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US Plane Suspect 'a London Student'
This is London ^ | Saturday, December 26, 2009

Posted on 12/25/2009 7:17:19 PM PST by kristinn

An al Qaida-linked suspect who allegedly tried to blow up a transatlantic plane is studying at a UK university, it has been reported.

The Nigerian is accused of trying to detonate a powdery substance on a plane from Amsterdam as it prepared to land at Detroit with 278 people on board.

US sources said he was subdued by passengers and has since claimed to have been acting for al Qaida.

He has been named by ABC News as Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, an engineering student at University College London, with the broadcaster citing US government documents.

The suspect, who has also been identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab in other reports, is currently under guard at a Michigan hospital.

He was flying from Nigeria to the United States for a religious ceremony according to his entry visa, ABC News said, which was issued on June 16 last year and valid until June 12, 2010.

(Excerpt) Read more at thisislondon.co.uk ...


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Next we'll probably learn he attended Finsbury Park mosque.
1 posted on 12/25/2009 7:17:19 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
an engineering student

So he had some skills.

2 posted on 12/25/2009 7:18:46 PM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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To: kristinn

Send Him To Detroit !
3 posted on 12/25/2009 7:19:20 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: kristinn

Darn those Amish!


4 posted on 12/25/2009 7:20:45 PM PST by Poser (Enjoying Prime Rib for 58 Years!)
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To: kristinn

Seem to still hate us even w/a Mooselip President? How can that be??

Pray for America’s Freedom


5 posted on 12/25/2009 7:21:34 PM PST by bray (What ya in for Son? No Health Insurance.)
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To: kristinn
How long before the MSM releases a mug shot?

How long before the MSM calls for more sensitivity training?

6 posted on 12/25/2009 7:23:28 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: McGruff
I wonder how many children were on the plane?

What a bunch of cowards these F’n mussies are.

7 posted on 12/25/2009 7:23:32 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: bray

Oh, come on.....

We’ve all had our pants catch fire during a final approach into Detroit....


8 posted on 12/25/2009 7:25:27 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yeah, probably just some BC powders that spontaneously ignited.


9 posted on 12/25/2009 7:27:43 PM PST by 1951Boomer
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To: bray

He was gone , so it was ok


10 posted on 12/25/2009 7:27:53 PM PST by easternsky
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“We’ve all had our pants catch fire during a final approach into Detroit....”

I think Michael Jackson did once...


11 posted on 12/25/2009 7:28:05 PM PST by jessduntno (I think "you'll get what you deserve" is a promise. A socialist thinks it is a threat.)
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To: kristinn
According to a federal counterterrorism official, Abdulmutallab has told authorities in preliminary interviews that he met with Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen to collect the chemical components for the device and learn how to use it. Authorities also said that Abdulmutallab appears in government records as a terrorism suspect, though he was not on the Transportation Safety Authority's "no-fly" list.

http://www.nationalreview.com/onthenews/?q=NmRiM2I4YWVhMTNiNzUyYTg4YjM5YjJmZDE3YTZkNGM=

12 posted on 12/25/2009 7:31:01 PM PST by jessduntno (I think "you'll get what you deserve" is a promise. A socialist thinks it is a threat.)
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To: jessduntno; All

I’d like to poll the audience, here....

How many fights have you been involved in on an international flight?

One, for me.....


13 posted on 12/25/2009 7:31:25 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!)
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To: jessduntno

http://www.nationalreview.com/onthenews/?q=NmRiM2I4YWVhMTNiNzUyYTg4YjM5YjJmZDE3YTZkNGM=


14 posted on 12/25/2009 7:31:28 PM PST by jessduntno (I think "you'll get what you deserve" is a promise. A socialist thinks it is a threat.)
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To: kristinn

So now all pants come off as well as shoes?

PROFILE !! YOU DAMN STUPID BASTARDS!

15 posted on 12/25/2009 7:32:37 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: McGruff

Word to copycats: please test your bomb outside the plane first. Attached to your leg of course.


16 posted on 12/25/2009 7:32:51 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: kristinn
...US sources said he was subdued by passengers

Got that, terrorist scum?

17 posted on 12/25/2009 7:32:58 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: kristinn
The Nigerian is accused of trying to detonate a powdery substance

First thing the Feds will do is close that barn door and ban all the womens' makeup, baby powder etc. Before long we'll be boarding naked and shipping our luggage by Fedex.

18 posted on 12/25/2009 7:34:33 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Get rid of the dirty moderates. Get rid of them,)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
How many fights have you been involved in on an international flight?

Never. And intermational flights are sort of a part of my life...

19 posted on 12/25/2009 7:34:57 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: jessduntno
Peter King was just on CNN again. He said he was told Abdul was not on the no-fly list because his terrorist ties were not aviation related. I kid you not.

Jeanne Meserve, a reporter for CNN, said she was told by U.S. officials that their files on Abdul indicate he was not a trained hardcore al Qaeda operative, that it was more likely his cellphone number turned up in terrorist investigation.

20 posted on 12/25/2009 7:35:20 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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