lakeelmoleader.com
lakeelmoleader.com February 17, 2018


NY bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi sentenced to life in prison

14 February 2018, 07:15 | Kara Nash

Life In Prison For Manhattan Bomber

Ahmad Khan Rahimi an Afghan-born US citizen convicted of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey

Yet his actions that would indicate otherwise landed him a life sentence in prison.

Police also defused another device in Chelsea and found additional pipe bombs in Rahimi's hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he worked in his family's fried chicken restaurant.

Using fingerprints found inside the unexploded devices, authorities tied the Afghan-born US citizen to a series of bombings that injured 30 across the area. Hours later, in the Chelsea section of Manhattan at 23rd Street, another pressure-cooker bomb blew up inside of a Dumpster, blowing out windows of nearby buildings and projecting shrapnel hundreds of yards away.

The second bomb, in the vicinity of 131 West 27th Street, was identified by a civilian soon after the first bomb detonated, the complaint said.

The bombings triggered a two-day manhunt that ended in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey.

"One thing a life sentence does is to make sure you don't do it again", Berman said.

But, he added, "I have come to understand why there is such a big frustration between Muslims overseas and the American people".

The Rob Porter debacle becomes the Rob Porter scandal
On Thursday, amid the growing controversy, Shah said Porter had cleaned out his desk that morning and would not be back. Further, Porter is reportedly involved in a romantic relationship with White House communications director Hope Hicks.

Prosecutors said Rahimi gave inmates copies of terrorist propaganda and jihadist materials.

While speaking in court Rahimi placed blame on the Federal Bureau of Investigation for not acting on his father's warning.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Crowley argued that everything Rahimi has done since 2016 "has been fueled by hate", and "he has shown no remorse". He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and ordered to pay $562,803 in restitution.

He said he considered Rahimi to be a danger to the community, citing the "hostile and threatening " nature of the bombings and the influence of "virulent anti-U.S." terrorist propaganda.

Ahmad Rahimi reads a statement to the judge during his sentencing hearing in NY on Tuesday.

"Rahimi's conviction and sentencing are victories for New York City and our nation in the fight against terror". "He failed", said Commissioner O'Neill.

Rahimi, an Afghan-born man living in New Jersey, was convicted of eight charges in October including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place, one of which carried a maximum life sentence.



Other News

Trending Now

Google's Area 120 Testing Smart Reply Feature for Android Text Messages
One example cited in the email is using your location to send and instant response to the enquiry 'when can you be home?'. The newly announced project is simply called "Reply" and will be initially available to Android users.

Sonos Trolls Apple on HomePod Launch Day with a Popular Meme
So can Siri take on Alexa? Siri also converts measurements, reads text messages out loud and helps with translations. Users can play music from Apple Music or use their to stream content directly from their music library using Siri.

Brooklyn Pizza helps us celebrate National Pizza Day!
Pizza parlours around the country are offering mad discounts, from entirely free pizzas to half price doughs. Domino's - Celebrate with these pizza offers: Choose two or more items from a select menu for $5.99 each.

Israel loses warplane under Syrian fire, accuses Iran of drone infiltration
An air force chopper picked up the wounded crew and transported them to the trauma unit of Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry said, "The claim that an unmanned aircraft penetrated into Israel is false".

UFC 221 Post-Fight Bonuses
After Rockhold had gathered some of his scattered bearings, Romero tried to console him, something that made for a hard watch. Nevertheless, one ought to note that since Romero missed weight he wasn't eligible to win the Interim UFC Middleweight title.

Treasury bond yield spike spooks stock market bulls
Analysts are attributing this fall to rising global bond yields, which have unsettled investors and central banks the world over. Stocks closed lower Wednesday, but not before swinging wildly to sharply higher and lower levels, as interest rates rose.

16 terrorists killed in army raids in Egypt
The IS Sinai affiliate, Sinai Province, has said it carried out many deadly attacks, mostly targeting the army. The statement says they discovered a communication center and six drug farms.

Winter Olympics 2018: Slovenia claim first ice hockey win over USA
The three Boston College students on Team USA are Cayla Barnes, Kali Flanagan and Megan Keller - all defensemen. Jordan Greenway buried a loose puck from in tight at 12:57 of the middle frame as the US took a two-goal lead.

Winter Olympics 2018: Red Gerard wins Team USA's first gold medal
Here is the full medal count, via the Olympics . "I never really realized how big it is". "It was awesome. Gerard finished third among the second heat, with a score of 82.55 on his first qualifying run.

Germany: Schulz gives up Foreign Ministry portfolio
He is not the only one feeling let down by the results of party leaders' days-long negotiating marathon earlier this week. Merkel faced an uphill struggle to maintain power for another four years following a disastrous election campaign.