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  • Lessons from San Bernardino at ADL security briefing

    By Eitan Arom

    September 14, 2016 | 11:25 am

    Dec. 2, 2015 was an average day for San Bernardino Police Lt. Mike Madden — until it wasn’t.

    On his way back to headquarters from a meeting, he pulled over to pick up a snack wrap from McDonald’s and then again to take a phone call. Then, at 10:58 a.m., the dispatch came in:...

  • The FBI and Apple: It’s not just about one phone

    February 22, 2016 | 3:28 pm

    The tragedy in San Bernardino has launched an increasingly intense public debate about where the line should be drawn to protect citizens’ digital data from government intrusion. Those horrific shootings left the nation stunned, and the U.S. government should thoroughly investigate...

  • Trump calls for boycott until Apple unlocks shooter’s phone

    February 19, 2016 | 1:10 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called on Friday for a boycott of Apple Inc products until the tech company agrees to help the U.S. government unlock the cellphone of one of the killers in the San Bernardino, Calif., attack.

    "Boycott Apple until such time as they...

  • Jewish leaders endorse, critique Obama’s actions to curb gun violence

    By Ryan Torok

    January 5, 2016 | 4:42 pm

    President Barack Obama’s announcement Tuesday of a series of executive actions to curb gun violence, including expanding background checks for people purchasing firearms on the private market, prompted an array of responses from leaders in the Los Angeles Jewish community.


  • Former neighbor who supplied guns to California shooters arrested, will be charged

    December 17, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    A former neighbor suspected of supplying guns to the married couple who massacred 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., has been arrested, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday, citing federal authorities.

    Federal officials plan to charge Enrique Marquez, a friend and former...

  • Donald Trump’s American dream

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 16, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Just for fun, I decided to take Donald Trump at his word. 

    After the Republican presidential candidate responded to the San Bernardino terror attack by calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” I thought it might be interesting to study a...

  • Worried by terrorist attacks, some L.A. shuls hike security

    December 16, 2015 | 10:45 am

    Shortly after the November terrorist attacks in Paris, the board of trustees at Sinai Temple held an emergency meeting during which the members voted to double the number of armed guards posted at the prominent Westside synagogue. Sinai’s extra guards were in place by the next...

  • Islamic extremists ignored contact attempts by wife in California shooting

    December 10, 2015 | 3:53 pm

    Islamic militant groups ignored contact attempts from Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik in the months before she and her husband killed 14 people at a California holiday party, probably because they feared getting caught in a U.S. law enforcement sting, U.S. government sources said on...

  • Another deadly 21st-Century innovation: Pledging allegiance to ISIS on Facebook

    By Harold Brackman

    December 9, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    We need to transform social media from a terrorist megaphone and communications network into a tool that can be used by socially responsible individuals and nongovernmental organizations as well as law enforcement to combat the global epidemic of jihadi violence. 

    We now know...

  • California shooters discussed martyrdom before meeting

    December 9, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    A couple who massacred 14 people at a California holiday party were discussing martyrdom online a year before they met in person and married, FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday.

    Investigators were tracing the radicalization of Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik,...

  • At two Inland Empire Mosques, Muslims shocked by attack, disgusted by ISIS

    By Jared Sichel

    December 8, 2015 | 10:35 am

    For the last two years, multiple times each week, Gasser Shehata prayed around lunchtime at the same San Bernardino mosque as Syed Rizwan Farook, the 28-year-old Muslim who, with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, recently carried out the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the...

  • Trump defends proposed Muslim ban from U.S. as outrage mounts

    December 8, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, comparing his plan to the World War II detainment of Japanese-Americans and others in dismissing growing outrage from around the world.

    U.S. leaders...

  • The brothers Farook: one a decorated veteran, the other a killer

    December 8, 2015 | 8:25 am

    One brother liked to party and chase girls. After high school, moved by what he saw as his patriotic duty, he enlisted in the Navy and received two medals recognizing his contributions to "the global war on terror."

    The other was deeply religious and became increasingly...

  • Religion and prayer after San Bernardino

    December 7, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    From almost the moment the news broke Wednesday about the shooting in San Bernardino, this tragedy became a debate about religion. As politicians took to Twitter to offer their “thoughts and prayers” for the victims, many responded that thoughts and prayers in the face of such a...

  • After San Bernardino, don’t let fear change our daily routines

    December 7, 2015 | 10:57 am

    With the recent shooting in San Bernardino, television and social media have yet again brought images of fatalities and injuries and the grief of those directly affected into our homes. For many Americans, and in particular the Jewish community, the constant streaming of these...

  • The San Bernardino terrorists’ 6-month-old

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 7, 2015 | 9:12 am

    Think about the day she finds out who her parents were.

