President Trump renewed calls to destroy ISIS after an apparent Islamist terrorist attack by Uzbek national Sayfullo Saipov killed eight people and injured 11.
“In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person,” Trump tweeted. “Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!”
The president continued: “We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!”
President Trump said he ordered Homeland Security to step up its extreme-vetting program to stem the tsunami of people entering the United States from known terrorist hotbeds.
New Yorkers are still reeling after 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov used a rented Home Depot truck to mow down cyclists on the West Side Bike Path in lower Manhattan on October 31.
Multiple witnesses told the media they heard Saipov — an immigrant from Uzbekistan — yell “Allahu Akbar!” after leaving a bloody trail of dead bodies and mangled bikes.
ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attack. Authorities said Saipov left a note in his truck claiming he had committed the attack for ISIS, according to NBC News. Saipov was shot by police and is now in custody.
Records show Saipov was a commercial truck driver with a Florida driver’s license who had been staying in New Jersey before his attack.
Authorities said Saipov immigrated to the United States from Uzbekistan in 2010 under a “Diversity Visa program” aimed at increasing diversity in the U.S. immigration population. Thanks libs!
Saipov was recently living in Paterson, New Jersey, and worked as an Uber driver. Neighbors told NBC that Saipov was married, has two children, and attended a local mosque.
The FBI and the New York City Police Department have mounted a joint investigation into the latest Islamist terrorist attack, even as activist judges around the country have tried to strike down President Trump’s proposed temporary travel ban.
Liberals claim the temporary ban discriminates against Muslims, even though it only targets 6 Muslim-majority countries but allows travel from the 44 other Muslim-majority nations around the world.
Texas attorney general Ken Paxton is leading a coalition of 16 states in support of the travel ban. Paxton said the U.S. must curb the alarming epidemic of terrorist attacks, which have become weekly occurrences in European countries that have large Muslim populations.
Paxton pointed out that other presidents — including Barack Obama — instituted travel bans and no one complained. “There have been 44 total travel bans since 1980 by presidents,” Paxton said. “Obama did 6. No one cared about those.”
Even after being rattled by a terrorist attack, it’s nice to know some New Yorkers tell it like it is:
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