In a move that surprised the court, “Underwear Bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has pleaded guilty to all 8 charges against him in the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Northwest/Delta flight over Detroit. Today was only the second day of his trial — the most high profile terrorist trial since 9/11. Yesterday, a witness who had been in the seat behind him on the plane testified that he yelled three times, “Hey dude, your pants are on fire!” but that Umar had not responded. That’s when several passengers jumped on him and put out the flames. BTW… Umar, who now faces 30 years to life in prison, was representing himself.
- So apparently he advised himself to plead guilty.
- If he thought his pants were on fire on the plane, wait ‘til he gets to prison!
- His new nickname is the “Tighty Not-So-Ignitey Whities Bomber”.