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Gunman in Florida base shooting may have embraced radical ideology years before arriving in U.S., Saudi report says

Gunman in Florida base shooting may have embraced radical ideology years before arriving in U.S., Saudi report says

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
11/12/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

The Saudi aviation student responsible for a shooting that killed three U.S. sailors on a Florida base last week appears to have embraced radical ideology as early as 2015, well before he arrived in the United States for training, a Saudi government analysis has found.

According to the internal report, a Twitter account believed to have been used by  indicates that four religious figures described as radical appear to have shaped the Saudi Air Force trainee’s “extremist thought.” A copy of the report was obtained by The Washington Post.