NYC Terrorist Followed ISIS Magazine Instructions Before Grisly Attack

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Update 2:20 pm: The New York Daily News is reporting that Sayfullo Saipov followed instructions from an ISIS propaganda magazine "almost to the letter" in the runup to Tuesday's attack. This appears to support investigators' claims that the Halloween massacre has all the hallmarks of a lone-wolf operation, and that they haven't found any evidence that he had direct links to a terror group.

The piece, published in ISIS's Rumiyah magazine last year, was titled “Just Terror Tactics” and lays out in chilling detail how to use a truck to maximize casualties.

“Vehicles are like knives, as they are extremely easy to acquire,” the article says. “But unlike knives, which if found in one’s possession can be a cause for suspicion, vehicles arouse absolutely no doubts due to their widespread use throughout the world. It is for this obvious reason that using a vehicle is one of the most comprehensive methods of attack.”

The story, which features a photo of a Hertz rental truck, advises would-be terrorists to use a load-bearing truck, to target areas that draw large crowds, to bring with them a secondary weapon, to announce allegiance to Allah and to leave behind a note pledging support for the Islamic State.

Saipov even left behind a note that was strikingly similar to the language suggested in the article.

The note read: “The Islamic State will remain."

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Update 12:50 pm: The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in last night's gruesome terror attack, did indeed gain legal entry to the US through the diversity visa program. Saipov's participation in the program had been reported earlier, but was called into question by New York Senator Chuck Schumer after Trump blamed him for supporting the program.

We now await a response from the president, who has said he now wants to shutter the program in favor of a "merit-based" system.

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Update 12:30 pm: Trump's vanishingly brief alliance with "Chuck and Nancy" has officially been broken (though it's been effectively dead for weeks) now that Trump and Chuck Schumer have traded barbs on Twitter in the aftermath of last night's terror attack, which Trump claimed was enabled by a "diversity visa" program championed by Schumer and the Democrats. Schumer promptly responded by accusing Trump of politicizing the tragedy.

But those criticisms haven't deterred Trump, who yesterday declared that now was not the time to be politically correct, from calling for the diversity visa program to be dismantled - even as Schumer claimed that it hasn't been definitively deteremined whether Saipov received his legal status through the program.

Trump also said that he'd consider sending Saipov to the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where high-profile terrorism targets, including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammad, are being held. If Trump follows through, Saipov would be the first terrorist captured domestically to be imprisoned in Guantanamo, which has so far been used primarily to detain suspected terrorists captured on foreign soil.

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Meanwhile, those killed in yesterday's attack continue to be identified. A Belgian mother of 3-year-old and 3-month-old boys was identified Wednesday as one of the eight people killed in the terror attack in lower Manhattan, according to the New York Post.

Ann-Laure Decadt, 31, from the town of Staden, was in the Big Apple with her mom and two sisters when she was run over by a truck driven by an ISIS sympathizer. Her husband, Alexander Naessens, told Belgium’s HLN newspaper that she was riding a bike when she was struck from behind by the Home Depot truck.

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Update: Reports of the details of investigators' conversations with Saipov are beginning to leak. While it's unclear what, if anything, investigators learned from him, one official told ABC News the suspect seemed “proud” of the attack.

Investigators spent the overnight hours collecting video and still images from traffic and surveillance cameras along the route of the attack, sources said. Those images show that Saipov drove carefully and at moderate speed until he entered the jogging path and accelerated; investigators believe that suggests the suspect knew where he wanted to begin the attack. Authorities are pouring through toll records and other digital records to see if Saipov had scoped out the location beforehand, according to ABC.

Saipov also reportedly entered the US through what is called the "Diversity Visa Lottery Program." In an early morning tweet, President Donald Trump criticized Sen. Chuck Schumer, whom he blamed for supporting the program, and his fellow Democrats, adding that he favors a "merit-based" immigration system instead.

Saipov has come up in prior counterterror investigations as a “possible associate” of a suspect in an investigation, but he was not the focus and there was never any proof to open a case file on him so he was not under surveillance, sources said. Saipov entered the U.S. legally through New York's JFK Airport in March 2010, according to law enforcement sources. He had a green card that allowed him permanent legal residence in the country, sources said.

The green card came via a government program called the Diversity Visa Lottery, which hands out about 55,000 visas per year.

