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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Stan522's picture

He did not seem like a terrorist, but I did not know him from the inside

Well, There's your proof this vetting is useless..... A total ban based on a cult religion is the only way. You don't like it....? Then fuck you!

Farmer Joe in Brooklyn's picture

To be fair, all religions are effectively cults.

It's just that this particular one tells it's adherents to kill all those of any other belief system.

THAT is what makes them dangerous and not welcome in our society.

Cloud9.5's picture

Precisely.  Love your avatar by the way.

BritBob's picture

They come to the West and expect easy money and easy women. And when they discover that this is not true find ''allah akbar''.

Stan522's picture

This isn't a financial, or match dot com problem. It's a liberal multicultural tolerance problem.....

Never One Roach's picture

Many come for the fat benefits and freebies offered here; free housing, free health care, free education, and so on.

 

Of course, the reality is it is NOT FREE -- hard working Americans are paying for these welfare illegal immigrants.

Cloud9.5's picture

As a casual observer and a mediocre Christian I have found my behavior to be sometimes at odds with the faith.  This creates a crisis of guilt and compunction to try and make amends for my errant behavior.  In the Christian ethos, asking for forgiveness and correcting your behavior is the pathway to absolution. 

 

From the outside looking in at Islam, it would appear that the path to absolution for the errant Muslim is jihad.  In as much as all of us fall short of the expectations of our faith from time to time, this simple fact makes Islam a ticking time bomb in any true believer.

sacredfire's picture

Can anyone explain to me why I don't give a shit about New York terror attacks or California falling off of the planet?

Stan522's picture

Not everyone in those two places are ultra Lib..... I lived in kalifornia up until July since 1969. There are plenty of great US Constitution, patriotic, Second Amendment believing Americans. Don't blame them for being outnumbered by fanatic liberal morons (redundant)....

NoBillsOfCredit's picture

They might not be outnumbered...voter fraud...won't cooperate with the investigation...

Pigeon's picture

All these fucking "lone wolf(ves)" don't count as TERRORIST-TERRORISTS, America. Go back to your Facebutt and Twitiot - and keep paying your taxes. You need to learn to live with these "one offs" to demonstrate you're wearing your big-boy pants.

MaxThrust's picture

Kwik distract everyone from the Las Vegas false flag fuckup.

Dilluminati's picture

I have nothing mean spirited to say to the President of uzbek, maybe he will pay for the medical care, ongoing prison costs, and any lifelong disability that the US taxpayer is now facing, a call to the victims families would be nice, just be sure that Maxine isn't on the line.

But on a serious note: The only fucking people kneeling were the fucking media!

Los Angeles Police Department officer Rosalind Curry performed the national anthem at game 6 of the World Series at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Oct. 31). http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8022096/world-series-game-6-natio...

Now all this diversity shit, I'm watching the game and Fox & NFL supports this cause, that cause, but when it gets to American values they're fucking awol.  I don't think we need more diversity, I'm fed up with all the diversity.  And these cocksuckers who give a moment of silence but can't stand for the flag shouldn't be allowed to play!  Take your fucking diversity and shove it.   And the Diversity Visas.

Anything the Uzbek president wants to do to make this right with Americans, like visit and stand for the flag is welcome!

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Diversity = codeword for white genocide

Infinite QE's picture

Why are you watching the game? You're part of the problem.

Xena fobe's picture

Baseball players aren't acting like fools. 

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Niggerball is fun. All praise ZOG.

Dilluminati's picture

Starve Rat Disney!  Cut the cord!

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Smash the bags of Tostitos donning NFL or baseball logos. 

 

Hey, the store is in on the conspiracy. 

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

All stand. Pledge allegiance to ZOG and sing its paraises. All hail ZOG.

sister tika's picture

Another "good" muzzie gone bad.

We need moar Muslims on the streets of America. Just 'cause.

Matchless's picture

Cut him up and feed him to pigs, take a video and post it on the internet and tell people this is what we do to those looking for their 72 virgins. 

UndertheDRADIS's picture

Wait until he comes out the other end before pressing the record button..

moorewasthebestbond's picture

TRAVEL BAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Any questions?

Infinite QE's picture

The narrative is a bit disconnected though. He should have had a truck load of bump-stock ARs.

UndertheDRADIS's picture

Another attack by a Satan-worshipping, pedophile-following, baby-raping death cultist? Isn't it great that judge in Hawaii made sure we can't be called rayciss or Satanworshippingpedophilefollowingbabyrapingdeathcultistophobic?

XBroker1's picture

Hoax Terror attack brought to you by TD Bank & Home Depot.

UndertheDRADIS's picture

New York cops' marksmanship is subpar. If the Garland police had gotten him, we wouldn't have to sit through the burlesque of a trial and then endless appeals.

Bai Suzhen's picture

Does Elon Musk have a plan for this?  That's the big question on investor's minds this morning.

slipreedip's picture

FIRSTLY my condolonces to the victims. What follows is not intended to make light of this tragedy.

The semantics and definitions are absurd.

If hes muslim or looks like a "terrorist" and kills a bunch of people, its terrorism.

