Nigerian Underwear Bomber Umar Abdulmutallab Sues U.S. Justice Department After 8 Years

Nigerian Underwear Bomber Umar Abdulmutallab Sues U.S. Justice Department After 8 Years. A young man from Nigeria, who was captured attempting to bomb Northwest Airlines on Christmas day, 2019, has finally sued the U.S. Justice Department.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is suing the U.S. Justice Department, for denying him a free communication and religious rights.

The young Nigerian man was caught attempting to detonate a bomb in his underwear on the flight, which took off from Amsterdam to Detroit.

Farouk, who was presented with multiple life sentences after the incident, claimed it was part of his “religious duty” as a Muslim to wage jihad against the U.S.

Farouk, filed a lawsuit in Colorado federal court, challenging the authorities in the federal maximum security prison where he is currently serving his sentence, were violating his constitutional rights by restraining him from communicating with the outside world or practice his religion as a Muslim. Farouk added, he was being held in long-term solitary confinement.

In his lawsuit, Farouk further accused members of the United States Penitentiary-Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado of habitually forcing him to eat during hunger strike and also using “excessively and unnecessarily painful” methods.

The young northern Nigerian, also stated that the Justice Department went too far in restricting his communication, including restraining him from speaking to his nieces and nephews since his solitary confinement was based on a special administrative measures imposed on national security grounds.

Farouk, also revealed how white supremacist inmates were permitted to harass him during his prayer.

According to statement made to New York Times, Farouk’s attorney said;

“Prisoners retain fundamental constitutional rights to communicate with others and have family relationships free from undue interference by the government.”

Farouk, was trained at one of the al Qaeda camp in Yemen headed by one U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

The Justice Department, claimed Farouk bomb caused a fire on the Northwest Airlines flight, which had 289 people aboard, and he was subdued by passengers.



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