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  • No Holidays For Heroes

    12/25/2009 9:10:49 PM PST · by CaroleL · 14 replies · 719+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 12/26/09 | CaroleL
    Abdul Mutallab, a 23 year old Nigerian claiming he was acting on al Qaida's instructions set off an explosive device on Christmas day on a plane traveling between Nigeria and Detroit. That attempt to murder over 270 people on Delta's Flight 253 was thwarted when one passenger jumped over others to subdue the man. Shortly afterward, the suspect was taken to a front row seat with his pants cut off and his legs burned. continued
  • Explosive device set off aboard airliner(by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab )

    12/25/2009 9:47:21 PM PST · by cold start · 48 replies · 2,342+ views
    Romulus, Michigan (CNN) -- A passenger on an international flight bound for the United States Friday ignited a small explosive device shortly before landing in a move the White House called an attempted terrorist attack, a senior administration official said. Another passenger on the Northwest flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, quickly helped subdue and isolate the young male suspect with the aid of the cabin crew, passenger Syed Jafry said. The suspect, identified by a U.S. government official as 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was placed in custody and is being treated for second- and third-degree burns on his...
  • Nigeria orders probe into failed US plane bombing

    12/26/2009 7:39:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 811+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/26/2009 | AFP
    Nigeria on Saturday ordered a top-level probe after a botched attempt by a young Nigerian to blow up a US plane as it was preparing to land in Detroit, a government statement said. "The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has directed Nigerian security agencies to commence full investigation of the incident," the statement said. Information Minister Dora Akunyili said Abuja had learnt with "dismay the news of an attempted terrorist attack on a US airline. "We state very clearly that as a nation, we abhor all forms of terrorism," she said in the statement....
  • Passenger Describes Heroic Effort to Stop Terrorist Attack on Northwest Flight 253 - Video 12/25/09

    12/26/2009 7:37:45 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 41 replies · 1,920+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 26, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of a passenger on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 telling about the heroic effort of another passenger to stop a terrorist on board to keep him from completing his attempt to blow up the airplane. A young man climbed over passengers to get to the Nigerian terrorist to stop him. Reports indicate the terrorist was burned badly on his legs, where he had strapped the explosive device. The heroic passenger was also burned in subduing the attacker: An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke - sending passengers...
  • Umaru Mutallab's Son Identified As Delta Airline Attempted Bomber

    12/26/2009 7:34:53 AM PST · by harwood · 20 replies · 1,076+ views
    .."According to the family members, Mutallab has been uncomfortable with the boy's extreme religious views and had six months ago reported his activities to United States' Embassy, Abuja and Nigerian security agencies. The older Mutallab was said to be devastated on hearing the news of Abdul Farouk's attempted bombing arrest. A source close to him said he was surprised that after his reports to the US authorities, the young man was allowed to travel to the United States."
  • Terror hero: I didn't hesitate (passenger who tackled ROPer talks)

    12/26/2009 6:55:19 AM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 85 replies · 4,829+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/2009 | TOM LIDDY
    A Dutch airline passenger told The Post how he leapt into action when an alleged Muslim terrorist tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner packed with 300 people just moments before landing. Chaos erupted as alleged terrorist Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23, tried to set off a sophisticated explosive device strapped to his body. "Suddenly, we hear a bang. It sounded like a firecracker went off," said Jasper Schuringa, a film director who was traveling to the US to visit friends. "When [it] went off, everybody panicked ... Then someone screamed, ‘Fire! Fire!’"
  • Nigerian held in act of terror on airliner

    12/26/2009 2:50:35 AM PST · by myknowledge · 26 replies · 1,127+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Sebastien Rotella
    WASHINGTON — - In what was described as an act of terrorism, a Nigerian passenger attempted to ignite an incendiary device Friday aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit as the plane began its approach for landing, federal officials said. The plane landed safely shortly before noon. The suspected would-be bomber suffered burns as the result of his attempt, and two of the other 277 passengers reported minor injuries, authorities said. FBI agents were investigating the incident, which a White House official said was thought to be an attempted act of terrorism. "He was trying to ignite some...
  • White House: Failed plane attack an attempted act of terrorism(Obama told 3 HOURS AFTER PLANE LANDS)

    12/25/2009 6:01:47 PM PST · by Brytani · 640 replies · 18,876+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2009 | Scott Butterworth and Spencer S. Hsu
    A White House official said the incident was an attempted act of terrorism. The FBI is investigating and President Obama, celebrating Christmas in Hawaii, was told of the incident about three hours after the plane landed, officials said. Obama has told White House officials that all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel, a spokesman said. Nevertheless, officials said, they are not prepared to raise the terrorism alert level, currently at orange -- or the second-highest of five levels -- for domestic and international air travel.
  • Officials: Possible terror attack on Northwest jet (Subdued by flight crew and passengers)

    12/25/2009 2:06:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 104 replies · 3,992+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/25/09 | NBC, msnbc.com and news services
    A 23-year-old Nigerian man tried to light a powdery substance aboard a Northwest Airlines flight before landing in Detroit on Friday, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official told NBC News. Two people noticed the attempt and a third person jumped on the man and subdued him, an airline official told NBC News. The man is being treated at the burn unit of the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, officials said. The man told investigators that he wanted to set off a bomb over the United States, and the incident is being handled as a possibile terrorism attack by...
  • Passenger was attempting to blow up plane, U.S. official says

    12/25/2009 3:15:34 PM PST · by granite · 142 replies · 4,353+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 25, 2009 2:44 p.m. | Associated Press
    Romulus, Mich. - A senior U.S. counterterror official says a passenger aboard a Delta Air Lines flight in Detroit was planning to blow up the plane but the explosive device failed. The official said the passenger was being questioned Friday evening. It was not immediately clear why the passenger wanted to attack the flight that was arriving from Amsterdam
  • Man Attempts to Set Off Explosives on Detroit-Bound Airplane ("directed by Al Qaeda")

    12/25/2009 1:14:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies · 5,125+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/15/09 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, PIERRE THOMAS and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
    Federal officials and police are interviewing a man, believed to be Nigerian, who allegedly was trying to "explode" a powdery substance aboard a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, injuring himself and two other passengers, law enforcement officials said.
  • Fireworks set off aboard airliner (ABC News: Not fireworks - "powdery substance")

    12/25/2009 11:59:19 AM PST · by Cyberrat · 156 replies · 8,673+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/25/09 | CNN
    A passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, caused a brief disturbance Friday at the end of the trip by igniting firecrackers, a Delta Air Lines spokeswoman said...