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Terror Suspect Arraigned in Hospital Bed (Detroit flight)
WXYZ-TV ^ | 12/26/09 | WXYZ-TV

Posted on 12/26/2009 3:10:16 PM PST by Kieri

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - The 23-year-old man police say tried to blow up a Delta airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit has been arraigned in his hospital bed at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Action News reporter Peggy Agar and an Associated Press reporter were chosen to witness the arraignment. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to destroy an aircraft and placing a destructive device onboard an aircraft. The charges were filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit.

Investigators say the Nigerian flew from his home country to Amsterdam where he board the flight to Detroit with an explosive device attached to his leg. Witnesses say that during flight he went to the bathroom where he remained for about 20 minutes. It was after he returned, and during the flight's final approach to Metro, that witnesses reported hearing what sounded like firecrackers and smelled smoke.

The passengers than tackled Abdulmutallab and put out the small fire that the explosives had started. He was then restrained until he could be removed from the plane by law enforcement officials. According to federal investigators, a flight attendant asked what he had in his pocket after he was subdued. They say he replied an "explosive device." Abdulmutallab suffered burns to his legs. Several passengers were also injured.

Investigators with the FBI have analyzed the device used in the attack. They say it contained the high explosive Pentaerythritol tetranitrate, also known as PETN. This is the same explosive Richard Reid used in his attempt to blow up a plane using explosives hidden in his shoes in 2001.

In announcing the charges, US Attorney General Eric Holder said "This alleged attack on a U.S. airplane on Christmas Day shows that we must remain vigilant in the fight against terrorism at all times. Had this alleged plot to destroy an airplane been successful, scores of innocent people would have been killed or injured. We will continue to investigate this matter vigorously, and we will use all measures available to our government to ensure that anyone responsible for this attempted attack is brought to justice."


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; airlines; allegeddoj; allegedprotection; allegedsecurity; allegedtsa; amsterdam; arraignment; detroit; flight253; terrorism; tm

1 posted on 12/26/2009 3:10:20 PM PST by Kieri
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To: Kieri

As a nurse in taking care of him, I would see to all his medical needs but I think I would have to tell him would a cowardly POS he is


2 posted on 12/26/2009 3:11:43 PM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Kieri

Kwame Kilpatrick has been appointed his defense attorney.


3 posted on 12/26/2009 3:12:58 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Kimmers

UofM hospital uses leeches. I think this slimeball would enjoy a visit from several dozens of his cousins.


4 posted on 12/26/2009 3:13:00 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Kieri

I say the coward chicken out! now lets take care of him like he has the rights we don’t have anymore~~~geez obozo sure us screwed us


5 posted on 12/26/2009 3:13:32 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: Kimmers

I hope he’s getting not quite enough morphine to knock down the pain from those burns.


6 posted on 12/26/2009 3:15:07 PM PST by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Kieri
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to destroy an aircraft and placing a destructive device onboard an aircraft.

No charges of terrorism or the attempted murder of each individual on the plane? This is ridiculous!!!

7 posted on 12/26/2009 3:15:44 PM PST by Roccus (My anger IS manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
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To: Kieri

” US Attorney General Eric Holder said “This alleged attack on a U.S. airplane on Christmas Day ——————”


Alleged attack? I’m speechless.


8 posted on 12/26/2009 3:23:08 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

Another mind-numbingly dumb statement from our useless AG.


9 posted on 12/26/2009 3:31:35 PM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: Roccus

Pretty much what Bubba said after the first bombing of the NY Tower in 1993. And the two Embassy bombings...and the Cole...


10 posted on 12/26/2009 3:33:18 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Kieri

They say it contained the high explosive Pentaerythritol tetranitrate....A sniffer is required to detect PETN....


11 posted on 12/26/2009 3:34:25 PM PST by thinking
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To: Roccus
No charges of terrorism or the attempted murder of each individual on the plane?

Hi Roccus. You echo my thoughts exactly.

12 posted on 12/26/2009 3:34:58 PM PST by amom
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To: Kieri

I give odds that as soon as the dust settles, true to form he will claim to be mentally ill. When Muslims get caught during terrorist acts, they will often claim a mentally ill defense, because that, while real mental illness is shunned in Muslim countries, *faking* mental illness to avoid punishment by infidels is seen as “crafty”.

