NYC Terrorist Followed ISIS Magazine Instructions Before Grisly Attack

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Handful of Dust's picture

It's ironic; he intended to kill alot of American citizens, but instead, killed foreigners who were visiting New York----Argentinians, Belgians, etc.

Déjà view's picture

Ironic...Belgium muzzies...waffles me...Don't Cry For Me Argentina...

Two-bits's picture

Ironic is that they were instantly able to look at the camera footage from the surrounding area when clearly we know from Las Vegas that it takes months to see camera footage, if they were even recording.

jofg899's picture

Exactly!  After only a few hours we know all sorts of details about this guys life, videos of him made available, even a phot with his eyes OPEN....yet after weeks and weeks we know almost nothing about the Vegas shooter, have seen ZERO video of him. 


Strange.  (/sarc)

BrownCoat's picture

Dead is dead. This is a political failure. Our communities are not safe. Politicians just want to skim more tax money for themselves by justifying more "protection" spending.

Bill of Rights's picture

Hey Dumb fuck Obama was part of the Necon plan as his entire 8 years in office was war, so fuck you and your Necon bull shit.

Bay Area Guy's picture

Obama and neocon are not mutually exclusive terms.  Every president since at least LBJ, with the possible exception of Carter, has been a war-mongering neocon.

NoDecaf's picture

Bay Area Guy, thanks for clarifying that and taking my trash out, I owe you one. Who has the time to swat these neocon flies?Fuuck you fake ass Bill of Rights dipshit.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Stupid noecons, you ever notice they smell like dog too?

Jessica6's picture

Carter was not an exception btw. Look up the history of the BCCI. Or how the Saudis bailed him out.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

How about reducing illegal and welfare-augmented immigration to zero and the mass-scale, legal immigration of 1 million per year to reasonable levels. Oh, that’s right, trucking companies, meat-packing plants, construction companies and so forth just cannot put up with those pesky, American-citizen workers. They might not bow down quite as much. They might want a decent paycheck.

Sages wife's picture

Blasphemer! Criticism of "the american dream" is FORBIDDEN! If you must, shit on socialism or communism or unamericanism. Dismissed. No really, you're fired.

jofg899's picture

Why is it the people screaming "refugees!!!  Let them in!!!" are the same ones screaming "$15 an hour!!!  Living Wages!!!"  Can't they comprehend that the two lines of thinking (open borders & increasing wages/minimum wage) are at complete odds with each other??

Trogdor's picture

And the same ones screaming "How DARE you suggest taking vehicles away from ALL Muslims based on the actions of ONE crazy individual - you effin' RAYSISS!!"....... are in the next second screaming "That guy with a gun killed some people!! All guns need to be banned! If it saves ONE LIFE it's WORTH IT!" ... and then they go and get an abortion. lol.

Mr Twitch's picture


War is a racket isn't it... 

esum's picture


every last member of congress should have to serve on the front for 6 months in any war they start...

no waivers....dont give a fuck if they are 75 years old man/woman and feeble ...they go...


alfaafla's picture

WMDs did not exist in IRAQ, but if our deal falls through with Iran ... well...    Trump's supposed to not be a neocon, but he's still selling war. 

State actors have a new war, and it's the empowered global citizen who can manipulate your electrical grid from a fundamentalist middle east  state cave. 

How does being isolationist help win that? Ignoring them and allowing fundamentalism to spread is the most dangerous thing we can allow. You're whining about 16 years in the middle east, but it was for 1600 years that wars raged over religions. 



quadraspleen'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."

^^ This.

P A T S Y 

Cardinal Fang's picture

Looks like less than 24 hours.

So he was on their radar but didn't investigate.

Gotta love Team America.

quadraspleen's picture

But they found his note. Why not a passport?

Stand down. Case closed. 

Max Cynical'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."

"Feds interviewed suspected NYC truck attacker in 2015 about possible terror ties"

WillyGroper's picture

stop eating main stream media shit.

he owns 2 car companies, shipping co & is balls deep in U1 shipping.

