December 27, 2009, - 12:40 pm

Why Was Umar AbdulMutallab in Houston? Whom Did He Visit There? What Did He Plan?

By Debbie Schlussel

**** UPDATE, December 30: We now know what Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was doing in Houston (in part). ****

No, Christmas and his attempted terrorist attack on a plane wasn’t the first time, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab used his two-year visa to the U.S. Many reports say that Northwest Airlines Flight 253 Islamic Terrorist Abdulmutallab visited Houston in August 2008.  Some reports say he was in Houston for eleven days.


Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab: What Was He Doing in Houston?

Why Houston?  What was he doing there?  And with whom did he meet?  Did he scope out sites for possible terrorist attacks?  Did he meet with Islamic terrorists in Houston to send them messages from Al Qaeda in Yemen or other Islamic terrorists?  At which Houston-area mosques did he pray?  And who are the imams of those mosques?  There is a huge extremist Muslim (redundant) community in suburban Houston, just as there is in suburban Dallas, in Austin, and elsewhere around Texas.  They are everywhere.

I’m sure the reactive (as opposed to proactive) FBI has already sent agents to the ground there to search out answers to these questions.  Answers that–as the lead agency on terrorism–they should have already had, because they should have started investigating once AbdulMutallab’s father warned the U.S. about him and once he was put on the terror watch list a/k/a Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment database (the Terrorist Screening Data Base or TSDB for short) maintained by the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center. But, hey, the agency was too busy doing its endless Islamic “outreach” bullcrap and just couldn’t be bothered to do the hard work required for a country to avoid terrorist attacks.

But, given that the FBI doesn’t yet have those answers, it’s comical to hear U.S. government officials, including Janet Napolitano (whose agency screwed up in horribly screening this guy before he got on the flight; but whose agency does NOT have any authority to investigate Islamic terrorism, as it signed that away to the Justice Department and FBI during the Bush administration), are already declaring that Abdulmutallab wasn’t involved in any larger terrorist plot.  We have no idea yet if he was or wasn’t.  And I’d suppose, if he went to Houston for 11 days, after he’d already become an extremist, he probably did have co-conspirators in something larger.

And does it make a difference if he was connected to Al-Qaeda?  We know he was connected to Islam.  And we know that made him try to blow up a plane and mass murder 300 people on Christmas Day.  And that’s the bottom line.  Many of these terrorists–I guess the government hasn’t noticed yet, or rather, refuses to–aren’t tied to Qaeda.  But they are Muslims.  And, while they continue to bury their heads in the sand, one thing is clear about Nidal Malik Hassan, the Fort Hood Islamic terrorist and many others who’ve shot up Army recruiting centers in Little Rock or tried to do so at Fort Dix. And it’s not Al-Qaeda. It’s that . . .


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33 Responses

more kids were killed by WHite Christain parents

this week than UFA ever killed in his life

nick on December 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Hey nick, you ignorant FOOL… you cannot spell or think either judging from your post!

    Get the heck outta here you punk mussie!!!

    Sewsalot on December 27, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Nick, as you know, Muslims do not care if other Muslims commit murder, as long as it helps keep infedels and other Muslims cowering to Islam. If an infidel gets uppity and speaks out about or makes fun of Islam, that’s when Muslims go berserk.

    Joe G on December 27, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Really, do you have any proof of that, and how is it relevant to this situation? Are you excusing Umar’s acts? Should you be investigated my friend?

    Worry01 on December 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Right…yet this incompetent administration,lead by Muslim in Chief won’t recognize that we are at war with Islam and terrorists. Did you hear what our incompetent DHS secretary said today…that ‘the system worked’ when discussing the plot to blow up Flight 253? As Hoekstra said, “this administration, refused to use the word terrorism.”
O’moron in Chief has picked a doosey to make sure our country is safe from terrorists. You are right, what does it matter if these terrorists are connected to a group,they are still terrorists and like Nidal Hasan, acted alone…it still makes him a terrorist and Ft Hood was a terrorist act!

@freedom4usa on December 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm

The particular affiliation of the terrorists is unimportant. Their beliefs are. Yet the government still refuses to profile Muslims – and there is no change in the official view they should be welcome here. For every Abdulmutallab that is caught, there are others here who remain undetected. It should be a wakeup call to the US government. However, just like with 9/11 and every jihadist atrocity since on American soil, sadly enough, it won’t be.

NormanF on December 27, 2009 at 1:14 pm

@freedom – I said earlier that Islamopandering is a bipartisan affliction in this country. Until America recognizes war is not a tactic but has an identifiable enemy – Islam – we will never be able to defeat it.

NormanF on December 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm

[Debbie – it’s comical to hear U.S. government officials, including Janet Napolitano (whose agency screwed up in horribly screening this guy before he got on the flight;]

Did someone see her on any of the Sunday Morning News programs today? I was listening to the radio in my car less than an hour ago and I could have sworn I heard a clip of her saying that something along the lines of “The system worked as it was supposed to”.

