Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Act Of Terror Strikes NYC Again

Tuesday October 31, 2017 was supposed to be a day of fun and Halloween celebrations across the United States but for those on a bike path in New York City it was anything but fun as another terrorist took the lives of 8 and injured at least 11. Another act of terrorism on the city that never sleeps.

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, a man that came to the United States in from Uzbekistan in 2010,  was shot and apprehended by an officer after smashing into a school bus and getting out of his vehicle with weapons. Mr. Saipov was shouting messages in Arabic and waving guns. Mr. Saipov was here in the United States legally, but it has came out in news reports that he had been under the federal radar as a possible threat to the US.

Mr. Saipov intentionally drove a truck that he had rented near his home in New Jersey down a crowded bike path in Manhattan just a few miles from the World Trade Center. The bike path was located along the Hudson River and is frequented by many joggers, walkers, and bicyclists drawn there from the offices nearby and the view of the river.

Of course, investigators are trying to figure out if he is connected to ISIS. Whether or not he is, it is another sad and sick reminder that we must be on alert at all times. These deranged individuals are slowly taking our celebrations and daily lives and changing them. When it will it stop? When will they realize that all lives are important and whether we share the same religious views or not, does not truly matter.

Terrorist attacks are simply a cowards way of making the news and proves that their illogical thinking truly has no voice or they would be saying more about their lives and religion that these simple suicide missions that they are on. Whether they take their own lives or are killed after the attack, all of these attacks are suicide missions. What will it take to stop them? Solidarity as a nation and stricter laws on behaviors while they are in this country. Once on the federal radar, there needs to be a plan for them to be watched more accurately or they need to be placed under some type of program that allows them to be deported immediately.  Maybe, as a nation, we need to take a new look into the men and women from these ISIS controlled states and countries that have been here legally for years to see what is going on in their lives.

For more information about this attack, you can read this article.  If you are a praying person, pray today for peace across this world.  If you aren't, please send good thoughts for peace.

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