Life and thirty years for a New York passenger terminal bomber
A Manhattan federal court has convicted a Bangladeshi citizen of life in prison and an additional 30 years after being found guilty of terrorism and possession of weapons.
The judge described the conviction ruling, which was issued Thursday, against Aqid Allah as “a fair punishment for the heinous crime.”
In December 2017, a surveillance video showed Aqid Allah in the act of detonating a homemade bomb strapped to his body at the bus and metro station, Port Authority, the busiest in the city center.
The accident left no casualties, while Aqeedullah survived the bombing and received treatment for burns.
Prosecutors accused the Bengali citizen, who came with his uncle to the United States 10 years ago, sympathizing with ISIS and demanded life imprisonment.
According to local media, the court and the jury reviewed posts by the convict on social media pages, which included glorifying ISIS and mocking the then US President Donald Trump.
“Trump has failed to protect your country,” wrote a colonel of God in a Facebook post on the morning of the attack.