Bangladeshi Immigrant Guilty in Pipe Bomb Case

A federal jury in New York City convicted Akayed Ullah, who said he was inspired by the Islamic State to set off a pipe bomb last year in one of the city’s busiest transit hubs. On Dec. 11, Ullah, 28, detonated a low-tech device inside the passageway that connects the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Manhattan’s crowded Times Square subway station, injuring four people.

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Are Hate Crimes Terrorism?

No, argues the founding director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism. The FBI definition of terrorism is already “slippery,” and stretching the definition further might threaten  civil liberties, he writes.