Azhari Hussin, Nordin Mat Top, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Azhari was a friend. Nordin was a colleague. No, not again.Umar Farouk Abdul Mutalib a  fellow UCL alumnus?

I do not have anything to do with the acts they were profiled to have done.jihadis are they really?   But are they real jihadis or pure victims of the grand design? I do not condone the bombing of innocent civilians. I have not been to Afghanistan. I have not been to Mindanao. I have no association with Patani or Yala or Kosovos or Chechniya.

Azhari was a classmate at the Malay College. This was the school for Kings and the King of Schools. It was me and him competing for the top spot. When there was this competition for the Australian Scholarship he was selected. I was devastated .  I knew academically I  was better. He was a sportsman though, and I was a “kaki bangku” by choice.  The last time I met him was in the 80s when we were both lecturing at the University of Technology.

That brings me to Nordin Mat TOP. I was a lecturer at the University of Technology. Nordin Mat Top was also a lecturer of the University. That was the end of the commonality. He was sporting a goatie, I was a clean shaven secular. We never crossed path except for sharing the same faculty roll.

And now this Farouk character. He has just graduated from UCL, that Godless University I revere. Oh no, he was also a mechanical engineering alumnus.

Those are the similarities. It ends there. period.I need to clarify.

It is important to recognize that these institutions are the finest on the land. These institutions are not the places where radicalism is being nurtured. The Malay College is the Best School in Malaysia, training the finest young men of Malaysia. Azhari must have been indoctrinated when he was in Reading. I had this strange feeling that he was a reluctant fugitive.

University Technology malaysia is the best engineering school in Malaysia. It is not Chechnya, nor is it pattani, so radicalism is the least expected in peace land, Malaysia. Nordin must have been too carried away with the Grand idea of the Grand Caliphate.

UCL is the Godless University. It is a University that does not suppress and discriminate. It is the last place or the last University to breed dissatisfaction. This is the 4th Best University in the World. You cannot blame the institution.

Is it me that they are targeting? Is this bon vivant, secular, clean shaven anglophile, they are after? I hope Umar farouk was the last. Will he?

I do not think so because the World order needs Azhari, nordin and Umar. There are now designer jihadis and they are recruited, facilitated and created by both sides of the divides.


One Response to Azhari Hussin, Nordin Mat Top, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

  1. John Byrnes says:

    We don’t need profiling to identify Individuals like the Christmas-Day Bomber!

    Virtually all media outlets are discussing whether we should be profiling all Arab Muslims; I will in the one-page explain why we don’t need profiling. Over 15 years ago, we at the Center for Aggression Management developed an easily-applied, measurable and culturally-neutral body language and behavior indicators exhibited by people who intend to perpetrate a terrorist act. This unique methodology utilizes proven research from the fields of psychology, medicine and law enforcement which, when joined together, identify clear, easily-used physiologically-based characteristics of individuals who are about to engage in terrorist activities in time to prevent their Moment of Commitment.

    The Problem
    Since the foiled terrorist attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian national on Northwest Flight 253 to Detroit, the President has repeatedly stated that there has been a systemic failure as he reiterates his commitment to fill this gap in our security. This incident, like the Fort Hood shooting, exemplifies why our government must apply every valid preventative approach to identify a potential terrorist.

    The myriad methods to identify a terrorist, whether “no-fly list,” “explosive and weapons detection,” mental illness based approaches, “profiling” or “deception detection” – all continue to fail us. Furthermore, the development of deception detection training at Boston Logan Airport demonstrated that the Israeli methods of interrogation will not work in the United States.

    All media outlets are discussing the need for profiling of Muslim Arabs, but profiling does not work for the following three reasons:

    1. In practice, ethnic profiling tells us that within a certain group of people there is a higher probability for a terrorist; it does not tell us who the next terrorist is!

    2. Ethnic profiling is contrary to the value our society places on diversity and freedom from discrimination based on racial, ethnic, religious, age and/or gender based criteria. If we use profiling it will diminish our position among the majority of affected citizens who support us as a beacon of freedom and liberty.

    3. By narrowing our field of vision, profiling can lead to the consequence of letting terrorists go undetected, because the terrorist may not be part of any known “profile worthy” group – e.g., the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh

    The Solution
    Our unique methodology for screening passengers can easily discern (independently of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age, and gender) the defining characteristics of human beings who are about to engage in terrorist acts.

    The question is when will our government use true “hostile intent” through the “continuum of aggressive behavior” to identify potential terrorists? Only when observers focus specifically on “aggressive behavior” do the objective and culturally neutral signs of “aggression” clearly stand out, providing the opportunity to prevent these violent encounters. This method will not only make all citizens safer, but will also pass the inevitable test of legal defensibility given probable action by the ACLU.

    As our Government analyzes what went wrong regarding Abdulmatallab’s entrance into the United States, you can be assured that Al Qaeda is also analyzing how their plans went wrong. Who do you think will figure it out first . . . ?

    Visit our blog at where we discuss the shooting at Fort Hood and the attempted terrorist act on Flight 253.

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