[Ed. – And, to clarify, he’s one of the 14 dead victims.]
52 year old Nicholas Thalasinos…[was] a member of a messianic church and is strongly pro-Israel. His Facebook page is filled with positive postings about Israel and Jewish holidays and messages of Shabbat Shalom. He was also a strong political conservative.
Co-workers described Thalasinos as strongly outspoken about his political views, but “wonderful and compassionate.”
But here’s the kicker: The USA Today report, which buried this detail 31 paragraphs down in a 54 paragraph story about some of the victims, on Tuesday, the day before the massacre, Thalasinos posted on social media that he had received threats in recent days, including one stating he “will die.”
An Associated Press report revealed that a co-worker said that Thalasinos and Farook had argued recently about religion, and Thalasinos complained to her that Farook “doesn’t agree that Islam is not a peaceful religion.”
Thalasinos and his wife are members of the Shiloh Messianic Congregation church in Crestline, California.