Man Behind Mall of America Attack Sentenced to 15 Years

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The man behind the stabbing which occurred at the Mall of America in November last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Mahad Abdirahman pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree assault, for attacking two brothers at the mall in Bloomington.

Mr Abdirahman declined to comment when he was given an opportunity to do so by the judge. Last month, when he lodged his guilty plea, he said that he was inspired to perform the attack by the Islamic state group, and that he went to the shopping centre in to take part in “Jihad” believing that the USA was in a war against Islam.

According to those investigating the case, he attacked the 25 year old John Sanchez and his younger brother Alexander Sanchez, aged 19. The brothers suffered from serious injuries.