The weekly ISIS newsletter claims the terrorist group is behind the vehicular terrorist attack carried out by the Uzbek Muslim terrorist Sayfullo Saipov that murdered eight people in Manhattan.
The ISIS newsletter, Naba, calls Saipov a “soldier of the caliphate”.
ISIS provided no evidence to support its claim. According to SITE, the terrorist group only claimed to have inspired the attack, not coordinated it.
Saipov reportedly admitted to watching ISIS videos on his cell phone, before mowing down people on a bike path while shouting “allahu akbar”, in the Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca in New York City on Tuesday.
The Muslim terrorist told US officials he was proud of killing eight people and injuring at least 11 others, and he also requested an ISIS flag be put up in his hospital room.
The terrorist told investigators that he chose Tuesday to attack, because it was Halloween, and he expected more people to be out in public. He had hoped to kill more people on the Brooklyn Bridge, but was taken into custody and hospitalized after being shot in the abdomen by police.