Norwegian Muslim Who Massacred Children At Kenya Mall Was ‘Committed’ To Islam ‘But Not Extreme’
So says a former classmate. Closet jihadists. They’ll often appear to be “respectful” and “quiet” and “moderate” by friends and neighbors, at least right up until we hear the screams of “Allahu akbar” following by gunfire …
Qur’an Sura 2:216, “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not …”
Qur’an Sura 4:95, “Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home) …”
By TOM ODULA and JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press – “Almost one month after gunmen attacked an upscale mall in Kenya, one of them has been identified as a Norwegian-Somali, officials said Friday, as charred body parts taken from a collapsed portion of the shopping center awaited forensics analysis to determine if they were the remains of the assailants.
The suspect was identified as Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, the first time officials have confirmed having a real name of one of possibly four attackers from the Somali militant group al-Shabab who stormed the mall on Sept. 21. Norwegian tax records show a Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow was born in 1990 and was registered at an address in Larvik, southern Norway, as late as 2009.
A former classmate of Dhuhulow’s at Thor Heyerdahl High School – named after the Norwegian adventurer – said she was shocked when she found out he was a suspect in the Nairobi attack.
‘The video I saw looks a lot like him. But it’s difficult to see,’ said the former classmate, who didn’t want her name to be used because she was uncomfortable being associated with a terror investigation.
‘He was a quiet guy,’ she said. ‘He was very committed to his religion, but not extreme. He brought a prayer mat to school.’
Larvik is a coastal town of about 40,000, tucked in between the woods and the sea, surrounded by agricultural land and close to the mountains.
Community leader Mohamed Hassan said that Dhuhulow, as a boy, would listen to his elders in the mosque and be respectful.
‘He was not a trouble maker here in Larvik,’ Hassan told The Associated Press by phone.
But newly released video from closed-circuit TV security cameras installed at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi show four armed men, cold-bloodedly shooting defenseless civilians.” Read more.