Last night, a Muslim terrorist in lower Manhattan, New York City, drove a truck through a crowd of people on a cycle path, killing eight people and injuring 11 others, including two children on a school bus. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since 9/11.

According to the deputy commissioner of the New York Police Department, John Miller, whose focus is specifically on intelligence and counter-terrorist measures, the suspected assailant of the Attack, Muslim immigrant Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, committed the atrocity “in the name of ISIS.” Miller also said that Saipov had been plotting out his attack for a “number of weeks,” while the New York Governor has said that intelligence agencies believe that the assailant was radicalised domestically.

He wasn’t radicalised out in the Middle East and then headed out to the United States to kill people – he was radicalised stateside. It’s scary stuff.

Saipov was dedicated to the Islamic State

A handwritten note was found in the truck, scrawled in Arabic language. Both symbols and words were featured on the note, but the basic undercurrent of the whole thing was that the Islamic State will have victory and prosper and things of that nature.