A video has emerged in which the man who attempted to set off a car bomb in New York defends his actions. Faisal Shahzad says in the tape he is carrying out the Times Square attack as revenge for Muslim fighters, “oppressed and weak Muslims”, and “martyrs”.
By Richard Shulman
Suspect Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to all 10 counts in the attempted bombing of Times Square, New York. Unapologetic, he portrayed himself as a soldier of Islam fighting against those who kill Muslims. This portrayal depicted the current U.S. wars as wars on Muslims. He admitted being helped by the Taliban of Pakistan.