Eight people were killed and twelve injured on Tuesday, October 31 in an act of Terror in New York City when a pickup truck ran through a crowd of pedestrians.
A 29-year-old man rented a pickup truck from Home Depot in New York City. He then turned the truck down a bike path and continued down the path in lower Manhattan. He ended near one World Trade Center when he crashed into a school bus. The suspect, Sayfullo Habibulaevic Saipov, then got out of the vehicle and ran, armed with a pellet gun and paintball gun. He did not get very far before he was shot in the abdomen by police, but survived. Saipov has since come out of surgery. It has not been revealed if officials has been able to receive any additional information from him.
Authorities found a note near the truck saying that the attack was made in the name of ISIS, a senior law enforcement official said. On November 3, Donald Trump made a tweet on his twitter page saying, “ISIS just claimed the degenerate animal who killed, and so badly wounded, the wonderful people on the West Side, was ‘their soldier.’ ……..Based on that, the Military has hit ISIS ‘much harder’ over the last two days. They will pay a big price for every attack on us!” Trump had earlier tweeted on November 2 that he “would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system……There is also something appropriate about keeping him in the home of the horrible crime he committed. Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!” Trump also tweeted on November 1 that the “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!”
There has been a drastic increase of terrorist attacks in the States in the past several years. In the past five years, terror attacks have skyrocketed. Previously, one terror attack every decade would be significant. Since the 9/11 disaster in 2001, numbers of terror attacks in the U.S. and worldwide have radically increased. Now, it is not uncommon to have dozens of terror attacks a year.
Are ISIS and other terror groups to blame for this, or is all of humanity at fault? Does the U.S. need to reevaluate their laws on gun control? Either way, the U.S. ,and the world, have some choices that they need to reconsider.