NYC Mayor De Blasio Refuses to Call Attack an Act of Terror

Terrorism expert Kyle Shideler was at a counterterrorism conference in New York when a bomb went off in the Chelsea neighborhood of the city Saturday.

Beyond the irony of the time and location for such a gathering, Shideler told LifeZette he was struck by the number of participants who expressed shock over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s reluctance to label the bombing the work of terrorists.