(Lifezette) -- The little-observed subculture in which aspiring Muslim terrorists — like alleged pressure-cooker bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami — reside is essentially a series of enemy outposts within American society in which those who want to harm America operate almost completely without restraint.
Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, was left alone by federal authorities — even after his own father warned the FBI that he was “fascinated” with jihadism and might be planning terrorist attacks. The FBI ran Rahami’s name through databases and reportedly found no definitive information.
Rahami was charged Sept. 20 in federal court with using weapons of mass destruction, bombing a place of public use, and multiple counts of attempted murder arising from the shootout with police that ended in his capture. At least 31 people were injured on Sept. 17 after the pressure-cooker bomb he planted in Chelsea, Manhattan, exploded. Court documents state the bombing caused injuries and “multiple-million dollars of property damage across a 650-foot crime scene.”
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