There’s a lot behind this headline, for those who care to listen and learn:
This is the story of a young man who grew up in a priviliged lifestyle, who somehow opened his eyes to the plight of the less fortunate,
“[the] youngster [chose] to give 50 pounds to an orphanage rather than spend it on souvenirs in London.”
And found direction through religion:
“Abdulmutallab was a “very religious” and a “very obedient” as a boy in the well-to-do banking family.”
When the ruling class lives beyond the reach of the rule of law, balance will be achieved from beyond the rule of law.
The United States has committed international war crimes, and refuses to prosecute those responsible. They are, by virtue of their station, beyond the reach of the rule of law. But we live in a representative democracy, and are thus collectively accountable. We, the people, are paying, and will continue to pay, for allowing a ruling elite to exist beyond the reach of justice.