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    Sorry for the 3rd post in a row, I didn't know if I should post longish articles all together. This is the last one:

    Nice terrorist 'sent £84,000 to family in Tunisia before committing massacre'

    The ISIS terrorist who carried out the atrocities in Nice sent his Tunisian family £84,000 just days before the massacre, it has been reported.

    Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel sent his brother in Tunisia the cash before he killed 84 people in the French city on Thursday night.

    It has also been reported that Bouhlel was a salsa-dancing bodybuilder who liked to wear flowery shorts and tank tops to show off his muscles, according to neighbours.

    "Mohamed sent the family 240,000 Tunisian Dinars (£84,000) in the last few days," Bouhlel's brother told the MailOnline website.

    "He used to send us small sums of money regularly like most Tunisians working abroad. But then he sent us all that money, it was a fortune."

    Despite ISIS claiming the attack, neighbours have described him as a bad Muslim who "drunk alcohol and would not talk about religion".

    Mohamed Gacem, 37, who lives next to the killer's former home in Tunisia, said he regularly went to a nearby fitness centre and to salsa dance clubs where he 'found relief', according to Politico .

    Family friend Mr Gacem described the 31-year-old murderer as a tall and robust man, who wore flowery shorts and tank tops “because he liked to show off his muscles.”

    Mr Gacem added the pair recently had a "heated discussion" about Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar.

    “He told me that he had tried to observe Ramadan but didn’t want to continue because he had recently fallen asleep while driving and caused a car accident,” Gacem told the site.

    Neighbours described him as withdrawn, saying he was "alone" and "silent".

    Walid Hamou told MailOnline : "Bouhlel was not religious. He did not go to the mosque, he did not pray, he did not observe Ramadan.

    "He drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs. This is all forbidden under Islam.

    "He was not a Muslim, he was a s***. He beat his wife, my cousin, he was a nasty piece of work."

    But the terrorist's father claims his son is not a terrorist, but mentally ill.

    Monthir Bouhlel, who lives in Tunisia and hadn't seen his son for four years, told RTL: "He had some difficult times.

    "I took him to a psychiatrist, he took his treatments and he said he had a serious illness."

    Since his son moved to France, news from him was rare but their most recent contact was last week to mark Eid.

    He said hello to everyone, that's all," the father said. "We didn't notice anything strange. Everything he said was normal."

    Bouhlel is said to have divorced his wife, with whom he has three children, in 2012 and moved to a poor neighbourhood in Nice, France.

    Mr Gacem said that he had struggled to make a living and pay for his rent and was recently refused a 4,000 euro loan from the bank.

    French prime minister Manuel Valls said the driver a "terrorist linked to radical Islam".

    But prosecutors said that Bouhlel was not known to intelligence services.

    Chief prosecutor Francois Molins said police risked their own lives trying to stop the lorry as it travelled more than a mile along the promenade.

    A search was launched of his former home on Friday morning, as well as his former marital home. He was said to have separated in 2012.

    Bouhlel was known to police for delinquency and domestic violence, but was not on a list of radicalised people, according to the Nice-Matin newspaper.

    He was reported to have hired the vehicle last Monday, taking the biggest from a fleet of lorries - a 19-tonne truck normally used for removals.

    Nice terrorist 'sent £84,000 to family in Tunisia before committing massacre' - Mirror Online

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    BY JACK MOORE ON 7/18/16 AT 3:17 AM

    Mohamed Bouhlel, the truck attacker who the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) claims it inspired to mow down hundreds of revelers on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais on Thursday, was a bisexual who used dating apps to find new partners.

    According to France’s BFMTV, investigators have gleaned that Bouhlel—who left at least 84 people dead in the French city—had a busy sex life, with pictures of both female and male conquests on his phone. Bisexuality, or homosexuality, is forbidden in Islam, although interviews with Bouhlel’s friends and relatives in Nice have revealed that he did not behave, at least until recently, like a devout Muslim.

    Investigators made a series of findings on the Tunisian national’s phone after the deadly attack, including a text message that reportedly called on another person to “bring more weapons,” according to BFMTV. The rest of the text read: “Bringing in 5,” according to judicial sources. The recipient of the text remains in French custody. One of Bouhlel’s earlier text messages read: “It’s good. I have the equipment.”

    Bouhlel had one working gun, a pistol, while authorities discovered a series of fake arms and grenades in his truck after the attack.
    Alongside a number of selfies and searches for gym addresses and salsa bars, the divorced father-of-three’s phone also showed searches for visits to violent sites where executions were displayed, it is unclear if these were ISIS-related or not.

    Bouhlel’s family have painted a picture of a troubled man, with his father and sister confirming that he had to see a psychiatrist for a number of years and, between 2002 and 2004, he had a “nervous breakdown,” Mondher told AFP news agency.

    "He would become angry and he shouted...He would break anything he saw in front of him," he said, speaking to reporters in his Tunisian hometown of Msaken on Saturday. Mateen also held a violent temper, according to his school records that show he had hit another student. School authorities disciplined him for six other incidents.

    While the exact motive for Bouhlel’s mass murder remains unclear, the release of more details show that the attacker was a man that, as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in an interview with newspaperLe Journal du Dimanche on Sunday, was radicalized quickly, allowing ISIS to claim him as a “soldier” of their Caliphate.

    Nice Attacker Mohamed Bouhlel Was 'Bisexual,' Investigators Say

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    I was listening to a reporter this morning talking about how ISIS followers consider jihad as a redemption from sin. If both this guy and the Orlando shooter were bi or gay as has been suggested and self-loathing because of it, they would be easy prey for ISIS. They would think killing these "infidels" would be a way to cleanse themselves from their own sins and die a martyr. Just another really scary aspect to all of this.
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