Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Visit to See Umar

By Kurt Haskell

As I posted about a month or so ago, I have been attempting to meet Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab (AKA- The Underwear Bomber) in prison. I initially contacted the Milan Prison holding Umar by phone. I was given an extension to a Ms. Rodriguez and left her several messages. She did not return any of my calls. I put this on the back burner for awhile as I have been busy at the office. While on vacation in Las Vegas this weekend, I decided that I would try again when I got back to Michigan. Today was that day. After my trial this morning, Shannon (An attorney in my office) and I drove to the Milan Prison. We met a guard who said he would attempt to have us meet Umar on the spot since we were there. I thought "sweet" as I wasn't expecting much from this visit. We were told that we would have to talk to Ms. Rodriguez after her meeting ended in approximately 5 minutes. So we waited. When Ms. Rodriguez finished her meeting, the guard talked to her and showed her our I.D.'s and bar cards. The guard then came into our waiting room and told us that we would have to call to schedule a meeting with Umar. O.K., this is more of what I expected. When we returned to the office, Shannon called the prison and was told that we could never meet with Umar unless he put us on his visitor list. She was further told that we could not meet with him as his potential attorneys either as he had a court appointed attorney listed on his visitor sheet. We were told this in spite of the fact that it is well known that Umar does not have an attorney. As I have stated all along, the government will have to kill me to stop me from my relentless pursuit of the truth. Until I am successful, the government's deceit of the American public concerning the Underwear Bomber will continue.



Anonymous said...

It sounds horribly disappointing.

Do you think the prison is specifically keeping you from meeting with Umar, or do you think they treat all possible visitors (not on his list) this way? Our prison system works much the same - you have to be on the list to visit, and you can write the prisoner to be put on the list, or if they're permitted phone calls have someone on the phone call list request they add you.

colfin said...

Way to go Kurt! It's people like you who do the right thing on behalf of the rest of us!

Alexia said...

Love your blog, we are like minded and I can see you really love to travel. And you have adorable pets!

Keep up the good work!

Anna Rain said...

I wish you luck and hope you find a way around the current obstacle.

Steve J said...

CBC documentary: "Detroit Plane Bomber".

Conclusion: Umar's bomb could not have penetrated the 5 mm thick aluminum alloy skin and the structural integrity of Northwest Airlines flight 253 would have remained in tact.


Anonymous said...

Kurt and Lori— you are my super heroes!

I feel like you are living an extension of my own life! Kudos to you for everything that youve done.

Im saying this in part humor but in part truth also...i wouldnt even be surprised if the guy is not even in that prison! Who is to say that this whole thing isnt staged? Far fetched? Maybe, but the bullshit is flying so far, it is impossible to believe anything! Youre third party spectator "innocent bystander" status makes you the ONLY believable/credible source of information of this situation.

Im not there with you but i encourage your relentless pursuit for the truth!