If hes a white dude and kills a bunch of people, hes troubled, or crazy, or deranged and dont mention the second ammendment, hands off our guns, only good guys with guns can stop bad guys with guns.

 

delmar Jackson's picture

wrong! If he is a crazy white dude that kills a bunch of people we tear down all monuments and allow open season on any person who flies a confederate flag to be killed or beat half to death. Five days before Charlottesville three black people barged into a home that had a Confederate flag flying outside the door and they killed the grandfather and grandson inside. In 20 minutes of doing a Google search, I can show you a dozen incidents in the last year where white people have been murdered or beat half to death for wearing a Confederate shirt or hat, etc. You don't have white people going out and shooting nonwhite people with very few exceptions, and EVERY time a nonwhite person shots up a bunch of white people we have people like you saying the white people probably deserved it because they are racist.

 by the way, the FBI never caught the NONWHITE Middle eastern looking guy that was with McVeigh and Nichols witnessed by 6 different people over a 3-day period at different times and places right before the bomb went off.

 if a 100 white guys for decades keep blowing stuff up and screaming Free Mickey Mouse before they did it, I think we would need to go talk to Disney, not ignore reality and say nonwhites blow stuff up too.

 

Jessica6's picture

They also suppressed that the 2 Washington DC snipers in 2002 were Muslim. And when they were still loose and hadn't been identified yet, every "profiler" on TV was saying to look for a middle-aged white guy.

Xena fobe's picture

Look up "terrorism" in the dictionary. Sure, it's possible the white dudes were yelling Allah Akbar and left notes swearing alliegance to ISIS but how would we know that if all evidence is kept secret?

JoeTurner's picture

clearly we need millions more inbred muzzie trogs to immigrate to the west because we will be enriched with ethnic restaurants....

Pol Pot's picture

Seems that the Podesta story has now moved off the Front page.....how convenient....

WillyGroper's picture

that was precisely the plan.

see George Webb's 1st two vids of the day & you'll get it.

redmudhooch's picture

Our biggest mistake was inviting the Bolsheviks into our country after Soviets kicked them out.

Russia didn't want them for a very good reason.

The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel Written in 1985 by Jack Bernstein

http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/israel.htm

Jack Bernstein, the courageous and honest Jew who faced up to what Zionist Israel really is and exposed it. Too many American Christians (40 millions) are deceived by this Satanic Zionist counterfeit. They have been misled by Illuminist ‘Christian’ preachers telling them that Zionist Israel is the Israel of the Bible. This is a LIE ! 

 "I am an Ashkenazi Jew who spent the first 25 years of my life in the United States, the country that has given ALL Jews freedom and the opportunity to prosper — and prosper we Jews did, to the point that one portion of the Jews (the Zionists) have gained a position of political and economic dominance in the U.S.

  To fully understand the story I am about to tell, it is important that you understand what Zionism really is. Zionist propaganda has led the American people to believe that Zionism and Judaism are one and the same and that they are religious in nature. This is a blatant lie.

  Judaism is a religion; but Zionism is a political movement started mainly by East European (Ashkenazi) Jews who for centuries have been the main force behind communism/socialism. The ultimate goal of the Zionists is one ONE-WORLD GOVERMENT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE ZIONISTS AND THE ZIONIST-ORIENTED JEWISH INTERNATIONAL BANKERS. Communism/socialism are merely tools to help them accomplish their goal.

 I had no emotional conflict with leaving the US because I was still able to keep my US citizenship and could return to the US at any time. You see, Jews are allowed to be citizens of both Israel and some countries—US is one of those countries. The US government allows a Jew to be a citizen of both US and Israel. 

German Americans cannot be citizens of both the US and Germany. Italian Americans cannot be citizen of both US and Italy. Egyptian-Americans cannot be citizens of both the US and Egypt . . . BUT, a Jewish American can be a citizen of both Israel and the US THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE POWER THE ZIONIST JEWS HAVE OVER THE US GOVERMENT. 

By the time the American people realize that the war on terror was designed for them to be the final victim, it will be too late.

-Patrick J. McShay

 

shovelhead's picture

Bernie Sanders went to Israel in the 60's and joined a Commie Kibbutz.

He was thrown out for being too lazy to work.

Lol. True story.

Infinite QE's picture

and a kibbutz that worshipped Stalin!

Arrest Hillary's picture

Israel should have kept the Zionai peninsula .... after Egypt attacked .... like the did with the Golan heights .... the Russian Army Chorus .... would still be alive ? (lololo song)

dogismycopilot's picture

Chucky Schumer owns this lock, stock, and two smoking barrells.

The US Democratic Party is an ISIS front.

koan's picture

"Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during yesterday's press conference that there was no evidence of a wider plot"

Interesting how quickly they can say these things.

Arrest Hillary's picture

You can't get wider than world wide .... Jihad ?

Never One Roach's picture

The New York Slime news report struggles to avoid using the word 'muzlim" or "islamic" and simply describes him as a "truck driver."

 

lol

 

What slime editorial board they have.

Arrest Hillary's picture

This couldn't happen in Caliphornia .... Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law .... motorists must give bikers 3 feet of space cushion when passing .... circus employees only ?