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Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab

Conservative Vigilantes: Please Exercise Your Right to Silence

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Joe Lieberman should be ashamed of his assertion that a law can be passed to strip people of constitutional rights after they are apprehended and charged.

University College London: We Will Investigate Radicalism

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The British university attended by the man alleged to have attacked a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day said Monday it would inve...

What They Aren't Telling You About the Undie Bomber (WATCH)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Delta's Flight 253 Passengers Get Travel Vouchers From Delta After Foiled Terror Plot

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering travel credits to passengers on the Amsterstam-to-Detroit flight that a suspected terrorist tried and...

LAX Among Airports Hit by New Security Overreaction

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

A Christmas Day alleged attempt to blow up a Delta-Northwest jet from Amsterdam to Detroit resulted in a hasty regrouping by security officials. But do their latest measures make any sense?

Jasper Schuringa, Northwest Plane 'Hero,' Wants Money For More Interviews After CNN Licenses Cell Image

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jasper Schuringa, the Northwest flight passenger who reportedly subdued Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, appeared on CNN Saturday for an interview with Fred...

Melinda Dennis, Northwest Flight 253 Passenger, Describes Attempted Terror Attack (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Melinda Dennis, one of the passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, the plane that was the scene of an attempted terror attack on Christmas day, s...

Jon Stewart Returns To Air, Skewers Underwear Bomber, Airline Security (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart returned from holiday break last night and didn't miss a beat. Gift-wrapped for him was the Underwear Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a...

Ridge: Terror Suspect Doesn't Deserve Constitution's 'Full Range Of Protections'

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The man who allegedly lit an explosive on board a U.S.-bound international flight deserves none of the constitutional protections afforded American ci...

Terrorism Hysteria

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

In times of terrorism, the first casualty is American values. The Obama administration must counter its impulse to overreact to this recent terrorist incident.

Christmas Day Terrorist To Be Charged

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT (AP)-- Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO-mahr fah-ROOK ahb-DOOL-moo-TAH-lahb), a 23-year-old Nigerian man who claimed ties to al-Qaida, was charge...

Crotch Bomber's Missing Passport

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Transparency in government is important if we are to shift priorities from funding the industry of war to meeting human needs.

GOP Seeks Political Gain In Obama's Response To Failed Terror Attack

The Washington Post | Philip Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are jumping on President Obama's response to the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S. airliner as the latest evidence that Democrats ...

The Unfriendly Skies

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

The only way to truly keep us truly safe while flying a commercial airliner would be to put us all through body scanners, then have us fly in our underwear.

Sam Stein

Lieberman: The United States Must Pre-Emptively Act In Yemen | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, (I-Conn) a renowned hawk and one of the foremost champions of the invasion of Iraq, warned on Sunday that the United States fac...

Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab: US Knew Suspect May Have Terrorist Ties, AP Reports

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON An official briefed on the attack on a Detroit airliner said Saturday the U.S. has known for at least two years that the suspect in the att...

Obama Calls on Conan O'Brien to Offer Support

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Nathan Harden

Hi Conan. Yeah, it's me. And please, call me Barack. I've been watching the news, and I see it isn't going so well for you. So I've called to offer my support -- from one "O" to another. You feel me?

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Was Secular When He Arrived In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANAA (Reuters) - A young Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a U.S. plane on Christmas Day was not deeply religious when he arrived in Yemen ...

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Terror Suspect Studied In Dubai This Year

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria — A young Nigerian man who allegedly tried to bring down a trans-Atlantic flight broke off contact with his worried parents only ...

Over Detroit Skies

Roey Rosenblith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roey Rosenblith

I was on my third in-flight movie when the screaming started. That was when my fellow passenger Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab decided to ignite his explosives 19 rows ahead of me.

White House: Obama Actively Monitoring Flight 253 Situation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Peter Baker of the New York Times just sent out this pool report with a statement from White House spokesman Bill Burton regarding the attempted terro...

Flip Side of Intelligence Failure -- Poor Response

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Negroni

Listening to the stories of several passengers, its clear in the first few hours after the removal of Mr. Mutallab from the airplane, some basic safety precautions were not taken.

Yemen: US Should Have Warned Us About Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab, Airline Bomber

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Officials in Yemen were investigating Tuesday whether the Nigerian suspected in the attempted Christmas Day attack on a U.S. airl...

David Gregory Gets Tougher: His Expression Says It All

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Felsenthal

On the Sunday after Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab attempted to blow a hole in the side of Northwest Flight 253, the old Gregory was back: impatient, irritable, shorn of his mushy style.

Abdulmutallab Was In U.S. Database, But Not Official Terror Watch List Or No-Fly List

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A popping noise, an odor, then flames. What sounded like firecrackers was the climax of a failed attempt by a suspected terrorist ...