In the wake of the terrorist attack on Manhattan this weak, Malcolm Nance appeared on MSNBC and for some reason stated that the attacker could “just as easily” be a former Catholic.
THIS after eight confirmed deaths after Sayfullo Saipov drove into a bike lane in Manhattan, with the attack being confirmed as a terrorist attack.
Witnesses even reported that Saipov shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack.
“The guy has been here since 2010, we saw the same problem that happened with the Tsarnaev brothers in Boston,” Nance asserted. “These people self-radicalize and it could have been an American who was formerly Catholic two weeks ago just as easily as it was a person from South Asia.”
Eight people died and 11 injured in the worst terror attack on New York since September 11, 2001 as a lone wolf extremist screaming “Allahu Akbar” used a pick-up truck to mow down cyclists along a bike path on Halloween.
The attacker struck just a few blocks from the site of the World Trade Center memorial, running over afternoon riders on the path before reaching a road and ploughing into a school bus.
He then jumped out of the truck wielding what turned out to be a pellet gun, and a paintball gun. He was chased and shot in the stomach by a police officer but survived and was arrested.
The suspect has been identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, who arrived in the US in 2010. He has a Florida driver’s license but was reportedly living in Paterson, New Jersey, with family, sources told local media.
US media, citing police sources, said that Saipov left a note in the truck claiming he committed the attack on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: “Looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!”
Mr Trump blamed the attack on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant which has encouraged its followers to use vehicles to mow people down. The UK, France and Germany have all seen deadly vehicle attacks in the recent past.
The US president added: “We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!”