By Alexa Ball
A man on a mission for Al Qaeda was sentenced Thursday to a life in prison after he attempted to blow up a flight on Christmas Day 2009, according to http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/16/underwear-bomber-to-be-sentenced-in-thwarted-terror-plot/.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds sentenced Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, to a life in prison for trying to take down a plane with a bomb he hid in his underwear, according to CNN.
Abdulmutallab, of Nigeria, pleaded guilty last fall for trying to blow up the international flight, according to http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/16/underwear-bomber-to-be-sentenced-in-thwarted-terror-plot/.
The plane carrying 289 passengers was about to land in Detriot when the bomb Abdulmutallab held failed to detonate and set him on fire, according to CNN. Witnesses say that four passangers on board jumped on Abdulmutallab to extinguish the flames and took him to the front of the aircraft, he was then taken into custody right after the plane landed, said CNN.
"I carried with me an explosive device to avenge the killing of innocent Muslims," Abdulmutallab said, according to CNN reports.