The Nigerian Terrorist, Mutallab, who tried to bomb the plane heading to America, is the symbolic combination of the two evils that still plagues the African continent – European colonization and Islamic domination. Africa will never become a respectable contributor to global affairs until it rids itself of these two plagues.
Mutallab is a product of the British elite education. These are schools the British set up to brainwash the children of the local elites to eventually govern their nation specifically for western interests. This is the very foundation of poverty, mismanagement, crime, and corruption in Africa, especially Nigeria. He is also a descendant of a Muslim billionaire, who is not only a member of the Islamic oligarchy, but also used the platform to become a banking chairman that stole most of Nigeria’s oil wealth at the expense of the Niger-Delta.
They enjoy using poor Muslims to terrorize non-Muslims within Nigeria in order to maintain power, but now, it seems they will now be utilized to cause terror around the globe to spread Islam. His father only cried out because he was going on a global scale.
If the West is genuinely interested in winning the war on terror, it has to always support non-Muslim African leaders that put the interest of their people ahead of those who will favor the west just to have power, like Nigeria’s YarAdua. When a people love and build their nation, it will be hard for Africans to become terrorist tools for Arab Interest.