There is nothing surprising in this. Ahmad’s manipulation and deception are cemented into the jihadist mindset: hate the infidel, blame the infidel, destroy the infidel, and think up infinite manipulative and deceptive ways to promulgate a victimology narrative to aid in doing all this. The jihadist motivation is rooted in ideology, even as Western authorities treat every jihadist as simply another criminal case. For jihadists, martyrdom and shedding the blood of infidels is the highest calling.
Interesting that he wants to study robotics.