On Wednesday, President Trump called for the execution of Sayfullo Saipov, the suspected NYC terrorist who who mowed down pedestrians in a rented Home Depot truck, killing eight and injuring about a dozen others. The call came after Saipov asked to hang an ISIS flag in his hospital room, the Daily Caller said.
“NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room,” Trump tweeted. “He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!”
NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2017
According to the Daily Caller:
Trump’s tweets come after news reports that the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant, who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State based on notes left at the scene of the carnage and interviews with authorities, is bragging about his attack and asking for an ISIS flag in his hospital room.
Saipov apparently said he was proud of the Halloween attack, during which he shouted “Allahu Akbar.” Court papers allege that Saipov was inspired to carry out the attack after seeing a video of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Saipov told the FBI that the video was directed to ISIS supporters in the United States, asking them what they were doing in response to the American military killing Muslims in Iraq.
The Washington Post added:
In court papers, federal authorities said that Sayfullo Saipov told the FBI that he began planning his attack a year ago, though he settled on using a truck as a weapon only two months prior.
Liberal hatemongers naturally sided with Saipov.
Did you tweet this much about the Vegas shooter? Or did he not fit the propaganda you’re spouting?
— Cali 🌹 (@California_McC) November 2, 2017
What about the Las Vegas shooter? That was a white guy. I know you don’t like to talk about white nationalist home grown terrorists! pic.twitter.com/JYYrahcBJ2
— Erin 🇺🇸 (@orkoftw) November 2, 2017
And the guy who shot at 30,000 in Vegas?
— Mike (@ChaiMike26) November 2, 2017
HA HA HA HA MR. PRESIDENT YOU'RE WORSE THAN THE L.A. DODGERS AT LEAST THEY WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR
— nicholas thompson (@nichollage) November 2, 2017
This is a tragedy. Please stop using it as an event to boost your ratings and deflect from the Mueller investigation. We see through you.
— Hack (@Monksixtysix) November 2, 2017
The Post added:
Police and FBI officials decried the incident as the worst terrorist attack in New York since Sept. 11, 2001, and they immediately launched an international investigation to uncover how and why it happened. They urged New Yorkers to carry on as normal, even as they said they would beef up security at this weekend’s New York City Marathon and explore other steps to prevent a similar incident.
“What happened yesterday was not okay,” New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said. “It will never be something that any of us just accept as inevitable.”
Saipov, who drove for Uber and once had his own trucking company, apparently was radicalized after he came to the United States, and a note written in Arabic that he left at the scene extolled the Islamic State, authorities said.
“Islamic Supplication. It will endure,” the translation of the note said, according to court documents.
Saipov currently faces a terrorism charge and one count of violence and destruction of a motor vehicle with willful disregard for human life. The latter charge could result in the death penalty, the Daily Caller said.
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