Never before released FBI interviews tell of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki’s role grooming the underwear bomber

Newly released FBI interviews have revealed cleric Anwar al-Awlaki’s role in grooming the ‘underwear bomber’.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, now 30, became known as the notorious ‘underpants bomber’ in 2009 after he attempted to take down a U.S. jetliner by detonating a bomb hidden in his underwear in a warped plan to carry out Islamic jihad.

The plot failed when the bomb did not detonate as planned but burst into flames, setting the jihadi alight.