farouk was an arsenal fan

December 31, 2009 at 6:08 pm (Uncategorized)

Abdulfarouk Umar Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian at the centre of a failed attempt to bomb an airliner, is just like the guy next door – a basketball player and a football fan. His favourite club is the Arsenal Football Club of England. A former domestic staff of the Mutallabs, Basiru Hamza, described Farouk as a jovial person who takes much interest in his books. “He is religious and holds strong views on many things.
He likes basketball and his favourite soccer club is Arsenal FC. Later in life, when he became very religious, he started talking less and less about sports. One topic he always talks about is international politics. He holds strong views about United States and Israel.
“The last time I saw him was four years ago in Kaduna, but I am really surprised to hear that he wanted to blow up a plane. I know he used to be religious, but I never imagined he would have the nerves to kill someone.
source: This Day Newspaper (December 28, 2009)

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1 Comment

  1. Oyelaja Oyekan said,

    Haba! But doesn’t arsenal have stuff to do with EMIRATES? Do you think they may be funding the attacks? And using the fans? Sorry it’s just my own weird thought.

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