Father of Flight 253 Terror Suspect Tried To Warn U.S. Months Ago

- By Bossip Staff

The father of the man accused of trying to blow up an international flight to Detroit on Christmas day says he tried to warn U.S. officials about his son months ago.

Terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab is the son of a Nigerian banker who says he alerted U.S. authorities about his son’s “extreme religious views” long before Flight 253.

The father, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a former minister and chairman of First Bank in Nigeria, is shocked that his son was even was allowed to fly to the U.S., family members told the Nigerian newspaper This Day.

The dad was meeting with security officials to discuss his son, identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23.
The younger Mutallab was not on any no-fly list when he flew from Nigeria to Detroit through Amsterdam, Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.) told the Daily News.

When he tried to ignite powder strapped to his leg with a a chemical-filled syringe, he was tackled by a heroic passenger aboard Northwest Flight 253.

The suspect boarded the Airbus 330 – carrying 278 passengers and 11 crew members – in Amsterdam after arriving on a flight from Lagos.

He told authorities he got the explosives in Yemen and received orders from Al Qaeda operatives to detonate the device on a plane over U.S. soil, officials said.

He is an engineering student at the University College in London. His last-known address near the school is a $4 million apartment in Central London. Police were searching there Saturday morning.

This Day reported that the suspect has been known for extremist religious views since high school at the British International School in Lome, Togo.

“At the secondary school, he was known for preaching about Islam to his schoolmates and he was popularly called ‘Alfa,’ a local coinage for Islamic scholar,” This Day reported.

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  • BapBarbie

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  • amy

    This is terrible!!! I am first!

  • MS. PANAMA

    YEA, I SAW THIS ON CNN.

    THE U.S IS THE DUMBEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD… SMH

  • keepin it real

    This is unbelievable. This means people we need to pray because we can’t be protected by these idiots in power.

  • Tracey

    I thought the surname was Abdulmutallab are they trying to abbreivate it to sound more Nigerian?

  • The Fwesh Pwince! (f u c k the new Bossip)

    I have a US E.m.b.a.s.s.y interview tomorrow morning. SMH @ that fool. Yes I’m Nigerian.

  • http://www.cbc.ca super goon one

    It never ends with Nigerians

  • Frankie says Holla

    Well, no one can blame Bush for this one. The Obama administration was asleep at the wheel on this. The man’s father tried to tell the government and nobody did anything about it.

  • Frankie says Holla

    This Nigerian dude should be put in the same jail cell as shoe bomber Richard Reid.

  • whoa

    this just goes to show that all the money in the world can’t cure crazy. it sounds like the family is done with him anyway. i know it’s harsh but i think the government should pump him for information and then pump a few bullets in his head and call it a day. no point in feeding that crazy hate-filled mf. not with my tax dollars.

  • Americans?

    YOu do realise that there are over half a million people on that list that havent actually committed any crime, and the authorities have no evidence that they are planning anything. But they sould atleast ensure that the list is shared with other counries, to ensure that the people on the list are searched thoroughly rather than just picking on random ‘muslim-looking’ people.

    @ Super Goon – His extreme views have nothing to do with his nigerian nationality.

  • Americans?

    @ Woah – Thats the problem with the american solution to problems – ‘pump a few bullets in his head’ How exactly will that help the situation? you are just lowering yourself.

    Surely your goal should be that you do not want to be the target of terrorists.

    acting like a mentally challenged barbarian will not win you any friends.

  • whoa

    @Americans…i bet if you had been on the plane, you wouldn’t be so soft-hearted. the guy wanted to die and kill innocent people in the process. so grant him his death wish. i am not mentally challenged at all by the way. i have a phd.

  • Not that Michael

    DAmn, his own father turned his foolish a** in! This boy had it all, an education and tons of money, and he decided to throw it all away. Spoiled brat.

  • http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/imgpop.php?img=http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/client_images/kanyewest/3164_b0e5bda4c46c8d17b6cf25713d3170ac.jpg Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators

    His last-known address near the school is a $4 million apartment in Central London.
    ______________________________________

    Damn, living large and he still felt it necessary to try and do this… SMMFH

    Soo many people would dream to have such luxuries and live his lifestyle…

    His OWN Father was warning Government Officials about him…

  • snys

    ok people i really wish yall would get all your facts before blaming the US and OBAMA! the father warned the us embassy in nigeria and it wasnt our screening process that let him in..HE WAS COMING FROM AMSTERDAM to detroit..not departing the US sooooo again his father may have tried to warn someone but he didnt warn the right people…NOT OBAMA’S FAULT!

  • anonymous

    @O_GANY. he warned the U.S. embassy as well. Google it and you will see that.

  • HEARTLESS

    Why is the American media not mentioning that this guy is also a British citizen?. Why is the American media not mentioning that this guy was traveling with a British passport?. why is the American media not mentioning that the only passport this guy has is a British passport?. Or does it just sound better for the American media to label him a Nigerian national instead of a British citizen . Why is the American media hiding so many information away from the public.

  • HEARTLESS

    Why is the American media not mentioning that this guy is also a British citizen?. Why is the American media not mentioning that this guy was traveling with a British P A S S P O R T?. why is the American media not mentioning that the only P A S S P O R T this guy has is a British P A S S P O R T?. Or does it just sound better for the American media to label him a Nigerian national instead of a British citizen . Why is the American media hiding so many information away from the public.

  • Sylmarvelous

    Well, he runied his own life! Too bad. Thank god he got caught just in time.

  • princedonte

    Damn now there’s another on on the news

  • nahnah

    More fear mongering by our government to take away more of our rights and implement unconstitutional and dictatorial laws.

    Give me your rights and I’ll give you security.

    This guy was just another government patsy who was put on the ‘no fly list.’

  • white male

    @ slide

    so much for the “terrorists are just people with no opportunity” argument

  • frankiestage

    Guess things are going to slow down for me at the airport (born and raised in NC, but often told “You look Nigerian!”).

  • lilita shan

    i bet tiger woods is jumping up and down happy as hell that we aint talking about him and yes am nigerian who also has an american citizenship but i will pick nigeria any day any time word to all u ignorants out there.

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