Tennessee suspect texted friend link to Qur'anic verse before attack

2015-07-18 19:17
Bullet holes in the windows of the Armed Forces Recruitment Center in Chattanooga. (AP)

Bullet holes in the windows of the Armed Forces Recruitment Center in Chattanooga. (AP)

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Chattanooga - The suspected gunman in Thursday's attack that killed four US marines and a navy officer returned from a trip to Jordan in 2014 angry about conflicts in the Middle East and the reluctance of regional governments and the United States to intervene, a close friend of his told Reuters on Saturday.

Hours before the attack, the suspect, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, sent a text message to the friend, seen by Reuters, which links to a Qur'anic verse that includes the text: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, then I have declared war against him."

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