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Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30

Ahmad Khan Rahimi an Afghan-born U.S. citizen accused of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey appears in Union County Superior Court for a hearing in Elizabeth New Jersey Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30
Gerardo Duncan | 14 February, 2018, 19:56

Ahmad Khan Rahimi injured 30 people when one of his pressure cooker bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in 2016.

Rahami, prosecutors said, gave inmates copies of terrorist propaganda and jihadist materials, including speeches and lectures by the founder of al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden, and Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric who inspired attacks on America and was killed in a USA airstrike in September 2011.

"Ahmad Khan Rahimi will spend the rest of his life behind bars", said FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr.

"You have no remorse for what you did", she said.

"The nature of the crime was heinous, wanton and life-threatening ... it's inexplicable that anyone would do that intentionally", said US District Judge Richard Berman.

Rahimi was also ordered to pay $563,000 to victims.

Rahimi, 30, claimed that he was harassed by federal authorities while traveling in Muslim garb.

A second bomb forced the cancellation of a US Marine Corps run in the New Jersey town of Seaside Park.

Rahimi, a naturalized US citizen who was born in Afghanistan, was arrested after a gunfight with New Jersey police, who found he was carrying a journal with praise for Islamic terrorists and promises of violence. His acts led to a two-day manhunt that ended when he was shot several times.

Rahimi spoke to the judge, saying he didn't come from Afghanistan as a child with hate in his heart.

He described how his father went to law enforcement on multiple occasions to report suspicious behavior he had seen in his son, but ultimately felt let down.

"I don't harbor hate toward anyone", Ahmed Khan Rahimi said during a rambling statement in which he defended his family and criticized the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prosecutors and prison officials.

Jurors took less than four hours to convict Rahimi on eight counts, including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place, following a two-week trial. "He's proud of what he has done".

Rahimi is a naturalized USA citizen who was born in Afghanistan and lived in Elizabeth, N.J. Prosecutors describe him as acting alone, inspired by terrorist propaganda on the Internet.

Rahimi also allowed some inmates to view materials on his laptop or provided electronic copies as he spread "The Book of Jihad", bomb-making instructions and various issues of a propaganda magazine.

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