Friday, January 28, 2011
Posted 9:23 PM
The 2009 Christmas Day "Underwear Bomber", Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, appeared in federal court Tuesday. FOX 2 News in Detroit got a statement from Kurt and Lori Haskell who were passengers on that flight.
"The U.S. government escorted them through security without a passport and, we believe, gave him an intentionally defective bomb," said Kurt Haskell.
"It was intentional that it went this far to further the war on terror, to get body scanners in the airports, to increase the TSA's budget, to renew the Patriot Act and whatever other reasons you want to list," Kurt Haskell told FOX 2.
The Haskells say in Amsterdam before boarding the flight to Detroit, they witnessed Abdulmutallab arguing with a ticket agent at the gate because he didn't have a passport when a man in a tan suit with an American accent intervened.
"The ticket agent did not want to allow Abdulmutallab on the flight and this man was very insistent of it, and then she referred them to a manager down the hallway," said Kurt Haskell.