Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chattanooga killer's family described as "really religious"

Belleau Wood US Marines
Memorial, Des Plaines, IL
With no doubt with heavy hearts, the Chattanooga Times Free Press is doing superb work covering today's terror attack in the Tennessee city in which four United States Marines were murdered.

The killer, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was shot to death by local police.

The paper contacted a former high school classmate of the murderer, Ryan Smith.

From the Times Free Press:
Smith said that Abdulazeez was very religious, and that he would argue "back and forth" with the boys' high school wrestling coach during fasting rituals.

"His whole family was really religious," Smith said. "His family, they all wore the drapes and stuff, all the women in his family wore the little hoods."

Andulazeez became an mixed martial artist after high school, Smith said. Smith did not know what motivated his former friend to attack the military installations in Chattanooga.

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