Glenn Beck theorized Friday morning about why the media have yet to obtain any images of San Bernardino, California, killer Tashfeen Malik, Syed Farook’s wife and co-conspirator, claiming, “for the first time ever, there’s not a single picture of somebody.”
Between the news breaking Wednesday of the shooting that left at least 14 dead and 21 injured and Friday’s report that Malik pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the horrific attack, the media has shared a couple images of Farook, but none of Malik.
“Why don’t they have a picture of her?” Beck asked on The Glenn Beck Radio Program. “Is it possible that we don’t have a picture of her because she was always in a head scarf? Is it possible that she was always in a head scarf and that political correctness is playing a role that they do not want her looking like that on television?”
Though Beck said it is possible there are no images of Malik, he suggested the media and government might be withholding a photo of the killer “out of respect” for the Muslim community, or if she was wearing a burqa, the media aren’t releasing photos because they don’t want to lead viewers to believe it is a “Muslim thing.”
“They’re not releasing it out of respect for Muslims because they don’t want her exposed like that,” Beck opined. “And if they have pictures of her in the burqa, it leads me to believe that they don’t want to release it because they don’t want to make people think, ‘Oh, well, it’s a Muslim thing.'”
Beck co-host Pat Gray suggested that Muslims who wear head coverings would be required to remove them for a passport photo, but that is not the case, according to the Department of State. Head coverings are allowed if they are worn “daily for religious purposes.”
Beck also chastised President Barack Obama for his statements last month in which he claimed Republicans are “scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America.”
“Well, now let me see, Mr. President, she seemed to be an immigrant,” Beck said. “She seemed to be an immigrant that was brought in under your administration through all of your screening practices. You just mocked us for being afraid of women and children and widows. Here’s a woman — what, are you afraid of a new bride?”
Beck said he was, in fact, “afraid of anybody over there” because the radical Islamic ideology is not “gender-specific, nationality, not ethnic-specific, either.”
“It is a diseased ideology, and [Obama] won’t even admit it,” Beck concluded. “How long will it take before the media and the president … A, we get a picture of her? B, they actually do call it ‘Islamic terrorism’? C, they actually now start to stand on the fact that this was an ISIS strike in America?”
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