E5's picture

American Patriot Children of Valor form human shield to save NYC from a surprise act of war from Uzbek.  America sends 50,000 troops to Uzbek as an act of friendship to Argentina.  Never Forget, Never Surrender, These Colors Don't Run, The South Will Rise Again.

Last Man Standing's picture

He attacked the school bus hoping to kill children. It was an NYPD Police Officer who end his crime spree, unfortunately he shot too lower and hit the terrorist in the abdomen.

Trogdor's picture

Well maybe we should put her (them) in charge! ~ Hudson

purplelama's picture

Yournewswire is disinformation.  They publish a lot of things with no provenance whatsoever, just FYI.  Dimitri Baxter strikes again!

War Machine's picture

Las Vegas witness death count is indeed curious

Her name was Kymberley Suchomel.

There's also, allegedly, a missing valet..

And a couple whose car, allegedly, went all Hastings on them.

They made the MSM

Now, sometimes cars hit gates and go up in flames and people inside can't escape and it takes the fire dept an hour to douse the wreck I suppose...

but it sure seems a little suspicious to me.

The LV shooting is most remarkable for again showing that the corporate media is allergic to real journalism. The evidence of multiple shooters is clear and compelling.

So is the curious lack of evidence provided by the feds.

200 rounds into a wall - let's see it.
why so few casings?
why talking about 1 shooter when audio/ video absolutely proves more than one shooter.
Why does media refuse to cover reports of multi shooters, the Latina woman escorted out etc?

Where do local LEOs turn when the FBI is a corrupt mafia with ties to CIA black operators and is bent on preventing real police work?

Brabbit88's picture

That right there is fake news folks. I'm from fairport NY where this happened and the FBI has not said a peep about what the raid was regarding. There's enough legit anomalies with Vegas shooting; stop spreading the garbage.

Eyes Opened's picture

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


Dats old news man....


BTW... Is dat Shia La Boufe ??....

Ron Blum's picture


How the hell do you shoot yourself in the back of the head with a 12-gauge???

GETrDun's picture

What's a shitgum? You got autocorrected!

sgt_doom's picture



The Allahu Akbar Killers:  Like Us on Facebook

All this time, money and effort is directed at Russians and Facebook --- and yes, they did buy a bunch of Facebook adds before the last election and attempt to influence those idiots on Facebook (yeah, that may be a sizeable chunk of America, but nevertheless, idiots are idiots), but having Robert Mueller as the special prosecutor is like having Eichmann or Goebbels as special prosecutor of the Nazis at the Nuremberg trials.  (OK, I plagiarized this line; I plagiarize the good stuff!)

Facebook is, in actuality, doing exactly what American newspapers and TV media have long been doing:  a senior editor on a city newspaper once explained this to me when I called him to complain about a bullcrap story.  He explained that he --- as the interviewer, and the newspaper --- weren't legally responsible for the lies spewed by the industry representative he was interviewing --- she was!  Therefore, they could publish all the fiction they wished to.  (I was taken aback by his forthrightness --- completely unexpected!)

So by extension, Facebook isn't --- to their minds --- responsible for how their software tools are utilized --- the same way Philo Remington wasn't responsible every time an innocent was shot with a Remington.

That's why CBS/Fox/NPR/PBS/ABC/CNN has on stooges from the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, Brookings, the AEI or CEI spewing bullcrap --- they aren't responsible for their propaganda.  (Yet they really are because the Fake News Network consists of those few corporations which own the major news outlets, and its the super-rich owners who also finance those so-called think tanks, which supply the so-called news --- while the financing consists of "charitable contributions" deducted from their taxes by the super-rich, also referred to by the Fake News stations as "philanthropists" --- thus they are using OPM, or Other People's Money, as usual (that is, the government/taxpayers) to finance part or most of their Fake News Network!  So organizations existing on charitable donations from the Koch brothers, report on Koch brothers financed PRI shows or NPR or PBS outright, thus your closed circle of propaganda.  Works the same with Peter G. Peterson, Murdoch, the Bonnier family of Sweden, etc.)

