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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Dratpmurt's picture

We should just keep dropping bombs on Mooselums until the fall into line. Could take a few 1000 years. they are not a very forgiving people. We bombed the living shit out of Veitnam back in the 60's and they fucking love us now.

south40_dreams's picture

The only result from this will be the new New York City bikepaths that are difficult to manuever and enjoy.

Two Theives and a Liar's picture


I SWEAR I don't know how bleach got mixed up in his IV bag!...


aloha_snakbar's picture

What if all of these vehicle attacks are being silently staged by the proponents of self driving cars, to prepare the general public for the death and general mayhem that will ensue from their adoption?

konadog's picture

I think so. The CIA has programmed ISIS for car attacks because it's a huge win for the deep state. They keep citizens fearful of terrorism so the unconstitutional NSA/CIA/DHS/FBI surveillance grid remains unchallenged, the moar war machine continues to rake in $trillions in tax dollars to "keep us safe", and they get the self-driving cars that further enhance the control grid.

facingfacts 2016's picture

I would think not renting trucks to muzzies would be a beginning. A 50 year moratorium on immigration would be my next step. Recall on green cards would be in the mix, but all that makes too much sense. 

shinobi-7's picture

"Nice guy!" NY was lucky to get the nice guy! Imagine how are the others! There is a simple solution: Fewer muslims!

Salzburg1756's picture

100 of them for every 1 of us

Every time a muslim kills one of us we should round 100 muzzies and execute them, and we should begin with imams. If they kill 10 of us, we kill 1000 of them.

Of course, we would not need to do this if we were sensible enough simply to expel all muzzies (and jews) from traditionally white Christian countries.

Ifitfits's picture

'Sayfullo Saipov was among the many beneficiaries of the west's suicide by virtue-signaling. "Sayfullo" is a Central Asian rendering of "Saifallah" - or "Sword of Allah". Hmm, what a fascinating name! Do you think whichever brain-dead bureaucrat who gave Sword of Allah's online Green Card application the once-over (assuming anyone did) so much as gave the name a second glance?' - Steynonline

nevertheless's picture

Because the so called bureaucrats need these puppets to use for their false flags, so they can push their wars on the Middle East.


And while the Muslims and Christians fight, the Zionists sit back and egg each side on. 


America is falling apart, our borders are wide open, and we are becoming a Latino nation, while Israel keeps growing and getting stronger, what is wrong with this picture...

Richy's picture

"He eventually moved to New Jersey, settling in Paterson"

Paterson Paterson Paterson

Why does that ring a bell?

Because it's where Trump correctly said Muslims were celebrating 9-11

LeftandRightareWrong's picture

Why is that Trump ALWAYS seems to be right.

Don Pancho's picture

The Death penalty!!!!! one month tops 

Xena fobe's picture

Send him to Uzbekistan.  Justice will be swift.

nevertheless's picture

If Islam is so "radical" why is the Americans attacking everyone? Far more of the Middle East has been harmed than America, or Israel. 


The truth is, Zionism rules America, and America has been turned into a weapon for Israel. 


It says a lot that a nation with the most expensive military in human history, yet OUR BORDERS ARE WIDE OPEN! 


The Zionists push us into wars in the Middle East, based on their false flag attacks upon America and the West.



VZ58's picture

Yeah, fine no one is arguing that. But maybe focus on the problem of the Religion of Peace why don't ya? When are people going to reaize that its adherents want to destroy the West? Why is the West letting these losers into their countries? Stopped side stepping the issue at hand!

nevertheless's picture

The only thing you fake Zionist paid trolls can do is "vote down", because you can't argue against the truth!


ZH has so many paid ZioTrolls, the cost of success, popular web sites attract Zionist paid trolls, like flies to shit. 


ZioTrolls, love Israel, love Wall Street, LOVE MASS LATINO MASS MIGRATION (it says a lot about ZH that while mass immigration is the greatest threat to America, and Americans are most angry about it, yet ZH rarely mentions it).


But where ZioTrolls really shine is how they play both sides: On a conservative web site they are posting how "anti-establishment Trump is, how evil Muslims are, how evil gays are, how evil blacks are", and on liberal web sites, they demonize Trump, praise Sharia law, forced gay teaching in schools, and praise's all about divide and conquer. 

Pollygotacracker's picture

His ex-wife and kids are probably on welfare. When I think of how much money has been spent in this country on ungrateful, third world shit hole, failed state immigrants it makes me want to chuck my cookies. What a waste of money. 

nevertheless's picture

And who made them a failed state?


You ignoramuses who ignore America (Israel's puppet) role in destroying the Middle East, and driving mass migration, either do so because you are ignorant, or because you are trying to push that Zionist narrative. 

Xena fobe's picture

Their culture.  Our presence is only a recent occurrence.

Most people are content with the status quo.  Unless they hear of a free ride available elsewhere. 

pine_marten's picture

Just a part of the plan to pauperize America. The globalists have done this to Europe.

Falconsixone's picture

I'm sure he'll be pleased with Bubba's success the rest of his life.

aardvarkk's picture

Bubba would be nuts to molest this guy.  He is FUGLY.

old_cynic's picture

the suspect seemed “proud” of the attack

Should have shot him in the head. Not too late for that, hopefully. Would be nuts to have taxpayers pay for his room/board/healthcare/etc the rest of his life.

