AN AUSTRALIAN university is being quizzed over its links with the al-Qa'ida suspect accused of trying to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day.
As the terror network claimed responsibility for the attack, the University of Wollongong's Dubai campus confirmed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, had studied there for seven months.You could say matriculated at Wollogong (Dubai) but is a graduate of Al Qaeda U (Yemen), although he may have to go back there for a refresher course in exploding underpants.
"(Abdulmutallab) left at the end of July and is no longer enrolled with us," said campus vice-president Raymi van der Spek.
"As an institution we have students from 108 different nationalities. He is one of those and it is just very unfortunate considering the circumstances."
Abdulmutallab studied business at the university before moving to Yemen.
He has reportedly told FBI agents he was one of many al-Qa'ida operatives who had been trained there and were planning to bring down US jets...