Rachel said Farooq, elder brother Farouk Saeed Rizwan, together with his wife who had organized the attack in San Bernardino, he served in the U.S. army and was awarded two medals for his contribution to the «global war on terror», Reuters reports with reference to the surrounded by brothers.
Both brothers went to the same school with a difference in two years and were often in some companies. While neighbors, friends and former classmates say that the brothers were complete opposites of each other.
The elder brother went to the mosque to please parents, however, took alcoholic drinks, attended parties and met at school with a girl from a non Muslim family.
In 2003, shortly after finishing school, Rachel, being a patriot, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In 2004, he was reassigned to the USS Enterprise where he served as a technician of information systems.
The younger brother was always much more serious and more silent. Rizwan better studied, was much more religious, and shortly after school, he, being an excellent student, graduated a year before, grew a beard and stopped wearing Western clothes. Thus, according to mutual acquaintances of the brothers, Rizwan and Rachel remained friends.
We will remind, on December 2, said Rizwan Farouk and his wife Tashfeen Malik in the building of the Inland Regional Center, which houses the offices of the organization involved in helping people with special needs, opened fire on people gathered for the Christmas holiday. The attackers fired from 65 to 75 shots. 14 people were killed and 21 were injured (the condition of ten victims from serious to critical). Malik and Farooq were later shot dead by police.