Tuesday, December 29, 2015

California shooter attended Islamic school in Pakistan

MULTAN, The lady who did a week ago's mass shooting in California with her spouse had gone to an Islamic religious school, or madrassa, while living in Pakistan, knowledge authorities and the school said Monday.

Few subtle elements have developed about Tashfeen Malik's life in Pakistan, where she lived from 2007 to 2014 preceding going to the United States on a fiancee visa. Malik concentrated on drug store at the Bahauddin Zakariya University in the focal city of Multan, where she got a degree in 2013.

She likewise took classes at the Multan branch of Al-Huda International Seminary, a ladies just madrassa with branches crosswise over Pakistan and in the U.S. furthermore, Canada. The school has no known connections to radicals, and in Pakistan it is prevalent among upper-white collar class and urban ladies.

The locale where the school is found, be that as it may, is home to a great many fanatic theological colleges, with hundreds connected to al-Qaida and the Pakistani Taliban. Pakistan, which underpins Islamic activists fighting archrival India in the questioned locale of Kashmir and is broadly accepted to have binds to guerillas in Afghanistan, has since a long time ago deliberately ignored to foundations that show radical understandings of Islam.


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Al-Huda said in an announcement that it has no connections to any "fanatic administration" and tries to advance a "tranquil message of Islam and criticize radicalism, brutality and demonstrations of terrorism."

It said Malik learned at the Multan branch for a brief period somewhere around 2013 and 2014 and left without finishing the confirmation course. "It appears that she was not able comprehend the excellent message of the Quran. We can't be considered in charge of individual demonstrations of any of our understudies," the announcement said.

Malik spent over a year at Al-Huda, taking classes six days a week, the school's representative Farrukh Chaudhry told The Associated Press.

She enlisted in a two-year course to concentrate on the Quran, its interpretation and translation, however did not complete the course, Chaudhry included. Malik was an understudy there from April 17, 2013 until May 3, 2014, when she delivered her last paper in the first-year educational programs, the representative said.

"She let us know that she was going to get hitched in two months, and after that she will leave for America." Chaudhry said by telephone from the southern port city of Karachi, where she is based.

Malik guaranteed to finish her studies via mail correspondence, yet that never happened, Chaudhry said.

"I have conversed with her educators, her colleagues, and everyone says she was a dedicated, agreeable, accommodating and respectful understudy," Chaudhry said, including that "nobody ever seen any indications of radicalization."

One of the educators at the theological college, Aalia Qamar, said Malik went to classes consistently, and presented three or four of her companions to the school. She got some information about religion and on occasion faced off regarding religious matters with instructors and cohorts.

On Monday, Pakistani police banished nearby and worldwide media from entering the drug store bureau of the college where Malik contemplated. Police investigator Muhammad Ali said the columnists did not have legitimate reports to work in the city.

The college organization sent additional private security protects outside the office and after a contention with a few columnists, college security authorities brought in the police. The police escorted two writers off the grounds.

Pakistani powers have likewise been investigating Malik's chance in Multan. Police and insight specialists have looked the house where she lived on two events since Friday. Shabana Saif, a counterterrorism official, said knowledge specialists seized archives, family photograph collections and a portable workstation having a place with Malik's sister, Shahida, who was examining designing at a Pakistani school. It is not clear whether the house, which has been fixed, was possessed by Tashfeen or her dad.

Malik and her American-conceived spouse Syed Farook were killed in a shootout with police hours after they started shooting with ambush rifles on a social event of Farook's partners last Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 individuals.

The FBI said Friday that it is examining the shooting as a demonstration of terrorism. In the event that the slaughter was enlivened by Islamic fanaticism, it would be the deadliest such assault on U.S. soil since Sept.