Sentencing the Underwear Bomber

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On Monday, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton ascribed the recent jihad violence in Nigeria to poverty. Referring obliquely to the attacks that the jihadist group Boko Haram (Western education is Sin) has carried out, Clinton ascribed them to the large disparity between the rich and the poor in Nigeria: “You can’t just have this level of inequality persist. That’s what’s fueling all this stuff.” Then on Thursday, the son of one of Nigeria’s richest men was sentenced to life in prison for an attempt to commit jihad mass murder in a jetliner.

Bravo for life’s little ironies.

The idea that poverty causes terrorism is a familiar assumption on both the Left and the Right; it is, ultimately, the guiding assumption behind the U.S. military’s making itself busy in Afghanistan building roads, schools and hospitals. The fond belief is that a sufficient amount of money will transform Kabul into Kansas City, and then all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. Ten years of American blood and treasure squandered in Afghanistan should have put paid to this fantasy long ago, but of course it hasn’t.

Besides integrity, the scarcest commodity in Washington is accountability, and so none of the learned analysts who so confidently predicted that all this infrastructure would raise the Afghan standard of living and win Afghan hearts and minds, thereby destroying the impetus for terrorism, are ever called to account for the obvious howling failure of everything they attempted, and the falsehood of all they predicted. Nor are the reputations rehabilitated of those whose predictions proved true that none of this would work, and that the Afghans would continue waging jihad against all outsiders and against each other, as they have done from time immemorial. They are, as ever, “Islamophobes,” “extremists,” not to be trusted. Washington doesn’t operate according to the canons of reasoned discourse. It operates by the rule of clubs and clans; if you’re in with the group in power, your ideas will be accepted and implemented. Failure is not an impediment to continuing to exercise power.

And so it is that Bill Clinton, laden with honors, lauded, respected and adulated everywhere he goes, in with the most powerful and influential clubs and clans of all, almost certainly didn’t think that he was saying anything remotely controversial when he said that “inequality” was “fueling” the Nigerian jihad. He probably has no idea that the Nigerian jihadist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for trying to light a bomb hidden in his underwear and blow up a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, was one of the nation’s wealthiest young men. Abdulmutallab’s father is Dr. Alhaji Umaru Abdul Mutallab, former head of Nigeria’s largest bank, the First Bank of Nigeria PLC, as well as a former government minister.

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  • mrbean

    Most folks know that liberals have always tried to link poverty with crime. These same folks with common sense already knew that the reason for poverty is due to liberal policies. So, what causes people to commit crimes if it isn’t poverty? things. One is people who think they are entitled to something without earning it have little or no personal accountability. Low morals because there are people who either subscribe to evil ideas or are themselves evil.

    • sedoanman

      "So, what causes people to commit crimes if it isn’t poverty?"

      Liberal policies.

      • trickyblain

        Yes. Those people that hit us on 9/11 did so as a result of the liberal policies in thier homes in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Yemen. The Taliban, who trained and sheltered them in Afghanistan, is widely known as uber-liberal as well.

      • aspacia

        Look to liberal run cities like Detroit for the answer. They are not business friendly, and drive away employers.

    • Fred Dawes

      This is a show who is really behind this monkey?

  • Alvaro

    Not to mention the 9/11 hijackers themselves were for the most part from middle class backgrounds:

    • mrbean

      They are Muslims who subscribe to and practice evil ideas from an evil religion.

  • Deshawn

    So I gotta say, I agree that poverty didn’t cause terrorism. Judaism causes terrorism. man just look at your filthy talmud and what it tells you hook nosed monsters to do. And plus jewish supremacism is driving all these poor muslims to do desperate things. Zionism is choking the world, and you folks are hatred by EVERYONE. Go away.

    • kafir4life

      I have to assume that you're one of the moon dog worshipping, mohamat the pedophile emulating members of the gutter cult of islam?

      allahu snackbar to ya, pal…..allahu snackbar. For Presidents day, pork rinds are buy one get one half price, at the allahu snackbar.

