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According to new reports, authorities in Bangladesh are saying the man suspected of trying to detonate a pipe bomb at New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal was not on that country’s terrorist watch list.

This, of course, is a horrific oversight and is a perfect example of why America needs to have things in place like travel bans and other kinds of penalties for nations like Bangladesh who are not taking enough action to keep track of evil men and women who are bent on shedding innocent blood.

According to Fox News, Akayed Ullah, 27, entered the U.S. back in 2011 through chain migration, something President Trump and his administration are now working to remove to prevent future incidents like this from occurring. Ullah settled down in Brooklyn and apparently had no criminal background check in his home country, and was not on any watch lists.

Here’s more from Fox:

“So far, his name is not on our wide-range list of radicalized persons or members of terror groups, both from Bangladesh and outside,” Sanwar Hossain, a senior counter terrorism police officer, told AFP. “We are trying to gather more details.”

Ullah also wasn’t on the radar of law enforcement officials prior to Monday morning’s commuter rush hour attack, according to John Miller, NYPD deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism.

Police reportedly were unable to provide much information about Ullah’s life in Bangladesh — a country, according to AFP, that “has been waging a war against homegrown extremism” in recent years.

Ullah told authorities after his botched terror attack that he planned the bombing “for the Islamic State” and was angry about the U.S. policies in the Middle East, according to the criminal complaint released on Tuesday.

The report goes on to note that Ullah began to be radicalized back in 2014, having allegedly looked for ISIS propaganda online for information on how to carry out an attack on the U.S.

From the information he found on the Internet, Ullah learned how to build bombs and planned the attack on the Port Authority Bus Terminal for several weeks. The pipe bomb was packed with explosive powder and detonated in the subway area under the terminal on Monday.

Ullah has now been charged with providing material support to a terrorist group, use of a weapon of mass destruction, and three other bomb-related counts. The suspect is currently in the hospital.

Contrary to what liberals continue to tell us, climate change is not the biggest threat to our national security. When’s the last time you witnessed an angry, starved polar bear planting a bomb in New York City? Precisely.

Anyway, jokes aside, radical Islamic terrorism — three words our former president couldn’t seem to choke out of his mouth — has proven time and again, with deadly consequences to be a tremendous threat to our safety, security, and liberty.

Action must be taken to ensure that people like Ullah do not gain access to our country so easily and without being properly vetted. This vetting process needs to be done by the individual’s home country too, not just by us.

Let’s hope the right changes to our immigration system are made and that scumbags like Ullah don’t get the opportunity to spread their hate on our soil.



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