The Islamic State has called upon devout Muslims to murder military personnel in Western countries. Authorities, however, are still searching for a motive.
“Who was Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez?,” by Ben Brumfield and Scott Zamost, CNN, July 17, 2015:
Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN)A once devoted, disciplined mixed martial arts fighter. A top student known for smarts, charm and humor. A devout Muslim, who kept in touch with his roots in the Middle East.
That’s how a former coach and classmates describe Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, who shot dead four U.S. Marines and wounded three more people in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, then died in police gunfire.
People who knew him were stunned to hear that he was the man who sprayed a military recruiting center at a strip mall with bullets then drove seven miles to assault a Navy Operational Support Center….
“There were tears in my eyes,” said Abdulazeez’s former mixed martial arts coach Scott Schraeder about the moment he heard the news. “He was one of the nicest kids we trained.”