Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, here in Milan, Mich., was charged in federal court in December with trying to detonate an explosive device on a Dec. 25 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. U.S. Marshals Service/AP hide caption

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Officials: Cleric Had Role In Christmas Bomb Attempt

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The building housing the San'a Institute for the Arabic Language in Yemen's capital, where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab studied. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Yemen A Turning Point For Christmas Bomb Suspect

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Regent's Park Mosque, also known as London Central Mosque, where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab worshiped while he was living in London from 2005 to 2008. An ex-member of a radical Islamist group says gatherings at the mosque, and others like it, are used to identify potential recruits. Courtesy of Pucasso via Flickr hide caption

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Wooing Recruits To Radical Islam Like 'Dating'

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University College London, where Abdulmutallab studied from 2005 to 2008, is one of 12 British universities on an intelligence agency watch list. Courtesy stevecadman via Flickr hide caption

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In London, Bomb Suspect Found Militant Edge

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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, here in Milan, Mich., was charged in federal court in December with trying to detonate an explosive device on a Dec. 25 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. U.S. Marshals Service/AP hide caption

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Bomb Bid Throws Nigeria Into Terrorism Debate

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The religious school where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab studied the Quran. The school was named after Abdulmutallab's grandparents and financed by his father, a respected and wealthy banker. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Faith, Family Strife Drove Christmas Bomb Suspect

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