This is the face of 23-year-old idiot Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who was arrested for attempting to set off a bomb on an Airbus on its’ way to Detroit Christmas Day. The 289 people on board were unaware of the danger until the explosive device (a condom filled with the highly explosive powder PETN), which was hidden under his clothes, caught fire instead of exploding as planned.
It was through the strong will and resilience of passengers aboard that prevented any further damage from being done and luckily, no one was hurt.
However the incident has led to questioning concerning “undetectable bombs” and the AQAP (al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular) who assume responsibility behind the attempted suicide bombing.
The group said, “We will not let Muslim women and children’s blood be spilled without taking revenge,” expressing their anger against the Yemeni and US government for military actions, which they say have caused the deaths of 50 people.
Their little poster boy for justice, currently in the hands of the FBI said, “there are more just like me who will strike soon.” This is the son of a prominent renown banker in Nigeria speaking? A privately-educated son who probably had a very comfortable life?
Apparently, he was studying at University College London when he began his al-Qaeda involvement. It was while he was attending the East London Mosque in White Chapel that he heard and thereafter contacted radical guest speaker Yemeni preacher Anwar al-Awlaki.
Also, if you can believe the would-be killer had been walking around with almost three grand on his person with no boarding luggage and had even attempted to board a plane sans passport attempting to avoid identification.
The most tragic thing about this is that it could have been prevented.
Abdulmutallab’s family suspected their son as it is said that he turned radical after “disappearing” to the al-Qaeda stronghold of Yemen and they contacted the American authorities 6 weeks ago! They had also requested that American authorities find their son so that he could be returned home. “We provided them with all the information required of us to enable them do this,” the family said.
And because neither the UK nor US shared the knowledge they had about this individual, there is a very high probability that this massacre could have resulted.
The screening of passengers and use of watch lists are currently being investigated by President Obama.
Jeez just what the world wanted for Christmas, Nazis reincarnated as al-Qaeda. How many people have to die until these idiots realize that violence is not the answer and that not only do they cause themselves to be seen as ruthless and mindless but self-serving and moronic.