Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Day Terrorist Strike on an Airliner Failed

Terrorists tried unsuccessfully to take down an airplane on Christmas day (yesterday). The man mixed some sort of powdery substances with an yet to be identified liquid and tried to detonate it. The plane landed safely in Detroit after passengers subdued the man who was then taken into custody.

If an attack during the month of Ramadan is an attack on Islam, what does an attack during Christmas signify...

"Airports around the world intensified their security for U.S. bound passengers Saturday as American officials sought more information about the motives of a Nigerian man who tried to light an incendiary device aboard a flight as it descended into Detroit on Christmas Day.

Federal investigators are continuing to gather information about the suspect, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, including claims that he is linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network.
FBI scientists in Quantico, Va., are testing the powdery material that Abdulmutallab allegedly mixed with a chemical-laden syringe aboard a flight from Amsterdam on Christmas day, said the federal law enforcement source. Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam landed safely about 1 p.m. Friday.
Abdulmutallab was treated Friday at a hospital for burns after having been subdued by fellow passengers during what some news reports described as an extended scuffle."

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