Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Pampered Progeny of the Privileged Strike Again

All Africa, via Gateway Pundit, reminds us of the role poverty played in yesterday's attempted airline bombing [emphasis added]:
The young man, who yesterday night attempted to ignite an explosive device aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan in the United States has been identified as Abdul Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old son of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, former First Bank chairman. Mutallab, a former minister and prominent banker recently retired from the bank’s board.
Well if it wasn't poverty then our recent airline terrorist, Abdulfarouk, must have lacked educational opportunities, right? Well, not so much [emphasis added]:
THISDAY checks reveal that the suspect, Abdulfarouk Umar Muttalab who is an engineering student at the University College, London had been noted for his extreme views on religion since his secondary school days at the British International School, Lome, Togo.

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