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Terrorist Attack - Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab - NorthWest Airlines
Enterprise Record Post Scripts ^ | 12/26/09 | Jack Lee

Posted on 12/26/2009 10:59:58 AM PST by OneVike


On or about Oct 8th 2009, Dr. Umaru Abdul Mutallab, wealthy banker and father of Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, age 23, contacted the F.B.I. and said he was extremely concerned about his son's welfare due to his Islamic fanaticism and extremist views and feared he could get involved with Islamic terrorism. He said he and his son had not spoken directly for almost a year, but he had received reliable reports from friends and relatives who were in contact with him and they believed he was headed for serious trouble. (Dr. Umaru Abdul Mutallab shown below and right)amd_umaru_abdul_mutallab.jpg.

According to the classified information given by his father, Abdulmutallab had studied mechanical engineering at the University College of London. He had enrolled in 2005 and was last known to be a student in late 2008. Since he had dropped out of college his whereabouts was uncertain.

Abdulmutallab was granted a Visa to travel to the United States. It was issued June 16, 2008 and was good until June 12, 2010.

Abdulmutallab was last known to be living in a 4 million dollar flat in Central London in an upscale West Side neighborhood near the former President of Pakistan flat.

On or about Oct 15th, 2009 a link analysis showed Abdulmutallab had serious connections to known Al Qeada operatives and/or associates. An intelligence analyst entered Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab data with all his known associations into a national data base where it stayed without further follow up.

Note: Dr. Muttalab was born in 1939 in Katsina township,

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqeada; delta; flight253; london; muslims; muttalab; nigeria; obama; terrorism; tm
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To: OneVike; freekitty; jesseam; exit82; Nachum; sheik yerbouty; justiceseeker93

After the fact, the morons are attempting to “connect the dots.” How about connecting the DeathCare dots while you’re at it. Follow the corruption money trail to each member of Congress.

21 posted on 12/26/2009 11:28:09 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: OneVike

‘cause, you know, profiling would be wrong..

22 posted on 12/26/2009 11:28:30 AM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: jwparkerjr

It looks like the bomber’s Indian handler in the Amsterdam airport booked a ticket under someone else’s name and birthdate that wasn’t on a no-fly list.

And then the Indian handler got the bomber on the flight without a passport matching the name on the ticket.

23 posted on 12/26/2009 11:29:01 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I agree.

24 posted on 12/26/2009 11:29:02 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: babygene
>>>On Nov. 20th 2009 Homeland Security issue heightened security alert for air travel during the holidays. Despite the data indicating a possible terrorist threat, Intelligence supervisors at Homeland, FBI, and CIA had failed to enter Abdulmutallab's name on the no-fly list and had taken no further action since the original report was filed in October of 2009.<<<

This all happened on Obama's and Napolitano's watch - and is grounds for at least Napolatano's head!!

We also need a through review of Visa procedures that permit Muslim's to come to America. Estimates of the number of Muslims in the world range from 700 million to 1.2 Billion.

If 10%, an estimate I think is low, are sympathatic with Jihad, thats a minimum of 70,000,000 that are enemies of the United States.

Janet isn't up the the job. Only the US military is. At a minimum, shut down immigration for any of them that does not own at least a billion barrels of crude.

25 posted on 12/26/2009 11:30:14 AM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: gaijin; All

Or .. along more sinister lines .. how about he was being let in to cause the explosion .. and thereby give the Obama admin the opportunity to ramp up the police state they so desperately want.

26 posted on 12/26/2009 11:30:41 AM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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To: gaijin

Napolitano is too busy surveilling folks who attended tea parties this summer and fall.

27 posted on 12/26/2009 11:30:44 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: EverOnward
26 Dec., 2009: Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) , “Airline bombing suspect had ‘significant terrorist connections”

...but CNN insists he acted "alone". Technically, I guess, this nonsense is correct - at the time of committing terror act, he was indeed not accompanied by other terrorists.
28 posted on 12/26/2009 11:31:37 AM PST by alecqss
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

Profiling would be the logical and prudent thing to do. No wonder Obonzo is against it.

