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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Son of Loki's picture

Anonymous (unnamed) sources say this terrorist allegedly already received an invitation from Obama to join him and the wookie at his new house for beer with Kerpeckian and the Clock Boy. Hillary's buddy, Mr Khan, allegedly will be there also for their celebration, as well as Muzlim Brotherhood's Huma and Jarrett.

NumberNone's picture

Most likely found a link to the ISIS magazine on Facebook or Twitter.  Funny that ISIS propaganda or hilarious knock-out game videos are cool...but post a conservative dissenting viewpoint equals cutoff.


nicinackynoonoo's picture

And never target Politicians or Government Buildings.

Fake Terrorists.

esum's picture

multiculturism = pc talk for importing jihadis

this fuck was useless and never shoudl ahve been allowed in the USA...

castrate him and send him to gitmo for the reest of his fucking life

duo's picture

It will be interesting to see the reaction of the elites now that their home turf was threatened.  The high school where the Wall St and media elites send their kids and where they exercise was visited by the ITOP (TM).  It was no big deal when gays in Orlando or office workers in San Bernardino were killed.  Those were statistics.  Their own kids would be a tragedy.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ duo,

Blowback is a bitch isn’t it.

If they think the terrorist are bad just wait until the American People get hold of “them.”

sun tzu's picture

Why are we importing these goat herders from Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East? Is there a shottage of goat herders here?

Zip_the_Zap's picture

:) You do not understand why we import the people who will destabilize our society because no one has showed you the secret government funding formula:

1 imported muzzie = $10,000,000 in secret police funding + (Constitutional Rights - square root of hyper fear + docile population living in confusion and poverty) + unlimited jew and Saudi graft = 1%. Using this formula, you will have enough information to understand forever war, unlimited military spending, and $21,000,000,000,000 in debt and massive prozac and opiod usage. Alcohol and small pox took care of the indigenous North American population 200 years ago. Muzzie and Jew invasion + massive drug addiction and corrupt leadership will take care of the current population.

zedwood's picture

Just a coincidence that at the same time this happens Mattis is trying to get Congress to give the military an open-ended authorization to attack anyone, anywhere for any reason.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Zip,

“All done by design, all done by Agenda.”

U.N. Agenda that is. Ashame it’s not on Tee Vee. However, it’s right there in their White Papers.

MozartIII's picture

To convert or Kill us! For their prophits angel, whom instructed muhumpid how to F.... up the world.


It only works until we return the favor like G Kahn did. He should not have stoped.

charlewar's picture

muslim filth not smartest people, just murderers.

SoDamnMad's picture

Like in Belgium, the neighbors knew the murderers were up to no good but they WON'T call the police and report the suspicians. They will just bitch and moan that the neighbors hate them simply because they knew and didn't report the perps were planning on murdering as many helpless women and children as they could. 

WillyGroper's picture

dumbfk, he's involved in U1 shipping w/molesta & MULE'er.

muzzies ain't behind this.

Kidbuck's picture

So Chuckey, you import one shithead democrat voter to Florida and he cancels out 5 democrat votes in New York city. I like the math.

Jessica6's picture

It was mostly tourists killed, unfortunately. So no.

Moe Howard's picture

Were any Americans killed in the attack? So far it lists 5 from the Argentine and 1 Belgian. That leaves 2 unaccounted for, if 8 is the death toll.

land_of_the_few's picture

Well you know sometimes the West takes a long time to get them up to scratch before importing them.

SoDamnMad's picture

I see all the great chrts day after day on economics. Someone want to plot a chart of muslim vs non-muslim vehicle massacres over the last 10 years.

You can also throw in Amish vehicular homicides if you want.

Froman's picture

That is what the media ALWAYS reports.  You could have shot your entire family in the head, then beheaded them and put their heads on stakes in the front lawn (though that would probably violate some sort of HOA rule or local zoning code) and the media would come out and interview either one of your neighbors or a passer by and ask:

Media: So did you know the killer?

Neighbor: Not really, we used to see him around.  He was a very quiet man.  A bit of a loner.  Kept to himself but always kept his lawn nice and trim.  His family also seemed very nice.

Media: Are you surprised that he killed his entire family?

Neighbor: Oh, not at all, he spoke about it often.

Ristretto X4's picture

Thanks Froman - best laugh of the week!

WillyGroper's picture

muzzy dogpilers are so fkn blind.

GW has tied this incident to U1 MULE'er & molesta. 

but don't let that stop you from feeding your might starve to death.

Iranium 1...

NoDecaf's picture

Are you not entertained? The result of neocon forever wars. Fight them there so we don't have to fight them here... Remember that crock of shit they sold us? Iraq WMDs and freedom fries motherfucker.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

At least we got the Dept of Homeland Security out of it(cuz now the earth therefore the US homesoil is the terrorism battlefield). I sleep like a baby now knowing 'mom and dad' are watching over me, day and night. No SIDS for me!

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"Fight them there so we don't have to fight them here..."

Um, that was a neocon, fat-finger typo.

