Faisal Shahzad sentenced to life in prison

Shahzad, who tried to set off a car bomb in New York's Times Square has been sentenced to life in prison.


October 05, 2010

NEW YORK: Faisal Shahzad, who tried to set off a car bomb in New York's Times Square was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

Shahzad, 31, pleaded guilty in June to a failed May 1 bombing in Midtown Manhattan. He said he received bomb-making training from the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and that the group had funded the bomb plot.

Court documents made public on Wednesday revealed Shahzad had told investigators he thought his bomb would have killed at least 40 people, and that he had planned to carry out a second bombing attack two weeks later. The target of the second attack was not identified in the documents.

According to prosecutors, he also admitted to using Internet webcam sites to monitor Times Square and see when and where a bomb would be most likely to cause bloodshed.

Prosecutors said Shahzad, a naturalized US citizen, posed a “particularly pernicious threat” and his prison sentence should deter potential future radicalization of U.S. citizens.

COMMENTS (41)

Shaun | 10 years ago | Reply I don't understand why someone would want to do this. He doesn't understand he was going to kill innocent civilians who have done absolutely nothing to him? I hear muslims and pakis/arabs doing this time and time again all over the world and I think is it religion? Brainwash? Both? I'm so tired of suicide bombings and terrorism,what do you get from this seriously?
Shani Syed | 10 years ago | Reply @ Tehmina Truly said : I always thought that to be a good human being was the core value……all five pillars are means to that end. You cant be a good Muslim if you are not a good human being, our religion is about being human and being merciful on fellow beings and no Muslim has the right to take innocent lives its the words of Allah you kill a single person (Not just Muslim any human being) you kill all man kind, You save a singl live you save all man kind. May Allah guide us all and keep us in his protection Ameen
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