A Muslim Man “Gets” What Terrorist Killer Did

The Muslim man attended the same mosque as Sayfullo Saipov and claims to support Donald Trump.

The Daily Mail found a Muslim man who goes to the same mosque as the terrorist and expressed understanding of why he murdered civilians. He claimed that U.S. action in the Middle East provokes terrorist attacks. He also claimed to support Donald Trump!

I’m not surprised that a Muslim man would prefer Trump to Hillary, and I don’t find his politics offensive. But if he thinks murdering civilians is an appropriate response then he is a warped human being. Also, if he believes this, then how does he condemn our wars that he accuses of causing unnecessary death?

How can anyone think it is a good idea to allow people who think this way into our country?

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The Daily Mail reports, “‘I totally get what he did’: Mosque-goer who knew terror truck driver rails against President Bush’s Middle East policy – but says he’s a Trump supporter.

A worshipper who knew terror truck driver Sayfullo Saipov and attended the same mosque says he ‘totally gets what he did’.

Abu Mohammad, who stopped to talk to DailyMail.com after leaving afternoon prayer service at the Omar Mosque in Paterson, New Jersey, on Wednesday, said he last saw the suspect at the mosque about two months ago and first set eyes on him there two years back.

‘I didn’t know him by name, but I would see him there every two to three months,’ the 46-year-old Pakistani national, said.

A cement mixer by trade and living in the U.S. now for nearly three decades, Abu described the murder suspect as having a ‘beautiful smile, was a nice guy, and someone who never cursed. He called me brother and I did the same back at him.’

Abu railed against the U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, particularly blaming the President Bush senior and son era for escalating tensions.

‘I totally get what he did,’ Abu said of the suspect. ‘It’s in response to Muslims dying every day as a result of this ongoing conflict. Why doesn’t the media cover that? The U.S. needs to get out and let us run our own affairs. But as long as they meddle and interfere, these terrorist attacks will continue to happen.’

A supporter of President Donald Trump and his immigration policies, Abu would later get into a scuffle at the mosque before a late afternoon prayer service and was booted out, with one worshiper branding him an ISIS sympathizer.

‘They don’t like me because I voted for Trump,’ he said in a huff on the sidewalk out front.

Read the entire Daily Mail story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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