Flight 253 jihadist linked to Fort Hood jihadist’s imam

Posted by Robert
Jihad Watch
December 27, 2009

Small jihadi world. “Abdulmutallab, A Banker’s Son Turned Muslim Radical: Accused Northwest Bomber’s Emails Tell of Desire to Go to Yemen,” by Richard Esposito and Brian Ross for ABC News, December 27 (thanks to James):

Northwest Airlines bombing suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old son of a wealthy Nigerian banker, became so politically extreme his own father reported him to U.S. authorities.

More than 100 chat room posts traced to his e-mail account by ABC News show the course of his radicalization.

“I think this is the threat, the primary threat that we have to worry about now,” said Richard Clarke, ABC News consultant and former counterterrorism czar. “People who’ve been radicalized in the United States, in Western Europe, people who have been radicalized long distance on the internet.”…

He wrote of being lonely and sought friends on-line. “Can you be my friend?” he wrote. “I get lonely sometimes because I have never found a true Muslim friend.”

Then later, he wrote of joining protests against the war in Iraq, asking “when is lying allowed to deceive the enemy?” Still later he wrote of heading to Yemen.

Isn’t that odd. When I have written about Islam teaching that lying is allowed to deceive the enemy, I get called an “Islamophobe.” I guess Abdulmutallab must be an “Islamophobe” as well.

“The Obama administration has been admitting lately, that Yemen is the new Afghanistan,” said Clarke. “It is the new sanctuary. The new al Qaeda base, where people from around the world, who want to be trained are sent. No longer to Afghanistan, but to Yemen.”

The article continues at Jihad Watch.

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