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First photo of terrorist bride released as media ransack killers’ apartment

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ABC News posted on social media Friday what they said was the first photo of the San Bernardino jihadi bride who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Tashfeen Malik, along with husband Syed Rizwan Farook, took part in the attack Wednesday that left 14 people dead.

An attack that the FBI has declared an act of terrorism and ISIS has now claimed responsibility for in an online radio broadcast, according to the Daily Mail.

Malik, who just gave birth to a daughter six months ago, reportedly wore a burka, didn’t speak to male relatives and her in-laws had never seen her face.

ABC News shared additional background information on Malik:

Malik was born in Pakistan but moved to Saudi Arabia 25 years ago when she was about four years old. When she was older, she likely moved back and forth between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, according to a source close to the Saudi Arabian government.

In 2007, she returned to Pakistan to study at Bahuddin Zakri University in Multan and stayed until 2012, according to a Pakistani intelligence official. She was said to be a brilliant student and was not known to have religious or political affiliation while there.

She received her Green Card over the summer after entering the United States through a “fiancé” visa, which allows Americans to petition for a partner’s temporary entry before marriage, according to ABC News.

Surprisingly — or maybe not — the address Malik listed in her Pakistani hometown on the visa application does not exist.

A development that gives U.S. citizens little reason to feel confident about Homeland Security’s vetting process of migrants from the Middle East.

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Other family photos were seen inside the Muslim couple boarded-up apartment, which was swarmed by media — and a neighbor or two — after the property owner opened the door.

A feeding frenzy ensued in what police are still describing as an active crime scene.

Inexplicably, the FBI said it had cleared the apartment and turned it back over to the owner, according to Fox News. But San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Olivia Bozek told the Los Angeles Times that the apartment is still an active crime scene.

Tom Tillison

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