Chattanooga woman marries ISIS fighter, cheers for Marines shooter

Ariel Bradley, right, and Perrin Lance protest BP in front of the Kangaroo store on Hixson Pike in 2010. This image was captured while Bradley and Lance worked together at Chattanooga Organized for Action, a social justice group, but before Bradley converted to Islam.

After Ariel Bradley met a Muslim man online and moved to Sweden to marry him, most of her friends stopped hearing from her.

They weren't surprised that she had flown so far away. Or that she had so wholeheartedly adopted her new Muslim faith. That was her style.

The Hixson-born 29-year-old had once been home-schooled and Pentecostal. She wrote Bible verses in black marker on the roof of her car. "I love JC," it read.

Later, during her teenage years, she ran away from home and school and abandoned that identity. She moved into a socialist group home on Tremont Street where the floor was covered in mattresses and stale Panera bread left for anyone who was hungry.