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Underpants bomber - Anwar is alive

2011-10-04 22:12

Detroit - A Nigerian man accused of trying to bring down an international jetliner with a bomb in his underwear says a radical Islamic cleric killed by the US military is alive.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab made the statement on Tuesday morning in a federal courtroom in Detroit, where jury selection began in his terror trial.

Abdulmutallab was referring to American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last week by a US air strike.

Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Abdulmutallab was directed by al-Awlaki and wanted to become a martyr on Christmas 2009 when he boarded Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Amsterdam.

Comments
  • slg - 2011-10-04 22:40

    Who's going to believe anyone called "the underpants bomber"? It's like being called "the big poo" bomber. :)

  • Ixian - 2011-10-05 08:24

    What would he have done with all the virgins in the afterlife without his pecker?

      Barry M - 2011-10-05 11:00

      All those virgins look like Susan Boyle - and there is no place to hide!

  • Bontage - 2011-10-05 09:27

    Yes, because people locked away in high-security prisons on another continent are always up-to-date with the correct news, whereabouts and status of their widely-hunted superiors...

  • letsee - 2011-10-05 11:48

    It's possible and we will know one day.

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