Being very Islamic and very violence minded is not an oxymoron…
Hasan Alam, a former neighbor of Ullah, said he had not seen him since he moved about a year ago.
“I’m actually very shocked,” he said. “Because he was a religious person and very quiet, not very outgoing.”
NYC blast suspect Akayed Ullah aimed to avenge Muslim deaths, source says
The suspect in the New York City subway blast Monday told investigators he detonated a crude bomb after he spotted a holiday display and did in the name of ISIS to avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world, law enforcement officials said.
Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, said he consumed terrorist propaganda and learned how to make the explosive device through online instructions, the officials said. He assembled it at his Brooklyn apartment they said.
There is no evidence Ullah, an electrician, had any direct contact with ISIS. But he said his anger over U.S. bombings in ISIS-controlled territory fueled his desire to carry out a suicide bombing, according to the officials.