A Muslim terrorist who was inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb in the New York City subway system this morning in retaliation for the demise of the Caliphate:
“The would-be suicide bomber who detonated an explosive device underground near the bustling Port Authority Bus Terminal is a former New York City cab driver who told investigators that he was inspired by ISIS to carry out the attack for revenge, law enforcement sources said.
Akayed Ullah, 27, who is believed to be from Bangladesh and was living in Brooklyn, told authorities in sum and substance from his hospital bed: “They’ve been bombing in my country and I wanted to do damage here,” sources said.
He told cops he was inspired by ISIS, but police don’t believe he had any direct contact with the group, sources said.
Ullah, who officials say is a former city cab driver whose license has lapsed, set off a “low-tech” homemade pipe bomb strapped to his midsection around 7:20 a.m. inside the subway passageway between West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue and West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue. …”
He injured himself and three other people.
Akayed Ullah was living in Brooklyn after immigrating several years ago from Bangladesh. It is another example of an ISIS terrorist from a country not on the travel ban list. There are countless people like this running around the country who were let into the United States by previous administrations. Now that ISIS has been wiped out in Syria and Iraq, we can expect more incidents like this one.
Note: The much bigger story is that Vladimir Putin has declared victory over ISIS, Russian troops are withdrawing from Syria and Iraq is celebrating the defeat of ISIS there too.