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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shankster's picture

The gubmit had their act a little more together for this false flag, since they mucked the last one in Vegas up so bad. This one they declared within minutes that it was a terror attack and that he was a lone wolf. Wow!

shankster's picture

ISIS, Antifa, snow-flakes and democrat party politicians are all one-in-same.

nobodysfool's picture

I probably shouldn't, but kinda hoping some of the dead are relatives of the libtard judges that keep blocking POTUS Trumps (temporary) ban on immigration.  Guess I'll go to confession...

Lord Raglan's picture

better still, one of those judges themselves.........

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Judges need forced attendance at reeducation camps in flyover country. There may be hope for them if we could just ween them from there ass sex cravings and fantasies.

shankster's picture

The only way to solve this is more diversity, more multiculturalism, more and more immigration, completely open borders. Make every place in the 'usa' just like Miami, San Fran, Houston or more like a cool libtard bumper-sticker...Peace out dudes!

Lord Raglan's picture

yes, more immigrants and more human feces on the sidewalks of San Francisco! 

Xena fobe's picture

More 10 square mile Chinatowns. 

Two Theives and a Liar's picture

NYC might have even more surveillance cameras than Vegas...and some of that video is now emerging.


shankster's picture

Gubmit is still working on official narrative #34.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Listen to the Alex Jones show of yesterday. Rental Helicopters hovering between the two hotels with transponders off during the shooting, roof top extractions, disgruntled mercenaries who are out of work since Trump changed direction in ME. Saudi military convention in town. Shit is too weird to make up.

Backed up by data from radar and aircraft transponder logs.

Jessica6's picture

Both police dispatch and air traffic control reported shooters on the runway too...

This is the first I've heard of the Saudi military convention, though they were already who I suspected of being behind this. Paddock was a money-launderer for sure, the only outstanding question is for whom.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

It kinda seems like everyone is scratching their heads on this one. A Lot bigger than the "official" story. Also mention of law enforcement drills going on. That would assist with the confusion and also have officialdom covering their asses.

NOT A LONE GUNMAN.... that is 99.9% sure.

I am beginning to think that we could eliminate much pro hired Government in intel and law enforcement (FBI, NSA DHS etc. ) and open source everything and rely on volunteers and local sheriffs and militia.

A lot of ugly shit is hidden behind "officialdom"

Omen IV's picture

The LV camera recordings from the Garage / Lobby / Elevator / Hallway of  the 32nd floor --- does not reflect the OFFICIAL narrative so they cant show any of it ...ever

mtanimal's picture

The stress of moving from Florida to NJ was just too much. Nobody warned him about the sub-saharan population and high taxes. Then, he saw the increase in his Obamacare plan this year. He snapped while standing in line at the power tool rental of the local Home Depot when the fat Dindu took a personal cell call after he had waited for 30 minutes in line.

my new username's picture

This investigation is leaking like it was run by the FBI.
Yesterday, we learned that a policeman fired his gun in the Vegas shooter's room.
We have seen zero videos from the most recorded city in the USA, of the shooter arriving with his car full of gun-bearing bags.
Contrast and Compare...

Jolt's picture

#4 warning sign of a false-flag event:

Mainstream media quickly names and demonizes the party or person involved.

It couldn't be more clear what's happening.

It also couldn't be more clear that a great number of commenters here are on a herding mission, paid or not.


Lord Raglan's picture

He just couldn't take the stress of being "discriminated" against here on account of his Muslim background and his beard.  He must have "felt" this "oppression" when he picked up white people as an Uber driver.  No wonder he snapped.  

Calculus99's picture

He ain't going to be bragging when he realises what Supermax is all about...

wally_12's picture

I was hoping the MSM would broadcast his execution on Old Sparky.

RagnarRedux's picture
Frank Salter(PhD): The War On Human Nature, Replacement Level Migration In The West And The Crime Of Diversity

Diversity + Proximity = War: The Reference List

Harvard Study: Ethnic Diversity Harms Civic Life




ludwigvmises's picture

Our two Apache AH64 helicopters were also very proud of their July 12, 2007 shooting gallery work.

