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Amid Farook family violence, brothers were a study in contrasts

Amid Farook family violence, brothers were a study in contrasts

The brothers were a study in contrasts.

Syed Raheel Farook was the extrovert — loud and sociable with an air of nonchalance. Acquaintances said he preferred to walk a casual line when it came to religion. He told people he "wasn't into Islam," dated a non-Muslim girl, imbibed freely and showed up at a local mosque primarily to please his family.

After graduating from La Sierra High in Riverside, he joined the Navy and received medals for service in the "Global War on Terrorism."

The brother two years his junior was soft-spoken and reserved. Syed Rizwan Farook had a reputation for being pleasant but introverted. He enjoyed fixing old cars and...

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