The mother of terror shooter Syed Farook has disturbing ties to a conservative mosque in New York City, as evidenced by a prayer sticker and a “certificate of appreciation” from the Islamic Circle of North America Sisters’ Wing made out to Rafia Farook.
The evidence was uncovered by media outlets inspecting the apartment of San Bernardino killers Farook and Tashfeen Malik. Farook’s mother, Rafia, lived upstairs from the couple.
Rafia graduated from a course called “Journey through the Quran Session” at ICNA in the summer of 2014.
The husband of Rafia's teacher, Munira Ahmad, confirmed she was part of their congregation.
The religious sticker reads: “Praise be to Allah Who relieved me from the suffering and gave me relief.”
As The National ENQUIRER has been reporting, Farook and Malik were the shooters behind the massacre at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., that left 14 dead and 21 wounded.
Could Rafia's links to ICNA be another source of the poisonous thoughts that drove Farook and Malik to slaughter innocents?
ICNA — which promotes creating a caliphate and has been linked to a radical Pakistani political group called Jamaat-e-Islami — has been investigated for alleged terrorist links in the past, according to reports, but no charges were ever brought.
Al-Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki — who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011 in Yemen — spoke at an ICNA event in Baltimore in 2002, and exchanged emails with Nidal Hasan, the Army major who killed 13 people in a terrorist attack at Fort Hood in November 2009.
Also in 2009, five ICNA members from Alexandria, Va., were detained in Pakistan for trying to join terror groups and fight U.S. forces, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
Founded in 1968, ICNA is based in Jamaica, N.Y., and is considered one of the more conservative Islamic umbrella organizations in the U.S.
ICNA released a statement shortly after the massacre, saying, “We are upset about the killings, too.”