He wanted to set off bombs on the New York Subway, now Najibullah Zazi has taken the witness stand to tell his story.
An admitted al-Qaida recruit testified Wednesday that he and two friends were determined to “weaken America” by strapping on suicide bombs and attacking New York City subways.
The admitted mastermind of one of the most serious terror threats since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — a foiled plot to attack New York City subways — testified Wednesday that al-Qaida trainers taught him a “very simple” formula for making suicide bombs.
The father of an admitted terrorist was sentenced to four and a half years in prison on Friday.
An American-born cleric killed in Yemen earned a degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University in 1994 and gave non-violent sermons before attracting the attention of U.S. intelligence officials.
Prosecutors said a Saudi Arabian man who’d been studying chemical engineering in Texas, planned terror attacks on dams, which included 12 reservoirs in Colorado and California.