Faisal Shahzad sentenced to life in prison

Sentence was a forgone conclusion for the would-be Times Square Bomber

Would-be Times Square Bomber Faisal Shahzad, who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a sport utility vehicle carrying a homemade bomb, was sentenced on Tuesday morning to spend the rest of his life in prison. As the sentence was read, he told the court: “Brace yourselves, because the war with Muslims has just begun.” He later added: “The defeat of the U.S. is imminent and will happen in the near future.” Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, in Federal District Court in Manhattan, told Shahzad, “You are a young man, and you will have a lot of time to reflect about what you have said today, and what you have done.” The outcome of the hearing was a forgone conclusion, since Shahzad admitted in June he trained with the Pakistani Taliban and said he “pleads guilty 100 times over.”

New York Times