DETROIT, Mi.--Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, on trial for trying to set fire to his underwear while on a Northwest Airlines flight, changed his pleas to guilty today.
The prosecution's' relief was, however, short-lived when it was learned that Abdulmutallab was not pleading guilty to committing any terrorist activity.
Instead, Abdulmutallab admitted that he had boarded the flight wearing soiled underwear despite the fact that his mother had always begged him not to leave the house, let alone embark on a flight, with soiled underwear.
In a five-minute speech delivered to the Detroit court, Abdulmutallab told several stories of times when he had purposely left his home with soiled underwear only to spite his mother.
Abdulmutallab explained that, this time, the thought of his mother discovering his soiled underwear was so unbearable that he decided to destroy the evidence by setting fire to them shortly before the plane was about to land.