The six month old baby orphaned when her terrorist parents killed 14 people in San Bernardino is at the center of a custody dispute. Saira Khan, the sister of the slain terrorist, has asked for custody of the girl. Experts are predicting that family members will not get custody of the baby because county officials will not recommend custody for family members if they are shown to have have had knowledge of the attacks.
The mother of Syed Rizwan Farook lived with him, but claims to have no knowledge of the attacks despite the numerous bombs and large amounts of ammunition in the shared house. She also received $15,000 in bank deposits from her son just prior to his death. Terrorists are known to drain their bank accounts prior to suicide attacks. The funds she received were from a loan her son received from a peer to peer lender several weeks before he murdered his co-workers.
So many issues, but let’s focus on the main ones:
1. Sharia Law requires that the baby be raised by a Muslim. Thankfully, Sharia Law does not govern matters in the United States.
2. An individual designated as guardian in the will would receive consideration from the Family Court to have custody of the daughter barring intervening circumstance such as knowledge, of or complicity with, mass murder.
3. The $28,500 debt taken out prior to the attacks will die with the attackers if there are no other assets from which to re-pay the loan.
4. It is somewhat ironic that the murderers transferred their financial assets prior to their suicide mission but did not prepare a will. I guess that the Terrorist Handbook does not contemplate a young couple with a baby working together to kill innocent people.