Bomber Taunts: 'There Are More Like Me'

Farouk discussed his loneliness, Islam online
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2009 4:25 AM CST
Bomber Taunts: 'There Are More Like Me'
Bomb suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.   (AP Photo/U.S. Marshal's Service)

The extremist accused of trying to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 has told investigators he is only the first of many. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boasted to the FBI that he trained for a month in Yemen before the bombing attempt and that al-Qaeda has trained others like him who will strike soon, ABC reports.

Farouk has apparently revealed himself as a troubled loner in online postings unearthed by the Washington Post. "I have no one to speak to," read a 2005 posting when the Nigerian was attending boarding school. "I feel depressed and lonely. I think this loneliness leads me to other problems." He wrote about his struggle to choose between liberalism and extreme Islam. Federal agents are reviewing the postings.
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