Abdul Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23, a Nigerian terrorist tried to ignite a powdery substance strapped to leg while landing on a Northwest flight to Detroit. Abdul Mutallab claims to have been directed by Al Qaeda to blow up a plane on American soil. Mutallab’s method is very similar to Shoe Bomber Richard Reid.
From ABC News:
Federal officials and police are interviewing a Nigerian man, who allegedly tried to "explode" a powdery substance aboard a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, injuring himself and two other passengers, law enforcement officials said.
The man said he was directed by al Qaeda to explode a small device in flight, over U.S. soil, ABC News has learned. Authorities have no corroboration of that information, and the credibility of the suspect's statements are being questioned, officials said.
The suspect was identified as Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, who according to federal documents is an engineering student at University College of London.
He was flying from Nigeria to the United States for a religious seminar, according to his entry visa, which was issued June 16, 2008 and was good until June 12, 2010.[MORE]
Once again the Pointy Object Police (TSA) has failed us. How did this guy have anything strapped to his leg and get on a plane? The question I really want to know is, did this guy use any of the information that the TSA accidentally posted on the Internet to evade security. If the media actually pursues this line of thought, we might get an idea just how much trouble we are in.
These terrorist attacks seem to be coming a little faster now that Bush is gone. I think Obama’s unwillingness to take a proactive stance against terror is giving Al Qaeda a green light to try something.
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