Underwear Bomber in al-Qaeda Training Video

Also includes 23-year-old Nigerian's martyrdom statement
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2010 7:29 AM CDT

It would be funny if it wasn't real: Thanks to ABC, you can now watch the would-be underwear bomber shooting automatic weapons somewhere in the desert at the Union Jack, the Jewish star, and the letters UN in a training film just released by al Qaeda in Yemen. The video, which sports a sound track of chanting, also includes what is apparently a martyrdom statement from the 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who says he is compelled to fight "the Jews and the Christians and their agents."

Abdulmutallab reads from the Koran and adds, "God said if you do not fight back, He will punish you and replace you." Some faces in the video are blurred; Richard Clark, the former White House counter-terrorism official, tells ABC that's probably because they're "people we are still looking for."
(More Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab stories.)

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