“U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom told the Pakistani-born men they had taken advantage of the benefits of U.S. citizenship to plot violence and hatred against their fellow-Americans.” There is no doubt whatsoever that the Qazi brothers did not think of themselves as Americans, and did not believe that they were plotting against their fellow Americans, but only against the dirty kuffar.
“Broward brothers get stiff sentences for NYC terrorist bomb plot,” by Paula McMahon, Sun Sentinel, June 11, 2015:
Two Broward County brothers were sentenced to the maximum punishment Thursday after admitting they planned a terrorist attack on New York City landmarks and later assaulted two deputy U.S. marshals in custody.
Raees Alam Qazi, 22, who played the lead role in the conspiracy and cycled around Manhattan looking for bomb targets was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison. That is three years more than he expected under the terms of his plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
His brother, Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 32, who provided support, was sentenced to a 20-year prison term, also three years more than expected.
U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom told the Pakistani-born men they had taken advantage of the benefits of U.S. citizenship to plot violence and hatred against their fellow-Americans.
“You are a terrorist, evil in nature and evil in your deeds,” Bloom told Raees Qazi in court.
The judge also chastised Sheheryar Qazi for supporting “your brother’s devotion to al-Qaida.”
The men’s involvement in the terrorist conspiracy was “evil and reprehensible,” she told them.
Dressed in beige prison scrubs and handcuffed and shackled, both men were quiet and polite in court but declined the judge’s invitation to speak before they were sentenced….