The New York City terrorist may have botched his plan, but I.E.D.s can be lethal.
The media seems to be comforting Americans by saying that the New York City terrorist pipe bomb was “crudely-assembled” or “amateur.”
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MSNBC: [brief interruption in anti-Trump hysteria] A total amateur tried to detonate small explosive device today …
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 11, 2017
Remember the Tsarnaev brothers and the people killed and maimed at the Boston Marathon in 2013? They used a couple of pressure cooker bombs. And in Afghanistan, Improvised Explosive Devices (I.E.D.s) have killed, maimed, and wounded many soldiers.
A suspect carrying a crudely-assembled improvised bomb is in custody following a blast in the underground walkway between Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday morning.
The blast happened at around 7:20 a.m. during Monday morning rush hour.
Three other people suffered minor injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The other three transported themselves to area hospitals with symptoms like ringing in the ears, officials said.
The suspect has been identified as Akayed Ullah, 27, who was wearing an improvised explosive device, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said.
Ullah intentionally detonated the device, O’Neill said.
Ullah is from Bangladesh and had been living in Brooklyn. He arrived in the United States in February of 2011 and had a visa. He came in with his parents and 3-4 siblings and subsequently obtained a Green Card and became a permanent U.S. resident.[…]
He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. He suffered burns to his hands and abdomen.
Ullah made statements to investigators to the effect that he was inspired by ISIS.[…]
Pro-ISIS channels are celebrating Ullah as an “istishadi,” an attacker, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer said.
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