JIHAD for Allah.
JIHAD for Islam.
There is no other path that can lead a Muslim to the virgins that we all so desire. That is why this story is so painful to report.
The Mighty and Wonderous Warrior of Allah, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is being oppressed by the kuffar for attempting to fulfill his obligations as a Muslim, through Jihad by blowing up an airliner with himself and 300 infidels.
As he states himself, this is clearly an act of selfishness on his part to better humanity by killing kuffars for Allah and that any punishment for these most Islamic of acts is "cruel and unusual."
Praise Allah for Jihad.
Allah curse those kuffar that stand in the way of the eventual global triumph of Islam!
Underwear bomber challenges life sentence
DETROIT -- Confessed underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is challenging his mandatory life in prison sentence, arguing in court documents filed Monday that a life sentence is "cruel and unusual punishment" and unconstitutional.
Abdulmutallab, who is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, is facing a mandatory life in prison sentence after pleading guilty in October to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner carrying nearly 300 people with a bomb hidden in his underwear. He pleaded guilty to numerous criminal charges, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and conspiracy to commit terrorism.
The plot was foiled when his bomb malfunctioned.
"Given the circumstances and what did NOT occur in the instant matter it is fair to say that the mandatory minimum sentence of life is excessive and grossly disproportionate to the conduct," Abdulmutallab wrote in court documents Monday. "Aside from the defendant no passengers suffered any serious injuries and there were no casualties."
The government strongly disagrees, and has asked U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds to give him the maximum punishment.
"Defendant is an unrepentant, would-be mass murderer, who views his crimes as divinely inspired and blessed, and who views himself as under a continuing obligation to carry out such crimes," prosecutors wrote Friday in a sentencing memo. "He attempted to murder 289 individuals, no sentence other than life. … Could possibly reflect the seriousness of defendant's conduct."
In pushing for a stiff sentence, the government also disclosed Friday details about Abdulmutallab's relationship with a well-known al-Qaida figure.
According to court documents, Abdulmutallab spent months pursuing American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, where the two men eventually met and hatched out a plan to blow up an American airliner over U.S. soil on Christmas Day 2009. In the weeks leading up to the bombing attempt, the two men texted each other, spoke briefly on the phone and ended up spending three days together at al-Awlaki's house planning the attack, the government wrote in court documents.
Al-Awlaki eventually led Abdulmutallab to a bomb maker, who trained the Nigerian defendant on how to ignite the bomb, according to court documents. It was al-Awlaki, the government says, who ultimately approved the martyrdom mission.
"Awlaki's last instructions to him were to wait until the airplane was over the United Statesand then to take the plane down," prosecutors wrote in court documents.
According to court documents, Abdulmutallab disclosed the details of his relationship with al-Awlaki in statements he gave to the FBI in 2010.
Al-Awlaki, who had become a leading al-Qaida figure in Yemen, was killed in a U.S. drone attack last year.
In 2009 while in Yemen, Abdulmutallab visited mosques and asked locals whether they knew how he could meet al-Awlaki, records show. Eventually, he met someone with a connection: the individual took Abdulmutallab's cell phone number and gave it to al-Awlaki, who texted him shortly after.
Eventually, the two men met. Abdulmutallab successfully sold himself as an ideal candidate for a martyrdom mission, and a bomb maker was summoned, records show.
For two weeks, Abdulmutallab trained in a camp, where he received weapons instructions and indoctrination in jihad, records show. The bomb maker eventually delivered the bomb to Abdulmutallab and showed him how to use it, records show.
The plot failed.
The bomb fizzled in Abdulmutallab's underwear. Abdulmutallab, whose genitalia and legs were burned in the mission, admitted to everything.
In the middle of trial, just after a jury had been seated, he said "participation in jihad against the United States is considered among the most virtuous of deeds in Islam and is highly encouraged in the Koran." He went on to call his bomb, "a blessed weapon."