Tennessee Suspect Texted Friend Link to Koranic Verse Before Attack

The suspected gunman in Thursday's attack that killed four U.S. marines and a navy officer returned from a trip to Jordan in 2014. a close friend of his told Reuters on Saturday, that at the time he was angry about conflicts in the Middle East and the reluctance of regional governments and the United States to intervene, . Hours before the attack, the suspect, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, sent a text message to the friend, , which links to a Koranic verse that includes the text: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, then I have declared war against him."



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