Although media outlets in the Philippines and abroad have called him a Muslim hero, Norodin Lucman says there is nothing heroic about his act of saving at least 64 Christians from ISIS militants in the city of Marawi.
A rescue worker (L) meets residents who were evacuated from their homes after nine days at a village on the outskirts of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 31, 2017. (AFP)
ISIS abandoning the Middle East
An explosion is seen after a Philippines army aircraft released a bomb during an airstrike in Marawi city. (Reuters)
Norodin Lucman with his classmates during his studies at King Abdul Aziz University (Makkah, Saudi Arabia) during a school trip to Khartoum, Sudan, in Nov. 19, 1979. (Supplied)