Just the other day on Fake News (both CBS and NPR) I heard the fiction repeated about the "national outrage" against the wardrobe malfunction of Janet Jackson during the Superbowl years ago --- long after it was proven that those thousands of complaining emails originated from three guys in a rightwing, astroturf office, financed by the Koch brothers.  Yet Fake News (that's American Fake News, not Russian Fake News) continues to repeat this false and divisive propaganda!

Fake News keeps telling us what a wonderful prosecutor Robert Mueller is --- after he's wasted millions (well over one hundred million, and that's a conservative estimate) in bungled prosecutions over the years!  Fake News doesn't tell us that he is Richard Bissell's grandnephew (by marriage, not consanguinity), that he was chummy with the Whitey Bulger Gang, that his wife's maiden name is Cabell (Gen. Charles Cabell, once deputy director of the CIA, was fired by President Kennedy, and Cabell's brother was Earle Cabell, mayor of Dallas on November of 1963); that his family fortune (Truesdale) dates back to bombing rival oil refineries for the Rockefellers; that he was appointed chief of the DoJ's criminal division by President George H.W. Bush when the investigation into the BCCI was getting to close to the White House --- there's far too much Fake News never tells us --- purposely!

New York's Andrew Cuomo calls the latest Allahu Akbar killer --- who has been in the USA less than seven years --- a "domestic terrorist" and a "domestic jihadi"? 

Uff da, Cuomo!  If he's not a US citizen, he's not domestic!

Greatest sympathies to the families and friends of the deceased and injured from Argentina, Belgium and America.

Since 2012, there have been over 3,270,000,000 (that's over 3 billion, 270 million) hacks of America, including corporations, companies, retail chains, government agencies at all levels, banks and individuals.  (Someone's been keeping count, you Fake News bitchez!)  Time for massive personnel purges at DHS, FBI, NSA, CIA and DIA.

And please never forget:  under President Obama, for the first time in US history it became legal for the government to propagandize the citizenry.  I repeat, under Obama it became legal for elements within the US government to access government funds to propagandize the populace!

And that's what should give us all pause about all the attention focused on Russian Fake News --- by American Fake News!


And now for some Real News . . .

Operation Cyclone below:


BOPOH's picture

I am just curious, why they never kill any representative of any government?


Why they are so stupid, those terrorists? Are they?

WillyGroper's picture

YNW/baxter DIMitry is not credible!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ecclesia Militans's picture

I met a few Uzbek soldiers in Hairatan in northern Afghanistan - huge mofos with big shit eating grins and hands like baseball gloves, falling over themselves telling me how much they liked the US and wanted to move here.  Any of those peoples from in and around tha Bactrian plain are some badass fighters, but this guy may be a remnant of white Russian stock based on his name so he may be ethnically different.

jme540's picture

I read similar stories about Jewish stock from 1930's.


otschelnik's picture

The suspect doesn't look like an Uzbek who are a Turkish people.  A name like Saifullo Saipov - sounds like Tadjik. 


tmosley's picture

Evict all the desert monkeys back to their fucking desert.

Getting real tired of this shit.

clade7's picture

He might not be a Muzzie at all!  Just a normal Hillbilly without the floppy hat and the corncob pipe?

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Looks like one to me, stupid as one too ...

BigWillyStyle887's picture


UndertheDRADIS's picture

I know a nice Greek joint that can handle it.

HRClinton's picture


Saipov also reportedly entered the US through what is called the "Dieversity Visa Lottery Program."

css1971's picture


Anyone? ... Anyone?

NoWayJose's picture

He is a Muzzie. The people he killed were not. Enough motive?

Offthebeach's picture

"We can never lnow his true motives...."

( Any  and all .gov "security" hacks )

lester1's picture

I'm sure he's a registered Democrat who voted for Hillary since New York does not verify citizenship when you register to vote. That's why Obama created a "diversity Visa"..


Kris Kobach, if you're reading  this check his voter status!

curbjob's picture


"That's why Obama created a "diversity Visa"


I'm not saying that you're a dumb cunt  ... however,

"The Diversity Immigrant Visa program, also known as the green card lottery, is a United States congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. The Immigration Act of 1990 established the current and permanent Diversity Visa (DV) program."