It was another murderous terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan who pledged his loyalty to ISIS, rented a truck and deliberately mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in Manhattan.
He killed 8 and injured 11.
It was New York’s deadliest terrorist attack since Sept. 11, 2001.
He came into America on the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, which President Trump wants abolished as part of a merit-based immigration system.
Here are 5 critical facts you need to know about the attack:
- The liberal mainstream media is willfully and purposefully ignoring the fact this was an act of Islamic terrorism. They simply refer to it as an act of “violence” or just “terrorism.” It is without a doubt Islamic terrorism and should be called what it is.
- This act of Islamic terrorism shows the vulnerability we face by allowing anyone into the U.S. without proper vetting. Saipov came here in 2010 from a country that is a hotbed for Islamic extremists. Whether you agree with Trump on issues or not, he is right … we must have proper vetting.
- That we continue to pray for the victims and their families.
- We all need to be vigilante against such an attack. Lone wolf attacks, because of their unpredictable nature, are the hardest to try and prevent. If the neighbors of the Islamic terrorists had been more vigilante in reporting their suspicions to the police, that murder spree may have been prevented.
- Our Constitution protects all religious faiths from unwarranted and improper government interference and surveillance — including Muslim mosques. However, when hatred and terrorism is fostered within an institution, authorities are justified to know what is happening and what is said. The mosque attended by Saipov has been identified as a breeding ground for terrorism, but the surveillance of that mosque was eliminated and should not have been.
Make no mistake about it, Islamic terrorists have painted a big bulls eye on America and its freedom-loving people.
Here are the Facts you need to know about ISIS and other Islamic Extremists:
- Terrorists are rejoicing over the New York attack, even joking about “the low death count.” Today, an unrepentant Saipov lays in his hospital bed, asking for an ISIS flag be brought to him.
- ISIS is dedicated to hate and killing, telling its followers to kill an “infidel” in any way possible: knife, rock, gun, or car. It doesn’t matter how, only that they kill anyone who doesn’t believe their extreme religious viewpoint.
- ISIS supporters have recently perpetrated 143 attacks in 29 countries, killing more than 2,000 people. The New York attack is just the latest in a long line of atrocities. ISIS claims there are no innocent civilians in the West. They see civilians as complicit since they vote for their leaders and support the military. CLICK HERE to see a list of killings in the name of Islam in the last 30 days.
- Expect these attacks on innocents to continue. As ISIS loses its geographical caliphate in the Middle East, it seeks to demonstrate its credibility and relevance by encouraging global terrorism.
- ISIS gains popularity as it distorts history to its believers. They claim the West has been attacking the Muslim world since the Crusades, and especially by supporting Israel. Since the Koran “requires” Muslims to defend Islam, they believe they are defending their faith when attacking us.
Why are we afraid to be vigilante? This is no time to be politically correct.
Our safety is NOT a Republican or Democratic issue. It’s a national security issue.
It’s terrifying to think these politicians are dragging their feet and opposing the protection of innocent men, women and children – for the sake of political correctness.
In 2011, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol placed Uzbekistan on a list of “specially designated countries that have shown a tendency to promote, produce or protect terrorist organizations or their members.”
Using the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, Saipov, and more than 3,000 Uzbekistans, came to America in 2010.
Trump is calling for the program to be eliminated.
But it is not enough.
We need to come up with proper vetting and security solutions.
Before it is too late.
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