Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab-The Underwear Bomber: How A Picture On SaharaReporters Made History Around The World

The 1st photo of Abdulmutallab was provided by Saharareporters.com
By SaharaReporters, New York

The arrest of the so-called underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had just taken place and a major story of an aborted terror attack on a Detroit-bound airline was riveting readers in the U.S. and around the world. Western media was caught off guard - how would they find a picture of one Nigerian in a country of 158 million and counting?

While they were still scouring phone books and tabbing through Google, SaharaReporters was enlisting its citizen journalists and in short order two pictures were produced. By building a network of citizen believers in information and the power of the press, SaharaReporters had  Umar Farouk photo and story too.

The published picture reddened a few faces at the empty-handed CNNs and BBCs around the world. They challenged SR over the identity of the young man in the picture but an AP reporter who was present at his arraignment  confirmed it was indeed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

Other details were subsequently lifted from the SaharaReporters major scoop – namely that Umar’s father was a banker of considerable wealth and would come to play an active role in securing a new plea for his son.

Umar will appear in court tomorrow to challenge his mandatory life in prison sentence, arguing in court documents filed Monday that a life sentence is "cruel and unusual punishment" and unconstitutional.

He faces a mandatory life in prison sentence since pleading guilty in October to trying to blow up an airliner carrying nearly 300 people with a bomb hidden in his underwear. He pleaded guilty to numerous criminal charges, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and conspiracy to commit terrorism.

"Given the circumstances and what did not occur in the instant matter it is fair to say that the mandatory minimum sentence of life is excessive and grossly disproportionate to the conduct," Abdulmutallab wrote in court documents Monday. "Aside from the defendant, no passengers suffered any serious injuries and there were no casualties."

 The government however strongly disagrees, and is seeking the maximum punishment.

"Defendant is an unrepentant, would-be mass murderer, who views his crimes as divinely inspired and blessed, and who views himself as under a continuing obligation to carry out such crimes," prosecutors wrote Friday in a sentencing memo. "He attempted to murder 289 individuals, no sentence other than life. … Could possibly reflect the seriousness of defendant's conduct."

In pushing for a stiff sentence, the government also disclosed Friday details about Abdulmutallab's relationship with a well-known al-Qaida figure.

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Misconception of Islam

I liked the answer of this German Muslim scholar when he was asked about terrorism and Islam :
He said : Who started the first world war ? Muslims ? Who started the second world war ? Muslims ? Who killed about 20 millions of Aborigines in Australia ? Muslims ?? Who sent the nuclear bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ? Muslims ?? Who killed more than 100 millions of Indians in North America ? Muslims ?? Who killed more than 50 millions of Indians in south America ? Muslims ?? Who took about 180 millions of African people as slaves and 88% of them died and was thrown in Atlantic ocean ? Muslims ?? No , They weren't Muslims!!! First of all, You have to define terrorism properly... If a non-Muslim does something bad..it is crime. But if a Muslim does the same..he is terrorist... So first remove this double standard...then come to the point!!! , .

Islam misconception

Let me educate christians
I liked the answer of this German Muslim scholar when he was asked about terrorism and Islam :
He said : Who started the first world war ? Muslims ? Who started the second world war ? Muslims ? Who killed about 20 millions of Aborigines in Australia ? Muslims ?? Who sent the nuclear bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ? Muslims ?? Who killed more than 100 millions of Indians in North America ? Muslims ?? Who killed more than 50 millions of Indians in south America ? Muslims ?? Who took about 180 millions of African people as slaves and 88% of them died and was thrown in Atlantic ocean ? Muslims ?? No , They weren't Muslims!!! First of all, You have to define terrorism properly... If a non-Muslim does something bad..it is crime. But if a Muslim does the same..he is terrorist... So first remove this double standard...then come to the point!!! , .

