'This is CNN': Did ISIS Terror 'Mom' Have 'Postpartum' Depression... That Caused Muslim Terror Attack? Click to Tweet
Struggling to offer an alternative explanation for the obvious conclusion of terrorism, CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday wondered if one of the killers from Wednesday’s rampage snapped as a result of “postpartum psychosis.” This was after two former FBI agents explained to Burnett just how Tashfeen Malik was radicalized.

Despite this, the CNN anchor wondered, “I just have to ask you, could there be something else, anything else, that could have explained her involvement? Something like a postpartum psychosis?” Former FBI profiler Jim Clemente calmly told Burnett that “postpartum psychosis… is typically internal.”

Her question came after Clemente noted that Malik “was able to act calmly in this tactical assault and the shootout with the police.” He added, “That’s the kind of thing that only comes with practice and massive preparation.”

Another agent, Robert Chacon, told Burnett: “She clearly had advanced training and clearly lots of it.”

CNN.com on Friday explained that the female shooter’s Facebook page “pledged allegiance to ISIS.” So, just perhaps, this mass murder wasn’t a result of “postpartum psychosis.” Maybe Burnett should check her network’s website.

A transcript of the December 3 Erin Burnett OutFront exchange is below:


Erin Burnett OutFront

ERIN BURNETT: The crucial part about her role, I mean, they had a new baby, a six-month new baby. We just heard, you know, the guy who sat next to him told our Kyung Lah that they had a baby shower for him. There were no signs of anything but joy about a new baby. And she’s the mother of a six- month-old. It’s unnatural for her to do what she did. I mean, what could explain that, to leave a new baby, drop it off with someone else in the morning and then go, knowing that you would at the least never see that baby again?

JIM CLEMENTE (former FBI profiler): Well, I think it does —  it is very unnatural and it’s something that would have taken a tremendous amount of effort to do on her part…

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