Mansour al-Amiri showed no “signs of extremism” before his family was shocked to see a photo of him lying in a pool of his own blood.
A greater shock to the family was when authorities disclosed details on the terrorist attack on Saturday, which targeted an external guard post of the Al Salam Palace in Jeddah that left two soldiers dead and many others injured.
The details showed that the attack was carried out by their son.
A source close to the family spoke to Al Arabiya.net and said that Amiri had finished high school, worked in the private sector and lived with his father in Jeddah.
The source continued saying that Amiri lived his life in a very natural way and participated in all occasions.
“It is strange that Mansour was a murderer and a terrorist. He showed no signs of it. Also, he never expressed extremist ideas in public issues discussed during family meetings,” the source said.
Despite living an otherwise “normal life,” Amiri took his pregnant wife to a village near Al Lith two days before the incident.
According to the source, Amiri has never travel led abroad and he wasn’t a fan of travel and moving about.
Amiri moved to Jeddah to live with his family not long ago from a village corresponding to Al Lith which is part of Mecca, the source added.