The NYC/NJ bomber, Ahmad Khan Rahami, said that he was ordered by “terrorist leaders” to “attack non-believers where they live.”
On Tuesday, Rahami was charged on four counts. They four counts include: bombing a place of public use, use of a destructive device during and in furtherance of a crime of violence, destruction of property by means of fire or explosive and the use of weapons of mass destruction.
When Rahami was captured, a journal was found on him that tied him to “terrorist leaders” and also explained his reasoning for taking part in this jihadist campaign. Excerpts of that journal were included in the criminal complaint against him.
The journal shows that Rahami accused the U.S. of killing Islamic fighters and jihadist soldiers in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
He was instructed by “terrorist leaders” to “attack non-believers where they live.”
He was inspired by several terrorist leaders such as Osama Bin Laden, leading terrorist propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki, the Boston Marathon bombers, as well as others.
“God willing, the sounds of the bombs will be heard in the streets. Gun shots to your police. Death To Your OPPRESSION,” he wrote in the journal.
The complaint added that Rahami wanted to become a martyr and he was concerned that he would be caught before being able to carry out a suicide attack.
The complaint also noted that Rahami’s social media accounts had jihadist video’s that were favorited, including the video, “Jihad is a Martyr’s Anthem.”