Ex-Denver Shuttle Driver Admits to Plot to Blow Up NY Subway

subway-photo-istockBy Allan Lengel

The former Denver airport shuttle driver who planned to bomb the New York subway is now a convicted terrorist.

Najibullah Zazi, 25, an Afghan native, admitted in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn Monday to the plot and said he was recruited by al-Qaida in Pakistan for a “martyrdom plan” against America, the Associated Press reported.

“I would sacrifice myself to bring attention to what the U.S. military was doing to civilians in Afghanistan,” Najibullah Zazi, 25, told a federal judge in a Brooklyn courtroom, according to the AP.

The wire service reported that he pleaded guilty to weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material support for a terrorist organization.

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