Christmas Day Bomber Charged
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian national who tried to detonate a bomb aboard a U.S. bound flight to Detroit on Christmas Day has been indicted by a grand jury. Attorney General Eric Holder stated that “this investigation is fast-paced, global and ongoing, and it has already yielded valuable intelligence that we will follow wherever it leads,” giving hope that security measures will be taken in order to prevent individuals from boarding flights with the purpose of detonating a bomb.
Abdulmutallab is charged with murder and the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Furthermore, it has been discovered that security officials learned of Abdulmutallab’s extremist views while he was already en route to Detroit and were going to question him when he landed. The White House is expected to release a report today in which they explain the events that lead to the attempted attack. Abdulmutallab faces life in prison.