The man suspected in Saturday's bombings in New York and New Jersey was captured on Monday after a frantic manhunt and shootout.But Saturday night de Blasio, a hardened leftist, refused to call the Manhattan bombing terrorism.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout Monday with police in Linden, New Jersey, Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said. He is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Authorities said Rahami is "directly linked" to bombings Saturday in New York City and Seaside Park, New Jersey, and is believed to be connected to pipe bombs found Sunday night in Elizabeth, New Jersey, sources said.
"We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
Of course de Blasio knows that Chelsea, where the bomb exploded, is a popular neighborhood for gays. Islamic fundamentalists are probably the most homophobic people on the planet.