12 Dec '17, 6pm

New York City bomber 'did it for the Islamic State' | FDD's Long War Journal

Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old man from Bangladesh, has been charged with carrying out the failed bombing in Manhattan yesterday. He acted in the name of the so-called caliphate, according to a complain filed this morning. “I did it for the Islamic State,” Ullah allegedly told authorities after he was arrested. Some of the details cited in the complaint are similar to the facts that have emerged after previous Islamic State-linked or inspired attacks. Ullah’s “radicalization began” in 2014, according to the complaint. He “viewed pro-ISIS materials online, including a video instructing, in substance, that if supporters of ISIS were unable to travel overseas to join ISIS, they should carry out attacks in their homelands.” That message has been a consistent theme in the Islamic State’s propaganda. Indeed, the group’s first spokesman, Abu Muhammad al Adnani, repeatedly implored f...

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