Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Underwear bomber shouts "Jihad" in open court, claims Osama bin-Laden lives

This is a good tactic for one who is his own lawyer.  It was Twain who said only a fool would be his own lawyer, and Abdulmutallab exemplifies this perfectly.  Saying he has been forced to wear prison clothes he makes a mockery of the court and shows just how indifferent jihadists are to our laws and our justice system.  The only power jihadists bow to is that of the Qur'an.

From the Detroit Free Press September 14

Underwear bomber shouts 'Osama's alive;' FBI says he wasn't 

given Miranda

December 2009 file photo, released by the U.S. Marshal's Service, shows Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Milan, Mich.
Lover of jihad and bin-Laden

An FBI agent testified today that he did not read Miranda rights to the 24-year-old Nigerian student who is accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day 2009 because he was worried about other suicide bombers.
In a jury selection hearing, FBI Agent Timothy Waters testified that he questioned Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab at the hospital for about 50 minutes. The hearing will resume Thursday.
Waters, an FBI terrorism expert, said that from experiences abroad, reading non-U.S. citizens Miranda rights complicates the ability to get information quickly.
“It stops the process dead in its tracks,” Waters said. “I didn’t feel it was necessary. We needed information right not about individuals willing to martyr themselves on other airplanes.”
He said Abdulmutallab admitted he was an al-Qaida operative from Yemen, talked about how he had become radicalized and about other al-Qaida operatives with whom he had met after going to Yemen from Nigeria.
As he arrived in court today, Abdulmutallab was apparently in a foul mood.
“Osama’s alive,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab shouted as he entered a courtroom in Detroit this morning. “I’m forced to wear prison clothes.”
Abdulmutallab, wearing khaki prison pants, a white T-shirt and black skull cap, refused to stand when U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds, who was in another room with prospective jurors, asked him to stand with others in her courtroom several floors away.
While Edmunds briefed jurors about the allegations against him, Abdulmutallab hollered “jihad” and stared at the ceiling when she told jurors about the alleged plot to blow up the plane with a bomb in his underwear.
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