Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Pleads Guilty in Plane Bomb Attempt

A guilty plea by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab took a federal court in Detroit by surprise as he admitted he tried to blow up an airliner with a bomb in his underwear for Al-Qaeda.

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  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab The 'Underwear Bomber' Pleads Guilty
    October 14, 2011 - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, of Kaduna, Nigeria, the so-called "underwear bomber," pleaded guilty on Wednesday ... purpose in taking the bomb on board Flight 253 was to detonate it during flight, causing the plane to crash and killing ...
    10/13/2011 - 3:25 pm | View Link
  • 'Underwear Bomber' Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Pleads Guilty
    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the man accused of trying to blow up Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009 with a bomb in his underpants, changed his plea to guilty on all counts ... by other passengers aboard the plane. After the incident, Abdulmutallab ...
    10/12/2011 - 11:55 am | View Link
  • 'Underwear bomber' Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleads guilty to plane plot
    Nigerian tried to blow up plane on Christmas Day Was ... profile-trial in Detroit, Michigan, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab insisted his actions were righteous and that the true crime was US foreign policy. "I am guilty of this count in US law but not in ...
    10/12/2011 - 10:01 am | View Link
  • Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab pleads guilty to underwear bomb airline attack
    DETROIT -- A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane for al-Qaida with a bomb in his underwear has suddenly pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab answering questions from a federal judge ...
    10/12/2011 - 7:26 am | View Link
  • Accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleads guilty
    A Nigerian man pleaded guilty Wednesday ... Detroit with a bomb in his underwear, telling a surprised courtroom on the second day of his trial that the failed attack was retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who ...
    10/12/2011 - 7:07 am | View Link
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  • The Trial
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    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempted Bombing of Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009
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  • TSA Official: Bomber Wore Explosives-Packed Underwear for ...
    Al-Qaida bomber Umar Abdulmutallab's plot to blow up a plane with a bomb hidden in his underwear might have been successful if he had better hygiene and changed his ...
    07/26/2014 - 2:32 pm | View Website
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