    • KarshiKhanabad

      Well, now you worthless Jew-hating little creep, just thnk how your jihadi boy Adulmutallab will be spending the rest of his miserable life in deep stir.

      Long live Israel! Long live America!

    • Atikva

      Between the fallacy that poverty causes terrorism and your tirade, it's hard to decide which is the more stupid.

      • aspacia

        DeShawn is.

    • Stephen_Brady

      "Vanguard News Netowrk"?

      Folks, if you want to know who "DeShawn" is, just click on his name. I think that I can say … with some accuracy, ahem …. that DeShawn is an anti-Semitic nutcase.

      • astral

        "DeShawn" is probably
        Alex Linder
        Editor, Vanguard News Network
        Publisher, The Aryan Alternative
        POB 101 Kirksville MO 63501
        660 665 8210

        Glenn Miller
        Distribution Manager, The Aryan Alternative
        POB 3861 Springfield MO 65808
        417 258 7785

        • Stephen_Brady

          Now we know what happened to Glenn Miller! And I used to like his music, so much …

          • Ghostwriter

            I think it's another Glenn Miller,not the bandleader who disappeared in the 1940's. Same name,but different personality.

          • Stephen_Brady

            It was sarcasm …

    • astral

      What a progressive forward thinking individual. You are so forward thinking that you just caught up with the 19th century. Two more to go…

      • UCSPanther

        DeShawn has missed the 1920s by approximately 90 years.

    • UCSPanther

      You white trash supremicists are a joke.

    • Chiggles

      It's funny how "White Supremacists" such as yourself always turn out to be such substandard specimens of humanity. You are the algae in the White Gene pool.

      • trickyblain

        Well said. Though "algae" is far too kind.

      • aspacia

        He probably live in a tenement or trailer.

    • Martin Koschuttnig

      2: 47 Children of Israel! call to mind the (special) favour which I bestowed upon you, and that I preferred you to all other (for My Message).

      2:53 And remember We gave Moses the Scripture and the Criterion (Between right and wrong): There was a chance for you to be guided aright.

      2:60 And remember Moses prayed for water for his people; We said: "Strike the rock with thy staff." Then gushed forth therefrom twelve springs. Each group knew its own place for water. So eat and drink of the sustenance provided by Allah, and do no evil nor mischief on the (face of the) earth.

      3: 1-3
      1 Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal.
      2 Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal.
      3 It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).

      4: 163 We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms.

      • aspacia

        Martin, The Qu'ran is mostly antiJewish and claims Jews are descended from apes and pigs.

    • Big Irish

      "these poor muslims"…hahahah what an illiterate joke you are – take your koran and just go away…maybe saudi arabia?…youd like it there, eh?

    • aspacia

      Slither back to your sewer. Your slime contaminates this site.

    • Nakba1948

      The only thing more despicable than the bigoted ranting of this "Deshawn" character (whom I beginning to think is a sockpuppet one of you Zionuts, designed to elicit your rage) are the anti-Muslim screeds among your replies. I don't even think Deshawn is a Muslim. You people are so far gone as to think that Muslims are hiding under your beds and in your closets. Oh noes!

      • KarshiKhanabad

        Hey, "nakba"

        Long live Israel! G-d bless the Jews! America rocks!

        How you like them apples, huh?

    • p.d.

      You got it wrong. Everyone hates muslims, not Jews. And they are right for doing so. Jews don't really bother people that much. They work hard, produce things and don't go around blowing up civilians, because they have respect for human life, something largely lost on the muslim population, even amongst themselves.

  • Amused

    Choke on your hate deshawn . Islam produces freaks like you and this Nigerian fool who will spend the rest of his life in jail .As long as islam is in existence ….there will be terrorists .Islam started out as a band of thieves and plunderers , and still is …..they simply made a religious cult out of it all .

