Forget the TSA and Homeland Security and those men walking around with one finger in their ear and the other to the wind… our best defense against Muslim terrorism is Muslim terrorists.
In an exclusive interview with two FBI agents who cracked the case, 7 Action News Investigator Scott Lewis has new details that never came to light because “Underwear Bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty to avoid a trial.
Abdulmutallab is the Nigerian man who tried to take down a jumbo jet over metro Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009. Among other surprises the agents revealed that Abdulmutallab was working for Al-Qaeda, but he was not recruited by the terrorist organization.
Agents say he wore the underwear bomb for three weeks straight to get comfortable with it and make sure it would not be detected. They say he removed his specially modified underwear only to shower.
“So basically for three weeks he wore this garment, these underwear with this device in it. We think ultimately that is probably what caused the disruption in the sequence of events in the explosion,” recalls Peissig.
Who knew the sheer power of stench could wreck a bomb? Then again maybe he wore the explosive underwear in the shower too.