With regard to the recent terrorist Sayed Farouk who along with a woman terrorist and another male terrorist, killed and wounded close to 30 people at a holiday party in Bakersfield, a man who had been working in the Redlands area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks around the area. There was something about these men that bothered him. Later he told reporters that he felt suspicious about these men and their behavior. But he decided to mind his own business. At first he wanted to report them to law enforcement, but later he decided not to report anything. The reason he decided to keep his mouth shut was that he did not want to be accused of being a “racist “or be accused of racially profiling those people.
Had he trusted his instincts, not worried about being politically correct or being called a “racist” and said something to authorities perhaps Sayed Farouk, who along with a woman terrorist and another male terrorist, would not have killed and wounded close to 30 people at a holiday party in Bakersfield.
The lesson here is that if you see something that doesn’t sit well with you, say something. That is the message that Homeland Security has pounded away at in their advertising . Actor James Woods said something to the pilots and stewardesses when he unknowingly sat near the 911 terrorists who were doing a test run. Sometimes, saying something is not enough. You have to do something like the brave people did who subdued the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber and most recently the would be train bomber in Paris
Terrorism is real! It is here to stay around the world! It can happen anywhere, just like it happened in Bakersfied, California. This incident has closed the minds of previously open- minded people in welcoming people crossing our boarders.
But it is not just immigrants crossing the boarders. It is citizens living among us doing things like you and me. They are living in our neighborhoods and going to the same schools, going to the same shopping centers and attending the same schools as our children. They may even sit near us, just as Mr. Farouk sat near many of his innocent colleagues at the Health Department where he worked for several years.
The one thing that stood out with Sayed Farouk before he left the holiday party and secured his two colleagues dressed in black battle gear to shoot up a room of innocent people, was that he was reported to look very “nervous”. Without any ammunition in his hands he appered fidgety and nervous for no reason. He appeared sweaty in an air conditioned room. Many survivors reported that he also looked very nervous andagitated.This is typical of those who are ready to commit acts of terror. What has happened is that their autonomic nervous system is kicking in before they do something egregious.
This is one of the key body language signals of a terrorist – being in an anxiety ridden or nervous state. I along with my co- author D. Vincent Sullivan, former FBI Special Agent discuss this in our book “A Guide to Identifying Terrorists Thru Body Language”
A Guide to Identifying Terrorists Thru Body LanguagePaperback – November 22, 2015
Apparently Sayed left the party in this nervous and agitated state. It was so jarring that many of the survivors reported it. Had many of the partygoers known that this was an extreme danger sign, many would have left the premises immediately for fear Sayed would return and do something drastic, which he did.
There are body language signs which may give away important clues as to whether or not someone is going to do harm to you. My co-author who was a member of the FBI Joint Terrorist Force and Head of the Behavioral Analysis Program at the FBI can vouch for this.
That is why you MUST read out book. There is no question in our minds and in the minds of those who have read our book that can help save your life! No one is safe any longer! You MUST know how to recognize the body language signals of any potential terrorist threat.