Every Muslim group that ever had anything to do with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is trying to make sure that no one gets the idea that he learned jihad from them. School officials are not sure whether or not the Flight 253 jihadist went to an Islamic school in Houston. And in Nigeria, they’ve never seen al-Qaeda and are all moderates. And now we hear the same thing from his London mosque.
“London Mosque ‘Appalled’ By Terrorist Attack,” from the Daily Express, December 29 (thanks to Twostellas):
THE mosque that Abdulmutallab was reported to have visited in Britain distanced itself from the terrorist attack yesterday….
Mosque secretary Ayub Khan said: “The mosque condemns in the strongest possible terms the alleged attempt to blow up a transatlantic airliner in the USA.”
He added that the mosque “is appalled that it should be associated with such heinous acts”.
However, he said the public mosque was visited by 20,000 people a year and so “cannot comment on whether this individual came”.
Abdulmutallab studied mechanical engineering at University College London from 2005 to 2008.
Last night, a college spokesman said that “quietly spoken” Abdulmutallab “never gave his tutors any cause for concern”.