'Underwear bomber' moved to 'Supermax' prison
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab was sentenced to life in prison in February.
April 12th, 2012
02:01 PM ET

'Underwear bomber' moved to 'Supermax' prison

Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, dubbed the "underwear bomber" after he was convicted of trying to bring down an airliner with a bomb concealed in his undergarments, has been moved to the federal Bureau of Prison's "Supermax" facility in Colorado, the agency said Thursday.

Bureau of Prisons official Edmond Ross would not comment on why AbdulMutallab was moved from the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, to the ultra-high-security Supermax facility in the same city.

AbdulMutallab, 25, pleaded guilty in October to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, among other charges, in trying to bring down a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day 2009.

He was sentenced to life in prison in February.

U.S. officials say the terror group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula helped plot the bombing attempt on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, which was heading from the Netherlands to Detroit. Authorities say AbdulMutallab, a passenger, tried to ignite a bomb that was hidden in his underwear shortly before the plane landed, but passengers and flight crew members subdued him and extinguished flames that erupted when the device briefly set his clothing on fire.

The plane was carrying 289 people.

"As this investigation and prosecution have shown, Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab is a remorseless terrorist who believes it is his duty to kill Americans," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a Justice Department news release after the sentencing.

At the Supermax facility, AbdulMutallab joins Ramzi Yousef, leader of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, so-called "shoe bomber" Richard Reid, Atlanta Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski among an inmate population of more than 450.

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  1. revnowwhilewecan

    I hope nobody really believes this kid did anything except play the role for the feds. The facts are out there if people wish to look. This kid was stopped by TSA and when confronted men in suits pulled rank on the TSA personnel and ecorted him on the plane only to "foil a major terrorist plot". Once again the feds have been exposed as setting people up to later take the fall and once again save america. Please, stop falling for these hoaxes and blatant criminal acts being perpetrated not by "terrorists" but by our own government. More false flags coming to a city near you! this is an election year after all. Be vigilant. Film everything on your phones, believe nothing and ask everything! Peace

    April 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Hey, rev.
      What was the FBI's point of this guy getting his nads blown off?
      Icing on the cake?

      April 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • revnowwhilewecan

      The point is that he was never going to get them blown off. He was escorted past 2 TSA check points and onto the plane. The feds knew about this and MADE SURE he got onto the plane so they can once again "save the threat posed by terrorists". The point is, they let him and his underwear on the plane to justify the contracts for multi billion dollar full body scanners which have already been exposed as obsolete when an investigative reporter went through numerous scanners with metal objects the size of hand guns and posted them online to expose it's faults. I'm not exactly who has the contract but I think its halliburton or another large company with ties to high political figures. The only threat that domestic terrorists pose is when the feds give them the materials and then there's a break down somewhere before they can "rescue" us again.

      April 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |

      u have said it all eyes stil watchin

      April 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      I've got to give it to you rev. You have one hell of a creative mind. You should go into book writing.

      April 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • revnowwhilewecan

      bobcat~ At least look at the links I provided. The truth is stranger than any book I could write. A lot of you guys here sure love the government. At least look around a little. Just a little bit, please?

      April 14, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank ( R- Ohio ) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab

    I must of been a little lewd last time I truncated this name, my post was deleted. Oops.

    UmFaroutAbMut 10 letters shorter Hows this?

    April 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. revnowwhilewecan

    ww w.yout ube.com/watch?v=dy–WvnhMAA
    This is just one of the many links about the fraud cover up

    April 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 4711horsie

    Have the Americans arrested Raymond Davis yet, he too is a MURDERER or is he a saint

    April 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 4711horsie

    Kill the Muslims seems to be on the American agenda and the entire Muslim leadership is striving to appease their American masters so they can continue their rule.

    April 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. N Tyler

    Now you see who dont like American they dont give a done if you black or white they hate use America.

    April 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Charles manson

    America has had 1million bomb scares and the FBI has had 1million rescues, it is amazing the things American citizens will believe

    April 13, 2012 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right wing Insanity"

    I have incredibly bad body odor.

    April 13, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Superman

    I wonder if this guy was thinking while burning down there,,,,,,,,,,HOT DOG!!! That will teach himnow he'll be walking in front of the men instead of walking behind the women!!!!!

    April 13, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Superman

    Not superman @ 8:22you lose troll!,,,,superman here

    April 13, 2012 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. Superman

    Not me @ 8:20 either!!! Second strike to the troll,,,,superman here

    April 13, 2012 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  12. John Holmes

    I thought Trayvon was dead?

    April 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rod C. Venger

      I always broke the dark brown crayons

      April 15, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • sheila

      I thought you were dead

      April 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. madmaninthemiddle

    How was he going to enjoy his 40 virgins if he blew his nuts off?

    April 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Augutine

      Reincarnation baby!!! 🙂

      April 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bumcheek7

    He was a CIA/NWO plant.Watch the videos of him being taken out of the secuirity line and ushered to the next plane. HE HAD NO PASSPORT! Think about it.

    April 14, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
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