December 28, 2009

Without A Passport?

He boarded a plane without a passport? (See below.) And how, pray tell, does one do that?!

[btw - "after he allegedly tried to detonate an explosive on the plane," really? Well, since "alleged" terrorists are now being tried under our criminal justice system, we probably owe Abdul Mutallab the benefit of the doubt. After all, there are lots of reasons why someone would light up a packet of powder taped to his groin, right?]

Jihad Watch //  |  December 28, 2009

Who Was The Sharply Dressed Man?

And where is he now? "Flight 253 passenger: Sharp-dressed man aided terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab onto plane without passport ( exclusive)," by Sheena Harrison for, December 26 (thanks to Puneet):

A Michigan man who was aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 says he witnessed Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab trying to board the plane in Amsterdam without a passport.

Kurt Haskell of Newport, Mich., who posted an earlier comment about his experience, talked exclusively with and confirmed he was on the flight by sending a picture of his boarding pass. He and his wife, Lori, were returning from a safari in Uganda when they boarded the NWA flight on Friday.

Haskell said he and his wife were sitting on the ground near their boarding gate in Amsterdam, which is when they saw Mutallab approach the gate with an unidentified man.

Kurt and Lori Haskell are attorneys with Haskell Law Firm in Taylor. Their expertise includes bankruptcy, family law and estate planning.

While Mutallab was poorly dressed, his friend was dressed in an expensive suit, Haskell said. He says the suited man asked ticket agents whether Mutallab could board without a passport. "The guy said, 'He's from Sudan and we do this all the time.'"

Mutallab is Nigerian. Haskell believes the man may have been trying to garner sympathy for Mutallab's lack of documents by portraying him as a Sudanese refugee.

The ticket agent referred Mutallab and his companion to her manager down the hall, and Haskell didn't see Mutallab again until after he allegedly tried to detonate an explosive on the plane....

Posted by Robert on December 27, 2009 10:26 PM

Original article here.


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