A niggling incongruent bit of information

Tashfeen Malik, erstwhile jihadi bride of Sayed Farhood and Islamist terrorist has been reported on since the San Bernadino terrorist attack last week.  There are many things we know and many things we don’t know and then there are things the press reported that make no sense, if you are to believe the facts as presented.  The FBI affirms that both Malik and Farhood were radicalized for some time before this terrorist attack.  They’re following all sorts of leads, but one lead they should look into is how this online marriage came about.

Muslim women raised in Western countries have been surrounded by a culture where women interact with men outside their family, without supervision or social stigma.  Malik was born in Pakistan and raised in Saudi Arabia, so why would this “devout Muslim” woman, whom Farhood’s family claims that they never even saw her face, look for an American husband or for that matter chat online with a male stranger?  Somewhere in this mess are middlemen matchmakers, perhaps jihadist family members or a jihadist group,  who arranged this marriage.  It seems incomprehensible that a devout Muslim woman, with her background, would hook-up with an American, Muslim or not – it just makes no sense, unless she was sent to carry out a terrorist attack or their families arranged this marriage.   The press just blithely reported this meeting online, no questions asked, but there’s more to it – more men involved in this.

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Filed under Foreign Policy, General Interest, Islam, Terrorism

6 responses to “A niggling incongruent bit of information

  1. Robert

    The way we in the West massage terms to fit our use–Devout Muslim–means one thing to westerners, Christians, but can mean the opposite under Islamic Law. If he-she is devout, it is to something and someone and comes with requirements. Also, Moderate Muslim. Another phony flag to pacify the listener. There is no moderate Islam, there is only Islam. The degree of difference only comes in the “devoutness” and obedience of the adherent.

    I believe there is a labyrinth of collusion around this Islamist family under investigation.

  2. Minta Marie Morze

    Liberty, you wrote: “Malik was born in Pakistan and raised in Saudi Arabia, so why would this “devout Muslim” woman, whom Farhood’s family claims that they never even saw her face, look for an American husband or for that matter chat online with a male stranger? Somewhere in this mess are middlemen matchmakers, perhaps jihadist family members or a jihadist group, who arranged this marriage.”

    Brilliant observation!

    You know, I wonder if some of the women who are joining the ranks of active jihadists are doing it because their culture places so little value on women that this is seen by them as a chance to achieve something in the eyes of men. Theirs is a system based on cruelty, and in this it values the very evil attributes most contrary to the true great assets of a woman’s honor.

  3. Even Osama bin Laden was working to recruit women into the cause, so this women jihadis isn’t new and they’ve been active in Palestinian terrorism for years too.

    The FBI director said they’re investigating how they met and family connections. Pakistanis are big on arranged marriages, especially consanguineous ones. That’s why it struck me as odd. Carol Brown writes a lot about Islamist stuff at the American Thinker and she linked to a British documentary on the high rate of birth defects among Pakistanis, from centuries of first-cousin marriages and how even Pakistanis who live in Great Britain continue the practice, arranging marriages with family back in Pakistan. I’ll see if I can locate that link.

  4. Robert

    Minta Marie Morze….it has been a long time since I read “true great assets of a woman’s honor”. As a male senior citizen, reading that made me happy. I have wondered if such a concept had been banished from our culture- only whispered out of earshot of militant feminists.

  5. Minta Marie Morze

    Robert, I was moved by your comment. It made me happy,and I thank you.

    I am in my 60s, but I know of many young people who believe the “old-fashioned” view of women—some of whom are ready to declare it openly, most of whom don’t want the fight they’d have. I believe that that avoidance of the non-PC is changing.

    I also believe that there are so many contradictions in the Progs’ dicta that the various factions of the Left are beginning to attack and devour each other.

    Robert, Liberty—we have the inestimable advantage of being on the side of Truth and Reality. It’s a bumpy ride, but we’re on the right path!

    Molon Labe!

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