Via Veterans Today — Dec 24, 2015
EXCLUSIVE New riddle of San Bernardino massacre: Russian sisters married to shooters’ ‘terrorist’ neighbor and brother have links to Israel – and murderer’s brother
Shooter Syed Farook’s brother and his neighbor – who is accused of buying guns used in the massacre – are married to Russian sisters
Mariya and Tatiana Chernykh can be revealed to have strong links to Israel with their parents owning a home there
Tatiyana married Syed Raheel Farook, shooter’s brother after brief marriage to man whose family say it was ‘mistake’
Mariya has two ‘anchor babies’ with her Hispanic boyfriend, a petty criminal – but she married Enrique Marquez between having them
His immigration status is unclear but her visa is set to be revoked – although with two US citizen children, she can fight deportation
Raheel Farook and his wife have been visited by police over claims of domestic violence – most recently just before the terrorist murders
The pair are at the center of a complex web of personal relationships, with Tatiana married to Syed Raheel Farook, the brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan, 28.
Mariya, meanwhile, is in what the FBI say is a sham marriage with Farook’s friend and accomplice Enrique Marquez, 24, but lives with her boyfriend Oscar Romero, 33, in Ontario, California.
So how did a pair of Russian sisters with close ties to Israel end up at the heart of the worst terrorist atrocity in the US since 9/11?
Daily Mail Online can now disclose the full story of the Chernykh sisters and their journey from a tiny Jewish village in remote south-western Russia to their role in the California massacre earlier this month.
Family: The Chernykh sisters Mariya (second from left) and Tatiana (right) are caught up in the aftermath of the massacre. Tatiana is married to Syeed Raheel Farook, brother of the gunman. While Mariya is in what the FBI says is a sham marriage with Enrique Marquez, the gunman’s neighbor who is accused of supplying the guns. Mariya’s real partner is Oscar Romero, a petty criminal (left). The sisters’ parents Valentina (center) and Anatoly (second from right) are from a strongly-Jewish Russian village and have a home in Israel.
‘Sham’ husband: Mariya’s marriage to Enrique Marquez – ISIS-follower Farook’s neighbor – is alleged to be fake. He has been charged with terror offenses and appeared in court (left) in Riverside, CA, earlier this week.
Real relationship: Mariya Chernykh has two children – both born on US soil – with Oscar Romero. His immigration or citizenship status is unknown. One was born before and the other after her marriage to Marquez.
Other sister: Tatiana Chernykh with her husband Syed Raheel Farook. His brother and sister-in-law carried out the San Bernardino massacre
Born to Anatole, 53, and Valentina, 51, in the 950-strong village of Vysokiy, the two appear to have been model students with Tatiana, now 31, achieving a silver medal for her achievements at school.
It is unknown if the family is itself Jewish and friends and neighbors were reticent on the subject when approached by Daily Mail Online in Voronezh.
Although both Chernykh parents are now thought to live in Beit Shemesh, a mid-sized city of 94,000 people in Israel, their eldest daughter chose to come to the US in the third year of her studies at Voronezh Pedagogical University.
She told her parents that she was taking part in a student exchange program although that claim has been disputed by one of her professors.
‘We did have a student called Tatiana Chernykh,’ said Lyudmila Solodovchenko, deputy head of the English language department.
She was expelled for academic failures. And she was definitely not sent to America by us as part of a student exchange program.’
Nevertheless, what is certain is that by 2006, Tatiana was in the US – leaving her parents and sister Mariya, now 25, behind in Russia.
On arrival, she met and married 46-year-old Peter Gigliotti, briefly moving in with him at his Richmond, Virginia home before relocating to California.
Gigliotti, a drifter who has moved from dead end job to dead end job and worked in a pizza restaurant while in Richmond, now lives in Portland, Oregon.
Remote: The Chernykhs are from a village beside Voronezh. The village is heavily Jewish and the sisters’ parents have a home in Israel.
Mass murderers in the family: The Israeli-resident Chernykhs find themselves caught up in the tangle of relationships surrounding Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook. Ironically, at least one of their daughters stayed in the US under false pretenses – but Malik came in legitimately
He was unavailable for comment, and she would not address the question of whether the marriage was a sham or not.