New York City bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison


A New Jersey man allegedly inspired by ISIS and al Qaeda to plant bombs in New York City and New Jersey was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday — after complaining that he was discriminated against for being Muslim.

“I don’t harbor hate toward anyone,” Ahmed Khan Rahimi said during a rambling statement in which he defended his father and blasted the FBI.

Rahimi was convicted in October of federal charges stemming from two of the explosive devices: one that detonated in a dumpster in the famed Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, sending passersby running for their lives, and another left in a suitcase blocks away that didn’t go off.

Image: Ahmad Khan Rahimi appears in Union County Superior Court for a hearing in Elizabeth

Ahmad Khan Rahimi appears in court in 2017.