Did I hear wrong or has Debbie been vastly underestimating how much of an imbecile Napolitano is?

I_AM_ME on December 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Sorry for all the comments, but I just noticed that @freedom4usa did hear Napolitano state “The system worked”.

    Sheesh. We are doomed.

    I_AM_ME on December 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm

[Debbie – It’s that . . .


One other point, and please excuse my description.

It seems as if Debbie has a lot more cojones than most of the guys in my locker room at the gym.

Thank G-d she refuses to be politically correct.

I_AM_ME on December 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm

To Nick and his “WHite Christain parents” remark. Might I suggest you do some reading here:

And here is a list of attacks by Muslim terrorist in the past 2 months…alone.

So, stow your anti-Christian sentiment.

James on December 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Christianity is inately a warlike system, throughout it’s history it has waged war on any who do not follow it’s dictat. Has for the so called bible belt in the US, the world should realize that there are some right nutters running those institutions, they call Muslims extremists but when it comes to some of the rhetoric out of the mouths of some of those idiots, Islam looks a bit tame. Rapture and all that crap, being preached to gullible people, and from what I have seen calling for the end time, how bloody daft can one get. Of course we should remember that Christians are being run by their minders called Zionists, who are now trying to ban celebrating Christmas. how bloody crazier can you get.
    Here is one for you if you care to read

    WMD on December 28, 2009 at 9:34 am

      Was Stormfront down today? You have succeeded in combining anti-Christian gibberish with boilerplate anti-Semetism. That is quite an accomplishment. Will you be getting the Islamic Crescent or swastika tattooed on your forehead as a reward? Or, maybe you could wait until you get into prison and get it done right?

      Worry01 on December 28, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Yes – Napolitano is a stupid woman without any real idea just how dangerous the world can be. Debbie has made fun of her for a good reason. As chief of Homeland Security, she is the left’s Palin: a total ignoramous who has no idea of what’s going on much less than how to actually address the problem. Never mind her predecessor was no better in the job.

NormanF on December 27, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Yes, thankfully Debbie will call a spade a spade and putting the questions out there. Thankfully there are upstanding citizens who will put their life in harm’s way to stop a terrorist. The liberals feel we are OWED one more terrorist attack because of Bush.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm

more people died in USA of aspriin overdose last week

than killed by every terrorists

nick on December 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    So, do you have some statistics for your claim? Also, are you going to use natural disasters and auto accidents to justify murder as well? The deaths which occur in such events are accidental and not intended. What Umar attempted to do was not accidental or unintentional. It was a planned act agreed to in the past. Unless you are prepared to call Umar a wild animal or an act of nature, your argument is absurd. Also, are you implying that Moslems are irrational beasts?

    Worry01 on December 27, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Why won’t you post my comment about the Israeli security firm responsible for the massive slipup at Schiphol? It’s a fact reported on Israeli TV.

J: It is posted. For some reason, it was caught in spam. DS

Jennifer on December 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Here are the links about the Israeli security company.

Jennifer on December 27, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Nick, how about you take a two whole bottles of aspirin. Then let us know if you died in your OD. Or how ’bout a full bottle of Drain-o? After you do that then post your results.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 27, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Nappy has lots of experience with Homeland Security, after all she spent her years as Governor protecting our state from the scourge of illegal immigration.

Debbi from AZ on December 28, 2009 at 12:56 am

the cost to defend against random minor terroroist attacks
would save thousand of american lives

nick on December 28, 2009 at 1:08 am

    How was this attack random? It was quite well planned in Yemen. This is the same Yemen that Major Hasan liked to e-mail for advice. Also, why not answer the questions put to you previously? Since you are so concerned with American finances used to resist terrorist activities, would you agree to report to the nearest jail in your county and turn yourself in? You could explain your empathy for terrorist acts and explain that white Christians and asprin are greater threats to the United States than any jihadist.

    Worry01 on December 28, 2009 at 5:45 am

Speaking of Major Hasan, Ft. Hood TEXAS. Houston, TEXAS, hello? Maybe we DO know who Umar visited.

mk750 on December 28, 2009 at 6:57 am

“The more we learn about Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the more absurd the whole situation seems because it not only could have been prevented, but because every single U.S. agency and authority involved behaved with incompetence.”

This was not “incompetence”–any more thant 9-11 was incompetence.

This was a set-up, an intelligence provocation.

Mr. Abdulmutallab was allowed on board that plane because he had handlers (CIA, MI5, Mossad) in powerful places that wanted him on board to play his role of the Terror Patsy.

Just ask Mohammed Atta or Lee Harvey Oswald.

