If American officials had discovered the messages Malik posted before she applied for her visa from Pakistan last year, red flags would have gone up and she likely would not have been approved to enter the US. Malik and husband Syed Farook killed 14 people earlier this month after passing through customs at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in July 2014 (Malik pictured then) and getting married the following month. Malik was screened by Homeland Security officials then the State Department before she entered the US and then faced a third screening after applying for a green card. The trio of national security and criminal background screenings failed to find old postings on social media where Malik said that she supported violent jihad and that she desired to take part in it.
San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik openly supported violent jihad on social media yet still passed THREE background checks to gain entry into America