I have to commend Abdulmurallab for ONE thing and that is, he is correct about the lawyers not acting on HIS interests. His interests are not to GET OFF. His interest is to be a SHAHID. He wants to martyr himself. He FAILED in the ultimate martyrdom, so he has to figure out another way. Saddam Husein represented himself. That is the ONLY way that they have and WILL be able to get the story told the WAY that they WANT. Although the bomb failed, he has another bomb, and that one is martyrdom. Either way, HE wins. If we kill him, then the Muslims perceive that as an offensive move and will cry about killing Americans. If we don’t, then we confirm the “paper tiger” and the Muslims will perceive us weak and RIPE for SUBMISSION.
I wonder how much interaction this guy had with the Universities Muslim Association.
Our government is talking about plea deals with this slime. Anything short of a death sentence is going to invite more attacks. They call it a deal, I call it cowardice. The Muslims will call it submission. In the end, whatever you call it, Abdulmutallab and the Muslims with who he was partnered, win. The LEAST we can do is be HONEST, tell the truth, and keep TRUE to the MORALS that we hold dear. If we don’t then the only MORALS left will be that of the Muslims. So, we must be aware that if we don’t hold to a certain set of Values and protect them, we will be submitting to a foreign power called ISLAM.
Airline bomb suspect asks to represent himself in court:
13 September 2010 Last updated at 15:43 ET
A Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a US-bound airliner with a bomb sewn into his underwear says he wants to represent himself in court.
Appearing in a Detroit court for the first time since January, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab rejected a judge’s advice that he retain a lawyer.
Mr Abdulmutallab indicated he intended to plead guilty to some of the charges.
He was charged with the attempted murder of 290 jet passengers on 25 December 2009.
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The jet landed safely in Detroit after crew and passengers overpowered him
In federal court in Detroit on Monday, Mr Abdulmutallab asked US District Judge Nancy Edmunds how he could go about pleading guilty to some of the counts.
She replied that she could not advise him on the matter, and assigned a lawyer to be available to assist him in representing himself.
Mr Abdulmutallab is reported to have co-operated with investigators who have questioned him about alleged ties to violent Islamic extremists.
Soon after his arrest, Mr Abdulmutallab said he had been trained by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in Yemen, claimed responsibility for the failed bomb attack.
Mr Abdulmutallab caught the flight to Detroit from the Netherlands, after connecting from a flight from Nigeria.
His father, a prominent Nigerian banker, had previously warned US authorities about his son’s extremist views.
Mr Abdulmutallab was on a US watch list before the alleged Christmas Day attempt but not a no-fly list.