BEKASI-JAKARTABiodata Noordin M. Top, profil and biography :
Noordin Mohammed Top (born August 11, 1968) aka Noordin Mohammad Top is one of the most wanted men in Asia.
Born in Kluang Johor, Malaysia, he is thought to have been a key bomb maker and/or financier for Jemaah Islamiya (JI) and to have now left JI and set up a splinter group. Top was reported by the United States Department of Justice’s FBI to be “an explosives expert.” The FBI also has reported him to be “an officer, recruiter, bombmaker, and trainer for the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) group.”
Noordin and Azahari Husin were thought to have masterminded the 2002 Bali bombing, the 2003 JW Marriott hotel bombing in Jakarta, the 2004 Jakarta embassy bombing and the 2005 Bali bombings.
Noordin, nicknamed the “Moneyman”, was an indoctrinator who was good in recruiting militants into becoming suicide bombers and collecting funds for militant activities.
Having long since been wanted by Malaysian and Indonesian authorities, in 2006, he also became listed on the FBI’s third major “wanted” list, the FBI Seeking Information – War on Terrorism list.
His aliases, as reported by the FBI, include: Noordin Muh Top, Noordin Mat Top, and Noordin Din Moch Top.
Officials believe the former accountant has orchestrated a series of attacks across Indonesia.
Noordin was thought to be a key recruiter and financier for regional Islamist militant group, Jemaah Islamiah, but analysts say he has now formed his own militant group.
The Indonesian government has managed to stifle militant strikes since September 2005 – the second major attack on Bali, which left 23 dead.
The man thought to have been Noordin’s closest ally, Malaysian bomb-maker Azahari Husin, was killed in 2005.
Two self-proclaimed JI leaders were then jailed in April 2008 and three Bali bombers were executed in November that year.
FBI also considered him to be the most wanted terrorist. Here’s a data from FBI’s website about Noordin Top
Noordin Mohammad Top
Photograph of Noordin Mohammad Top Photograph of Noordin Mohammad Top
Aliases: Noordin Muh Top, Noordin Mat Top, Noordin Din Moch Top
Date of Birth Used: August 11, 1968 Hair: Unknown
Place of Birth: Johor, Malaysia Eyes: Unknown
Height: Unknown Sex: Male
Weight: Unknown Complexion: Unknown
Remarks: Top is reported to be an explosives expert. Additionally, he may wear glasses and have facial hair.
Noordin Mohammad Top is reportedly an officer, recruiter, bombmaker, and trainer for the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) group that was involved in the bombings of a Bali nightclub, a Jakarta hotel, and the Australian Embassy in Indonesia between 2002 and 2004.• VIVAnews