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.