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Times Square Bomber Planned to Detonate 2nd Bomb, Prosecutors Say

Faisal Shahzad

Faisal Shahzad

By Allan Lengel

The man known as the Times Square Bomber planned to set off an additional bomb two weeks later, according to court papers filed by prosecutors  Wednesday, which urged the judge to give Faisal Shahzad a life sentence.

The  papers, a sentencing memorandum,  said that Shahazd hoped to kill 40 people in the first bombing, which ended up being a dud. And he planned to set off additional bombs “until he was captured or killed.”  He was arrested at JFK  airport while trying to flee the country.

Shahzad “had every intention of delivering a powerful and terrorizing strike to the heart of New York City,” the court papers said, adding that Shahzad showed no remorse when pleading guilty on June 21.

In a 40-minute video made in Pakistan, he says, according to court papers;

“I have been trying to join my brothers in jihad ever since 9/11 happened. I am planning to wage an attack inside America.”

He then appealled to his fellow Muslims: “I also want to inform my brothers Muslim abroad living abroad [sic] that it is not difficult at all to wage an attack on the West, and specifically in the U.S., and completely defeat them inshallah. Get up and learn from me and make an effort. Nothing is impossible if you just keep in mind that Allah is with you.”

Read Shahzad Sentencing Memorandum

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