On Monday morning, terrorist Akayed Ullah launched a failed suicide bombing in New York City when his explosives detonated prematurely. Afterwards, Ullah's family had the nerve to victimize themselves by criticizing the New York City Police Department.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) provided insight into Ullah's family. While they say they are heartbroken over the attack and allegations, they do not criticize their son. Instead, they level their wrath at law enforcement who tried to gather information from relatives.
Albert Fox Cahn, the legal director for CAIR New York, read a short, prepared statement on behalf of the Ullah family saying:
"We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today, and by the allegations being made against a member of our family. But we are also outraged by the behavior of law enforcement officials who have held children as small as four years old out in the cold and who held a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without a lawyer, without his parents. These are not the sorts of actions that we expect from our justice system, and we have every confidence that our justice system will find the truth behind this attack and that we will, in the end, be able to learn what occurred today. Thank you for your time."
So their family member tried to launch an attack in New York City that could have killed an untold number of American citizens, yet NYPD officers are the bad guy?
The family of this terrorist is essentially defending his actions, or at the very least, minimizing them.
This is frankly a new low that should leave Americans everywhere completely sickened. We stand by the brave New York police officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect the inhabitants of their city.