Afzal Suleman would apparently have us believe that he raised Shabazz Suleman to be a good “moderate,” rejecting “extremism,” until he encountered “radicals” on Twitter who “brainwashed” him. Why wasn’t the “moderate” Islam he supposedly learned from kind old Afzal sufficient to withstand the blandishments of the sinister Twitter hijackers of Islam? I doubt British authorities are pondering that question, its clear answer, or the implications of that answer.
“My son was brainwashed in his bedroom, says father of grammar school jihadi from High Wycombe who travelled to Syria to fight for ISIS,” by Charlie Bayliss, Mailonline, October 28, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
The father of a young Briton who fled to Syria to fight for ISIS has warned about the dangers of being ‘brainwashed’ through the internet – and that he feels sympathy for those who join the death cult.
Shabazz Suleman joined Daesh three years ago but is now desperate to return to the UK to face justice.
His father Afzal Suleman, 46, said he regretted buying a phone for his son who he claims was radicalised on Twitter.
Suleman went missing on a family holiday to Turkey three years ago and has spent three years in northern Syria. He claims that he has renounced its twisted doctrine and wants to return to Britain.
His father, who works as a mechanic, said: ‘I feel sympathy for the people that go there… this is what young kids do [when they] see people being killed, being gassed.
On his own son’s choice to join ISIS, Mr Suleman said: ‘I don’t think people knew what was behind the doors [at the time].’
He was held by the Turkish secret service before being exchanged with 180 others for 49 Turkish hostages captured at the embassy in Mosul, northern Iraq.
Mr Suleman said that he had intermittent contact with his son during the three years and he believed that Suleman had not killed or tortured anyone.
‘If he has seen that side of things he wouldn’t have joined them. He was thinking of going there and helping people.’ He said that his son always had a keen interest in politics but that he had increasingly spent time alone in his room on his mobile phone.
‘The biggest mistake I made was buying a phone for him. He was in his bedroom on it all the time.
‘You don’t really keep an eye on their phone. I believe [his radicalisation] was through Twitter….