Family, friends and strangers from all over the world have taken to Facebook to offer their thoughts and prayers for slain San Bernardino terror victim Nicholas Thalasinos.
Thalasinos, a self described Messianic gentile and ardent supporter of Israel, was one of 14 people killed last week by husband and wife terror duo and ISIS supporters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik.
Two weeks before the terror attack, Thalasinos and Farook reportedly got into a heated argument about the nature of Islam. During the exchange, Farook told Thalasinos, “You will never see Israel.”
Over the weekend, Farook’s father, also called Sayed Farook, told an Italian newspaper that his son was “obsessed with Israel” and wished for the country’s destruction.
Following the attack and the revelations of Thalasinos’ pro-Israel, anti-Islam stance, many have speculated that he was singled out by Farook for his religious and political views. Jennifer Thalasinos, widow of Nicholas, even told the media that she believes “her husband was martyred for his faith and beliefs.”
Below are messages posted to Thalasino’s personal Facebook page as well as to a community page set up in memory of the slain terror victim. Hundreds of messages have been streaming in since the attack.
Sharing in your grief from Canada. May Nicholas’ memory be a blessing. May HaShem bring you comfort during the holidays and grant you peace.
Posted by Tammy Niemi Dingman on Friday, December 4, 2015
AS THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS BEGINS THIS EVENING, MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO ALL THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL, THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS…
Posted by Jimmy Glynn on Monday, December 7, 2015
Mrs. Thalasinos, I am praying for peace for you and your family. I am so sorry about your husband and the horror of it. God bless you.
Posted by Joy Beum on Friday, December 4, 2015
Our deepest condolences from Israel
Posted by Haim Dror on Friday, December 4, 2015
My heart is crushed. My dear friend Nicholas Thalasinos was murdered by his Muslim co-worker in #SanBernardino. This was…
Posted by Rachael Marsh on Friday, December 4, 2015
I would like to say I am so so sorry for your lost of your husband and other victims shooting yesterday it’s Shame how…
Posted by Katlyn Hecker on Thursday, December 3, 2015
So sick of all these meaningless shootings and all these deaths of wonderful fathers, husbands, wives, and children. It breaks my heart! My prayers are with the families of the lost ones!
Posted by Devvora Papatheodorou on Thursday, December 3, 2015
Mourner’s Kaddish dedicated to Nicholas Thalasinos, to all those who lost their lives tragically in the San Bernardino…
Posted by Erica Karas on Friday, December 4, 2015