    For a while, all she’ll know is that, yes, she did have a mommy and daddy, but they died. But one day, whoever is then caring for her may be unable to avoid telling her the rest of the story — how they abandoned her to do a...

  • In Oval Office speech, Obama pledges to destroy Islamic State

    December 7, 2015 | 8:20 am

    Calling last week’s mass killing in San Bernardino an “act of terrorism,” President Barack Obama pledged in a nationally televised Oval Office address to destroy the so-called Islamic State.

    “It is clear the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization,” Obama said...

  • Slain ‘Messianic Jew’ argued Islam, Israel with San Bernardino shooter

    December 4, 2015 | 9:49 am

    Nicholas Thalasinos, the 'Messianic Jew' killed in the shooting spree in San Bernardino, reportedly sparred with his alleged killer over Islam and Israel weeks before his death.

    Thalasinos got into an argument with Syed Rizwan Farook several weeks prior to the shooting, which...

  • California massacre shooter may be linked to Islamic State

    December 4, 2015 | 8:15 am

    A woman who joined her husband in killing 14 people in California apparently pledged allegiance to a leader of the militant group Islamic State, two U.S. government sources said on Friday, as intelligence officials in her native Pakistan pressed the investigation overseas.

  • Hier sees ‘all markings of a terrorist attack’ in San Bernardino shooting

    By Tom Tugend

    December 3, 2015 | 5:14 pm

    The San Bernardino shooting rampage, in which 14 persons were killed and 21 wounded, “has all the markings of a terrorist attack,” according to Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and a veteran analyst of global terrorism.

    It makes no sense, Hier...

  • San Bernardino was home to 100-year-old Jewish congregation [UPDATED]

    By Ryan Torok

    December 3, 2015 | 5:06 pm

    Update: Dec. 4, 11:12 a.m.: In a phone interview on Thursday, Congregation Emanu El Rabbi Jay Sherwood said his Redlands-based congregation is determining ways of helping those affected by the mass shooting on Wednesday.

    "At the moment we are waiting to hear what needs there are....

  • Cartoon: San Bernardinohmygod

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 3, 2015 | 12:05 pm

  • ADL: Searching for motives in the San Bernardino shooting

    December 3, 2015 | 11:45 am

    The motive for yesterday’s shoot­ing in San Bernardino, CA remains unknown. In the spec­u­la­tion for causes, though, sev­eral details stand out.

    That one of the alleged shoot­ers, Syed Rizwan Farooq, appar­ently tar­geted his pro­fes­sional col­leagues, might indi­cate an...

  • Republican candidates talk tough on ‘radical Islam’ after California attack

    December 3, 2015 | 11:26 am

    Republican presidential candidates said on Thursday a mass shooting in California was a sign that Americans are at risk from homegrown radicals, creating a campaign talking point out of the country's deadliest massacre in three years before a motive had been firmly established.

  • Elan Carr on the San Bernardino shooting

    December 3, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Like all Americans, Dahlia and I are outraged and heartbroken over yesterday’s murders in San Bernardino. Our prayers are with the many families affected by this heinous attack.  We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends who lost their loved ones, and we pray...

  • Beyond prayer, we must take action on gun violence

    December 3, 2015 | 10:42 am

    We are in anguish in the aftermath of another mass shooting – this one in our own backyard. To our community members who live, work or have family in San Bernardino, we stand with you in sorrow, grieving for the souls of the victims and praying for healing for those wounded.


  • Obama says motive for California shooting not yet clear

    December 3, 2015 | 8:52 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that investigators do not yet know why two suspects killed 14 people and wounded 17 others in a mass shooting in Southern California, but vowed that the FBI and law enforcement would "get to the bottom of this."

    "It is possible that...

  • Leaving behind baby and bombs, couple sows panic in California

    December 3, 2015 | 8:24 am

    On Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, dropped off their six-month-old baby with Farook's mother, saying they were going to a doctor's appointment.

    By noon, the couple had donned assault clothing, armed themselves with rifles and stormed a holiday...

  • California massacre suspect was registered on online dating sites

    December 3, 2015 | 8:13 am

    Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two suspects in the mass shooting that killed 14 people and wounded 17 others in Southern California on Wednesday, was registered on at least two online dating sites.

    Farook, 28, had a registered profile on a site called iMilap.com, a "one stop...

  • Two suspects dead after 14 killed in shooting rampage in California

    December 2, 2015 | 7:46 pm

    A man and a woman suspected of taking part in a shooting attack that killed 14 people and wounded 17 at a Southern California social services agency on Wednesday died in a shootout with police hours later, authorities said.

    One police officer was injured in the gunfight with the...

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