Terrorist Attack in Manhattan

A man drove a truck down a bike path today, killing eight.

A man deliberately drove into bicyclists and pedestrians in a bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing at least eight people and injuring more than one dozen in an act of terrorism, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Tuesday.

“This is a very painful day in our city,” de Blasio said at a news conference. “Based on the information we had at this moment, this was an act of terror, a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians.”

As confirmation that it was a terrorist attack, Sayfullo Saipov (an Uzbek national) yelled “God is great!” in Arabic after exiting the truck. An NYPD officer shot him in the gut and Mr. Saipov was apprehended. I hope he lives so he can spend the rest of his pathetic life in an 8×10 concrete box. More here.
Linda Sarsour just dished out her own special brand of stupidity.

No one is criminalizing “Allahu Akhbar”, nor would I want to. In fact, I find it a useful tool in evaluating whether an attack was terrorism or something else. I suspect that idiots like Sarsour will wonder if we’ll ever know what motivated this person to kill innocent civilians.

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