We have seen many other cases where a Muslim defendant has refused to recognize the authority of the court, with various gestures of disrespect, because it is not a Sharia court. And because he only recognizes Sharia law, Abdulmutallab therefore calls himself unlawfully imprisoned.
Unfortunately for him, we don’t imprison defendants only according to the laws they recognize. “Underwear bomb suspect claims wrongful imprisonment by U.S., files for release,” from the Detroit Free Press, August 25 (thanks to Zilla):
The so-called underwear bomber charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner is arguing for his prison release, claiming wrongful imprisonment by the American government.
In a handwritten court document filed today, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24, asked the court to release him from prison, arguing that “all Muslims should only be ruled by the law of the Quran.”
“The defendant is being unjustly detained in the Unites States of American, and subjected to the Rule of Man,” wrote Abdulmutallab, adding he should “only be judged and ruled by the law of the Quran.”
In a separate, handwritten court filing, the Nigerian national also wrote that “excessive force” was used to restrain him on Wednesday while he was in his closed cell, during the “holy month of Ramadan.” He wrote that between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., “in defense of Muhammad,” he assaulted several officers from his cell, and that as a result, “excessive force” was used to restrain him.
Abdulmutallab, who is acting as his own attorney in the case, also asked the court to order that no excessive force be used on him.
On appeal, he can claim his attorney was incompetent.
He’s actually angry the guards fought back. From “‘Underwear’ bomb suspect claims assault on guards, seeks Quran judgment,” by Robert Snell for the Detroit News, August 25 (thanks also to Zilla):
… “Defendant Abdulmutallab, in defense of Muhammad (peace be upon him “¦ the messenger of Allah to Mankind who is being defamed and abused by the United States of America) assaulted several officers from his cell,” he wrote. “As a result, excessive force was used to restrain defendant Abdulmutallab who was already in a closed cell on his own.”
He asked Edmunds to order prison guards not to use excessive force while he is “justly defending Muhammad and his religion,” according to the court filing….