WMD on December 28, 2009 at 9:00 am

If you want to live a life suffering from Islamophobia and be a racist against Muslims just because of one idiotic Muslim trying to bomb an airliner, please also be equally alerted round the clock for more non-Muslim terrorists like Tamil Tigers, the United Liberation Front of Asom, IRA, ETA, FARC, M19,The Aryan Republican Army, American nazi Party, Christian Identity, KKK, National Alliance, Silent Brotherhood, The Aryan Republican Army, Yakusa, Sendero Luminoso, MRTA, Rote Armee Fraktion, Brigade Rosso(sp.), ETA, FLNC, CORSICA NAZIONE, Aum Shinrikyo, Shining Path, Communist Party of Philippines/New People’s Army,
PIRA(provisional Irish Republican Army), CIRA(Continuity Irish Republican Army), RIRA(Real Irish Republican Army), INLA(Irish National Liberation Army), Fianna na hEireann, IPLO(Irish People’s Liberation Organisation), Saor Eire, UDA(Ulster Defence Army), UVF(Ulster Volunteer Force), UFF(Ulster Freedom Fighters), Red Hand Defenders, Red Hand Commandos, LVF(Loyalist Volunteer Force), Orange Volunteers, and so much more. We mustn’t be carried away by being a racist against all Muslims. There are many good Muslims around. All immigration officers deployed in the checkpoints of airports and seaports worldwide must thoroughly check the whole body of everyone regardless of race, language, gender, status and religion. Please do not blame Islam as terrorism in order to cause racial riots unnecessarily. We have discovered there was no preaching of terrorism in the Qur’an. Misinterpretation of the Qur’an has led the blind leading the blind. Check it out first before we accuse Islam wrongfully. Terrorists have tarnished the name of Islam indeed!

Moses on December 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    “If you want to live a life suffering from Islamophobia and be a racist against Muslims just because of one idiotic Muslim trying to bomb an airliner…..” There has only been one? Where have you been and what have you been smoking little guy? Also, please remind me what race Islam is? In addition, the other terror groups you mention do not operate internationally, but regionally at most. Also, some of them are even defunct, like the Tamil Tigers. You need to update your Islamist talking point website friend. As for misinterpreting the Qur’an, it seems that thousands upon thousands of Muslim do it everyday throughout the world. Have you thought that you might bring that message to them, rather than to people who are not Muslims. Or, does that exceed your personal bravery quotient? We could go over the appropriate verses of the Qur’an that cover justifications for violence against non-believers, but I suspect that you already know them my little friend. Islam has not been tarnished by anyone. It is what it is, and has been for over a millenium. The problem that you face is that people are becoming less and less gullible. Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and others have faced Muslims and have no illusions about them. Islam has made enemies throughout the world for centuries, and not just in the West.

    Try verses 4:76 and 9:5 for starters. There are many more where those two came from. We have not even gotten into the hadiths yet.

    Worry01 on December 28, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Debbie, you asked why Houston? Houston was the destination for the dry run of flight 297. Were those Muslims connected with any contact with this current terrorist?

CaliforniaScreaming on December 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I hear so many (fools) speak of “moderate” muslims, and how the vast majority of muslims are peaceful, and just want to be free to live their peaceful lives.

I watch these folks scream and argue with one another and connive at work, at business, within their their friendships and in their families. I have never met a “peaceful” muslim.
To the idiots who say that “murdering all infidels is a glory to allah” is not inciting terrorism, may I ask you in your great muslim wisdom where DOES the sentiment come from? and why do they all, every one, say it IS the teaching of the koran? and why are ALL terrorists muslims?
I will give you the impression of what all the news and information I can gather and my allotment of common sense have given me as the definition of what a “moderate” muslim is.

Moderate muslim;(untrue adjective,pronoun phrase)
1) one who harbors, condones and supports the actions of jihad by their “radical muslim” friends, family and neighbors
2) does not actually have a bomb strapped to their own body. 3) mm, never speak out against the actions of jihad but commonly lend financial support to that cause.

Is that your understanding?
Or do you intend to hide behind semantics and claim ignorance of any such violence in the ranks of islam?
Perhaps you will go on a diatribe regarding Christians who have done acts of terrorism or unspeakable violence and carefully avoid bringing up the fact that their frinds, family and neighbors abhorred those acts and swiftly brought those fanatics to justice?
No one can condone these barbarian acts by barbaric minions of a barbaric satanic churchgovernment known as islam and not know they are lying.
That IS in the koran.

rightmindleftcoast on December 28, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Does anyone wonder how this bomber got on the plane? Or how any of them get on the planes? He had a visa. How did he get that? Who issued it? On what basis? It was not possible for me to get a visitor’s visa for my girlfriend. How is it so easy for these Muslims with spotty histories to do so? What is different in their cases? Visas are expensive propositions. So, is it the money coming in that the government finds so attractive? I’d like to see some answers on these questions.

tom on December 30, 2009 at 11:28 pm

I am pretty sure he must have met the people like Maj. Nidal Hasan and The Virginia Falls Mosque members. I guess there is a Al Qaeda social network somewhere in the Arabic Internet.

Todd Clarke on December 31, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Dear Debbie:

I am the hsuband of one of the passengers on that flight 253. You have done considerable research on this issue. I will ask the peole commenting on stories of this magnitude to try to help law enforcement by giving any theory or facts to help them.
Thank you all.Raman

Raman Chopra on January 21, 2010 at 2:55 am

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