(Los Angeles Times) Early Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan Farook asked his mother for the sort of favor grandmothers love to grant: A few hours of babysitting. Farook told her that he and his wife, Tashfeen, had a doctor’s appointment and didn’t want to bring their 6-month-old daughter.
In the account of the conversation provided by a relative through a local Islamic leader, the grandmother agreed. She was caring for the child at the couple’s Redlands home when news of a shooting spree in nearby San Bernardino broke.
Fearing for her son and daughter-in-law's safety, "she started calling. No answer," said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles office.
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