2017-12-20 / Political Page

Dromm, Bangladeshi Community Condemn Times Square Terrorist Attack


NYC Council Member NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (c., holding microphone), Joy Chowdhury (l. of Dromm, back row), Democratic District Leader-at- Large Moin Choudhury (r. of Dromm) gather with members of the Bangladesh Society to denounce the act of terrorism that took place at the Times Square subway station on the morning of December 11. NYC Council Member NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (c., holding microphone), Joy Chowdhury (l. of Dromm, back row), Democratic District Leader-at- Large Moin Choudhury (r. of Dromm) gather with members of the Bangladesh Society to denounce the act of terrorism that took place at the Times Square subway station on the morning of December 11. Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst), Democratic District Leader-at-Large Moin Choudhury and Joy Chowdhury joined the Bangladesh Society and other local Bangladeshi leaders to condemn the Times Square terrorist attack that took place Monday morning. Akayed Ullah, a native Bangladeshi who has been living in the United States since 2011, severely injured himself when he detonated a homemade pipe bomb in the station. He was apprehended by the police and has been charged with terrorism.

“I stand with my Bangladeshi colleagues in condemning this horrific act of violence,” said Council Member Dromm. ”Akayed Ullah is an extremist. He does not represent the Bangladeshi community or the Muslim community, who soundly reject his hate. We gather together to proclaim with one voice that we will not cower from or be divided by such despicable acts.”

District Leader-at-Large Moin Choudhury also condemned the terrorist attack and said, “Mr. Ullah does not represent the values of Bangladeshi American immigrants in the United States. Terrorism is an international issue. Together we will fight against terrorism. We are proud to be Bangladeshi Americans.”

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