Multiple news outlets have identified the man who killed 8 people and injuring 11 as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, of Tampa, Florida. Sayfullo is “sword of Allah” in Arabic. Saipov is a Muslim migrant from Uzbekistan who came here, according to sources, under a diversity visa issued by the Obama administration in 2010. According to Wikipedia:
Islam is by far the dominant religion in Uzbekistan, as Muslims constitute 79% of the population while 5% of the population follow Russian Orthodox Christianity, 16% other religious and non-religious.
Here is a video of the attack published by the Wall Street Journal (WARNING some images are disturbing):
According to Fox News reporter Nichole Darrah:
The suspect, identified as Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is originally from Uzbekistan and is not a U.S. citizen, federal law enforcement sources have confirmed to Fox News.
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Saipov had handwritten notes pledging his loyalty to the Islamic State terror network and shouted “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) after the crash, law enforcement officials told Fox News.
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The suspect had a green card, a source told Fox News. Saipov came to the U.S. in 2010, and, according to the Associated Press, has a Florida driver’s license but was said to be living in Paterson, N.J.
After the attack President Trump tweeted that he was asking all federal agencies to step up their extreme vetting procedures. The President tweeted:
looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person NOT IN THE U.S.A.!
We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!
After being briefed by Florida law enforcement Governor Rick Scott released this statement:
I am absolutely disgusted by the act of terror that occurred in Manhattan today. All of Florida is praying for the victims, their families and our brave law enforcement and first responders.”
The United West noted that recently Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, one of the top Islamic scholars in the world issued a FATWA, an Islamic religious ruling according to Shariah law, about Halloween. Dr. Siddiqi, former president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), stated:
Halloween is an old pagan holiday of the witches and the dead. Later some Christians tried to Christianize it by calling it “All Saints Day“. However there are still many Christians who resent it and consider it a bad holiday. Some of them even call it a “helliday.”
Whether Christians accept it or not, we Muslims should not accept this holiday. It is meaningless. Wearing costumes, going tricking and treating and decorating houses with witches, spider nets and wasting so much pumpkins, etc., are all repugnant things.
It is strange to see reasonable people acting as weirdo and doing foolish things. It is also becoming quite dangerous nowadays. Some people really act like monsters and witches. Muslims should not participate in this holiday.
Allah Almighty knows best.SOURCE – ABOUT ISLAM
This soldier of Allah is not a lone wolf, he is a known wolf. The ideology he follows, where he came from, how he looks, his name, his migrant status all are indicators that he, and those like him, are a clear and present danger to the United States of America.
This soldier of Allah was driven by his Islamic beliefs to slaughter so as to strike fear in the hearts of every American. As John Michael Chambers wrote, “The opposite of love is not hate, it is fear.”
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