The Council on American Islamic Relations held a press conference to address Wednesday’s mass murder attack in San Bernardino, CA. One of the suspects, since killed by law enforcement, was named Syed Farook.
Farhan Khan, brother-in-law of Farooq, stayed mostly mum when asked questions by reporters. Making a brief statement in which he expressed his sadness for the victims, Farhan said he was “in shock” over what had happened.
Asked about the last time he spoke with Farook, Khan seemed unsure, and replied that it was “about a week ago.”
Khan was then asked if Farook was a religious person, to which Khan awkwardly responded, “There’s no comment. I mean, investigation is going on. You would know what it is. I have no idea. I have no idea why would he do that, why would he do something like this. I have absolutely no idea. I am in shock myself. I am an honorable person.”
Khan was interrupted by Haussam Ayloush, the Executive Director of CAIR’s branch in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Ayloush seemed to be managing Khan, inexplicably stating that answering questions about Farook might compromise the ongoing investigation into what had happened.
Some reporters still attempted asking Khan questions about his family, to which he continued with his closure, “At this point, I don’t wanna say anything.”