On Monday morning, Akayed Ullah had a pipe bomb strapped to his body and intended to kill commuters who were making their way through the New York City subway. The bomb only partially detonated, though, leaving Ullah in serious condition and three others injured.
Ullah is a Bangladeshi national and has lived in Brooklyn for about seven years. As more information has come to light on his past, his family has spoken out — and they’re angry at the police.
Albert Fox Cahn, the legal director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in New York City, read a statement from Ullah’s family:
“We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today, and by the allegations being made against a member of our family. But we are also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who have held children as small as 4 years old out in the cold and who pulled a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without a lawyer, without his parents. These are not the sorts of actions we expect from our justice system, and we have every confidence that our justice system will find the truth behind this attack and that we will, in the end, be able to learn what occurred today. We thank you for your time.”
Ullah had pledged allegiance to ISIS, claiming he was radicalized online. He carried out the attack in retaliation against the U.S. striking ISIS.
Source : Conservative Daily