  • jhstuart

    Mutallab wanted to die for his cause. Real justice would have seen that end game achieved not a long life at the taxpayer's expense.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    I recognize the name, I keep getting e-mail telling me there is a minister who picked
    me to receive and hold some $50,000,000.00 for him in my bank account, my my
    how these guys from Nigeria get arround. I was thinking this sounds like a bomb.

  • Steve Chavez

    I propose putting him in General Population so he, a virgin, can have 72 Bubba's! Putting him in solitary is cruel and unusual punishment!

    • Stan Lee

      Do you think that when Abdul becomes someone's prison "girlfriend," he'll need to wear a veil?

  • tagalog

    Help me out here; how is the disparity between rich and poor in Nigeria causing terrorism against the United States? The connection must be one of the those things that only the highly intelligent Lefties could discern, while it just goes over the heads of us dumb Righties.

    • Jaladhi

      That is how our liberals or any other liberals think. Liberals have become brain dead just like Muslims who cannot think for themselves.

  • BS77

    Totally sick and tired of hearing about these brainwashed terror robots with their indoctrinated parroting of terror speak…….one longs for the day when this hideous, barbaric ideology is completely forgotten.

    • aspacia

      Actually, I am tired of the excuses for all criminal activity.

  • RiverFred

    The way to stop these fools is to let them no there are no more virgins in paradise, only ugly old grandmas to serve them. We should drop leaflets from Allah drones.

  • Stephen_Brady

    There's part of me that wants to call Clinton an idiot for his comments. I would, except for the fact that I know him, personally, and he is anything but an idiot. He is, however, the most cold and calculating person that I know (with the possible exception of his wife).

    That said, the idea that Jihad is caused by poverty IS idiotic. Abdulmutallab did not commit his attack because of poverty. The root cause was ISLAM. Until the day comes when we realize that the true enemy is not tactics, but the medieval ideology that seeks to destroy and dominate the world, we will never see an end to the Abdulmutallabs of this earth.

    FLASH: A moroccan man with explosives was just arrested, on his way to Capital. And the ideology of hatred keeps going …

    • Chiggles

      Clinton always struck me as being a pure sociopath. If he hadn't gone into politics he'd be a grifter running a telemarketing boiler room, bilking the elderly out of their savings selling them substandard home repairs.

      • Stephen_Brady

        He always struck me as a "good ole boy" who probably would have been happier, in life, if he worked at a chicken processing plant, and came home to sit on the porch, listen to Cash, and drink Coors. However, he always knew an opportunity when it presented itself. That opportunity was the most ruthless, ambitious person in his life (besides his mother) … Hillary Rodham.

    • trickyblain

      Dummy explosives provided by the FBI.

      At least the lack of creativity/competance on the part of these idiots is encouraging.

      • Stephen_Brady

        The point is the Moroccan THOUGHT he had explosives. Statistiscally speaking, one of these idiots is going to get his hands on real explosives. He will then either burn his cojones off, or kill himself and several hundred other people.

    • TG Browning

      You actually know him? I'm not sure whether I should offer condolences or not. In any event, the man was a damn liar from way back. No ethics to speak of that I can see over the last twenty years. His wife is his wife and they're a match for each other.


      • Stephen_Brady

        Yes. Anyone who works in the political field actively, in a state as small as Arkansas, is likely to meet the governor. I was a Sebastian County Republican Committeeman.

        But the first time we met, we took a course together at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The course was Philosophy of Language, and was taught by a professor who was an atheist and a Marxist. His thesis was that language has no meaning, except an existential meaning. Bill completely bought into it, and I rejected it (believing that words do, indeed, have meaning).

        And now, you know why Bill had a question with the definition of the word "is"!

        • Sound&Fury

          Sounds like this professor was influenced by linguists like Noam Chomsky. Is it any wonder the Clintons & Obama think the way they do?

    • aspacia

      Yes Stephen, I just read this too. Obama is an idiot who does not understand he is the prime target.

