Breitbart: Akayed Ullah, the bomber who swore allegiance to the Islamic State and tried to attack the New York City subway system with a pipe bomb on Monday, has a wife back home in Bangladesh.
She told investigators in Bangladesh she was “surprised” by his actions and had no idea he had become radicalized, but other sources claim she was aware of his interest in radical groups because he actively attempted to recruit her as well.
Bangladeshi police spokesman Sahely Ferdous said Ullah’s wife was “surprised to find out what her husband did,” because he “never mentioned radicalization or planning these types of activities,” even though he spoke with her by phone from Brooklyn only half an hour before carrying out his attack.
“His wife didn’t know anything about this side of Akayed,” said Ferdous, as quoted by CNN.
However, the UK Daily Mail on Wednesday cited Bangladeshi officials who say Ullah did try to radicalize his wife, providing her with written material and recorded sermons from Mulana Jasimuddin Rahmani, the imprisoned leader of a violent radical group called the Ansarullah Bangla Team. read more