This comes as somewhat of a surprise as Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the man accused of trying to blow up Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009 with a bomb in his underpants, changed his plea to guilty on all counts before saying he did it “to avenge the killing of my Muslim brothers and sisters.”
After consulting with his lawyer, the “underwear bomber” was once again read the charges against him in a Detroit court today and after each one, he told the judge, “I plead guilty.”
“The Koran allows every Muslim to undertake jihad,” Abdulmutallab told the court after changing his plea. “I carried the device to avenge the killing of my Muslim brothers and sisters… Unfortunately, my actions make me guilty of a crime.”
Abdulmutallab called the failed explosives he had hidden in his underwear a “blessed weapon” and said he attempted to use it “because of the tyranny of the United States.”
Abdulmutallab had originally pleaded not guilty to all charges, including attempted murder and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, but apparently changed his mind since the prosecution completed their opening arguments Tuesday.
Abdulmutallab faces Life In Prison.
Source: Yahoo News