VZ58's picture

Yes that will help. People forget that these are devout Muslims who believe that they are doing Allah's work. That's what the West doesn't get. They will never stop until told to do so by their Imams. The only way to stop this is to publicly execute every terrorist and then to go after all Maddrasas and their Imams and oulaw/jail them or even better deport them via one way helicopter rides. Playing nice will never work if ou leave the leaders to continue preaching their hatred.

LeftandRightareWrong's picture

Yes, they think THEY are right, that their way of life is under threat by the West.

nevertheless's picture

ZH just parrots this nonsense. 

King of Ruperts Land's picture

This is a Mohammad problem. Mohammad is the bloodthirsty terrorist, rapist, beheading, pedophile. You have to ban Mohammad and kick him out of the Western Civilized countries. Then you have to treat any person or organization that follows in the ways of Mohammad, or sympathizes with those who do, as a member or supporter of a banned terrorist organization.

That is what needs to be done. It has worked in the past and can work to restore peace again.

Robert Trip's picture

Are there no American "men" anymore?

When the slimy little prick bragged about his success no one in the room punched the motherfucker in the mouth?

Xena fobe's picture

The doctors are probably Indian and Chinese.  The nurses Filippinos.  They don't give a damn.

VZ58's picture

Nothing of any significance will be done to protect Americans until some really top politicians are killed by these jihadists. 

HRH Feant2's picture

Along with some top anchors / journos.

VZ58's picture

Even better. That WOULD get action right away. Cruise missles galore and neocon love, no doubt! 

Robert Trip's picture

Well, it happened in New York after all.

Maybe the guy will get off light with some counseling sessions backed up with support systems and community service.

Or he could just walk.

RagnarRedux's picture

UK (2006): 40% Of Muslims Want Sharia Law

US: 51% Of U.S. Muslims Want Sharia; 25% Okay With Violence Against Americans

smacker's picture

Therefore 40% of Moslems in the UK and 51% in the US need to be deported, because there is no way that Sharia law can operate alongside our existing legal systems. Another 25% in the US who support violence against citizens of their host country also need to be deported.

RagnarRedux's picture

I'm ok with deporting ALL of them, as well as illegals. 

Jessica6's picture

Spain did just that in 1492 and went on to rule a big part of the world for a century.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

The WHOLE Mohammedan crowd needs to go. Every last one. Kick Mohammad out. Islam is at odds and incompatible with the American constitution establishment clause. Its prophet is a bloodthirsty terrorist.

The framers of the constitution are turning in their graves over the modern farce of trying to stick Mohammad under the word "religion". What a Trojan horse that is.

You can say: "I know some Muslims. They seem nice"
So what. Do they revere and follow in the way of Mohammad?
Well, Mohammad is a bloodthirsty terrorist. I rest my case. That cannot be permitted in America.

homonohumanus's picture

It is weird as asoon as some destabilizing info appears on the topic of the deep state something "unexpected" and crazy happens.

9/11 => shooting in Las Vegas

JFK and validation of the nothing less then "THE" plot threory though official govermental data => BS in New-York.

Fucking weird, odds are a marvelous thing...

ffed's picture

DUH, I keep saying these are actors, of course its a SUCCESS, the sheep BELIEVE this shit.  Video breakdown soon! 

SantaClaws's picture

If this guy had tried to drive over eight people in any part of NYC but Manhattan, the (illegally) armed locals likely would have stopped him cold.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

In a liberal hell hole like NYC, a citizen/slave defending innocents with a firearm is a bigger crime than being an orthodox Muslim on a holy mission for Allah.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Gov. Andrew Cuomo demonstrates that he is a totally incompetent fool when he said during yesterday's press conference that there was no evidence of a wider plot.

He only need study the political history of Islam, the life of Mohammad, the Koran, the hadiths, the sermons of the imams, the teachings in the madrases, the literature of ISIS and the laws and customs in Islamic countries to see that their clearly is a wider plot and this adherents actions were part of it.

What a fool tool Cuomo is!

What fools "liberal" judges are. They make a mockery of the courts.

Christ was a true "liberal". Western Civilization flourished and thrives based on this Christian liberalism.

Islam based on Mohammad is not liberal. It is the opposite. Mohammad is the prototypical terrorist. Ban Mohammad!

Barney08's picture

Only way To stop this = Deport the entire family immediately kids, ex-wife, cousins, grandfather, father, mother, anyone with a hint of blood goes back.

Btw the Uzbekistanis did want him either take a look at everything they have done to keep the monster that is islam away from their borders. Just do a search and the good people at any NGO will be happy to tell you how the poor muslims have suffered under the current regime.


RadioactiveRant's picture

They should tie him to a chair outside a mosque and pull out his fingernails.

wisebastard's picture

he will get the cover of rolling the other guy

loveyajimbo's picture

Take a page, bros... put this shitbag into a cage and set him on fire.

Punish him according to his own miserable mythology and according to ISIS rules.

pine_marten's picture

Castrate him and feed his seeds to a swine. Put it on YouTube.