US

Suspicious Items Found In Car Registered To Jihadi’s Mom: Report

REUTERS/US Customs and Border Protection/Handout via Reuters

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter

Investigators reportedly found shooting targets, a hammer, vice grips and empty GoPro packages in a car registered to Rafia Farook, the mother of San Bernardino jihadist Syed Rizwan Farook.

Rafia Farook is being looked at “very, very closely” by the FBI, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said over the weekend. The 62-year-old lived with her son and his jihadi bride, Tashfeen Malik, in Redlands, Ca., near where the terrorist couple killed 14 people last Wednesday.

Investigators discovered at least 19 pipe bombs at Farook’s house, raising questions over how much Rafia Farook knew about her son’s plans.

According to The Daily Mail, an FBI inventory sheet lists the following items recovered from Rafia Farook’s 2005 Lexus sedan:

Apple iPhone, multi-tool, key, business card, miscellaneous indicia, bank receipt, shooting targets, hammer, vice grips, U-Haul receipt, tire receipt, notebook, garment, GoPro packaging, vacuumings, legal documents.

The GoPro package is an interesting find. Shortly after last week’s shooting, reports circulated that Farook and Malik were wearing GoPro cameras. Authorities have dismissed the claim as a false rumor, though others believe that the couple may have filmed their attack.

Malik had pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi just before the onslaught. The terrorist group is known for using graphic footage for propaganda purposes.

It is unclear who drove the car that contained the suspicious materials. But it is known that Syed Farook and Malik drove a black SUV to the attack site at San Bernardino’s Inland Regional Center. They were killed later in the day driving the same vehicle.

There is still much to be learned about Rafia Farook.

But as The Daily Caller discovered last week, she is a member of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a New York-based Islamic umbrella organization that has numerous ties to Islamic radicals and known terrorists.

Anwar al-Awlaki once spoke at an ICNA event. He’s the American al-Qaeda recruiter who was killed by a U.S. drone in Yemen in 2011. Noelle Valentzas also spoke at two ICNA events. She was arrested in April and charged with plotting to use pressure cookers to attack New York City. (RELATED: Shooter’s Mother Active In US Branch Of Pro-Caliphate Islamic Group)

Follow Chuck on Twitter