An Iranian man he found the explosives and was trying to dispose of them safely when they detonated.
Krekar told the Kurdish magazine Awene that he wants to return to Iraq to fight openly against the Iraqi government and the coalition, but that he lacked travel documents from the Norwegian government. The Norwegian minister of labour and migration, Bjarne Håkon Hanssen, responded that Krekar could leave at any time and that he would be given “travel documents within the day. He’ll also get money for airline tickets, taxi cab, and the whole deal.”
Qazi traveled to New York on November 24 and spent nights sleeping at a mosque, a restaurant and on public transportation — apparently reflecting his financial situation — while he allegedly considered what site to attack. The younger Qazi also tried to determine how big the crowds were in Times Square, on Wall Street and at theaters in the city.