|Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24|
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24, entered the guilty pleas a day after testimony began in his trial. Not-guilty pleas had previously been entered on behalf of Abdulmutallab, who was representing himself in the trial with help from an attorney.
Abdulmutallab, who is linked to al Qaeda, pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including conspiracy to commit terrorism, attempted murder and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He faces life in prison when sentenced January 12.
Abdulmutallab told the judge he was fulfilling a "religious duty" and participating in an act of jihad against the United States...
In the statement, which lasted about five minutes, Abdulmutallab said he had violated U.S. law but not Islamic law.
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