Nigerian Terrorism Suspect Due In Court

A Nigerian man suspected of trying to detonate an explosive device on a U.S.-bound airplane on Christmas Day is scheduled to appear at a federal courthouse in Detroit later today.

A Nigerian man suspected of trying to detonate an explosive device on a U.S.-bound airplane on Christmas Day is scheduled to appear at a federal courthouse in Detroit later today.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was indicted earlier this week on six counts connected to his alleged attempt to blow up the Amsterdam-Detroit flight.

The charges include attempted murder and trying to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Abdulmutallab could face life imprisonment if convicted. Abdulmutallab's actions sparked a drastic tightening of the screening process for passengers traveling to the United States.

A group of Muslim leaders plan to hold a rally outside the courthouse with signs that read "not in our name" to protest the would-be bombers actions.


Copyright (c) RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

Comments

Spero News
 

Disney drops 'Good Luck Charlie'

Most popular show on television in its time-slot for youth under 15.

Conference to focus on advances for Paraguayan electronic media

An international conference on digital migration will take place in Paraguay on July 4, just as the South American country concludes an agreement with El Salvador to share electronic content.

Mexico: Food prices sky-rocket

Tomatoes are going for $5.77 per kilo in Mexico.

On Heaven and Earth: an excerpt

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, before his election to the papacy as Francis, conversed with Rabbi Abraham Skorka on the commonalities of Jewish and Catholic faith.

Archeologists excavate prison made famous in Count of Monte Cristo

The soil beneath Chateau d'If has never been excavated.

Ebola aid workers hacked to death in Guinea

A group from the United States, along with journalists and local Guinean officials, were chased down and hacked to death by people in Guinea. A rumor had spread that the aid workers were deliberately infecting Guineans with Ebola.

Muslim religious leader refutes Obama's reading of Islam

Imam Anjem Choudary refuted Obama by saying that the Koran teaches 'terrorizing the enemy is in fact part of Islam.' Killing innocents is okay with Choudary.

This page took 0.1301seconds to load