The Christmas Day Jihadist
(Note to family and friends: The most recent update on Mr. AOW is here, updated December 12. Also see this post).
Infidel Bloggers Alliance has extensive coverage of yesterday's attempted attack. Excerpt, citing Fox News:
U.S. officials say a Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria said he was acting on behalf of Al Qaeda when he tried to blow up a flight Friday as it landed in Detroit.Read the rest of the posting at Infidel Bloggers Alliance.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., identified the suspect as Abdul Mudallad, a Nigerian. King said the flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit.
One of the U.S. intelligence officials said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid. It failed when the passenger tried to detonate it.
The passenger was being questioned Friday evening.
Both of the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was continuing.
The motive of the Christmas Day attack was not immediately clear.
"He appears to have had some kind of incendiary device he tried to ignite," said one of the U.S. officials.
Authorities initially believed the passenger had set off firecrackers that caused some minor injuries....
The motive for trying to blow up the airliner wasn't clear? Gimme a break! What will it take for the West to understand that the Medinan verses of the Koran are the motive? 9/11 wasn't enough?
Did yesterday's attempt have any connection to what reportedly happened aboard Air Tran flight 297 back in November? See THIS and THIS. You may not have heard about Air Tran flight 297, so check out the story at the two foregoing links.
Also see this posting at THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS. Excerpt:
MIGHT [THE CHRISTMAS DAY JIHADIST] BE CONNECTED TO THE CHUNNEL CLOSING OR TO THE CLOSING OF NYC'S PENN STATION?Yes, there is some speculation in this post. That's what happens when the lamestream media is derelict in reporting events.
WERE THESE CLOSINGS BECAUSE OF SOME SKETCHY INTELLIGENCE ABOUT AN IMPENDING ATTACK ON MASS TRANSIT? AND WAS TODAY'S EVENT THE ACTUAL ATTEMPTED ATTACK?
WE NEED THE MSM TO ASK THE QUESTIONS SO WE GET SOME ANSWERS...
ALSO: HOW WERE THESE CHEMICALS SMUGGLED ON-BOARD?
COULD THESE CHEMICALS HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CATASTROPHIC "CRASHES" OF ADAM AIR FLIGHT KI 574 AND/OR AIR FRANCE 447?