December 28, 2009
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Abdulmutallab — in Muslim Prayer Cap — "Looking More the Part"

Abdulmutallab prayer cap.jpg

While all photos of Abdulmutallab so far (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ) look distinctly secular, SITE has released the first image of him — a screen grab from a militant Islamic website — wearing a Muslim prayer cap.

As of this writing, I found this picture in exactly one article out of dozens on Google news about Abdulmutallab. It will be interesting to see if this photo becomes the standard over the next 24-36 hours (and whether others from other radical sites will emerge).

His youth and the baby face, by the way — coupled with the report that a man helped checked him in without a passport in Amsterdam on the flight to Detroit — makes him look more and more like a pawn.

(image: SITE)

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