Failed New York Bomber Angry at Christmas Posters

A terrorist, identified as Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant, who failed in his attempt to bomb a crowded public space has confessed that he became angry at the sight of Christmas posters all over the place.
The bomber had made the crude pipe bomb that exploded in New York City’s busiest bus station out of Christmas lights, it has emerged.
Failed terrorist Ullah, 27, partially detonated the weapon around his torso as he walked with commuters through Port Authority on Monday morning.
The blast injured three people, and tore through Ullah’s stomach. He suffered burns and cuts and was arrested.
Ullah has since told investigators that he was motivated to carry out the attack as revenge for violence against Muslims all over the world.
He said he grew angry at the Christmas posters he saw in Manhattan.
The bomb was initially thought to have detonated prematurely and partially, but Ullah told investigators it was deliberate.
Surveillance footage shows commuters walking through Port Authority when a bomb detonates.
New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, confirmed it was an attempted terrorist attack.
He said: “Let’s be clear that this was an attempted terrorist attack. Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals.
“Thank God the only injuries we know of at this point were minor.”
According to the police, Ullah pledged allegiance to ISIS, a terrorist organisation and attempted the terror attack to avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world.
According to law enforcement agents, Ullah said he consumed terrorist propaganda and learned how to make the explosive device through online instructions, the officials said.
He assembled it at his Brooklyn apartment.
There is no evidence Ullah, an electrician, had any direct contact with the ISIS. But he said his anger over U.S. bombings in ISIS-controlled territory fueled his desire to carry out a suicide bombing, according to the officials.
Investigators said the suspect had at least two devices, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.
The device that detonated was a foot-long pipe that contained black powder, a battery, wiring, nails and screws. The explosive chemical ignited in the pipe but the pipe itself did not explode, lessening its impact, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed.
Ullah came to the United States from Bangladesh with an immigrant visa on Feb. 21, 2011. He is a legal permanent resident with a green card.

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