On Halloween, Sayfullo Saipov, a radical Muslim terrorist — gee, those words are so simple to say, so easy to pronounce, why did Obama have such a hard time with them for eight year? == drove his truck into a crowd of people in Manhattan, killing eight and injuring twelve.

Saipov was shot by a police officer and taken to the hospital, where he bragged about his actions, apparently pleased with himself for carrying out an act of Jihad in the name of his false god.

The next day after the attack, President Trump tweeted that he would consider sending Saipov to Guantanamo Bay. However, he seems to have changed his mind, deciding that Saipov deserves a much more harsh punishment.

The death penalty.

via The Daily Wire:

One day after saying he would consider sending suspected terrorist Sayfullo Saipov to Guantanamo Bay, President Trump issued a follow-up statement calling for something he said would be more swift and “appopriate” for his “horrible crime”: trying him in New York and making sure he gets the “DEATH PENALTY!”

“NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!” wrote Trump in a series of tweets. “Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system… There is also something appropriate about keeping him in the home of the horrible crime he committed. Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!”

President Trump has made numerous statements via social media about the attack in New York and specifically went after the “diversity visa lottery” program which is what enabled Saipov to enter the country several years ago.

What’s even more frustrating about this situation is that the FBI interviewed Saipov about possible connections to radical terrorism back in 2015, but didn’t have enough to open a case.

Someone like Saipov, who committed murder and an act of terrorism most definitely should be given the death penalty, no doubt about it. But first they need to pump him for information just to make sure he’s not connected to any other cells in any capacity.

Here’s to hoping justice is truly served.

 

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