January 27, 2011 - At the Federal courthouse in Detroit, Michigan where alleged Nigerian terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was set to schedule his trial date, two passengers on the Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit were interviewed by the local Fox Television News channel. Attorneys Kurt and Laurie Haskell, passengers on the flight, stated that they witnessed the ticket agent refuse to board Abdulmutallab because he did not have a passport. Then a man with an American accent, later determined to be US State Department official, intervened and managed to override that decision.
"The US government escorted him through security without a passport," said Mr. Haskell. "And we believe that they gave him an intentionally defective bomb. It was intentional that [the government] went this far to further the war on terror, to get body scanners in the airports, to increase the TSA's budget, and to renew the Patriot Act"
Full interview is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu5l7a7dgP4