The man charged in Saturday’s bombing of a New York City neighborhood harbors a hatred of America and the U.S. military, as well as a preference for the land of his birth, because “there weren’t homosexuals in Afghanistan,” according to the mother of his child.
Fox News identified her only as “Maria,” and reported that bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami didn’t pay child support and often railed against American culture.
The 26-year old said she never thought him capable of the attack that injured more than a dozen people.
“He seemed standoffish to American culture, but I never thought he would cross the line,” said Maria. “He would speak often of Western culture and how it was different back home,” adding. “How there weren’t homosexuals in Afghanistan.”
Maria told Fox she hadn’t seen Rahami in two years, that he hadn’t ever supported her or their child, and that as a result she wouldn’t allow him near their daughter. Once, she said, he referred to a character on a TV show wearing a military uniform as “the bad guy.”
Rahmani is also suspected in a bombing that hit Seaside Park, N.J. and his fingerprint reportedly was found on an unexploded bomb discovered a few blocks from the Chelsea sidewalk Saturday night. He was captured early Monday following a gunfight with police.
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