Professor Ahmed Ali told the Telegraph that Dr. Abdulla, the son of a prominent physician, was known as an extremist with possible links to the al Qaeda- led insurgency.
"He didn't care about his studies. He only cared about the resistance," Mr. Ali told the British paper. "Many times in the class he interrupted to talk about the mujahideen. I thought he was crazy. But we couldn't do anything in 2003 and 2004 because the resistance was controlling everything, including the university."