In an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Giuliani, who was mayor at the time of the 9/11 attack on New York City, said the only question was the motivation for the Wednesday slaying of 14 people at a health department complex in San Bernardino, Calif.
“The question here is not, is it an act of terror? We’re beyond that,” he said.
“When you’ve got two assault weapons, two handguns, you’re in body armor, you got a home that’s booby-trapped, you’ve been practicing to do this….”
Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, presumably his wife, shot up a conference room where Farook’s employer, the county health department, was hosting a holiday party on Wednesday, killing 14 people.
“Sure it may have been motivated by some argument in a party,” Giuliani said, noting officials have said Farook left the party angry before returning on a murderous rampage.
“This is pre-meditated,” Giuliani said. “If you can’t come to a conclusion at this point that this was an act of terror, you should find something else to do for a living than being in law enforcement. I mean, you’re a moron.”
“This is an act of terror without any question.”
Giuliani said the motivation is less clear, whether the slayings were part of an ISIS “plot, some other plot, homegrown jihadism or just insanity.”
But he noted Farook’s behavior, including traveling to Saudi Arabia to bring home a bride, is “encouraged by the Islamic State.”