And they paint a different picture than his friends and associates are painting in Chattanooga.
People here are describing the former UTC student as friendly.
But the SITE Intelligence Group published a post from earlier this week that was grim.
On Monday, he blogged that Monday that "life is short and bitter."
And that Muslims should not miss an opportunity to "submit to Allah."
The post stressed the sacrifice of the Sahaba (companions of the Prophet) "fought Jihad for the sake of Allah."
We cannot independently verify the blog postings.