Underwear Bomber Shown Training In al Qaeda Video



New videos produced by al Qaeda in Yemen show the accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and others in his training class firing weapons at a desert camp whose targets included the Jewish star, the British Union Jack and the letters “UN.”

The videos, to be broadcast Monday on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, appear to support Abdulmutallab’s statements to the FBI that there are “others like me” who also trained with him in Yemen to carry out attacks against U.S. and western targets.

The tape also includes an apparent martyrdom statement in Arabic from the 23-year old Nigerian justifying his actions against “the Jews and the Christians and their agents.” He says, “the enemy is in your lands with their armies, the Jews and the Christians and their agents.” He reads several passages from the Koran and adds, “God said if you do not fight back, He will punish you and replace you.”

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