What they meant to say was: "Fight them there so we can really piss them off, then 'save' enough of them to import horrendous terrorism (disguised as a refugee crisis) to our country so we will then have to fight them here..."

BidnessMan's picture

Fight them there, but then offer 50,000 " Diversity " visas a year so they can come to the US with a minimal background check.  Makes perfect sense to me.

Scar Bro's picture

Well that right there sounds intentional. And while it's "lazy" to blame the jews... it was the jew neocons that started the wars and the jew libs that pushed unrestricted immigration. Now, a muzza will do what a muzza will do. If you keep putting snakes in my bed, the issue I need to address first is not the snakes in my bed.

a Smudge by any other name's picture

And furthermore, nigger jew muzzie nigger nigger jew jew muzzie muzzie jew jew jew nigger nigger nigger muzzie muzzie muzzie.

Read ZH comments for a week and you too can make big boy talk!

After a month you get to wear long pants.

rent slave's picture

They're what is known as a triple threat.

HopefulCynical's picture

Read ZH comments for a week and you too can make big boy talk!

Eat an uncircumcized dick, Rabbi.

Kidbuck's picture

Pretty sure Ted Kennedy the original champion of unlimited immigration was not a jew. Although blaming the jews for everything does make you sound stupider than a lIberal democrat.

Cloud9.5's picture

Ted was controlled from the beginning.  He was not the brightest candle in the Kennedy cupboard, but he did see what happened to his brothers.  Besides he did not want anybody to dig up Marry Jo.



Mr. Kwikky's picture

Remember those towers that were placed earlier this year:


"a spokesman for the MTA, told Politico that the towers 'host cameras, traffic monitoring and other equipment related to homeland security that would otherwise have been hosted by the former toll booth structures'."


InsaneBane's picture

Very good Mr. Kwikky, Gotham is run by zionist scum

Patent 6506148 Issued on January 14, 2003. Patent 4717343 etc.


DrewJackson's picture

Well it would probably WORK, if we would stop letting them get green card and easy access to Homeland.

Keep ALL MUSLIMS OUT!!!   Keep out people we are actively bombing!! 

  This would go a long way to solving the problem.

oddjob's picture

Probably easier to just stop bombing them.

BrownCoat's picture

You mean like Sweden and Switzerland? Oh wait, they have a Muzzie problem and they never dropped one bomb or deployed one soldier. 

oddjob's picture

They have a problem with Globalist scum hijacking their sovereignty, same as the USA.

land_of_the_few's picture

Doesn't matter if they did or didn't bomb anyone. They are enabling their Western pal bomber nations by taking in the end results of it all as immigrants.


"Sweden has been in Afghanistan since 2002 and has 900 soldiers there (February 2012). "

They are also in Iraq and various other places.

BrownCoat's picture

Well I'll be! I stand corrected. Sweden was in Afghanistan to help "rebuild" under the auspices of International Security Assistance Force. They experienced mission creep just like the US Read-My-Lips guy that sent humanitarian aid to Somalia.

Still Switzerland is clean.

BrownCoat's picture

"They are enabling their Western pal bomber nations by taking in the end results of it all as immigrants."

I think @oddjob is more on the mark. 

IMO, the migrants are just another scam to make money off of the disadvantaged. The Italian Mafia, the globalists, the Clinton Foundation (oops I already mentioned organized crime) get money from human trafficers, use NGOs to launder then money and make EU taxpayers support (and defend against) the migrants when they arrive.

The "bombers" are the Military Industrial Complex whose biggest concern is profit. They could care less how many military secrets leak to their opponents because a good arms race means more money for them. In other words, the MIC scam also makes money off the disadvantaged.

The Western populace has been dumbed down, kept ignorant, and fooled into supporting the globalists. The populace has very little control over the criminals or the government criminals. The Western populace isn't to blame. Their handlers, the elites, are to blame.

Cloud9.5's picture

We will as soon as the oil runs out.

t0mmyBerg's picture

That would be too easy and make too much sense.  Ergo it will never happen.  FFS, every muslim we allow in is a self inflicted wound.  Something the Europeans will learn to the eventual destruction of their entire culture and to the eventual end of civilization

BrownCoat's picture

Islam is a foreign culture. Their religion is just a part of a foreign culture (which also includes a foreign legal system and foreign political system).

Q: Why not force everyone in America to speak Mandarin?
A: Because we prefer our native language! (And prefer the America culture over a less better foreign culture).

Déjà view's picture

Q: Ivory Tower Of Babel...
A: Which one!?

Success of census credited to hiring highly skilled unemployed and help in 59 languages

land_of_the_few's picture

"Why not force everyone in America to speak Mandarin?" God Forbid, people might learn something :D

Xena fobe's picture

We don't need to learn the language.  We can judge by the actions. 

Xena fobe's picture

"Why not force everyone in America to speak Mandarin?"  It is being taught in many LA are school districts.  It takes years to learn.  There is no alphabet and more than 100,000 characters.  Words are distinguished only by tone. 

Let them get an alphabet at least. 

WillyGroper's picture

i'd gladly adopt their banking system.