7,625. 10/5/2010

“Faisal Shahzad, who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a sport utility vehicle carrying a homemade bomb in May [1, 2010] in Times Square, thick with Saturday visitors, was sentenced on Tuesday morning [October 5, 2010] to spend the rest of his life in prison. Remaining defiant, and smirking as the sentence was read, he told the court: ‘Brace yourselves, because the war with Muslims has just begun.’ He later continued: ‘The defeat of the U.S. is imminent and will happen in the near future.’ ”

 – Michael Wilson, “Shahzad Gets Life Term for Times Square Bombing Attempt,” The New York Times, Oct. 5, 2010

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