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Getty/Fb Two weeks earlier than he allegedly rammed his automotive into two cops guarding the U.S. Capitol, killing certainly one of them, Noah Inexperienced posted an article on his Fb web page titled, “Lull Earlier than the Storm.”“An Intro to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his divine warning to us all throughout these final days of our world as we all know it. Devil’s rule over us is up,” the 25-year-old’s apocalyptic publish stated, linking to an article from Ultimate Name, the official newspaper of the Nation of Islam.Inexperienced’s social media posts counsel he was spiraling within the lead as much as the assault on Friday. On the eve of his alleged assault, his brother, Brendan Inexperienced, informed The Washington Submit, he despatched a worrying textual content after leaving the condo the place they lived collectively.“I’m sorry however I’m simply going to go and stay and be homeless. Thanks for the whole lot that you just’ve finished. I appeared as much as you after I was a child. You impressed me so much,” the textual content reportedly learn. That message—and the lethal assault that occurred lower than 24 hours later—capped off a interval that was riddled with pink flags. Inexperienced’s social media posts described looking for “a religious journey” throughout the Nation of Islam, a spiritual Muslim sect that the Southern Poverty Regulation Heart classifies as a hate group for its “weird theology of innate black superiority over whites” and “deeply racist, antisemitic and anti-gay rhetoric.”Nothing indicated a transparent motive for concentrating on the police, nor the U.S. Capitol constructing situated hours from the stretch of Virginia he had lately referred to as dwelling.However as congressional workers grabbed lunch on Friday, Inexperienced allegedly rammed his darkish blue sedan into two officers guarding a barricade on a street outdoors the Capitol.He then jumped out of the automotive and lunged at officers with a knife, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman stated, prompting them to fatally shoot him. A senior regulation enforcement official confirmed to The Each day Beast that Inexperienced was the suspect, although he has not but been formally recognized by police. One Capitol Police officer, William “Billy” Evans, died, and a second officer was left hospitalized. He was stated to be in steady situation late Friday.Pittman stated the suspect was not recognized to Capitol Police earlier than the assault and there was no indication of “any nexus” to members of Congress. She additionally stated there was no ongoing menace and the suspect didn’t yell something earlier than being shot.She stated that, whereas an investigation into motive was ongoing, it didn’t look like “terrorism-related.”With the motive nonetheless a thriller, additional perception into what led to such an assault was present in a sequence of social media posts the 25-year-old made within the weeks main as much as the incident. In two prolonged March 17 posts on Inexperienced’s Fb profile, which was taken down shortly after the incident, Inexperienced wrote about his current struggles, and stated it was a “main purpose” to satisfy Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan.There was no instant indication that Friday’s assault was religiously motivated, and the Nation of Islam’s Virginia department and D.C. headquarters didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.Inexperienced additionally acknowledged struggling unspecified setbacks in his life lately.“To be trustworthy these previous few years have been robust, and these previous few months have been more durable,” Inexperienced wrote within the March 17 publish. “I’ve been tried with among the largest, unimaginable assessments in my life. I’m at the moment now unemployed after I left my job partly resulting from afflictions, however finally, looking for a religious journey.”Regardless of the shortage of a job, he posted a picture of a certificates that stated he’d donated $1,085 to the Nation of Islam as a “Saviours’ Day 2021” present.Inexperienced’s brother, Brendan, informed the Submit that Noah had grow to be paranoid in 2019 and accused soccer teammates of drugging him with Xanax. He moved out to his personal condo after which abruptly moved to Indianapolis, the place he believed there have been intruders entering into his condo. It was round that point that Brendan stated he flew out to see his brother and realized his “thoughts didn’t appear proper.”Extra lately, his brother stated, Inexperienced up and moved to Botswana and urged he had tried to take his personal life by leaping in entrance of a automotive. After he returned dwelling, Noah Inexperienced appeared to view the Nation of Islam as a solution to hold himself anchored. In his most up-to-date social media posts, Inexperienced wrote that he had been confronted with “concern, starvation, lack of wealth, and diminution of fruit” in current months, and was being sustained by religion “centered on the idea of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah.”He additionally alluded to extra mainstream trappings of younger maturity. He posted that he had graduated with distinction, landed a superb job out of school, and pursued a graduate diploma “regardless of not rising up in the perfect of circumstances.”Inexperienced performed soccer in highschool, and a bio from Christopher Newport College stated he was born in Fairlea, West Virginia, and has seven brothers and two sisters. Calls to his siblings and fogeys went unanswered on Friday.Public data present he enrolled in a graduate course at Florida State College this yr, after majoring in advertising and marketing at Glenville State Faculty.Within the Christopher Newport bio, he stated his dream trip spot was Jamaica and the individual he’d most like to satisfy was Malcolm X.“He was at all times tremendous candy to me and all of his buddies cherished him, we have been all unhappy to see him depart Glenville,” Alaina Funk, a good friend of the suspect, informed The Each day Beast.At one level, Inexperienced wrote, maybe alluding to the alleged incident in 2019, he skilled an “array of regarding signs” that he believed have been “unwanted effects of medicine I used to be intaking unknowingly.”He additionally stated he was on monitor to enter enterprise, however his path was “thwarted.”It was unclear from his Fb web page how lately he turned concerned with Nation of Islam. Older posts centered round soccer and school quite than faith. His grandmother, who died in 2019 from an extended sickness, was Baptist, her obituary stated.However, by March, Inexperienced’s posts seemed to be consumed by non secular warnings in regards to the finish days.“I encourage everybody to check Revelations, examine the indicators of the top instances, examine who the beast is, examine who the anti-Christ is, examine who the false prophet is, and examine the created photos throughout these instances. The Minister is right here to save lots of me and the remainder of humanity, even when it means going through loss of life,” he wrote on March 17, earlier than ominously ending the publish with, “We’ve a bit of time.”Courtroom data in Indiana, the place he was as soon as listed as residing at an Indianapolis tackle, present that he sought to vary his title lately. In December 2020, he filed a petition to legally change his title to Noah Zaeem Muhammad. However after he failed to indicate up for a listening to earlier this week and the court docket apparently didn’t hear from him, the matter was dismissed and the case declared “closed.”—with reporting by Pilar MelendezRead extra at The Each day Beast.Get our high tales in your inbox day-after-day. Join now!Each day Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the tales that matter to you. Study extra.