As more details emerge on the truck-ramming attack that left eight dead in New York City, it is clear that it fits the pattern of more frequent terrorism spreading across the globe. The Times of Israel reports that the terrorist who carried out the attack left a note in the truck claiming the atrocities for the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group:
A note recovered inside the truck whose driver barreled down a bike path in New York Tuesday, killing eight people, claimed the attack for the Islamic State terror group, CNN reported Tuesday.
Meanwhile Uber confirmed that the suspect was one of its drivers.
The attacker driving the rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, also seriously injuring 11 people in what the mayor called “a particularly cowardly act of terror.”
The driver was shot in the abdomen by police after jumping out of the truck with what turned out to be a fake gun in each hand and shouting what witnesses said was “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” authorities said. The man underwent surgery and was in critical condition but was expected to survive.
Video footage from the scene appeared to show the attacker running around and waving the fake weapons after exiting the truck.
The attacker was identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national who came to the US legally in 2010...