CBS reported that Saipov bragged about his attack in the hospital and seemed pleased with its "success." Also, he told police that he didn't intend to crash into the school bus - and that he had hoped to run over more people. Police also revealed that they had found knives and ten to fifteen peices of paper explaining his allegiance to ISIS.

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New details about Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbek national who allegedly carried out yesterday's Halloween terror attack in NYC, are starting to emerge.

WaPo writes that Saipov moved to the US from Uzbekistan about six years ago, according to Dilnoza Abdusamatova, 24, who said Saipov stayed with her family in Cincinnati for his first two weeks in the country because their fathers were friends. Abdusamatova said Saipov then moved to Florida to start a trucking company. Her family members think he got married about a year after arriving in the United States and may now have two children. Around that time, she said, he cut off contact with them. Yesterday, it was reported that Saipov had three children, and had been living with a girlfriend in New Jersey.

“He stopped talking to us when he got married,” Abdusamatova said.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that Saipov arrived in Ohio in 2010 - a date that was also given by police. He reportedly arried from Tashkent, the Uzbek capital, knowing little English. He spent his early days in the country learning English and looking for a job. He eventually moved to Fort Myers, Fla. where he met Kobiljon Matkarov, a friend and fellow Uzbek national who was interviewed by the New York Post.

NYC terrorist Sayfullo Saipov

Saipov was reportedly working as a truck driver at the time. "He was a very good person when I knew him," Matkarov said. "He liked the US. He seemed very lucky, and all the time he was happy and talking like everything is OK. He did not seem like a terrorist, but I did not know him from the inside."

He eventually moved to New Jersey, settling in Paterson, where he began driving for Uber. By the time of the attack, he had earned a green card, granting him permanent residence in the US. An Uber official told the NYT that Saipov had passed its background checks.

"We have been in contact with the FBI and have offered out assistance," the Uber official told the Times. "We will remain in close contact with law enforcement and the FBI to assist with their investigation."

"We are aggressively and quickly reviewing this partner's history with Uber and at this time we have not identified any related concerning safety reports."

In a report that echos some of the vagaries surrounding last month's mass shooting in Las Vegas, officials say they are working to determine what motivated Saipov, who rented the Home Depot rental truck in Passaic, NJ only an hour before the attack began. He also had two facsimile firearms - a paintball gun and a pellet gun, according to reports.

Last night, authorities converged on an apartment building near Genessee and Getty Avenues in Paterson that was believed to be Saipov's residence.

At one point, Saipov had lived in Heritage at Tampa, an apartment complex near the Hillsborough River. On Tuesday evening, two plainclothes investigators were seen departing the community, WaPo reported, after interviewing several residents and others in the surrounding neighborhood. The investigators declined to answer any questions.

“Four FBI agents came and told me he used to live here,” said Venessa Jones, who said she lives in an apartment above the one Saipov rented. Neighbors at the complex said they didn’t know Saipov.

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Meanwhile, in a gesture of cooperation, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent his condolences to US President Donald Trump and offered his country's assistance in investigating Tuesday's Halloween attack in New York City after Saipov was taken into custody at the scene. Saipov is suspected of killing eight people and injuring nearly a dozen more when a truck he was driving plowed down a riverfront bike path along the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan before colliding with a school bus leaving Stuyvesant High School five blocks away from the World Trade Center memorial.

Officials who weren't authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity identified 29-year-old  as the attacker. They say he came to the U.S. legally from Uzbekistan in 2010.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev also offered condolences to families of the victims in a statement Wednesday.

Uzbekistan borders Afghanistan and is one of the most closed off post-Soviet republics. Previously, Uzbek officially never commented or acknowledged any security incidents abroad involving Uzbek nationals.

Meanwhile, the Argentine foreign ministry has released the names of the five Argentinian citizens killed during Tuesday's attack. They are: Hernan Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damian Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij, and Hernan Ferruchi. Another Argentine national, Martin Ludovico Marro, is recovering from injuries at Manhattan's Presbyterian Hospital. The victims were part of a group of friends celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation from the Polytechnic School of Rosario, Argentina. The government gave its condolences and said that all Argentines are sharing in this terrible moment of profound sadness.

