They didn’t succeed this time. But other devout Muslims are working to succeed where they failed. Meanwhile, our leaders are intent on making sure you know that none of this has anything to do with Islam. They will remind us of that again after the next attack.
WASHINGTON — A homemade bomb left behind by the husband and wife who perpetrated a mass shooting at a California social services center failed to detonate because it was poorly constructed, two law enforcement officials told the Associated Press.
The failure compelled Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 29, to drive around the area of San Bernardino, California, after the shootings that killed 14 people. They were apparently trying to set off the remote-controlled bomb, one of the officials said.
The officials were briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the case publicly.
Investigators believe the couple intended to detonate the improvised explosive device — placed in a bag left at the center that morning by Farook before the shooting — to kill emergency responders or possibly before their attack.
The plan to set off an explosive device as part of a wave of attacks is similar to an aborted 2012 plan by Farook and his longtime friend Enrique Marquez, who has been charged for his role in aiding the violence. The pair planned to explode pipe bombs on a freeway and then shoot emergency responders.
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