And they have Hamas-linked CAIR’s lawyer speaking for them. What’s more, it isn’t even clear what supposed enormity they think law enforcement officials committed. But whatever it is, clearly they’re going in hard for the “We are the true victims” ploy.
“NYC terror suspect’s family ‘heartbroken’ by attack,” by Tara Fowler and Emily Shapiro, ABC News, December 11, 2017:
The family of the man accused of detonating an explosive in the New York City subway system this morning said they are “heartbroken” by the allegations.
The explosion occurred in an underground passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, sending commuters scrambling to evacuate a major transit hub just blocks from Times Square. Despite the rush-hour crowds, only five people suffered minor injuries, officials said.
The 27-year-old suspect, Akayed Ullah, is in the hospital, badly injured in the arm and torso from the device that went off in his arms, law enforcement sources said.
“We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today, and by the allegations being made against a member of our family,” the family said in a statement, which was read in front of the Ullah family’s home in Brooklyn by Albert Fox Cahn, legal director for Council on American-Islamic Relations-New York.
“But we are also outraged by the behavior of law enforcement officials who have held children as small as 4 years old out in the cold and who held a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without a lawyer, without his parents,” the statement continued. “These are not the sorts of actions that we expect from our justice system, and we have every confidence that our justice system will find the truth behind this attack and that we will, in the end, be able to learn what occurred today.”
It’s not clear who the children and the teenager referred to in the statement are….