The “religion of peace” struck again on Monday morning in New York City, but thankfully this time, the jihadist’s suicide vest malfunctioned and only injured three people.
Surveillance footage shows a small blast in the underground walkway at a bus terminal in Times Square. As the smoke clears, the Islamic terrorist can be seen lying on the ground with injuries. He has been identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah from Bangladesh (but living in Brooklyn):
Investigators say that Ullah made the improvised explosive device at his place of employment. It is described as very “low tech” and only caused burns and minor wounds to the terrorist. There was a second device found on his person. He is currently at Bellevue Hospital recovering from his injuries.
The three civilians hurt by the blast suffered only minor injuries and reported things like ringing ears, headaches, etc.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio called the incident “an attempted terrorist attack” but assured the public that no other “credible and specific threats” existed.
Police Commissioner James O’Neill said, “[Ullah] did make statements, but we’re not going to talk about them right now.”
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC that the attack was “in the name of ISIS.”
Mayor de Blasio has crippled NYC and left it vulnerable by stifling surveillance of Muslims thanks to his capitulation to Islamic groups, because he would rather end “Islamophobia” than prevent terror attacks against his own city.
The Daily Mail reports that this failed attack may have been in response to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by noting that “one of the largest demonstrations [against that declaration] took place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh.”
ISIS propaganda has been making the internet rounds with specific Christmas-time threats against NYC and Time Square — just more of that part and parcel stuff of living in a big city.
Stay tuned to TruthRevolt for this developing story.