Uzbek Sister Of NYC Suspect Fears Saipov ‘Brainwashed,’ Pleads For Time And ‘Fair Trial’

A sister of New York City terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov has told RFE/RL from their native Uzbekistan that her family believes the 29-year-old was “brainwashed” and has pleaded with U.S. authorities to give him “time” and a “fair trial.”

Umida Saipova, 27, offered condolences to the families of the victims of the October 31 rampage in which Saipov is accused of plowing a pickup truck through a bike path in Manhattan, killing eight people and leaving around a dozen others injured.

“My mother says she didn’t notice any sign of [radicalization] when she visited him in the U.S. twice,” Saipova said of 50-year-old Muqaddas Saipova, who was last in the United States to visit her son earlier this year. “My mother said she would have brought him back to Uzbekistan had she noticed anything.”

She didn’t notice anything because what he did was normal for a Muslim.

  • “We don’t know who has brainwashed him,” Saipova said, speaking in Uzbek by telephone. “We don’t know his circumstances. We don’t know. Perhaps he’s become part of some organized group.”

    So close to the truth!

    • Alain

      Yet still avoiding the truth. If I am not mistaken she also belongs to the same “organised group” called Islam.

    • tom_billesley

      It is possible to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, but not by reason of brainwashing or gullibility.
      Becoming part of an organized group just adds conspiracy to the charges. Does she think it is in any way exculpatory?

  • Alain

    Then one must conclude that all followers of the cult of Islam are brainwashed, but it certainly does not mean that they are unaware of their actions or that they are not responsible for them.

  • Maurice Miner

    BCF says: “She didn’t notice anything because what he did was normal for a Muslim.”

    I would be more inclined to say that what he did was OBLIGATORY for a Mohammedan.

  • tom_billesley

    “Suspect”? “accused”? What room for is there to say that it’s mistaken identity?

    give him “time” He’ll have time, the rest of his life, though possibly a shortened life.

    • Gary

      Note how when an Imam vandalizes his own Mosque to call 9-1-1 and play the victim after each global jihad slaughter….the Police and Media rush in to call it a hate-crime and racism while Politicians cry for special laws to protect muslims.
      No arrests , no evidence for who did it, No security camera video ….yet all of these people assign a motive and don’t care about Evidence . But when a self-identifying muslim terrorist rams a truck into non-muslims and yells allu-a-akbar or cites Quranic verses and words by Muhamamad to show his MOTIVE …..the MSM and Leaders tell us it’s too early to assign blame when this could be a mental illness issue.

      Right… any damage to a mosque or insult to any muslim is because of a sane person with a free will to spew hate and can NEVER be mental illness.
      Thus…..islam creates , or attracts , followers with a mental illness where they are predisposed to murdering people as a favour to allah.

      This explains why Justin now wants to allow the mentally ill to come in to canada as Immigrants so there will be MORE islamofascists on welfare to vote Liberal.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    We have done “fair trials” for several decades and it hasn’t gotten us anywhere. I say we give rush to judgements and excessive punishment another try.

  • Linda1000

    The old standard line of “He’s such a good boy.” from the family. Nobody knows him at the mosque either.

  • simus1

    Perhaps the 30 odd gentlemen who used to gather regularly at his digs for “meetings” can shed some light on his “being brainwashed”.

  • DVult

    She didn’t notice the big beard and thin or non-existent mustache? How about the raving about killing the kaffir?

  • dapto

    Quick trial quick execution is the best outcome in this situation.

  • Maggat

    Defiantly give him a fair trial—–then hang him.

  • Gary

    ‘ fair trail ‘ ??????
    Her own Quran deems the current 6,000,000,000 non-muslims on Earth as enemies of allah and islam to be killed if they refuse to convert.
    Allah doesn’t care about children or pregnant women….slaughter them all for his PEACE as well as the jews and homosexuals.

    ala sux

    No islam – Know Peace
    Know islam – No peace

  • Juan Santiago

    “a fair trial” says the filthy sandnegress, A LIFE FOR A LIFE, that muhammedan turd should be KILLED ALONG WITH 7 MEMBERS OF HIS DAMN FAMILY FOR IT TO BE FAIR.