November 1st, 2017

Some additional details on the New York terrorist attack

In the aftermath of the New York terrorist attack, there are two companies that must be especially unhappy about this particular attack: Uber (the perp had been an Uber driver) and Home Depot (the truck was rented there and had a large Home Depot logo on it). That’s not the sort of product placement you want.

It seems quite clear that this terrorist wanted to be killed. Why else would he wave two fake guns around after jumping out of the vehicle? The police didn’t quite oblige him, and hopefully they’ll learn something from him:

Shortly after Saipov crashed into the bus, Nash, a uniformed officer, “confronted the subject and shot him in the abdomen,” Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said during a press conference following the attack.

A pellet gun and a paintball gun were recovered from the scene, officials said…

Officers were able to talk to him before the surgery, the source said. It is unclear if he told them anything.

My guess is he has not told them anything important. Not yet, anyway. He has reportedly bragged, though, about his fine day of work:

The suspect in Tuesday’s terrorist attack in lower Manhattan bragged to police about the deadly attack from his hospital bed, saying he would have continued mowing down bikers and pedestrians had he not crashed.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, told police he is pleased with his actions and is unapologetic for the attack, sources tell CBS News. One source said Saipov made “no bones” about the attack, which killed 8 people and injured at least 12.

I wonder what led to the crash.

And in a very strange twist of fate, the killer happened to plow into part of a group of 10 Argentinians on holiday, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their school graduation with a trip to the states. Five of the eight victims of the attack were Argentinians from this group. One victim was a Belgian national vacationing with family. So only two of the victims (unnamed so far, so we don’t know their identities) may have been Americans.

I doubt the terrorist cared—one dead infidel was probably just as good as another to him.

2 Responses to “Some additional details on the New York terrorist attack”

  1. J.J. Says:

    Tip to truck rental companies: When a man with a Muslim name/appearance and an untrimmed beard with a trimmed mustache tries to rent a truck, claim there are no trucks available at the moment. Then call the cops. The untrimmed beard with trimmed mustache is a badge of the fundamentalist jihadis. Saipov was a classic example of a jihadi with the approved beard.

    This jihadi, when he brags about his attack, speaks for the Salafi/Wahhabi Muslims who are convinced they can establish a world wide Muslim theocracy. They believe it. The ideology must be exposed and discredited. We can keep on killing and imprisoning these ideologues, but the imams will just keep sending more out to attack. It is the ideology that must be discredited and defeated.

  2. LCP Says:

    My only problem with filtering potential immigrants for anti-American ideologies is that the people in our State Dept. who would be charged with carrying out this filtering already espouse an anti-democratic, anti-American mindset. These are the same people who staff the entire State Dept from top to bottom and who staff our ICE bureaucracy. They do not believe normal Americans should be allowed to set immigration gratin policies or that America should have borders at all. In their minds, America’s job in the world is to run a gigantic welfare bureaucracy to strengthen our enemies and weaken and demoralize our allies.

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