- Written by Dr. Bruce Hoffman, prepared exclusively for SITE
- Articles & Analysis
- Created: July 1, 2010
|“I am going to plead guilty a hundred times over.”
-- Faisal Shahzad
Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square bomber, had his day in court on 21 June 2010. And, it was a remarkable performance. Spurning both a trial and any kind of plea agreement, Shahzad brazenly pleaded guilty to all ten counts of terrorism stemming from his failed attempt to detonate an improvised explosive device concealed in an SUV that he had parked in the heart of New York City’s entertainment district on the evening of 1 May 2010.