29 posted on 12/26/2009 11:32:19 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: jessduntno

I hate to sound logical here, but if one is on the terrorist watch list, shouldn’t one also be on the ‘no fly’ list, given that the most deadly terrorist acts to date have included PLANES????!!!!!?????

30 posted on 12/26/2009 11:33:39 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: gaijin
"The only comforting thought I could ponder is that we were deliberately allowing him in, thinking that he could be followed to other Jihadists. That is my hope"

Yeah, but in all liklihood he was followed "by" other jihadists. There's nothing comforting about this story. Our government is hopelessly beaurocratic and inept, they can do very little right, let alone fight the insidious islamists. Only when the United States realizes that there is no such thing as a "moderate islam" will we begin to get on the right war footing with these bloodthirsty people. But instead of focusing on the real problems we face, such as islamofacism, we invent problems like "global warming" that distract us from dealing with reality. The Leftists believe that capitalism and Christianity are more dangerous to us than the islamic threat in our midst.

I wish I could see some "hope" for this dying country, but if there is hope it won't be found in politics, it will be found in God, and God alone. (The true God, that is; the one the government has bannished to the shadows).

31 posted on 12/26/2009 11:33:58 AM PST by jiminycricket000
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To: OneVike
I think the would-be bomber's father may have contacted me by e-mail about a large sum of money he needed to get out of the country. He offered to cut me in on it if I would only help. I was too busy, though . . .
32 posted on 12/26/2009 11:34:08 AM PST by stranger and pilgrim
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To: OneVike

I suppose it’s safe to assume that his Dad is a muslim also. If that is indeed the case, what is truly amazing is that he turned his son in.

33 posted on 12/26/2009 11:34:50 AM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: OneVike

A small silver lining -

Interesting that his father called in the tip, concerning which someone dropped the ball.

Thats what we want “moderate Muslims” to do. Nice to see one case like this at least.

34 posted on 12/26/2009 11:35:57 AM PST by buwaya
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To: OneVike
On or about Oct 8th 2009, Dr. Umaru Abdul Mutallab, wealthy banker and father of Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, age 23, contacted the F.B.I.

Bingo - on the time line! Looks like Hussein can't blame Bush on this one.

35 posted on 12/26/2009 11:37:58 AM PST by jersey117
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To: kcvl

Hey Obama Admin: Not only can regular Americans connect the dots-we can draw a picture of them with our freakin eyes closed and one hand tied behind our back.


Because WE know the profile-we don’t care WHO we offend!


36 posted on 12/26/2009 11:38:56 AM PST by homegroan (ZQczar...happily addicted to the Refresh Button.....)
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To: sockmonkey

Afraid of what they might find....

I travel nearly every week (NA, SA, Aus, Asia) and it’s always white males, including YT, or senior citizens, getting the 3rd degree. It’s all an exercise for TSA to fill out a form and say “yeah, we did that”.

BTW, anyone else notice that TSA is now the preferred line of work for diesel dykes? Not stereotyping, but seriously, look around the next time you’re at the airport..

37 posted on 12/26/2009 11:39:15 AM PST by onehipdad ("Tell us who poisoned the monkeys, and we'll give you a cigarette.")
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To: OneVike

was not this a man-caused event?

38 posted on 12/26/2009 11:39:39 AM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: OneVike

They are standing by the story—have not seen anything in MSM yet.

A Michigan man who was aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 says he witnessed Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab trying to board the plane in Amsterdam without a passport, and believes at least one other person from the flight was arrested on Friday at Detroit Metro Airport.

Kurt Haskell of Newport, Mich., who posted an earlier comment about his experience, talked exclusively with and confirmed he was on the flight by sending a picture of his boarding pass. He and his wife, Lori, were returning from a safari in Uganda when they boarded the NWA flight on Friday.
Kurt HaskellLori and Kurt HaskellHaskell said he and his wife were sitting on the ground near their boarding gate in Amsterdam, which is when they saw Mutallab approach the gate with an unidentified man.

