By Colin Moynihan / New York Times, May 2, 2019
Najibullah Zazi, convicted in a 2009 plot to bomb New York trains, will be released soon from prison after having provided extensive information to American agents.
He was a high-school dropout from Queens who worked in a coffee cart in downtown Manhattan in 2006 when a friend handed him an audiotape of a radical Muslim cleric.
That was the start of a personal odyssey that sent the young man, Najibullah Zazi, to fight in Afghanistan. There a senior Al Qaeda official trained him to build bombs and sent him back to the United States, where he and two friends planned a suicide attack in the New York City subway system.
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