with Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body, which was ultimately buried in an unmarked grave in a small Islamic cemetery in Virginia when a Christian woman intervened to help.  As far as I can tell, no one from the FBI was present at that burial.)

The evil, scheming, murderous jihadist couple who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino and injured 21 more (2 critically) were buried on Tuesday.  Apparently it was a bit of a challenge finding an Islamic cemetery willing to take accept their remains, and not necessarily because they were the remains of savages.  Per a Reuters report, the Islamic cemetery in San Bernardino was concerned Farook’s and Malik’s graves might be desecrated.  There were also concerns there might be a backlash.  According to an unnamed source, there were “other reasons” as well, but they remain a mystery.  How about the obvious, like not wanting to be involved with something as hideous as terrorists?

But no.  We get concern about backlash.  What’s new?

Eventually an Islamic cemetery far from San Bernardino accepted their bodies for burial.  Ten people attended the funeral, including members of Farook’s family and some people from his mosque.  You know, all of those people who were shocked, I tell you, shocked by what he did.

But if it isn’t disgusting enough that soldiers for Allah who murder Americans are buried on American soil, the FBI guarded the funeral.

Why?

Does each of us have FBI protection?  No, we don’t.  And yet these two jihadists and those attending their funeral received such protection, undoubtedly for fear of an untoward incident occurring despite their best efforts to keep the funeral and the cemetery a well-guarded secret.

The next time terror strikes on American soil, will those innocent Americans who are targeted survive because they were protected by the FBI?  I think not.

I can only hope the FBI used the opportunity as part of their ongoing investigation.  But these days, I’m not confident that was the case.

(Of note, a similar challenge arose with Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body, which was ultimately buried in an unmarked grave in a small Islamic cemetery in Virginia when a Christian woman intervened to help.  As far as I can tell, no one from the FBI was present at that burial.)