Poverty Causes Jihad Alert in the Star Ledger:
A former schoolmate of two of the men arrested in the alleged plot to massacre soldiers at Fort Dix recalled them as typical teenagers.
“We hung out in study hall together,” said David Jonathon, who is 24 and attended Cherry Hill High School West with two of the suspects, Eljir and Shain Duka.”We did teenage stuff. Drinking. Girls. Stuff like that.”
The Duka brothers had been popular in school, said Jonathon, of Cherry Hill. Shain drove a Cadillac Escalade SUV. Their family owned a pizzeria.
But when Jonathon saw Shain Duka recently for the first time in three years, the once fun-loving teenager was now growing a beard and spoke of converting to Islam.