BrownCoat's picture

"Saipov is expected to survive"

Good. Maybe our rulers can do a Bradley Manning to him before the send him back to is home country!

(They tortured Manning so bad he doesn't even remember his sex!)

Lord Raglan's picture

The world government strategy is to have us get used to this sort of thing, to make it ho-hum, like Europe and then no one will ever act to stop it...........that's the plan............Japan has no terrorism because they won't allow Muslims to emmigrate is THAT simple for them.........

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Japan has their own homemade terrorists.

Jolt's picture

#VegasStrong + #NYCStrong = Corporate Agenda = New World Order

This is working out very well for Hillary Clinton and all of her friends in deep places.

Joe Dirt's picture

Buy the new Xphone i. It will do a location scan & send text if Moloch is nearby. Also included: Notify Next of Kin App

bcking's picture

A good hollowpoint bullet is around 40 cents. Someone take care of this guy. Jesus, is that so difficult?

DaBard51's picture

Help wanted: ZH copy & proofreader.

"pouring" vs "poring" "through toll records"... (last sentence, paragraph 2)

Must be spell-check proficient, certified Grammar Nazi & successfully spell "homonym"

Low pay, lower esteem.  TWO ZH coffee mugs sign-on bonus.



When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

RagnarRedux's picture

Bill Warner(PhD): A Rational Study Of "Radical Islam" / Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret

JoeTurner's picture

Bill Warners books should be mandatory reading at the FBI, CIA and local police departments....the guy knows more about Islam than most muzzies...

Omega_Man's picture

Diversity Visa Lottery - sounds racist, who the fuck came up with this?

Is-Be's picture

One hopes hr gets a nice nurse.

Rex Andrus's picture

Deport all his known contacts to Uzbekistan. If this were China they'd all be dead already, except for the organ donors.

africoman's picture

#americunts or AmeriCAN'Ts? <<<amm addressing the majority>>>

Your I$I$ bosses are within aka Langley, don't look for outside enemy


Jeremiah Wright: "God Damn America"

Rex Andrus's picture

Now back to Mueller hanging with Hillary and friends

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Rope!  My father used to tell me of the local bank robbers being put in a wooden casket in the window of the local drugstore for display for a couple of days. We're way too far down the PC path of protecting the rights of the few at the expense of the many to say nothing of being completely disconnected from the reality of foreign nationals who just are unable to integrate into a high functioning society. Shit, there's a congress woman who wears cowboy hats who is unable to integrate into society and keeps getting reelected. Stupid is as stupid does. 

gespiri's picture

Why do all of these radical muslims look like ugly, smelly goats?  Doesn't the koran teach them about grooming?

bardot63's picture

They also fuck the goats.  And each other. 

nevertheless's picture

Rather they fuck goats, than be a Zionist Jew who fucks US!

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

They prefer little boys. But goats don't complain as much.

gespiri's picture

BTW, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BAN ALL BOX TRUCKS IMMEDIATELY!!!  Or pass a law providing background checks when renting one.

surf@jm's picture

This guy should be jailed in a Hawaiian Judges home.......... 

bshirley1968's picture

For the record it wasn't Chuck Schumer who gave us the current immigration policy.  It was another Jew from back in 1967, I believe.  Just google it up.  Don't get me wrong, Schumer is a sack of shit too. 

Blah, blah, blah......just hang the sonofabitch and be done with it.  Ask who wants to be next to get their neck stretched.

Call me when one of these "terrorist" kill someone in a position of importance.  That fact says a lot.

If the "authorities" aren't going to do their job and deal with these evil pricks.....we may have to.

nevertheless's picture



Every time one of these "terrorists" kills a bunch of "people like me", I know it is just to push the Zionist narrative, "be afraid"!


But I think, if someone was going to give up their life, why would they do it killing no bodies. When in reality, if they knew they were going to die, they would make it count, and take out a ring leader. 

bardot63's picture

He would have done some good plowing down pedestrians in front of the NY Times bldg at lunch hour.