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October 15, 2011

“If you laugh at us now, we will laugh at you later.” Abdulmutallab to US

Filed under: Terrorist Threats & Attacks — by Christopher Bellavita on October 15, 2011

The following is the transcript of what accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab said/read to the court as he pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges in federal court in Detroit (thanks, RD):

In the name of Allah, the most merciful, if I were to say I the father did not do it, but my son did it and he conspired with the holy spirit to do it, or if I said I did it but the American people are guilty of the sin, and Obama should pay for the crime, the Court wouldn’t accept that from me or anyone else.

In late 2009, in fulfillment of a religious obligation, I decided to participate in jihad against the United States. The Koran obliges every able Muslim to participate in jihad and fight in the way of Allah, those who fight you, and kill them wherever you find them, some parts of the Koran say, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

I had an agreement with at least one person to attack the United States in retaliation for U.S. support of Israel and in retaliation of the killing of innocent and civilian Muslim populations in Palestine, especially in the blockade of Gaza, and in retaliation for the killing of innocent and civilian Muslim populations in Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan and beyond, most of them women, children, and noncombatants.

As a result, I traveled to Yemen and eventually to the United States, and I agreed with at least one person to carry an explosive device onto an aircraft and attempt to kill those onboard and wreck the aircraft as an act of jihad against the United States for the U.S. killing of my Muslim brothers and sisters around the world.

I was greatly inspired to participate in jihad by the lectures of the great and rightly guided mujahedeen who is alive, Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki, may Allah preserve him and his family and give them victory, Amin, and Allah knows best.

Participation in jihad against the United States is considered among the most virtuous of deeds in Islam and is highly encouraged in the Koran; however, according to U.S. law, which is unjust and oppressive according to the Koran, my actions make me guilty of a crime in the United States, in particular, the following counts in my indictment.

Count 1, conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, so by me traveling to Yemen, then to Djibouti, to Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, the Netherlands, and eventually the United States, with an agreement with at least one person to carry an explosive device in an attempt to kill those onboard for the U.S. killing of innocent Muslims, I’m guilty in U.S. law of this count.

Count 2, possession of a firearm or destructive device in the furtherance of a crime of violence, I carried with me an explosive device onto Northwest 253, again, to avenge the killing of my innocent Muslim brothers and sisters by the U.S. So I am guilty in U.S. law of this count.

Count 3, attempted murder within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, again, in retaliation for U.S. support of Israel and Israel massacres of innocent Palestinians, so I am guilty of this count, too.

Count 4, use and carrying of a firearm, destructive device during and in relation to a crime of violence by carrying an explosive device and attempting to use it on Flight 253 for the U.S. killing of innocent Muslims, I am guilty of this count, too.

Count 5, willfully placing a destructive device in and upon, in proximity to a civil aircraft which was used and operated in interstate, overseas, and foreign air commerce which was likely to have endangered the safety of such aircraft, I intentionally carried an explosive device onto Flight 253, for the United States tyranny and oppression of Muslims, so I am guilty of this count in U.S. law, but not in the Koran.

Count 6, possession of a firearm/destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence. I was in possession of an explosive device intended for use against the United States for U.S. interference in Muslim countries, so I am guilty in U.S. law of this count.

Count 7, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, I attempted to use an explosive device which in the U.S. law is a weapon of mass destruction, which I call a blessed weapon to save the lives of innocent Muslims, for U.S. use of weapons of mass destruction on Muslim populations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and beyond. So I am guilty in U.S. law of this count and innocent in Muslim law.

Count 8, willful attempt to destroy and wreck a civil aircraft, I intended to wreck a civil aircraft for the U.S. wreckage of Muslim lands and property, so I am guilty in U.S. law of this count.

The United States — the United States should be warned that if they continue and persist in promoting the blasphemy of Muhammad and the prophets, peace be upon them all, and the U.S. continues to kill and support those who kill innocent Muslims, then the U.S. should await a great calamity that will befall them through the hands of the mujahideen soon by God’s willing permission. Or God will strike them directly with a great calamity soon by his will, Amin.

If you laugh at us now, we will laugh at you later in this life and on the day of judgment by God’s will, and our final call is all praise to Allah, the lord of the universe, Allahu Akbar.

