The explosion, which happened around 7:30 a.m. in a passageway under 42nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues, triggered a massive emergency response by the NYPD and FDNY both above and below ground, tangling subway and bus service. Authorities described it as a terror-related incident.
The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, who is from Bangladesh and has been in the country for six years. Authorities say he entered the US on an F4 visa, a family-based visa, and lived at an address in Brooklyn. The FBI is now searching several locations in the borough.
The suspect in a bomb attack in New York City’s transit system Monday told investigators he had been inspired by Islamic State’s recent call for attacks in Western cities around the Christmas holidays, a federal law enforcement official said.
The terrorist group did not immediately claim responsibility for the bombing but statements have been issued hours or even days after incidents in the past.
Rachel Maddow stressed that it was the third time within a period of fifteen months which is enough to ruddle even tough city as New York.
The recent unexpected announcement of Donald Trump that the U.S. will now recognize Jerusalem as a capital city of Israel, was a huge political mistake which has substantially diminished leadership role of the United States in the Middle East, resulted in condemnation by the political leaders worldwide including U.S. allies and triggered widespread protests.
Unfortunately, it is also considered as a free of charge promotion of ISIS propaganda. Therefore, it is logical to assume that we should expect a rapid escalation of violence and more senseless murders in cities like New York and around the world.
Meanwhile, on the domestic political front, the focus is on Alabama elections whereby the Republican Party candidate Roy Moore, the alleged child molester, remains strong.
It seems that the “new face” of the Republican Party (Donald Trump, Russia Investigation, baseless attacks on Robert Mueller, Roy Moore) has divided American society to its limit.
Rising far right which caused a political brutal fight between the Republican Party and Democrats, the inability of the current administration to deliver promised reforms, visibly grown antagonism within American society coupled with weakening national security may lead to irreversible consequences. Possibly, it may include a collapse of the United States.