  • mrbean

    This fool puts a bomb in his underwear which of course is going to blow his genitalia all off. Let us see what the Bible says about this:

    KJV Deuteronomy 23:1 He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

    Now as a Muslim martyr when he enters Paradise (so they say) he has no equipment so what does he do with his 72 virgins. They conned him!

  • Rifleman

    You'll notice the same with the commies, they're almost always upper, or upper middle class.

  • mrbean

    Bill Clinton's comments on Nigeria – high IQ my A$$ – just another dumb Bubba from Arkansas. The only reason William Jefferson Clinton ever got to the Whitehouse in the first place was because of the little egomanic with a crewcut, Ross Perot who said in 1992, of Clinton: "I wouldn't hire him as the assistant dishwasher on the third shift in a greasy spoon joint in the worst part of town." But Perot managed to take close to 23% of the Bush "No New Taxes" protest vote so this redneck Bubba clown from Arkansas could have his daily hand-party spanking his monkey (documented under oath) in the oval office sink.

    • aspacia

      Actually, Billy Boy Clinton is quite intelligent and unscrupulous. Ted Bundy was intelligent too.

  • alexander

    Leftists keep on saying that Koran teaches "peace"…."Piece", maybe..
    Liberalism is a MENTAL DISORDER

  • sedoanman

    "…Clinton ascribed them to the large disparity between the rich and the poor in Nigeria…"
    There are so many examples that contradict this that its continued use by liberals is proof that if you say it often enough, it becomes true.

  • Youssef

    Dear Brother

    Very good article about the underwear bomber and we pray that God will bring the godly justice into power. During this Arab spring that has been happening Christians today are suffering with the political problems also and the Muslim brotherhood has been taking charge, we pray that all this will go down.

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    God bless


  • Big Red

    Islam is the problem, not poverty. Islam means submission to the will of Allah. Jihad on the Kaffier [Unbelvers] is one of theprimary commands of the Koran. The reason you see middle and upper class Muslims/Islamists commiting Jihad in the west is the ffact that the
    terrorist groups are far form stupid lower class musilims would stick out like a sore thumb to the security services in the western countries. The Islamist that commits Juhad must fit/blend into western society to avoid notice until they commit their attack.

    In their own countries when sucide bombers attack you will find that they are almost always poor uneducated [by western standards] the are taught in madrassas and onkly learn to memorize the Koran. To use educated middle or upper class member of their own groups in their own lands would be a waste of manpower as the number of middle and upper class is small and needed to commit jihad in the west.

  • esperantominoria


    Haitham Al-Haddad is a Muslim scholar who teaches what is the Islam of Muhammad and the Caliphate that in one way or another lasted till 1924 .He is a member of the UK’s Islamic Sharia Council.

    A majority in the Nederlands parliament tried to block entrance into the Nederlands of Al-Haddad for his views.He was invited to an Amsterdam University to debate with a politician and a journalist, about the position of Islam in the West.Al-Haddad had been invited by the Amsterdam Islamic students association.

    Al-Haddad says in the Debate that Women and Men who are Adulterers are to be Stoned

    The first 55 seconds are in Dutch and Arabic,then the debate begins,in English.His stoning statement begins around 5:55 minutes in the second video.But before,at minute 2 of the second video a woman in the audience began arguing with Al-Haddad and a minute later she was allowed to sit at the table and participate.And incredibly Al-Haddad claimed that he had been approached by European women who had committed adultery and wanted to go to a Muslim country to be stoned for their bad deeds.

    At minute 8:25 of the second video an Iranian ex-Muslim begins to ask him a question

    Asked by him,a member of the audience,who left Islam what the cleric thought of him, al-Haddad told him apostates should be killed in an Islamic country.

    About Irak

    He said 1.5 million have been killed in Irak because of Western democracy,at minute 14:41 of the second video.It continues in the 3rd video.Then there is talk about the Jews and Israel.

    Here is the Debate

  • Texasron

    Functioning underwear should be put on this guy and, in the middle of a field, detonated so he can enjoy the benefits of his labor.

  • Fred Dawes

    Total show ask who is behind this ass???

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