The Pakistani immigrant behind the attempted car bombing of New York City's Times Square will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Faisal Shahzad smirked as U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman imposed the life sentence, saying "I'm happy with the deal that God has given me."
Cedarbaum said she hopes Shahzad will spend his time in jail thinking "carefully about whether the Koran wants you to kill lots of people."
In response, Shahzad shouted "Allah Akbar," the phrase used by terrorists as they carry out their attacks.
The judge then asked him if he had sworn allegiance to the U.S. when he became a citizen last year.
"I did swear," Shahzad replied. "But I did not mean it."
On Tuesday, the White House expressed satisfaction with Shahzad's sentence.
"We tried the case in a civilian court, we were able to use everything that he said and everything that we uncovered for intelligence collection purposes," White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said.
"His trial served no propaganda purpose for al Qaeda, and only underscored the strength of our justice system," Shapiro explained.
Meanwhile, Shahzad warned that America could expect similar attacks in the future.
"Brace yourselves, because the war with Muslims has just begun," the 31-year-old told the judge during his sentencing. "Consider me the first droplet of the blood that will follow."