NYC bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison

Since Rahimi’s arrest two other lone-wolf attackers have carried out bombings in New York

A federal court in Manhattan sentenced Ahmad Khan Rahimi to life in prison for planting and detonating bombs in the U.S. states of NY and New Jersey in 2016, the Justice Department said in a statement on Tuesday.

"You have no remorse for what you did", she said.

Before lowering the boom Tuesday, Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman said "it now appears, if you put two and two together", that Rahimi was spreading his hate during Friday afternoon prayer sessions that Berman let him attend during the trial.

Afghan-born United States citizen Ahmad Khan Rahimi injured 30 people when one of the bombs exploded in Manhattan.

Rahimi, a naturalized US citizen who was born in Afghanistan, was arrested after a gunfight with New Jersey police, who found he was carrying a journal with praise for Islamic terrorists and promises of violence.

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"Mr. Rahimi just stood here for the last 10 minutes and blamed everyone else for his actions", Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Crowley said.

Rahimi's lawyer, Xavier Donaldson, argued that the court should impose a sentence of only 15 years or less on top of the mandatory 30-year and life terms.

Given a chance to speak, Rahimi, shackled at the ankles, portrayed himself as a victim, saying he came to America as a 7-year-old boy with no hatred for anyone and was raised by a father in a household where there was no mention of what his father experienced during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

One of the inmates Rahimi tried to radicalize was already in prison in prison facing charges of attempting to recruit for ISIS.

He said he considered Rahimi to be a danger to the community, citing the "hostile and threatening " nature of the bombings and the influence of "virulent anti-U.S." terrorist propaganda. Sajmir Alimehmeti was transferred away from Rahimi after being caught with materials from Rahimi's court case, including a USB stick with bomb-making instructions, New York Post reported. "He failed", said Commissioner O'Neill. "It is not." Rahimi was convicted on October 16, 2017, following a two-week jury trial before U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who also imposed today's sentence.

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