The alleged Port Authority bomber spent an hour spilling his guts to investigators at Bellevue Hospital on Monday — saying he picked the specific hallway because of Christmas posters and that he was avenging violence against Muslims around the world, law enforcement sources said.
Akayed Ullah mentioned President Trump and past administrations during the grilling, and said his anger was fueled by decades of anti-Muslim bloodshed in Gaza, Syria and Iraq.
Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant, said the attack was specifically inspired by ISIS — “not Al-Qaeda” — and also mentioned seeing Christmas posters before detonating the device in the underground tunnel between the bustling bus depot and the Times Square subway.
The seasonal imagery set him off — inspiring him to follow ISIS Christmas threats, NBC reports.
“He acknowledges he purposely set it off then and there,” a senior law enforcement official said.
He says he acted alone, building his crudely constructed bomb from commercially available parts based on instructions he found online, sources said.
Fortunately, the home-made pipe bomb didn’t detonate properly — and only wounded the wanna-be suicide bomber and those around him.
Ullah was allowed to stop several times to pray during the interview, and was later taken to the Intensive Care Unit for treatment for internal injuries suffered in the blast, sources said.
Not surprisingly, the jihad-chasing legal terrorists at CAIR are apparently representing the Muslim terrorist’s family and rather than concerning themselves with the safety of American citizens they are waging legal jihad. via Family of Port Authority bombing suspect is ‘outraged’ at investigators’ tactics
The family of the alleged ISIS-inspired Port Authority bomber said they were “heartbroken” by the attack on Monday and blasted law enforcement agencies for what they claimed were heavy-handed tactics by investigators.
“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,” said the statement read by Albert Fox Cahn, the Legal Director for the NY Chapter Council for Islamic Relations.
“But we’re also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who 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 lawyer, without his parents.”
So heartbroken that they within hours of their son’s terrorist attack in one of the busiest locations in NYC, they lawyered up with the notorious terror-linked CAIR.