Canadian gets 40 years for Islamic State-inspired plot against New York

Canadian gets 40 years for Islamic State-inspired plot against New York

Channel NewsAsia - World·2018-12-20 07:12

A man walks through the rain in Times Square in Manhattan, New York on Mar 7, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Amr Alfiky)

NEW YORK: A Canadian man who plotted to bomb the New York subway and Times Square and "create the next 9/11" in support of the Islamic State group was sentenced Wednesday (Dec 19) to 40 years in prison.

Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, 20, of Mississauga, Canada, pleaded guilty two years ago to seven counts of terrorism-related offenses following his arrest in May 2016.

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