Thursday, October 13, 2011

Abdulmutallab Pleads Guilty to all 8 Charges

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a US-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009, saying he had sought to avenge the killing of innocent Muslims.

"I am guilty of this count in US law but not in the Koran," the 25-year-old Nigerian said as he confessed to trying to kill 289 people on a packed transatlantic airliner using explosives hidden in his underwear. 
"The United States should be warned that if they continue and persist in promoting the blasphemy of Mohammed and the US continues to kill and support those who kill innocent Muslims then the US should await a great calamity through the hands of the Mujahedeen... or God."
Abdulmutallab faces a mandatory life in prison. The charges include conspiring to commit terrorism and using a weapon of mass destruction.

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