Following my previous article on this topic, I am going to provide more details. There are so many information we need to learn to find this sacked retired Major Zia. We have already learnt about his changes during his childhood and getting into radical Islamist mindset. Before we go into his career in Army and other incidents after, lets figure our more about prior to that. During his time in Cadet college he tried to brain wash others into radical islamist mindset and my experience about cadet college that not everyone is going to accept or like it. So far I have gathered infomation, his radical works raised some concern; but eventually, as always, nothing significant is done to address this because if you are talking about critisizing someone who are talking anything about religion in Bangladesh, you are dead. Most of the people are tuned into 'don't say anything against religion' mindset and if you do, you are dead.
Lets look into other people from his area. He was born in Sylhet and most of the people there are fundamentally deep into religions blindly. Now his support from his parents and environment initially played a vital role to radicalize him. Now he was radicalized directly by who, I don't have the information yet; but my best guess he was self radicalized and self motivated with influences from different soures. Now he started infecting others even during his school and colleage age.
He join Bangladesh Military Academy with 41 BMA Long Course and was commissioned to join Engineering corp. This combination became the deadly combination, I belive. So far he was radicalized in mind with religion. Now he has the tool and knowledge of tool to use it to go against those who does not agree with his mind. If you have knowledge about Engineering corp, you will know they know everything required to know about complicated information about explosives. Bad news is, he even studied IT during this time. I think, Army intelligence should have gone through a vetting process before training a person with all these. It could be a simple process for Army intelligence team to check this, but its a failure on their part that they did not do this and I am sure, if they did they would never even recruited him to join Army forget about commissioning him to Engineering corp and send him to study IT.
With all these what actually happened, we have got a government funded first class terrorist equiped with radical islamist mindset with knowledge of creating explosives, knows in depth of IT and defintely trained with all sorts of military strategy which someone will apply ot catch him, but he already trained on this. What a shame. You can never get more deadly combination than this. Now you know who are you dealing with and with his back ground. Next we willl look into some of his actions during his service in the military and why he was sacked, stay tuned.