Nigerian Underwear Bomber Gets Life In Prison

A Nigerian who tried to blow up an international flight near Detroit on behalf of al-Qaida has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The mandatory punishment Thursday for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was never in doubt after he pleaded guilty in October.

The 25-year-old says the bomb in his underwear was a "blessed weapon" to avenge poorly treated Muslims worldwide.

The bomb didn't fully detonate aboard an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight but caused a brief fire that burned Abdulmutallab.

He admitted afterward that the attack was inspired by Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical American-born cleric and leading al-Qaida figure killed by a U.S. drone strike last fall.

Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds announced the sentence in a crowded courtroom that included some passengers from Northwest Airlines Flight 253.


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  • by Free Underwear For Life on Feb 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM
    They have a high thread count on the briefs convicts get in prison. Like wearing denim.
  • by Wharf Rat Location: OIB on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:36 PM
    Great, now we have to pay for this scumbag to live the good life for who knows how long. Everything free, courtesy of the working taxpayer, not counting the good air he`s breathing.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:02 PM
    Put some C4 drawers on this nut job, take him to a bombing range, put him in the middle of it and finish what he started. Don't waste money of feeding scum like this for the rest of his life.
  • by Mr. America Location: downeast on Feb 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM
    Now he's going to get some bombs dropped all around his under ware.Could'nt happen to a nicer guy.
    • reply
      by BLAH on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:24 PM in reply to Mr. America
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!You Dropped The Bomd On Me,BABY,You Dropped The Bomb On ME!
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