While Mutallab was poorly dressed, his friend was dressed in an expensive suit, Haskell said. He says the suited man asked ticket agents whether Mutallab could board without a passport. “The guy said, ‘He’s from Sudan and we do this all the time.’”

Mutallab is Nigerian. Haskell believes the man may have been trying to garner sympathy for Mutallab’s lack of documents by portraying him as a Sudanese refugee.

The ticket agent referred Mutallab and his companion to her manager down the hall, and Haskell didn’t see Mutallab again until after he tried to detonate an explosive on the plane.

Haskell said the flight was mostly unremarkable. That was until he heard a flight attendant say she smelled smoke, just after the pilot announced the plane would land in Detroit in 10 minutes. Haskell got out of his seat to view the brewing commotion.

“I stood up and walked a couple feet ahead to get a closer look, and that’s when I saw the flames,” said Haskell, who sat about seven rows behind Mutallab. “It started to spread pretty quickly. It went up the wall, all the way to ceiling.”

Haskell, who described Mutallab as a diminutive man who looks like a teenager, said about 30 seconds passed between the first mention of smoke and when Mutallab was subdued by fellow passengers.

“He didn’t fight back at all. This wasn’t a big skirmish,” Haskell said. “A couple guys jumped on him and hauled him away.”

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• A Nigerian banker says he is meeting with police as his son may be the US airliner bomber

The ordeal has Haskell and his wife a little shaken. Flight attendants were screaming during the fire and the pilot sounded notably nervous when bringing the plane in for a landing, he said.

“Immediately, the pilot came on and said two words: emergency landing,” Haskell said. “And that was it. The plane sped up instead of slowing down. You could tell he floored it.”

As Mutallab was being led out of the plane in handcuffs, Haskell said he realized that was the same man he saw trying to board the plane in Amsterdam.

Passengers had to wait about 20 minutes before they were allowed to exit the plane. Haskell said he and other passengers waited about six hours to be interviewed by the FBI.

About an hour after landing, Haskell said bomb-sniffing dogs detected something in a fellow passenger’s bag at Detroit Metro Airport. He says the FBI told passengers to move to another area of the airport following the incident. “They said, ‘It’s not a safe area. Read into that what you want.’ I interpreted it to mean that there’s a bomb in his carry-on.”

Though Haskell says he saw that man led away in handcuffs, he has yet to see anything discussed publicly about a second arrest – even though he believes it may somehow be connected to Mutallab’s foiled terror attack. “I know what I saw.”

A call to the FBI on Saturday afternoon has not yet been returned.

39 posted on 12/26/2009 11:42:14 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Sacajaweau

I’ll never forget the first time I ever visited a muslim country. It was Turkey and the first time I heard the call to prayer, I was 21 and knew very little about Islam, the war on terror, and basically was not politically savvy in any way. Just a typical 21 year old in the military and wanting to travel the world while stationed in Europe. When I heard that sound, it sent chills down my spine. It gave me the creeps beyond words. It felt cultish. Even just landing on the flight line in the country made a sense come over me that was very dark and depressing. We went to restaurants, shopped, ect...and even with how nice the men treated me (all while looking at me while I was a prostitute they’d like to have because I was in blue jeans) I had a very dark feeling come over me. Like the place was devoid of real joy. There were no women around except ones working in restaurants and serving us and they were covered in burka. And Turkey isn’t even as extreme as most Muslim countries. That sound of the call to prayer was not “beautiful” to me. It was spooky and creepy even during a time of my life that I was so young and so open minded to so many cultures and belief systems. Didn’t take me long to learn that my upbringing in the Christian church was who I am after-all. Thank God!!

40 posted on 12/26/2009 11:45:15 AM PST by Patriot4ever
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