Father and son jihadists

Father and son jihadists

By | 2011-08-31T09:58:44-04:00 August 31st, 2011|Op-Eds|0 Comments

It’s in the Quran – millions upon millions of Muslims can’t be wrong. Pamela Galer – wnd.com

Pamela Geller

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas underwear bomber, is back in the news, claiming that he is being wrongfully imprisoned and should be immediately released. He has a point: Based on Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder’s pro-Islamic policies, prosecuting Abdulmutallab is Islamophobic and intolerant. A devout Muslim, Abdulmutallab intended to kill hundreds, if not thousands, of people in the cause of Islam on Christmas Day in 2009, with a bomb in his crotch. In his statement to the court, he excoriates the inferior kuffar and explains the superiority of Islamic law, Shariah: “The defendant is being unjustly detained in the United States of America, and subjected to the Rule of Man,” wrote Abdulmutallab, insisting that he should “only be judged and ruled by the law of the Quran.” It’s in the Quran – millions upon millions of Muslims can’t be wrong. The devout Muslim bomber also claimed that during the “holy month of Ramadan,” “excessive force” was used against him after he assaulted several officers “in defense of Muhammad.” I wouldn’t be surprised if Hamas-tied CAIR files charges against law enforcement for using “excessive force” to restrain this deeply pious man. Meanwhile, after all the disgrace Abdulmutallab brought to Nigeria with his attempt at jihad mass murder by blowing up an America-bound airline, you would think that his father, who was widely reported to be “moderate” at the time of his son’s arrest, would be quiet for a considerable period of time. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The devout Muslim bomber was from a well-to-do banking family, so when the leftist media lapdogs try to foist that poverty meme on you, spit in their repulsive faces. In reality, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was from a privileged background. His father, Dr. Alhaji Umaru Abdul Mutallab, was until recently the head of the oldest and largest bank in Nigeria, the First Bank of Nigeria PLC, and had been a government minister during the 1970s. There were reports throughout the mainstream media saying that Abdulmutallab’s father warned U.S. authorities in Nigeria about his son. But now that his son is in court, his father needs to be properly scrutinized also, to unravel the truth about where and how Abdulmutallab was “radicalized.” In 2005, Alhaji Mutallab hired Mallam Lamido Sanusi Lamido as the head of his risk management department. Lamido served in that position for several years. Then in June 2009, Alhaji Mutallab recommended that the then-president of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, appointed Lamido as governor of the Nigeria Central Bank, an institution that is similar to the Federal Reserve or the Bank of England. Lamido still holds that job.


Former President Yar’Adua and Alhaji Mutallab are both from the same town: Katsina in Northern Nigeria. Katsina is among the few states that adopted Shariah rule in Nigeria in early 2000. Lamido decided this year to transform the Nigerian banking system to Shariah banking, under the guise of “non-interest banking,” which he claimed is a very effective system in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iran. This new banking system is slated to begin this year; and coincidentally, Alhaji Mutallab was the first Nigerian to obtain the required Shariah banking license. A report in Africa Today last January alleged that Alhaji Mutallab had “ties to Muslim Wahhabism extremism in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Dubai, Yemen, Egypt.” Like father, like son. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab failed, but others will succeed: More Americans will be killed, slaughtered in jihad terror attacks. What is terrifying is that Umar Farouk got on a plane, in the exact seat he wanted, 19A, which is right above the fuel tank. That is as precise as 9/11, and yet it happened eight years later, while the TSA spends its time groping 6-year-olds and grandmothers. And while the son rots in jail, the father works through the banking system in Nigeria and worldwide to spread the same oppressive Islamic law to which both are dedicated. What’s it going to take for our elected officials, media elites and the chattering classes to address the threat, or even to identify the threat and the motive of this war on the West?