Underwear Bomber Sentenced to Consecutive Life Terms
As expected, a federal judge in Detroit today sentenced Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, aka the Underwear Bomber and Captain Underpants, to life in prison for his failed attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight en route to Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009. Since the federal system has no parole, a life sentence means exactly that.
“The defendant has never expressed doubt or regret or remorse about his mission... “To the contrary, he sees that mission as divinely inspired and a continuing mission.” [Judge Nancy Edmonds] said she can't control his motives, but she can control his opportunity.
She ordered the life sentences to be served consecutively. As he was led out of the courtroom, he said, "G-d is Great."
In Abdulmutallab's statement to the Court, he ranted against Jews (see below for quotes): [More...]
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