Victim chews out Chelsea bomber in court: ‘You have no remorse’
The homegrown Islamic terrorist who detonated a bomb in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood claimed at his Tuesday sentencing not to “harbor hate toward anyone” — then got put in his place by one of the 31 victims injured by his blast.
Ahmad Rahimi delivered a rambling, 15-minute speech before getting slapped with two life sentences, plus another 30 years in prison.
Victim Pauline Nelson of Brooklyn, who was in her car nearby when the bomb went off, then accepted an invitation from Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman to personally address the fiend.
“What you did, laugh to your lawyer, you show no remorse,” Nelson said.
“I sit in my car and you can take away my life in one minute….God forgive you.”
Nelson, who’s originally from Trinidad, also told the Afghan-born bomber that they’re both immigrants, and noted: “I heard you…talk about your kids. I am a mother of four.”
Afterward, Nelson told reporters she still suffers lower-back pain from Rahimi’s attack and gets scared by sirens.
She also said it was a relief to finally get to chew out the Al Qaeda- and ISIS-inspired terrorist.