ISIS Attacks Again In Failed NYC Bombing

The United States has had a few enemies in recent years. Being a global superpower that promotes freedom of religion, and expression can make controlling entities upset, to say the least.

Islamic extremist groups are among those seeking to control all those who oppose their rigid, and violent, ideologies.

It has been less than 2 months since New York City has suffered the last cowardly act of terror when Saipov killed 8 people by driving a rented truck down a bike path in Manhattan.

The Manhattan tragedy involved a deranged man who, through the mantra “misery loves company”, clung to the warped sense of camaraderie he felt when inflicting terror as his mentor ISIS incites.

Once again, NYC has felt the chill of a man gone rogue against this nation in a bombing that had the potential to clear a subway, but through a miraculous intervention only wounded a few.

Fox News reported:

 “The suspect in Monday morning’s blast at Port Authority in midtown Manhattan was identified as Akayed Ullah, 27. Ullah strapped a pipe bomb to his body with Velcro and zip ties, and it detonated in a subway corridor, police said.”

Ullah had intended for it to be a kamikaze mission, but the primitive device did not properly detonate.

The bomb was ignited with a Christmas light, matches and a nine-volt battery” said law enforcement officials reported the Associated Press. “They said the short pipe was packed with explosive powder but didn’t work as intended, and the blast wasn’t powerful enough to turn the pipe into deadly shrapnel.”

The bomb was set off at Port Authority, the largest bus station in the U.S. The terminal has traffic of about 232,000 commuters daily, according to Fox News.

Not only was it the busiest terminal in NYC, but it was during rush hour. Ullah, a Bangladeshi national who was residing in Brooklyn, passed hundreds of people just to get into his target position.

When the explosion occurred, thankfully no one was killed. The terrorist received “burns and wounds to his abdomen and hands” from storing the bomb in his jacket, reported Fox News, but was the only one seriously injured.

Fox News reported:

At least four people, not including the suspect, were injured in the explosion, an NYPD spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News Monday afternoon. Three patients have been released from the hospital.”

It is a blessing that so few people were harmed. It, also, goes to show the lack of intelligence in those who choose to embark on the dark journey of inflicting fear to promote change.

Ulsan made it clear that he was inspired by ISIS, but clear connections to the network have yet to be discovered.

Whether Ullah was acting on his own volition, a lone ranger with a chip on his shoulder, or under direct orders from a ranking ISIS member, the anti-American message was received.

As with any organization or group of people that make it their mission to disrupt the perpetuation of freedom, as it is defined in our Constitution, it is our government’s job to keep them far from our civil liberties, and our borders.

This brings to the surface the conversation on immigration again, as President Trump pointed out in his reaction to Monday’s bombing where he blamed the:

lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country.”

President Trump continues his statement, Fox News reported:

Today’s terror suspect entered our country through extended-family chain migration, which is incompatible with national security. My Executive action to restrict the entry of certain nationals from eight countries, which the Supreme Court recently allowed to take effect, is just one step forward in securing our immigration system. Congress must end chain migration.”

 “The terrible harm that this flawed system inflicts on America’s security and economy has long been clear. I am determined to improve our immigration system to put our country and our people first.”

Ullah is in the United States on a chain migration visa, according to a statement by the Department of Homeland Security reported  Fox News.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his official statement to the press:

This is New York, the reality is that we are a target by many who would like to make a statement against democracy, against freedom.”

It is understood that every person who has a plan to do this nation harm won’t be caught before they act out the crime, but more preventative measures can be implemented that would show favored concern for American citizens over concern for global popularity.

Our country was founded through strength and perseverance; those endearing characteristics have been woven in the fabric of the United States and its proud inhabitants, which is evident in the failed attempt to terrorize NYC.

Please let us know in the comments section how you feel about Trump’s response to the terrorist attack, and if you feel these attacks have disrupted American lives.

 

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