| Neighbor of NYC jihad bomber says “he was a religious person”
| Tuesday, December 12, 2017
|Jihad Watch : One might almost get the idea that this attack had something to do
with Islam, but our moral superiors will no doubt soon be out in force
to tell us otherwise.
“NYC blast suspect Akayed Ullah aimed to avenge Muslim deaths, source says,” by Tom Winter, Jonathan Dienst and Tracy Connor, NBC News, December 11, 2017 (thanks to the Geller Report):
The suspect in the New York City subway blast Monday told
investigators he detonated a crude bomb after he spotted a holiday
display and did in the name of ISIS to avenge the deaths of Muslims
around the world, law enforcement officials said. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, said he consumed
terrorist propaganda and learned how to make the explosive device
through online instructions, the officials said. He assembled it at his
Brooklyn apartment they said.
There is no evidence Ullah, an electrician, had any direct contact
with ISIS. But he said his anger over U.S. bombings in ISIS-controlled
territory fueled his desire to carry out a suicide bombing, according to
the officials. He used Velcro and zip ties to attach the bomb — made from a pipe, a
9-volt battery, matches and Christmas tree lights — to his body,
according to police. He found the pipe at a job site and bought the rest
of the materials himself, he told investigators.
Mindful of ISIS threats timed to Christmas, he decided to set off the
device in a crowded subway passageway near the Port Authority terminal
because he noticed a holiday image there, the law enforcement officials
said. Ullah was taken to Bellevue Hospital with wounds and burns after the
Monday morning blast, which was captured on security video and spread
panic during the morning commute.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said it appeared the suspect acted alone. “All
we know of is one individual who, thank God, was unsuccessful in his
aims,” de Blasio said. Hasan Alam, a former neighbor of Ullah, said he had not seen him since he moved about a year ago.
“I’m actually very shocked,” he said. “Because he was a religious person and very quiet, not very outgoing.”
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 12:29 PM