He doesn’t recognize American law, because it was written by human beings. He believes that the Qur’an was written by Allah, and that Muslims should be judged only by it. He doesn’t appear concerned about the possibility that the Qur’an might contain something that might portray in a bad light trying to murder hundreds of innocent people on an airplane with a bomb hidden in one’s underwear. Will Honest Ibe Hooper or Boy Reza Aslan or some other giant of Moderate Islam travel to Detroit to explain to Abdulmutallab that he is getting Islam and the Qur’an all wrong, and that Muslims should not commit jihad mass murder, or refuse to be judged by U.S. law? No, they won’t, and there are important reasons for that that U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds and law enforcement and government authorities would do well to ponder. But they won’t, either.
“Underwear bomber shouts ‘Osama’s alive’ as he enters court during jury selection,” by Tresa Baldas and David Ashenfelter for the Detroit Free Press, September 14:
The 24-year-old Nigerian student who is accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day 2009 showed up for jury selection today in a foul mood.
“Osama’s alive,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab shouted as he entered a courtroom in Detroit this morning. “I”m forced to wear prison clothes.”
Abdulmutallab, wearing khaki prison pants, a white t-shirt and black skull cap, refused to stand when U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds, who was another room with prospective jurors, asked him to stand with others in her courtroom several floors away.
While Edmunds briefed jurors about the allegations against him Abdulmutallab hollered “jihad” and stared at the ceiling when she told jurors about the alleged plot to blow up the plane with a bomb in his underware [sic].
During most of the 25-minute jury instruction, Abdulmutallab sat at the defense table with his standby lawyer, Anthony Chambers, leaning back in his chair with his hands clasped under his chin. At one point, he put his foot on the defense table.
Federal marshals stood over him while he misbehaved. The prospective jurors could observe his antics on a two-way closed circuit television monitor. […]
After instructing the jury and leaving them to fill out a questionnaire, Edmunds planned to return to her courtroom to hear Abdulmutallab — who is representing himself Â– argue for his release, claiming he’s being unlawfully detailed [sic] by the U.S. government, and that he’s been subjected to excessive force while being held at the federal prison in Milan.
In court documents filed last month, Abdulmutallab asked the court to release him from prison, arguing that “all Muslims should only be ruled by the law of the Quran.”
But Edmunds denied his request.[…]
This looks a job for Hamas-linked CAIR!
AuÂthorÂities have said that Abdulmutallab is an al-Qaida opÂerative who trained in Yemen for the suiÂcide misÂsion, which was foiled when a pasÂsenÂger subdued Abdulmutallab. He is facÂing nuÂmerÂous crimÂinal charges, including conÂspirÂacy to commit terrorÂism, and faces life in prison if convicted.
In September, Abdulmutallab fired his governÂment-apÂpointed lawyers and suggested that he wanted to plead guilty to some charges. He has said nothÂing about a plea since.
Chambers has said that a plea is unlikely.
“We will challenge everything,” Chambers said earlier this year, noting his client “has a full understanding of his situation.”
I expect that he understands his situation better than anyone else there.