Undie Bomber

Abdulmutallab Recruited in London?

Al Qaeda probably recruited alleged underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, while he was a student at University College London, according to The Times of London. U.S. authorities are investigating conversations between Abdulmutallab and at least one al Qaeda member, and last night it emerged that he was peripherally implicated in a British counterterrorism program. While at school, Abdulmutallab immersed himself in radical politics and served as the president of a London student Islamic society. He is the fourth president of that society to face terrorist charges in three years, including two people who have been convicted of terrorist offenses since 2007, and one person facing retrial in a 2006 liquid airline bomb case.