Inside the rental truck, investigators found a handwritten note in which Sayfullo Saipov had declared his allegiance to the Islamic State, according to officials. Sayfullo means sword of Allah. The allegiance is to Islam – whether it’s ISIS, al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezb’Allah, al Shabaab, Boko Haram and on and on on. He also had a bag with a big hunting knife.
The jihadi screamed ‘Allahu Akbar,’ which was Muhammad’s jihad war cry. “Allah is greater [than your god]!”
Suspect identified, note declaring allegiance to ISIS found after truck attack leaves 8 dead
by Renae Merle, Devlin Barrett, Wesley Lowery and Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, October 31, 2017:
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