Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Lower Manhattan Terrorist Attack

The Islamic State claimed responsibility late Thursday for the terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan two days earlier that killed eight people and wounded a dozen more.

The statement was issued in the group’s weekly newsletter and called Tuesday’s rampage “one of the most prominent attacks targetting Crusaders in America.”

It describes the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, as a “soldier of the Caliphate” and goes on to say that the attack was carried out in response to the group’s call to target “citizens of the Crusader countries involved in the alliance against the Islamic State.”

  • Observer

    They also sank the Titanic!

  • ontario john

    Meanwhile on CNN. RUSSIANS!!!!

    • Linda1000

      I trust Putin more than Merkel because he is less evil and easier on the eyes.

  • k1992

    Mo, calling collect from hell, is said to have claimed responsibility.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    This attack probably IS ISIS.
    The pre-attack photos show the location and the accused wanting an ISIS flag in his room makes that clear.
    Why is everyone pretending this isn’t ISIS?

    • PaulW

      Funny, that, especially since ISIS does not represent islam, as our wise politicians and media constantly assure us.

  • bob e

    I don’t see any Islam in this attack ..

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I’m shocked, shocked that IS would claim responsibility for the attack.