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.