Christmas Day Bomber Gets Life in Prison

February 16, 2012 Updated: February 16, 2012

A court in Detroit on Thursday sentenced Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the man convicted of attempting to blow up an airplane on Christmas Day in 2009, to life in prison, according to local media reports.

Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded guilty in October for attempting to detonate explosives in his underwear on an airplane over Detroit.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds during the sentencing said, “This was an act of terrorism that cannot be quibbled with,” according to the Detroit News.

Adding further, Edmunds said, “I believe he poses a significant ongoing threat to safety of American citizens everywhere,” according to the publication.

She added that the Nigeria-born man “has never expressed doubt or regret or remorse about his mission” and said Abdulmutallab, who represented himself during the court proceedings, “sees that mission as divinely inspired and a continuing mission,” reported the Detroit Free Press.