Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24, was accused of US-bound flight on 25 December, 2009 with a bomb hidden in his underwear.
The bomb did not detonate fully causing serious burns. Later that day he admitted to the FBI that he was working for the Al Qaeda in Yemen.
Last Wednesday Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab accepted all eight counts against him, including terrorism and attempted murder.
Nancy Edmunds, the US Federal Judge, reexamined the charges and possible penalties with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab asking him if he wished to make a plea.
“Are you therefore pleading guilty freely and voluntarily?” Edmunds asked.
“That’s right, yes,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab replied.
In addition to that, he told the courtroom that the bomb was a “blessed weapon to save the lives of innocent Muslims.”
“I intended to wreck a U.S. aircraft for the U.S. wreckage of Muslim lands and property,”
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab reassured the court that he made an agreement with at least one person to continue the attack in retaliation for U.S. support of Israel and for what he described as the killings of Muslims in Yemen, Iraq, Somalia and other countries in the Middle East.
While leaving the courtroom he said: “Allah Akbar.”
Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, Abdulmutallab’s father, is an influential banker, well connected in Nigerian politics, said he had approached the US embassy officials and Nigerian authorities in 2009 to warn them about his son.