The NYC Bangladeshi terrorist Akayed Ullah’s family has spoken out since their relative’s attack on the United States of America. Instead of humbling themselves before America, they decided to accuse our police of alleged institutionalized Islamophobia and express their outrage.
Bad move, if you ask us.
Fox News reported that the ‘Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed to Fox News that Ullah was admitted to the U.S. after presenting a passport displaying an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011.’
DHS Press Secretary Tyler Houlton released a statement which he revealed Ullah ‘is a Lawful Permanent Resident from Bangladesh who benefited from extended family chain migration.’
Ullah’s family said in a statement announce by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-New York, that they were ‘outraged by the behavior of law enforcement officials during this investigation.’
They go on to outline family members who were questioned and detained by police after the attack. It is not specified who the relatives are.
The full statement:
“We are heartbroken by this attack on our city today and by the allegations being made against a member of our family. Our family like all families is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all New Yorkers.
“But we are also outraged by the behavior of law enforcement officials during this investigation. Today, we have seen our children, as young as 4 years old, held out in the cold, detained as their parents were questioned,” the statement continued. “One teenage relative was pulled out of high school classes and interrogated without a lawyer, without his parents. These are not the actions that we expect from our justice system, and we hope to see better in the days and weeks to come. We also ask the press to respect our privacy and to give our family time to grieve this horrific development.”
It seems as if CAIR and Ullah’s family are trying to twist this whole attack into one big Islamophobia scandal. With the recent statements the terrorist made in the hospital it is hard to spin this one.
Akayed Ullah told investigators he decided to detonate his pipe bomb in a busy New York City subway station because of Christmas posters on the walls and in revenge for global violence against Muslims.
The bomb — made of: a pipe, a 9-volt battery, match heads, sugar, Christmas tree lights and screws — was initially reported to have gone off early, however Ullah said he deliberately detonated it.
Via the Daily Mail: Ullah, who was arrested and taken for questioning after the bomb only partially detonated, told police he was walking through the underground tunnel at 7.20am, between the Port Authority station towards Times Square, when he saw the Christmas-themed posters on the wall, which reminded him of ISIS’ calls last month for militants and lone wolves to attack holiday markets.
‘He acknowledges he purposely set it off then and there,’ a senior law enforcement official said.
Ullah went so far as to clarify ISIS had inspired him, ‘not Al Qaeda’.
Maybe this specific note was added due to the recent defeat ISIS has seen in Iraq, being pushed out of the nation’s borders.
Luckily the bomb didn’t fully detonate, because if it had experts say there would have been casualties and many more injuries.
The attack came days after Ullah’s Brooklyn neighbors say they heard a huge row coming from his home, reporting yelling and screaming over the past two nights. His parents have since released a statement saying they are ‘outraged’ by the allegations, and the treatment of their family since the terror attack.
Ullah, who was allowed to stop and pray multiple times during his interrogation, was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for serious burns and lacerations to his abdomen and hands but is expected to survive. At the hospital, the Brooklyn resident told investigators that he was inspired to carry out the attack by the recent flare ups between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Maybe it’s time we focused our efforts on immigration and not Islamophobia? Just a thought.