UPDATE: Would-be bomber says `war with Muslims has just begun'

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 3:33pm

NEW YORK (AP) - The Pakistani immigrant who tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square says Americans can expect more bloodshed at the hands of Muslims.

As he was sentenced today to life in prison, Faisal Shahzad  told a federal judge in New York that "the war with Muslims has just begun."

U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum told him she hoped he would use some of his time behind bars thinking carefully about whether the Quran really wants him "to kill lots of people."

The sentence was a foregone conclusion, since Shahzad pleaded guilty in June to charges that carry a mandatory life term. But the former budget analyst from Connecticut used his courtroom appearance to rail against the U.S., saying the country will pay for occupying Muslim countries.

Shahzad smirked when the judge imposed the sentence. Asked if he had any final words, he said, "I'm happy with the deal that God has given me."

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