While this might work in Europe, however, back in the 1960s in the US the mental illness defense was so overused that it is now terribly hard to prove. There is also the finding of “mentally ill but guilty”, that still puts them in prison.


13 posted on 12/26/2009 3:37:17 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Kieri

He will find lots of friendlys in Ann Arbor..thats a university town....full of leftys....


14 posted on 12/26/2009 3:39:27 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Kieri
In announcing the charges, US Attorney General Eric Holder said "This alleged attack on a U.S. airplane on Christmas Day shows that we must remain vigilant in the fight against terrorism at all times...."
Also remain vigilant for new business for your Terrorist Defender law firm, hey Eric?

And how's that New York terror trial working out for you, Eric?

15 posted on 12/26/2009 3:41:50 PM PST by samtheman
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Islam is codified, institutional mental illness. When they admit to that, I’ll think about accepting mental illness as a defense.


16 posted on 12/26/2009 3:43:33 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Kieri

Too bad its not the morgue....


17 posted on 12/26/2009 3:44:56 PM PST by njslim
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How did this guy get a US VISA? He received one in June 2008, about 18 months ago. But press reports say his possible terror connections were known as long as two years ago. Are CIA and the State Department not talking? Foreigners have no right to an American visa and visa applicants have no right to an explanation as to why their visa application has been denied. This is important, because no airline, foreign or domestic, will board passenger without a visa if that passenger is a citizen one of the great majority of countries—essentially all but Europe, Australia, Canada, and Japan— whose citizens require a US visa. Airlines who board a person without a valid visa face stiff fines in addition to being required to return the passenger forthwith to the point of origin. Someone goofed here. Did an incompetent Consular officer fail to check his terror data base? Did he have access to the database, or are interagency foulups preventing communication? We need to know.
18 posted on 12/26/2009 3:49:32 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Kieri

Is he gonna get free health care too..because if he does, he should have to wait a year along with the rest of us


19 posted on 12/26/2009 3:51:13 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mears

Come on give the guy a break, you act like no-one has ever mixed up viagra and PETN and thought they were supposed to use it by strapping it on next to their ding-a-ling.


20 posted on 12/26/2009 3:59:00 PM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Kieri
he needs a air bubble and that will save us a ton of money and embarrassment
21 posted on 12/26/2009 3:59:15 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: amom
Had this alleged plot to destroy an airplane (NOT THE PASSENGERS) been successful, scores of innocent people would have been killed or injured.

Uh, idiot you idiot (holder), not only would everybody on the plane would be DEAD, but possibly ground casualties, too.

I don't think we're out of the woods yet. God knows how many other idiot jihdis have been mobilized.

22 posted on 12/26/2009 4:07:56 PM PST by txhurl (Beer for my dogs, Bourbon for me)
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To: Kieri
I don't express much confidence that our Islamopandering Justice Department will put him away for good.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

23 posted on 12/26/2009 4:38:22 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sacajaweau

Let us not forget Khobar Towers. 19 US servicemen dead.


24 posted on 12/26/2009 4:59:50 PM PST by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Mears

Everything is “alleged” until something happens in a court of law. I know that’s nonsense talk, but, Eric Holder means technically, legally, that these are just allegations now.

I know it’s stupid. The Ft. Hood guy “allegedly” massacred people. The people aren’t allegedly dead, they really are dead. But that’s what you get with politically correct legal thinking.


25 posted on 12/26/2009 5:14:53 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Godwin1

Perhaps he didn’t even have a passport at Amsterdam

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2415422/posts


26 posted on 12/26/2009 6:15:29 PM PST by Roccus (My anger IS manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
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To: Kieri
Here's your hospital food:

...and to wash it down:

(Hey, we don't want to waste any of the *good* stuff on him...)

Cheers!

27 posted on 12/26/2009 9:59:16 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ottbmare
I hope he’s getting not quite enough morphine to knock down the pain from those burns.

I am really quite certain the Prophet Mohammed, PBUH, wrote in the Q'uran that the use of painkillers is forbidden to those who would enter into Paradise.

28 posted on 12/26/2009 10:53:55 PM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: Kieri

In her live TV report, Peggy (Sweetie) Agar went on to describe how gentle and politely soft-spoken the terrorist was during the legal proceedings inside the hospital...how young and calm he looked, etc. The fact that he smiled and how she actually made eye contact with him...WTF???


29 posted on 12/27/2009 6:00:01 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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