Paris Attack Suspects Changed When They 'Stopped Drinking and Started Praying,' Brother Says

Mohamed Abdeslam said he saw his brothers two or three days before they left.

— -- Two brothers suspected of being involved in the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people began to change roughly six months before when they "stopped drinking and started praying," their brother told Belgian broadcasting network RTBF.

"I didn't notice anything. There were no goodbyes," said Mohamed Abdeslam.

He said his brothers "started changing maybe six months ago."

"[They] stopped drinking and started praying, but nothing to suggest they had been radicalized," Abdeslam said. "I believe they were manipulated more than radicalized."

"I am convinced that what happened is that Salah changed his mind," said his brother. "He’s very intelligent, and he probably saw or heard something he was not expecting."

Abdeslam, who was initially detained in Molenbeek, Belgium, but later released, has publicly urged his brother to turn himself in to police.

"We’d rather see him in jail than in a cemetery," he said.