It’s certainly a good thing that a New York City jury refused to give Sayfullo Saipov, who murdered 8 people, the death penalty. The Ground Zero car Jihadist will instead spend life in prison feeding off American taxpayers.
Sayfullo Saipov as the Uzbek immigrant who ran over people in New York City near Ground Zero while shouting, “Allahu Akbar”, had previously told the court that “he cared about ‘Allah’ and the holy war being waged by the Islamic State”.
“They have one purpose, and they’re fighting to impose Sharia (Islamic law) on earth,” he said.
“The orders issued here have nothing to do with me,” Saipov told Judge Vernon Broderick through an Uzbek interpreter on another occasion. “I am following orders of Allah, who gave me life.”
Now at the end of the road, victims tried to shame him, but to no avail.
“This god you believe in, let him forgive you, because I never will,” Ornella Pagnucco, whose father was killed in the attack, said in Spanish.
Saipov believes in the death cult of Allah which views the murder of non-Muslims as the highest virtue.
That’s a point he made after the victim impact statements.
When it was Saipov’s turn to speak, he did not apologize. Instead, he delivered a lengthy religious speech, spanning from Adam and Eve to the creation of the Islamic caliphate. Through an interpreter, he called “jihad,” or fight against the enemies of Islam, the highest form of prayer.
Saipov closed his speech by saying that he had heard the victims during the trial — that he figured their tears could fill a handkerchief. But he said the tears and blood of killed Muslims could fill the entire courtroom. Then he praised Allah, just as he did at the end of his attack.
Of course he did. Saipov, like the rest of the Muslim world, is clear on what he believes. We’re not. That’s why we’re losing.
One of the survivors, Rachel Pharn, also closed her speech by praising Allah, while also condemning and questioning Saipov’s actions.
“Let’s be clear. Your actions did not serve Allah,” she said. “Your actions served no one but yourself.”
Miss. Pharn was run over but still hasn’t learned anything about the cult of death that did this to her.
“I hope for him really in jail he can come to a point where he can regret,” said Aristide Melissas, who was injured in the attack.
Not with his current belief system.