Saipov jumped a barrier and turned his truck onto the West Side Highway bike path at 3:05 pm Tuesday and began a vicious 20-block run that saw him mow down unsuspecting cyclists and pedestrians. The sunny fall day along the Hudson River erupted in chaos just around the time students at nearby Stuyvesant High School were finishing up for the day. Saipov collided with a school bus carrying children home from the school. Witnesses say the speeding truck struck unsuspecting bicyclists and pedestrians while onlookers screamed and scattered. The truck then veered left toward Chambers Street, where it collided with the small bus, injuring two adults and two children.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during yesterday's press conference that there was no evidence of a wider plot. Elaine Duke, the acting head of DHS, released a statement to WaPo: “We have recently seen attacks like this one throughout the world," said acting homeland security secretary Elaine Duke. “DHS and its law enforcement partners remain vigilant and committed to safeguarding the American people."

Saipov is expected to survive, meaning investigators will soon interrogate him about his motive for the attack, but so far, they said, he appears to have been a “lone wolf’’ suspect: someone who acted alone after being inspired, but not directly instructed, by ISIS. The investigation is being led by the FBI with the participation of the NYPD.

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RumpleShitzkin's picture

Las Vegas person of interest shoots disabled daughter dead, then shoots the back of the head...with a shitgum.

Déjà view's picture

Dept. Of Education ended joyride...not DHS...

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

The over/under is 7 days. That's the time line by which we will learn he had prior contact with the FBI.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"He seemed so nice. Such a great guy. Then, one day out of no where, that moozy went stright-up Moozy on all those innocent people!"

Silver Swan's picture

He spent 7 years biding his time so he could kill 8 people?

He's kinda setting the bar low for a terrorist.

robertsgt40's picture

Another testimony to multiculturalism. 

jbvtme's picture

gotta admire the simplicity of the new terrorist business application yellow cake, thermite, fertilizer, airplanes, guns, bombs, ssri anti-depresssants or patsy's...just a rental truck and a religious fanatic with a scruffy beard...

svayambhu108's picture

He looks like a chechen

Killtruck's picture

He should be paraded before the court, the evidence should be provided, he should be sentenced to death, marched out of the court and hanged in Times Square - immediately. No appeals. A speedy execution, today. 

Anyone that tries to take his body down gets shot. 

Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms. 

We'd see less of this shit if the consequences were horrific and visible. Savages understand savagery and little else.

BaBaBouy's picture

How About A One way Ticket to Guantanamo Beach  ? . . .

Refreshments Included.

Ghost of Porky's picture

We know more about this guy after one day than we do about the Vegas shooter after a month.

We even have a picture of the muzzie with his eyes open.

IH8OBAMA's picture

It's obvious; terrorists are extremely stupid people.


loebster's picture

"terror attack, which Trump claimed was enabled by a "diversity visa" program championed by Schumer and the Democrats."

Now we know who's REALLY behind the attack and what agenda it serves. CAN'T believe anything you hear.

bobcatz's picture

Because the government is always behind these stupid boogeymen.

They create fear to control and consolidate their power over the sheeple.

IH8OBAMA's picture

"He liked the US. He seemed very lucky, and all the time he was happy and talking like everything is OK."

Never ever trust a Muslim no matter how much he appears to want to be your friend.

effendi's picture

It's obvious; New Yorkers are extremely stupid people (FIFY). The twat drove down a bike path for what distance and not one New Yorker was carrying who could of stopped him? Guess they feel liberally safe by banning evil guns in a shithole of a city that is only 34% white (thanks to "diversity")

Gorgeous's picture

20 blocks.  That is a long time to be rampaging w/ no one to block his truck in and jump him.

HopefulCynical's picture

It's time we quit fucking around with these people.

besnook's picture

yea, these fucking zionazis have to go!

gladih8r's picture

I'm pretty sure pigs like muzzie-meat.  Mind you, pigs will eat anything.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"We'd see less of this shit if the consequences were horrific and visible. Savages understand savagery and little else."

That does seem to have worked in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Oh look, American casualties!, we cant have any of that. Its time we destroy our constitution.

jcaz's picture

"Lottery" my ass- they shipped his crazy ass to the US the first chance they got........

Killtruck's picture

I didn't downvote you, even though you straw-manned me with a retarded premise. 

Behold - I, the bigger man.

Nona Yobiznes's picture

I absolutely agree. We need a return to public executions.

SantaClaws's picture

We could do public executions here like they do in Iran, hangings from construction cranes.  Lots of construction cranes sitting idle.

silverserfer's picture

Send a message, bomb his family. This should be the consequence for anyone who pulls this shit. It would be the best way to prevnt future attacks like this. 

booboo's picture

Bomb his family, Hell we may have bombed his sisters wedding two years ago.

