Timeline: From Student To Radical

Timeline

The young Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day is the well-educated son of a prominent banker. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was born Dec. 22, 1986, in Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up in the city of Kaduna, in the country's Muslim-dominated north.

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