Monday, December 28, 2009

Antiterrorism Protip:

The father -- identified by a family source as Umaru Abdul Mutallab -- contacted the U.S. Embassy "a few weeks ago" saying his son, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had "become radicalized," the senior administration official, who is familiar with the case, told CNN.

If you are afraid that your kid is going to turn into some kind of radical jihadi fruitbasket, the last thing in the world you want to do is send them to school in Londonistan, which is, like, the worldwide headquarters for radical jihadi fruitbasketism, okay? He'd have less chance of running into a wild-eyed mentor in Baluchistan than in Brixton.
A family source told CNN that Mutallab -- who recently retired as chairman of First Bank PLC, one of Nigeria's premier banks --
And stop sending me those emails.


OA said...

Glad to see that I'm not the only one that first thought "man, those e-mail scammers are getting desperate". Well, after I thought "who the hell goes to Detroit?", anyway.

Boat Guy said...

Avoiding sending your kid to Londonistan...or Virginia...might delay the process but it won't prevent it.

staghounds said...

For serious, that father is a brave, brave man.

It's all about the post colonial, racist, capitalist exploitation!

Grinding poverty, hopelessness, lack of opportunity, that's what makes these radicals...

staghounds said...

And whoever the "source" is who just hung him out needs to go to prison.

This isn't Valerie Plame, this is a man who actually might die because some jackass wanted to make a reporter smile.

Matt G said...

"And stop sending me those emails."

Underrated. ;)

TBeck said...

Dad's second mistake was contacting the State Department.

"My son is becoming a terrorist!"
Lengthy pause
"Would you like us to expedite his passport application?"

Anonymous said...

Dad was with a bank in Nigeria?
He may have been a party to more damage to the US economy than his son would have been able to do.