Afsha Jabeen “allegedly influenced Hyderabad resident Salman Mohiuddin to join the Islamic State.” Salman Mohiuddin “joined the Texas Southern University for a MS degree in Transportation Planning and Management” and “had also left messages on ISIS websites and on social media pages of jihadi groups in Syria.” Were Texas Southern University officials aware that they had a jihadi on campus? Given the far-Left tilt of academia these days, would they have cared if they did know?
“Hyderabad woman held at airport could be Islamic State recruiter,” by Sreenivas Janyala, Indian Express, September 11, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
Afsha Jabeen, 38, alias Nicole alias Nicky Joseph, who was thought to be a British national is actually from Hyderabad’s Tolichowki area.
The Police at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad on Friday arrested a woman who allegedly influenced Hyderabad resident Salman Mohiuddin to join the Islamic State.
Afsha Jabeen, 38, alias Nicole alias Nicky Joseph, who was thought to be a British national is actually from Hyderabad’s Tolichowki area. On January 16 this year, Salman Mohiuddin was arrested by the police just before he boarded a flight to Dubai with the intention of joining the Islamic State. Officials said that he had planned to travel to Syria via Turkey.
Salman had told officials that he opened several Facebook accounts along with one Nicky Joseph, who he first claimed was a British national living in Dubai. Salman also added that Nicky Joseph had influenced and invited him to join her in Dubai in order to go to Syria. Both of them indoctrinated and motivated several youth via social media platform to get attracted towards the activities of ISIS and jihad.
During investigation it was found that Nicky Joseph was not a British national but in fact, is an Indian and her real name is Afsha Jabeen hailing from Towlichowki area of Hyderabad. A graduate of Shadan College, she is married and was living with her husband in Dubai where she got attracted to IS and started recruiting people to join them.
She befriended Salman and both of them were actively involved in indoctrinating youth, official says. “She arrived from Dubai on Friday morning and we have arrested her as co-accused in the Salman Mohiuddin case,’’ an official said.
Salman Mohiuddin, 32, a resident of Bazaar Ghat under Habeebnagar Police Station in Hyderabad, was arrested this January by Hyderabad Police from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad on suspicion that he was flying to Dubai, and from there to Syria via Turkey, intending to join the Islamic State.
Officials say, the tip-off came directly from a US intelligence agency which was monitoring Salman’s movements ever since he left US last October after he was denied a visa extension. Salman’s father, Ahmad Mohiuddin is a garments trader. Salman, who worked at several places including a car rental firm and pharmaceutical compamy in Houston for last many years, had come to Hyderabad last October.
In 2011, he joined the Texas Southern University for a MS degree in Transportation Planning and Management and after passing out, was working with the private firms in Houston, mostly as a sales executive. He had earlier completed his B.Tech (ECE 2002-08 batch) from Anwarul-Uloom College of Engineering and Technology at Vikarabad, on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Officials said that a US intelligence agency was keeping a watch on Salman’s movements after finding that he was frequently visiting the websites of ISIS and jihadi websites. “He had also left messages on ISIS websites and on social media pages of jihadi groups in Syria,’’ an official said.