All the signs were there. Those that knew Rahami saw the emergence of a devout Muslim. The New York Post has the details in an article titled "Bombing suspect is a US-hating homophobe: baby mama.
Rahami "raged against gays, the military and American culture, his high school sweetheart revealed on Monday. ... Rahami made numerous trips to terror hotbeds Afghanistan and Pakistan in the last 10 years, according to Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.).
He became noticeably devout after returning from a visit to his homeland two years ago, friends and law enforcement sources said.
“He had changed. He dressed differently, more religiously, the robe and everything,” Flee Jones, 27, a childhood pal of Rahami, told The Post.
“I really never expected it from him. He was always this fun loving guy, but now he was all quiet. He had found religion. It’s mind blowing.”
Even his customers noticed.
When business was slow, he would often pull out his Koran and play Middle Eastern music, said customer Brayant Ocampo, 17.
“One day I asked him about it and he said it’s like a bible for our religion,” Ocampo recalled. “He was into his religion.” ... He said Ahmad Rahami and a couple of other restaurant workers stopped talking to him entirely when his Israeli heritage came up during a conversation three years ago.
“The first thing I did after I talked to them is I went to check my car underneath…I went to check for a bomb,” he said.
Years of being lectured by Obama and the media about how "Islamophobia" is the real threat, has taken its toll. It's 9/10 again.