Misconception of Islam

Let me educate my christian brothers and sistersI liked the answer of this German Muslim scholar when he was asked about terrorism and Islam :
He said : Who started the first world war ? Muslims ? Who started the second world war ? Muslims ? Who killed about 20 millions of Aborigines in Australia ? Muslims ?? Who sent the nuclear bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ? Muslims ?? Who killed more than 100 millions of Indians in North America ? Muslims ?? Who killed more than 50 millions of Indians in south America ? Muslims ?? Who took about 180 millions of African people as slaves and 88% of them died and was thrown in Atlantic ocean ? Muslims ?? No , They weren't Muslims!!! First of all, You have to define terrorism properly... If a non-Muslim does something bad..it is crime. But if a Muslim does the same..he is terrorist... So first remove this double standard...then come to the point!!! , .

Temper what " justice with

Temper what " justice with mercy " That is Nigeria English, Here in the wester world there nothing like temper justice with mercy.Umar farouk has to music the squerely.He knew what he was getting into and besides he is above eighteen.

Sorry for his father who did everything to stop him

Rubish, All Rubish,Somebody

Rubish, All Rubish,Somebody who tried to kill himself plus other people should not be spared at all. He should be exucuted.

Who fights for who btw God & Humans?

Logic and Common sense informs me that:
- If I believe that Allah created the universe and all that is in it, including man;
- and Allah is alive and omnipotent;
- and Allah delights in granting the wishes of its followers and servants, especially wishes that are consistent with it's desires;
- Because Allah created mankind, it loves humanity of all types.
Then all I need do as a fervent servant/follower of Allah is any or a combination of the following:
- Pray (5X a day) that Allah speedily conditions/orientates the minds of all unbelievers/infidels to start believing in it
- Be an admirable follower of Allah, so that infidels through my life style will be inclined to believing in Allah
- Pray (5X a day) that Allah destroys all its stubborn enemies, all the incredible forces of nature are at Allah's disposal eg inferno, flooding, hurricane, earthquake, volcano etc.

I DON'T NEED TO KILL MYSELF &/or OTHERS FOR ALLAH!

Is there nothing for Jonathan

I have not see where SR reported anything good done by Jonathan Ebele Goodluck, does it mean he had not done anything good that is worth reporting, I dey fear una now o, SR

Re_He wanted to kill others

You that is talking do you know what it takes to take a life?the people that is Americans are talking of a life sentence you bloody illitrate from nigeria is talking of death.next time shut your trap if you don't have anyting meaningful to say

Meanwhile, Umaru Mutallab is creating Islamic Banks in Nigeria!

His father should be arrested and compelled to reveal where he got the 5 million pounds he used to purchase a flat for his son while he was a student in London. How did he transfer the funds?

Why are the likes of James Ibori being hounded for corruption and money laundering while Umaru Mutallab is walking free?

Meanwhile, Mr Mutallab, defiant and grossly insensitive is busy establishing islamic banking in nigeria, a secular state!

Release Him on Sultan of Sokoto Care?

They would have lined up telling Jonathan and senators how good the young man really was. Thousands of reasons why he should be giving bail. Judge would dismissed the case with lack of evidence. Emirs would take the 'Good' kid home to be giving so called second chance..Sultan my ass would declared to Jubilating audience how they are supreme and not abiding to MAN MADE LAW. What a farce country...

His reward is waiting for him

Clean the bastard off the surface of the Earth and let him go and have his reward with twelve virgins in hell..

Playing with words?

When making unilateral statements,do not accuse all that are affiliated to a belief. It it highly immoral and wrong to refer to those as "so called Muslims". In every society,sect or religion there are good people as well as bad,and if am not mistaken we can say that you fall within the latter category,as you portrayed by making such assertion.

why must u judge a religion

why must u judge a religion by people practising it... if dat is d case, christianity is d worst of all... evry religion has wat it teaches bt does d people practising it adhere to dis teaching. take of d living in western nigeria as a case study

Faruk is but a boy if we must

Faruk is but a boy if we must talk lets take a look at his family background,what was his rlationship with his parent and how where they finding out the kind of life he was living and the company he was keeping.When we find out then we will know how to place our judgement.

