After his arrest, the 29-year-old native of Uzbekistan waived his right to remain silent and told investigators he had become radicalized by watching ISIS videos on his phone and was inspired by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s call for revenge on the United States, the federal complaint says.
He said he began planning an attack a year ago and decided to use a truck two months ago, according to the complaint. He rented a truck more than a week ago to practice making turns and chose Halloween as the attack date because he thought it would more crowded on the street, it said.
“Saipov wanted to kill as many people as he could,” an FBI agent wrote in the complaint.
What is the difference between a KKK member wanting to kill as many people as possible and driving a car into a crowded street full of people and this guy renting a small truck and doing the same thing?
Why is one a terrorist and the other is just charged with manslaughter but the word terrorist is never mentioned?