Source: U.S. District Court, Detroit

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Comment by Philip J. Palin

October 15, 2011 @ 8:10 am

Is there anyone reading this who has the theological/ideological/linguistic expertise to unpack the following premise:

In the name of Allah, the most merciful, if I were to say I the father did not do it, but my son did it and he conspired with the holy spirit to do it, or if I said I did it but the American people are guilty of the sin, and Obama should pay for the crime, the Court wouldn’t accept that from me or anyone else.

I have some guesses, but they are pure guesses… and they don’t cohere with what I understand of Islamic thought… or even Salafist thought.

So is the speaker just offering a eccentric syncretic view or does this reflect a broader AQ ideology to which I have not given enough attention?


Comment by Michael Brady

October 15, 2011 @ 9:18 am

The kid really knows how to plead guilty. No “mistakes were made” or “I regret any discomfort that might have been experienced” for this guy.

Comment by Violence As A Result of the Intentional Manipulation of the Teachings of the Bible and Qu'ran For Self-Serving Purpose: Honor and Respect One Another for Life Must Be Cherished

October 16, 2011 @ 8:16 am

Treat every person with Respect and Honor!

Whether followers of Christianity or Islam, none have the Right to manipulate to amend in any way the teachings of the Qu’ran of Bible.

The self-serving ways of those who influence others to take up sword against another in witness by the Lord, he or she will be cast to Lucifer. Taking another Life is never construed as appropriate as judgement of another child of God, is God’s decision alone and the blood on the hands of whomever seeks such demise of another.

Today in this 21st century, the lust for money and power by these elitists who use religion to pawn one against another is witnessed by the Lord.

America is a Judeo-Christian nation. So what. This dysfunctional and generational hatred towards Hebrew, has it really resulted in a better world. Of course not for God is witness to these despicable acts and actins taken against any and all innocents whether Muslim, Christian or hebrew.

The bottom line folks, this quest to control Jerusalem, none of you will cntrol Jerusalem for God has already dictated the fate of Jerusalem and the fate of Hebrew who has been granted special covenent w/the Lord.

If yu all speent these trillions of dollars over generations to Honor and respect one another instead of taking sword in hand, maybe – just maybe, when I walk the streets of Hebron or Jericho, Egypt and Turkey, just maybe people will have smiles on their faces and Hope and not this desperation and willingness to allow others to promote disparity, to encourage people to hate and to kill in cold blood for we must all remember, God is witness to all and whether it is the Qu’ran or Bible, both teach Honor and Respect, Not this disharmony created by those lusting in their self-serving ways…

The beauty and meanings found in the Qu’ran and throughout Biblical verse are profound and teachings which do not promote this violence upon one another, it is not so written….

Iam not syaing we must embrace everyone, merely pointing to the fact that We together, surely we have differring perspectives concerning some matters, however for the most part, we must strive to end this quest for jerusalem for no one will defeat and control the city for the Lord has so dictated.

To those professing Islam or Christianity or the Hebrew following the teachings bestowed upon them, a bit more effort to clasp hands and pledge Respect and Honor one another, again not to embrace, just to understand the similarities and Hope you aspire to and strive to understand the differences among you.

To those seeking to bring demise to another, history should clearly show you that our Creator will not allow Lucifer and you as his soldiers whether from the west, the Middle East or Roman to allow evil to prevail for humanity seeks peaceful ways to Life and teh Hope and drams for generations forthcoming.

Let’s all strive a bit more to thwart those whether Christian, Jew or Muslim who seek to manipulate the Qu’ran, the Bible or any religious purpose toturn one against another for each individual is a Blessing in creation and Life is to be worshipped, Not for anyone to make judgement aaginst another….

Let us all keep viligilant and care more about one another than apparently we do in serving the Lord for there is far to much despair and inequality, far too much anquish and taking up sword and raising it high whether in the name of Islam, Christianity or otherwise would be better served by keeping the sword by your hend and attentively listening to one another.

Please, strive to promote harmony among us all, not intentionally manipulating the teachings of the Qu’ran and the Bible for violence thrust upon anther is Not what is professed!

Whether Christian, Jew or Muslim, be proud of your identity, your respective culture and do your utmost to thwart those who promote dysfunctional and contrary ways among you for again, God is witness and all sich actions are well noted.

As far as the various governments from east to west, corruption and self-serving ways are quite evident and God is witness to this folly, be assured….

Christopher Tingus
Po Box 1612
Harwich (Cape Cod), MA 02645 USA


Comment by pharmacy

November 28, 2011 @ 9:01 am

The kid really knows how to plead guilty. No “mistakes were made” or “I regret any discomfort that might have been experienced” for this guy.

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