Two years before Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik savagely murdered 14 people and injured several others in San Bernardino, CA, it is likely they had already been radicalized.
Now, there is reason to believe Farook and his former neighbor may have intended to commit a terror attack in 2012, according to law enforcement.
The FBI is trying to determine whether there is any connection between an earlier potential plot by Farook and his former neighbor, Enrique Marquez, and the arrests in 2012 of four men in Riverside, Calif. The men were charged with plotting to kill Americans in Afghanistan. Two of the men were later found guilty, and two pleaded guilty.
Farook and Marquez reportedly got cold feet about their planned attack after the terror suspects mentioned above were arrested in a nearby county.
Marquez is the same individual who is linked to the weapons used by Farook and Malik during the San Bernardino massacre.
In light of these revelations, authorities are primed to bring charges against Marquez.
Also of note in this investigation, is the allegation that Farook and Malik’s marriage may have been arranged by a terror organization. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) posed this question to FBI Director James B. Comey, suggesting that if the revelation be true, it would be a “game changer.”