Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani immigrant who tried to set off a bomb in the busy Times Square in New York City, will die in federal prison after a judge gave the defiant terrorist a life sentence Tuesday.
Shahzad was still fervent in his beliefs during the sentencing.
After being admonished by U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum about whether the Quran wanted him to kill many people, Shahzad told her: "Quran gives us the right to defend. And that's all I'm doing."
Shahzad had taken explosives training in Pakistan, but the bomb he left in an SUV in the busy tourist destination failed to explode.
Federal sentencing guidelines require that a prisoner sentenced to life must serve their sentence until they die, the Associated Press reported.
-- Lance Murray