He wanted to kill others,

He wanted to kill others, including himself, so why don't we help him by killing the idiot off instead of keeping him alive on tax payers' money.

Shameless

This shameless guy is talking about life imprisonment bieng tough? I think he wanted to blow himself that day? Bull shit!

boko haram

boko haram on the rise again!!! well here is a link to a website that will pay you simply by joining,, no kidding http://signup.wazzub.info/?lrRef=b73d01cd

boko haram

boko haram on the rise again!!! well here is a link to a website that will pay you simply by joining,, no kidding http://signup.wazzub.info/?lrRef=b73d01cd

You will be sent to prison to

You will be sent to prison to spend the rest of your wretched life. You are not only a disgrace to your family, who gave you a very good education, you are also a disgrace, to Nigeria, the blak race and humanity. I have no iota of sympathy for you as you knew what you were doing and the havoc and calamity if could have caused had it been it succeeded. Your folish singular act has made travelling with airlins by Nigerians all over the world a terrible nightmare. Stupid person, stupit son, folish idiot die in prison and later rot in hell.

Dispatch him to meet with his

Dispatch him to meet with his imaginary virgins! All of you so-called muslims who can still think, it is time to come out of the religion now. It has nothing good to offer you except God's anger. May God give you the grace come out and run for your life. Amen

Get disillusioned!

It's only when the issue of Terrorism is viewed from a parochial angle that Islam would be held responsible for the global menace. It is as old as the world itself. Terrorism is multi-dimensional depending on the motive, target and capability of the perpetrator. However, I'm worried most of you are wont to violently cast aspersion at Islam and its adherents whenever a Muslim name is fingered but look the other way when it is any other party. Must you all wait till the Day of Judgment before learning to be objective?

IF IT WERE NIGERIA

If it were Nigeria, his father would have bailed him out, and that would have been the end of the case. It would have been the end of the case, because he is a muslim, he is a hausa/fulani and a northerner. That is justce in Nigeria. However, I will see how Babangida, Sanusi, Jaguda, Gusau, Atiku and the rest of terrorist northerners will help him.

Get disillusioned!

It's only when the issue of Terrorism is viewed from a parochial angle that Islam would be held responsible for the global menace. It is as old as the world itself. Terrorism is multi-dimensional depending on the motive, target and capability of the perpetrator. However, I'm worried most of you are wont to violently cast aspersion at Islam and its adherents whenever a Muslim name is fingered but look the other way when it is any other party. Must you all wait till the Day of Judgment before learning to be objective?

Bring Him to Texas Let us show him Mercy Texas style

please bring this brat to Texas let us show him mercy Texas style,we will Surely make his stay worth it,if not the Noose still hangs at the Nigger head hunting club owned by my Governor Perry.

please shut up Tafidan DDAJI

please shut up Tafidan DDAJI

Why wasting time

I dont know why farouk still remain on earth till now. Prison is absolutely an eatry and merriment centre for him to feed and earn bill-free apartment for the rest of his life. Moreso,farouk will still be feeding on part of the tax(es) collected from 299 soul he almost disengage from life activities. They should send the bastard,ole,omokomo to where he belong. Hell!

You must be a daft...

Tafidan DDAJI,

It's either you're a retarded being or you're a hard core islamic extremist. Your utterances always portray your person, a die hard religion fanatic. I think you need to be put on check to unveil the real you. Watch your back

The demon should be excuted and cramnated

The demon should be killed without delay the, barrister defending the bomber should be investigated and family in Nigeria arr members of Boko-haram. more innocent souls have been killed and the govt.is not showing any seriousness in the the whole setup

Hard Labour For Muttalab in Prison

I don't think that American prison has any hard labour for its prisoners. The only hard labour is to split rock at hill side part of North America and other menial works.

Hard Labour For Muttalab in Prison

I don't think that American prison has any hard labour for its prisoners. The only hard labour is to split rock at North America and other menial works.

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