US News Manhattan bomber sentenced to life

07:15  14 february  2018
07:15  14 february  2018 Source:   Sky News

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A man who once wanted to be a police officer has been jailed for life for setting off bombs in two US states that injured 30 people.

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A judge in Manhattan sentenced Faisal Shahzad to life in prison Tuesday for the botched Times Square car bombing , as the 31-year-old Pakistani-American defiantly warned in court to "brace yourself, the war with Muslims has just begun."

The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. "How can I be judged by a court that does not understand the suffering of my people?" Shahzad -- brought into the Manhattan courtroom in

Ahmad Rahimi was convicted in 2017 of detonating a pressure cooker device in Manhattan in September 2016.

A second bomb planted nearby did not go off.

Hours earlier a pipe bomb, also planted by Rahimi, exploded in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. No one was hurt.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi was sentenced to life plus 30 years © Reuters Ahmad Khan Rahimi was sentenced to life plus 30 years The explosions triggered a two-day manhunt that ended with Rahimi being shot several times by police.

His own father had contacted the FBI in the months before the attacks warning them about his son's militant sympathies.

At his trial prosecutors said Rahimi, a naturalised US citizen who was born in Afghanistan, had shown no remorse and had tried to radicalise fellow prisoners.

They claimed he had given other inmates copies of speeches and lectures by Osama bin Laden.

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Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square Bomber , was sentenced in a Manhattan court to life in prison without parole. From the AP story: A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad (FY’-sul shah-ZAHD’) a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

Terror bomber Ahmad Rahimi was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison for setting off a shrapnel-packed explosive in Chelsea that The 30-year-old Rahimi, a fried chicken shop worker turned ISIS acolyte, brought two pressure cooker bombs from New Jersey to Manhattan on Sept.

In court papers they said: "He is proud of what he did, scornful of the American justice system, and as dedicated as ever to his terrorist ideology."

  Manhattan bomber sentenced to life One of the victims injured in the Manhattan blast told the court that she is still frightened whenever she hears a siren.

Pauline Nelson was hurt when her car was hit by the explosion.

She lambasted Rahimi for not apologising to his victims.

Speaking during the sentencing hearing Rahimi said: "I don't harbour hate for anyone.

"I have been here for more than 20 years, I had American friends and Muslim friends," he said.

He claimed he had been harassed by the FBI and singled out after he started acting and dressing as a devout Muslim.

"I was never discriminated for my religion until I started following it," he said.

But in sentencing him to life plus 30 years, US District Judge Richard Berman said: "I did not hear an ounce of justification.

"There is no comparison between the grievances that you may feel and the actions you took.

"The conclusion is inescapable that you remain extremely dangerous."

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