Eye View AP Translator…Puff Piece..Economy and Bush Made Me Do It

Not long ago, Faisal Shahzad had a pretty enviable life: He became an American citizen after emigrating from Pakistan, where he came from a wealthy family. He had a well-educated wife and two kids and owned a house in a middle-class Connecticut suburb. Empathetic

In the past couple of years, though, his life seemed to unravel: He left a job at a global marketing firm he’d held for three years, lost his home to foreclosure and moved into an apartment in an impoverished neighborhood in Bridgeport. Fact

Shahzad’s behavior sometimes seemed odd to his neighbors, and he surprised a real estate broker he hardly knew with his outspokenness about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war. Bush bash

“He mentioned that he didn’t like Bush policies in Iraq,” said Igor Djuric, who represented Shahzad in 2004 when he was buying a home. Bush bash

Djuric said he couldn’t remember the exact words Shahzad used about Bush but “something to the effect of he doesn’t know what he’s doing and it’s the wrong thing that he’s doing.” Bush bash

He took classes at the now-defunct Southeastern University in Washington, D.C., then enrolled at the University of Bridgeport, where he received a bachelor’s degree in computer applications and information systems in 2000. Fact

He later returned to the University of Bridgeport to earn a master’s in business administration, awarded in 2005. Fact

In 2004, he and his wife, Huma Mian, bought a newly built home for $273,000 at the height of the market in Shelton, a Fairfield County town that in recent years has attracted companies relocating to Connecticut’s Gold Coast. Fact

Like her husband, Mian was well educated. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004 with a bachelor of science in business with an emphasis in accounting, the school said. Fact

Last year, the couple abandoned the home. Fact

Chase Home Finance LLC sued Shahzad in September, and the foreclosure is pending in Milford Superior Court. Fact

“He usually walks around alone, looking lonely and kind of depressed usually,” Nejilia Gayden said. Empathetic

The newspaper also found greeting cards, including one in which someone named Fayeza addressed him as “sweetest Faisal.”  Empathetic

AP Portrait of average sweetest Joe Muslim who by chance  spends 5 months in terrorist training camp with 13 trips to Afganistan. Bombing by drones in Afganistan no big deal.. Bad economic times made the bomb.. Bush lite the fuse. AP victim puff piece.. Where’s my tissue..

 

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