He said it was last June during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan the young men “lost their fear of dying. I think they already knew what they going to do. From that time on they started being really sweet to their mother and families. They were at home a lot and were very attentive. If their mother had a problem, they were there straight away to help,” the relative added.This behavior has been often noted among radicalized young Muslims before an attack.However, none of these changes raised the alarm among the Muslim community in Ripoll. The families and friends of the young men did not speak out either.“We thought it was a stage – that they were growing up. We even thought there was something positive about it.”In the final few months of their lives, the young men even became less strict about their religion – a practice known as taqiyya, which involves hiding religious beliefs – in this case to avoid raising suspicion.