[A] friend of a man killed in the rampage said Farook had a heated conversation about Islam two weeks before the attack.
Kuuleme Stephens said she happened to call Nicholas Thalasinos while her friend was talking with Farook at work. She said Thalasinos, a Messianic Jew who was passionately pro-Israel, told her Farook "doesn't agree that Islam is not a peaceful religion." Stephens said Farook replied that Americans don't understand Islam.
Stephens added that Thalasinos did not think their conversations would turn violent.
Thalasinos is listed among the dead from the attack.
According to the Times Of Israel,52, passionately defended Israel, and actively debated religion in online forums and in person, his friends said...
Stephens said his grieving wife told her later Thursday to tell the media that she now “believes her husband was martyred for his faith and beliefs.”