The father of the gunman who killed five Marines in a Chattanooga recruitment center, (click here if you missed it), has apologized for the horrific murders carried out by his son, saying he was ‘devastated’ by his actions.
Youssuf Saed Abdulazeez telephoned the president of the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, Bassam Issa to express his remorse. Issa later told reporters on Friday that the family were shocked by the shooting rampage carried out by gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
He said: ‘He [the father] was in the dark on what his son had done. He is very devastated and he actually apologized for what his son did to the community at large and to the Muslim community.’
‘And I told him that we all feel distraught — we all feel shocked — and to basically pray to God that we all as one community come together.’
The father, is reported to be a regular worshiper at the mosque. But after issuing his apology he appeared to imply that he had no idea the devilish actions planned by his son.