by Benson Agoha | via Sky News
Seifeddine's was aggressive, political and involved with the ultra-conservative groups of Islamic extremism.
|Gun mad: Seifeddine Rezgui posed with two rifles.|
Parents of Seifeddine Rezgui, a former student of Kairouan University who was said to have studied for four years without being absent from school, the man who gunned down tourists as they sunbathed in a Sousse beach, Tunisia two weeks ago say they still do not believe their son killed pulled the trigger.
In an interview with Sky News, his mom said she wanted to know who fired and framed her son. And his father said his son worked hard and saved in order to continue studying in France.
Their conviction however, is seen as an aberration by those who know the young man's differently, describing him as a tough and involved with the ultra-conservative groups of Islamic extremism.
His brother died a few years ago after struct by lightning, while his younger brother has mental illness, the interviewer said.
His mother refused to believe the photo, saying he was seen carrying his weapon but did not fire. They told Sky News he loved football, dancing and reading and working hard in a night cafe to continue studying.
|Father, Mother and Son|
He was described as "aggressive, political and involved with the ultra-conservative groups of Islamic extremism" by those who know the other side to his personality.
The Mosque he was studying in has been shut down, as has many others suspected of fueling Islamic Extremism. But the reporter said many think that the closures are doing more harm than good and fuels their resolve to get recruited into terror.
"When I came back from work I found him playing with his brother and on his laptop. They took a picture together," his mother Radhia Manai said according to Sky News.
She said "He took a shower and changed his clothes, then he came to me and said 'Mom I’m going to see a friend for a night and I need 10 dinars. He hugged and kissed me and he left. From that moment I didn’t see him."
"The next day the police knocked at our door. We didn’t have any idea what happened. I thought he was with a friend in Tunis. I didn’t believe it. Even now, I swear to God, I don’t believe what happened."
Read more of the report and see the video at www.skynews.com.