Ten minutes after the Boston Marathon bombing, a federal judge sentenced Mohamed the Jihadi to 22 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to aid Al Qaeda in Somalia.
The mother of the North Bergen man serving 22 years on terrorism-related charges told The Jersey Journal Tuesday that she feels her son’s sentencing 10 minutes after the Boston Marathon bombing led to an injustice.
“It was at the same time, the same minutes,” Nadia Alessa, 53, said at her North Bergen home of the sentencing of her son, Mohamed Alessa, 23, who is in a federal correctional facility in Brooklyn.
“I don’t think the judge had any mercy in his heart,” Nadia Alessa said of U.S. District Judge Dickinson Debevoise who also sentenced her son’s codefendant, Carlos Almonte, 27, of Elmwood Park, on April 15 in Newark to 20 years in prison. “There was no mercy. If he had mercy, not even for my son, for me … I don’t have anyone but him.”
To paraphrase Inspector Harry Callahan, I’m all broken up about that terrorist’s mom’s feelings.