Fredo Corleone's picture

And who signed this "Diversity Visa Lottery Program" into law ?

None other than President Poppy Bush.

JimmyJones's picture

"And who signed this "Diversity Visa Lottery Program" into law ?

None other than President Poppy Bush."

One of the Grand Wizards of the Globalist Traitor Cabal.  McCain, Hillary, Rubio, Schiff, Ryan, Graham, we know who they are and what they are about now.  Traitors.

IH8OBAMA's picture

Don't forget that asshole, Chuck Schumer.


Gorgeous's picture

"Schumer promptly responded by accusing Trump of politicizing the tragedy."

That's rich.


BOPOH's picture

The administration of the US and its zion masters are behind this attak. How many 9/11-s you stupid americans have to get thru to realize just that?

Chupacabra-322's picture

The mission creep has now changed from Covert to Overt Status.

The Scripted False Narratives have not changed one bit. These Pure Evil War Criminal Psychopaths at the Deep State / CIA have Overdosed on their own "Blue Pills."

The Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC's War Crimes are many & span decades.

The "Policy" of arming, funding & training Alqueda / Al CIA duh / ISIS /?I CIA SIS goes back to the days of the Mujahaideen.

This is merely a feeble attempt / Clandestine Operation of Highly Compartmentalized Criminal Levels of Intelligence used to formulate a False Narrative Script around a Psychological Operation to Gas Light the masses into illiciting a response of Anger, Divide & Hate.

Ordo Ab Chao.

Exactly what the Criminal Deep State Hq in Israel via Operation TALPIOT & The Yinon Plan expect & desire.

Activate the homegrown I CIA SIS terror cells alongside the domestic Antifa cells to distract, “divide & conquer.” Problem, reaction & solution.

All along it will be the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the Deep State / CIA manipulating Perception from behind the curtain as the Saviors.

BOPOH's picture

American sheeple sold its soul to the satan for the privilege of never experience any kind of pain. It is easy now to coral herds by lightly sjambokking them. Works all the time. They do not consider goyim as human. Perhaps they are right.

Fisherman Blue's picture

" Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms. "


Willam Money 

Killtruck's picture

Actually, it was a kind gentleman by the name of Mr. Josey Wales. 

But you got the idea.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

This. Total war on Islam. Cut their heads off and drop them over Mecca.

Bloody stinky bodies rotting on top of Mosques while the heads roll off onto carpet worshippers.

PrintemDano's picture

We should nuke Mecca 1st on their highest "holy day" and then drop these savages in the smoldering crater.

Gorgeous's picture

Wouldn't need a nuke.  I've always wondered why a cluster of of heavily laden drones haven't happened to fly over on certain days.

RafterManFMJ's picture

I assume you’re talking about Schumer?

The terrorist in question should be shot in the back of the head without trial, and buried in a pigskin.

Forty Six and 2's picture

You mean pigeons and rats.

There are no buzzards or worms in NYC expect for the two legged variety which can typically be found infesting the halls of govt, Media, and  various ____ Authority orgs.

The former only infest the streets and subways. They don't go hungry either. But sometime the rats, they get a hankering for some KFC/Tacobell.

yes, I know. it's easily confused for the CCTV security footage of City Hall.

MozartIII's picture

Just him? Or all of the like minded idiots that share his beliefs?

JohnnyHenricksen's picture

Head on a pike, Vlad The Impaler-style.

Stuck on Zero's picture

I'm wondering ... if this was a nice guy who went crazy because of a string of bad luck in business then what will happen when the stock market and dollar crashes? Will there be 20 million repetitions of this event?

Bernie Madolf's picture

Might as well as go mafia style and take out all immediate family members in front of him before the hanging

That would change everything

mrtoad's picture

If the evidence is provided we may find out who is really involved. cant have that now.

SoDamnMad's picture

Or at half time at the next NY football game we could make him KNEEL and then cut off his head Saudi style. Naaaa too quick. Lemme think...

Cloud9.5's picture

Is anybody besides me getting tired of the Duck Dynasty look?

detached.amusement's picture

it could also just be a matter of remote control the truck, claim someone heard al snackbar (let's nevermind about the rolled up windows and noisy nyc street), and then give the newly discovered perp the pep talk that he's cold flat busted unless he agrees to play the part of the snackbar, and then he'll be 'rewarded' later.  (no word on whether that's a bullet to the back of the head or some other random case of death, though)