NYC subway bomber explains to judge that he was angry about Trump

NYC subway bomber explains to judge that he was angry about Trump
Scene outside New York's Port Autnority Bus Terminal (Image: NYDN video screen grab)

[Ed. – Guy’s a quick study.]

The Bangladeshi immigrant convicted on terrorism charges Tuesday for detonating a pipe bomb in a New York City subway station last year explained that he was motivated by opposition to the Trump administration’s Middle East policy after the verdict was read.

“I was angry with Donald Trump because he says he will bomb the Middle East and then he will protect his nation,” Akayed Ullah told the judge in Manhattan federal court, according to the Associated Press.

Prosecutors argued that Ullah intended to kill as many commuters as possible when he detonated the explosive device on December 11, 2017, while Ullah’s defense attorneys maintained that he only intended to kill himself, citing his decision to detonate the bomb in an isolated corridor in the Port Authority subway station.

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