“Sayfullo” means “sword of Allah.”
When Saipov was admitted into the U.S., he was no doubt deemed “moderate.”
“Eight people killed after terrorist Sayfullo Saipov of Uzbekistan drives Home Depot truck through bike lane,” by Reuven Blau, Jillian Jorgensen and Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News, October 31, 2017:
Eight people were killed Tuesday afternoon in a Tribeca terrorist attack as a rental truck plowed through helpless riders on a lower Manhattan bike path, officials said.
Driver Sayfullo Saipov yelled “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — after running the riders down from behind, their mangled bodies left scattered behind his runaway white pickup.
The 29-year-old suspect, a native of Uzbekistan, was arrested after a hero police officer shot him in the right hip following a Tribeca crash between the truck and a school bus.
Saipov, who came to the U.S. in 2010 and lived in Paterson, N.J., was waving a paintball gun and a pellet gun when Officer Ryan Nash arrived. The cop opened fired when the suspect refused to drop his weapons.
“This was an act of terror,” declared Mayor de Blasio at a somber One Police Plaza news conference. “And a particularly cowardly act of terror, aimed at innocent civilians.”
The truck jumped the curb near Houston St. at 3:04 p.m. and began bearing down on the unsuspecting bicyclists and pedestrians, officials said. Video showed crumpled two-wheelers and four bodies left in the vehicle’s deadly wake….