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>> New York and New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was inspired by Al-Qaeda and praised its leader Osama Bin Laden. That's according to federal prosecutors who say that at the time of his arrest the 28 year old was carrying a journal in which he wrote Inshallah, God willing, the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets.
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Gun shots to your police. Death to your oppression. Reuters David Ingram is covering the story.>> In the journal, he talked about Jihad. He talked about brother Osama bin Laden. He spoke about Anwar al-Awlaki who is, he was killed in a US strike some time ago but he continues to be a popular figure online.
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Who spoke about Jihad and he also mentioned Nidal Hasan, the shooter in one of the Fort Hood shootings in Texas. He wanted to be a martyr. He was afraid of being caught alive according to the charges filed by the government. And he wanted to die in service of Jihad.
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>> Rahami was shot during a gun fight with police Monday morning, and has been recovering in a Newark hospital since then. He faces multiple charges, including the use of weapons of mass destruction, and bombing a public place. Authorities are still investigating. On Wednesday releasing this photo of two unknown men who authorities say removed one of Rahami's explosives from the luggage in New York, left the device on the sidewalk, and took the suitcase.