Exclusive: Gina Loudon asks Americans, ‘Where do we go from here?’
The terrorists in the San Bernardino mass killing were ultimately identified as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27. Malik entered the U.S. on a K-1 visa, which is required of a fiancee engaged to a U.S. citizen. These visas are granted after the applicant undergoes a rigorous security screening process aimed at preventing so-called “green card” marriages. Well, unless she is a terrorist – then, I guess, the screening isn’t so good.
Tashfeen Malik pledged allegiance to the leader of ISIS on Facebook, just before she and her husband carried out the San Bernardino massacre.
According to FBI analysis, since 2003, 160 active shooters in the U.S. have killed 1,043 people and wounded 557. Only six of the assailants were women.
A study of female serial killers opens a window into what could be gender-specific motives: Women, the researchers found, are more likely to kill someone they know – or on behalf of someone they love. But are Islamic women even more prone to violence?
Key in this equation might be that the baby was a girl. Girls are clearly less valuable in the Islamic culture, according to Dr. Nicolai Sennels, a Danish psychologist who has written extensively on the psychological consequences of the impact of Islam on women:
“The vast majority of the 700 million Muslim girls and women worldwide live without basic human rights, such as the freedom to choose their own sexual partners, their clothes, their lifestyle and, of course, their religion. The constant threat of being disowned by their family, having their few privileges revoked, being locked up, beaten or even killed prevents these Muslim from challenging the limitations set by Islamic Shariah law and its male proponents. Regular, and often very bloody, examples makes sure that only the bravest and desperate women try to escape or break the rules.”
While at first it would be hard to believe that a mother would kill other mothers, other daughters, while simultaneously abandoning her own daughter at home, Sennels explains the degradation of women inherent in Islamic culture:
“Muslim culture impairs Muslim men’s openness to women by categorizing them as unclean, less worthy, stupid, more likely to end up, in one woman’s words, ‘burning in hell for all eternity.’ This not only harms their ability to love women as equal partners, or love them at all, but can also pervert their sexuality. According to psychoanalytic theory, sexual frustration and impaired ability to love and be loved, can easily result in extreme anger and aggression, among other dysfunctional social behavior.”