The family of the alleged New York City Port Authority terrorist, Akayed Ullah, has expressed outrage over the actions of law enforcement.
Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi national who lived in Brooklyn since migrating to the United States via extended family chain migration in 2011, has been officially charged with supporting an act of terrorism, making a terroristic threat and criminal possession of a weapon, law enforcement officials announced on Tuesday.
Ullah also admitted that he intentionally chose the location of the bombing because he noticed a Christmas-themed poster in a corridor.
The failed suicide bomber was the only one seriously injured by the explosion as the four commuters who suffered minor injuries have since been released from hospitals in the area. It seems that his wearing the bomb, it’s failed explosion, the resulting shrapnel embedded in his body, his confession, and videos of the entire scene are insufficient evidence for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization labeled as terrorists alongside ISIS by the officially-Muslim United Arab Emirates. According to WABC on Monday, the family of the alleged terrorist released a statement via CAIR New York.
“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,” the legal director for CAIR-New York, Albert Fox Cahn, said on behalf of the family, with the “member” referenced being the admitted terrorist with a self-inflicted pipe-bomb wound.
“But we are also outraged by the behavior of law enforcement officials who have held children as small as four years old out in the cold and who held a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without a lawyer, without his parents,” the family added. “These are not the sorts of actions that we expect from our justice system, and we have every confidence that our justice system will find the truth behind this attack and that we will, in the end, be able to learn what occurred today.”
CAIR was one of the 82 groups around the world that was named a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates in 2014. This put them on a list that included groups like Al Qaeda and Islamic State.
“We call on the United Arab Emirates cabinet to review this list and remove organizations such as CAIR, the Muslim American Society (MAS) and other civil society organizations that peacefully promote civil and democratic rights and that oppose terrorism whenever it occurs, wherever it occurs and whoever carries it out,” CAIR wrote on its Facebook page at the time.
In 2007, CAIR, along with 300 other organizations, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land case regarding Hamas funding, according to a Fox News report in 2014.
The Holy Land Foundation, along with its associated defendants, was found guilty of raising money to fund the terrorism of Hamas. CAIR was one of the organizations implicated in the case.
One piece of evidence in the case was a wiretap which was secretly recorded by the FBI. The wiretap evidence placed CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, at a meeting with Hamas leaders in Philadelphia.
How is CAIR still an acceptable organization in America, when Muslim countries have compared it to ISIS, and they’re actively slandering police officers for stopping an incompetent terrorist? Is it just ableist to punish someone that retarded?
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