REPORT: #MH370 Pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah Took Part in Islamic Mission – But Colleagues Say He Was Kind-Hearted Person
Rumors have it that Malaysian pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah took part in tabligh (Islamic missionary) and had expressed his wish to contribute to Islamic schools.
Malaysian Air Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah switched off the Boeing 777’s signaling system before his last communication with air controllers.
But colleagues say Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a good-hearted man who would never sabotage a plane.
The Star Online reported:
Fellow pilots in Malaysia Airlines have come out in defence of Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah as the probe into the disappearance of MH370 refocuses on the crew and passengers.
The pilots who had worked with the veteran colleague over the years said they did not believe that he was capable of sabotaging his own flight.
“He is such a kind-hearted person and would not have been able to think of anything like this,” said a close friend of Zaharie.
“Zaharie is always smiling and ready with a joke,” said another pilot who has flown alongside Zaharie previously. “He won’t do something like this.”
On reports in several blogs and Facebook pages that Zaharie had been introduced by a fellow pilot to a religious teacher named Syeikhul Hadith Maulana Abd Hamid at Madrasah Miftahul Ulum, a former colleague said this was not true.
According to one of the blogs, the pilot had taken part in tabligh (Islamic missionary) activities and had expressed his wish to contribute to the development of Islamic schools.
Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah reportedly moved his wife and three kids from their home the day before his disappearance.