Sayfullo Saipov was granted a diversity visa and he expressed his gratitude by shooting eight people in New York City in 2017. Sayfullo Saipov, who was granted a diversity visa to the United States, expressed gratitude by killing eight people in New York City in 2017. It is not clear if anyone in this administration would be interested in learning these lessons.
Saipov’s lawyer David Patton stated that Saipov still believes that and that he believes ISIS messaging. God will allow him to do what he did. This is consistent with what Saipov said at a 2018 pre-trial hearing. He stated that “he still believes that, and he believes the ISIS messaging, and that God will have him do what he did.” He stated that the war was not waged to gain economic power or territory but to “impose Sharia on Earth.”
Patton admitted that Saipov was behind the attack but didn’t offer any explanation. CNN reports that Saipov pleaded not guilty in 28 cases, including 18 counts of attempted murder and eight federal murder charges. This is related to the deadliest terrorist attack on New York City since September 11.
It is hard to imagine how a plea of not guilty could be sustained. Alexander Li, the prosecution’s attorney, stated that Saipov had “told FBI agents how and why he had planned, executed, and executed his attack.” He stated that his goal is to kill as many people as possible. The defendant responded that the ISIS leader had asked for attacks. Worse, Saipov laughed at the memory of the attack while he was speaking with Li, a federal agent in the hospital.
Patton said that Saipov was an “awful, twisted version” of Islam. But, one thing is certain in this world: Sayfullo Saipov and David Patton have never read or studied the Qur’an. The immediate question is how someone who is willing to kill non-Muslims for Allah managed to get into the United States.
That’s because the worst revelation from this gleeful and unrepentant jihad murderer’s trial is the fact that Saipov, who drove for Uber in Paterson, N.J., before embarking upon his jihad, “came to the US on a diversity immigrant visa, which allows people from countries with low recent immigration to apply for a visa and green card, according to the Department of Homeland Security. He later became a legal permanent resident, an NYPD official said.”
Sayfullo Saipov applied for his diversity visa. His name was most likely checked against criminal and terrorist databases. His name was not on the list and he was allowed to enter the country. It is unlikely that anyone involved with Saipov’s diversity visa application had heard of them.
We are constantly told that diversity is our strength. Sayfullo Saipov has given us yet another reminder that this isn’t necessarily so. Bring in enough people who think that they have a responsibility before the creator of the universe to do violence to those who believe in other deities, and you’ll have a diverse society, all right, but one that is scarred by ever-increasing violence. And here we are. Celebrate diversity!