How nicely prejudged this is

Eight people died and 11 injured in the worst terror attack on New York since September 11, 2001 as a lone wolf extremist screaming “Allahu Akbar” used a pick-up truck to mow down cyclists along a bike path on Halloween.

16 comments on “How nicely prejudged this is

  1. — “a lone wolf extremist…US media, citing police sources, said that Saipov left a note in the truck claiming he committed the attack on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.”

    Er…

  2. I can’t believe I have just been listening to the BBC and they have had someone on who has praised Breitbart’s coverage and criticised the New York Times for being vacuous.

    Is this the fourth sign of the apocalypse?

  3. When will the MSM be calling for the AAA to take its share in the responsibility of the epidemic of truck-related mass murder sweeping the nation?

    Best first guess: never.

  4. Immigrant from some godawful Islamic hole somewhere in an ex-Soviet republic. A ‘Dreamer’ enriching America?

    Anyway, it’s not all bad news for the Left – apparently he drove for Uber so this gives them something. Don’t be surprised to see ‘Uber driver’ in some headlines in place of ‘terrorist’.

  5. What will we now hear from the American morons who argued that the lorry and car attacks that happened in Europe were a consequence of Europeans all being forbidden to own guns?

    If I were an American I’d probably be pro-gun, but I’d be embarrassed at the arrant stupidity of many of the arguments that fly to and fro.

  6. What will we now hear from the American morons who argued that the lorry and car attacks that happened in Europe were a consequence of Europeans all being forbidden to own guns?

    Given it happened in lower Manhattan, what’s the difference?

  7. Did anyone check the Guardian? Doing its level best not to ascribe a motive and decrying coverage of other media relating rumours of flags, notes and cries. He was quiet and polite apparently.

    It then puts up a picture of the Uzbecki who did it. Classic beard. I think we know the signs by now. If he isn’t an Islamist I am a Dutchman. Of course like the Fort Hood shooting/workplace violence it might not have anything to do with Islam, much.

  8. You could see the beard in the still photo they had of him running away. Immediate reaction was “either Muslim maniac or hipster”, and the context of mass murder ruled out hipster.

    Oh what a racist privileged white male I am!

  9. The Mail Online seems to have hired a headline writer from The Guardian. The perpetrator’s most significant affiliation is apparently with Uber.

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