As details emerge on the latest terrorist attack (see BREAKING: Multiple Dead in New York. Authorities Investigating as a Terrorist Attack…), more and more descriptions of the suspect label him as – go figure – a traditional Middle Easterny terrorist. While no one knows the entire backstory, we do know a few of the details. Like his name, which is not exactly a name originating from the deep south where baby baptisms are as popular as moonshine.
Update: Sayfullo pledged loyalty to ISIS. According to FoxNews…
His notes, written in Arabic and pledging loyalty to ISIS, turned up in and near the vehicle, Fox News is told. In addition, The New York Post reported that investigators found “either a flag of the [ISIS] symbol or a smaller picture of the flag.”
He also yelled “Praise be Gaia” after giving everyone chocolate bunnies for Halloween.
After exiting the vehicle, Saipov yelled “Allahu Akbar” and waived around some type of weapon, which authorities believe to be an airsoft gun or a B.B. gun. The suspect was shot twice by police and taken into custody. He remains in the hospital and is expected to survive his wounds.
The man who mowed down eight people on the West Side Highway Tuesday afternoon was “very friendly” and working for Uber, his friend told The Post.
And he was an immigrant. Here to make a better life for himself. By mowing down pedestrians in the Big Apple.
JUST IN: Multiple officials tell ABC News suspect in custody is identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, FL
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) October 31, 2017
NBC News: Suspect in the New York City attack is Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. He was born in February of 1988. Came to U.S. in 2010.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) October 31, 2017
NBC airs footage shot by high school student of purported assailant in Manhattan pic.twitter.com/afmkhaFWZ0
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 31, 2017
Apparently this is his driver’s license.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) October 31, 2017
- Witnesses say the man appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent
- Allahu Akbar was shouted as the suspect exited the truck
- The suspect was shot in the abdomen by police and taken to a nearby hospital
- A pellet gun and a paintball gun were retrieved from the suspect
- 6 victims declared dead on arrival
- 2 victims died during transport to a hospital
- All deceased victims are male
- 11 are injured with non-life threatening injuries
We can’t confirm this guy isn’t from a remote Buddhist sect in the farthest reaches of Singapore. We also can’t say he’s Amish. We most definitely can’t say he’s a toe-headed patriot with a knack for origami. But we CAN say witnesses are describing him as Middle Eastern, he shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he exited his truck, and he might be from Uzbekistan (see Nigel Farage Throws Down on Spineless European Leaders for Rampant Terrorism). Use your brain noodles to put the rest together, because the liberal snot wads at all the major media outlets won’t.
We’ll continue to keep you updated. For now, brush up on your knowledge of people who use the term “Allahu Akbar” the most often.