Underwear Bomber Gets Life in Prison.

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-02-16/underwear-bomber/53115186/1

Detroit underwear bomber gets life sentence
By David Ashenfelter, Detroit Free Press Updated 1h 4m ago
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A federal judge Thursday imposed multiple life sentences on failed underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day 2009.


"The defendant has never expressed doubt or regret or remorse about his mission," U.S District Judge Nancy Edmunds told the 25-year-old Nigerian student-turned-Al Qaida-operative during a 90-minute hearing in Detroit. "To the contrary, he sees that mission as divinely inspired and a continuing mission."
"I believe the defendant poses a significant ongoing threat to the safety of American citizens everywhere," Edmunds said, adding that she couldn't control his motivations, but could control his opportunity to carry them out."
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Edmunds imposed the sentence after several passengers on Northwest Flight 253 talked about how the failed bombing attempt had forever changed their lives, causing them to fear flying, seek mental health counseling and have continuing nightmares.
LeMare Mason, a Northwest flight attendant who put out the flames when Abdulmutallab's bomb fizzled in his underwear, told Edmunds that his life has changed.
"I had a dream job traveling the world," he said. "This man has stolen and robbed me of the pleasure of going to work."
He said he wakes up in night sweats because of the incident and has been in therapy since the incident.
"His intentions were to end our lives," he said.
Shama Chopra, a passenger from Montreal and mother of two, said she has had to overcome the fear of flying since the incident.
"As a mother, I feel for you," she told Edmunds. "But you had no right to take my life."
"Today is your turn and justice will be served," she said as Abdulmutallab fidgeted with paper at the defense table.
Before leaving the podium, she gave Abdulmutallab's standby defense lawyer, Anthony Chambers, a rosary to give to his client.
Kurt Haskell, a Downriver lawyer, said his life also has changed, but said he still believes a federal agent gave Abdulmutallab a defective bomb to carry onto the plane to create an incident that would cause the government to install full body scanners at airports nationwide.
"Regardless of how media and government try to shape this case, I am convinced that Umar was given an intentionally defective bomb by a U.S. agent," Haskell told Edmunds. "It really saddens me that the government won't admit its role in the event. Because of this case, I will never trust anything the government says, ever."
Haskell then turned to Abdulmutallab and said: "Umar, you are not a Muslim martyr. You are merely a government patsy."
He and his wife, Lori, who also spoke, urged Edmunds to imposed the maximum sentence.
Abdulmutallab, for his part, told Edmunds: "The Mujahedeen are proud to kill in the name of God and this is exactly what God told us to do in the Koran… The situation of one who believes in Allah is always good… its always a win-win situation."
The defendant laid into the U.S. government for oppressing Muslims worldwide and for federal prosecutors in Detroit for misquoting and misrepresenting the facts of the case "to achieve their evil goals."
Then, responding to Haskell, Abdulmutallab said: "I am not a government paddy."
During his 3-minute speech, Abdulmutallab said Osama bin Laden, whom U.S. forced killed in an attack on his home in Pakistan last year, and Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born al-Qaida leader who sent him on his mission, are still alive. Al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen last year.
Edmunds imposed four life prison sentences on Abdulmutallab.
He pleaded guilty on the second day of trial testimony last October to eight counts, including conspiring to commit an act of terrorism, use of a weapon of mass destruction and carrying a firearm or destructive device during a crime of violence.
Chambers says Abdulmutallab, who has 10 days to appeal the sentence, likely will service the sentence at the federal super-max prison in Florence, Colo., where other convicted terrorists are doing time.
This is a total shock, because I was led to believe that our justice system could not handle terrorism cases. I thought that once you give these guys lawyers we were going to have to expose all our national secrets and that they would end up walking free and become your next door neighbor. This doesn't make any sense at all. He never even spent one day in GITMO!
 

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Looks like Mr. Abdulmutallab is going to be the fruit of the loom.
 

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Not a bad deal for some impoverish African.

Three meals a day, a cot, cable TV, a library, medical care, etc... Sure beats Africa.
 

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Not a bad deal for some impoverish African.

Three meals a day, a cot, cable TV, a library, medical care, etc... Sure beats Africa.
He was actually a rich kid. His dad was is a banker and one of the richest men in Africa.

It's a myth that Muslim suicide savages are poor, downtrodden slum urchins striking a blow at the white man who kept them down. They're always rich or middle class kids. They're the savage equivalent of the Occupy Wall Streeters who came from the country club in Greenwich to sleep in tents and play at being poor, oppressed revolutionizerists.
 

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Kurt Haskell, a Downriver lawyer, said his life also has changed, but said he still believes a federal agent gave Abdulmutallab a defective bomb to carry onto the plane to create an incident that would cause the government to install full body scanners at airports nationwide.
"Regardless of how media and government try to shape this case, I am convinced that Umar was given an intentionally defective bomb by a U.S. agent," Haskell told Edmunds. "It really saddens me that the government won't admit its role in the event. Because of this case, I will never trust anything the government says, ever."
Don't they mean Kirk?
 

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He's innocent. Muslims are automatically nice because they are Muslim. No Muslim has ever done anything mean-spirited to anyone. This story is fake. There is no underwear bomber.
 

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He was actually a rich kid. His dad was is a banker and one of the richest men in Africa.

It's a myth that Muslim suicide savages are poor, downtrodden slum urchins striking a blow at the white man who kept them down. They're always rich or middle class kids. They're the savage equivalent of the Occupy Wall Streeters who came from the country club in Greenwich to sleep in tents and play at being poor, oppressed revolutionizerists.

So the mind control worked. Interesting. "whaa"
 

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During his 3-minute speech, Abdulmutallab said Osama bin Laden, whom U.S. forced killed in an attack on his home in Pakistan last year, and Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born al-Qaida leader who sent him on his mission, are still alive.
The conspiracies are strong in this thread...
 

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Then, responding to Haskell, Abdulmutallab said: "I am not a government paddy."
I'm outraged by that racial slur against my shanty Irish ancestry!
 

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judging by his profile picture and actions I guess MENSA doesn't have to worry about losing a potentially good member