Suspect in NYC Bike Path Killings Invokes ‘Allah,’ Defends ISIS in Court

A man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path last October 31 defended the Islamic State group and said he cared only about “Allah” and the holy war being waged by the Islamic State group. “So the Islamic State is not fighting for land, like some say, or like some say, for oil. They have one purpose, and they’re fighting to impose Sharia (Islamic law) on Earth,” he said. Saipov said the judgments made in the courtroom were “not important” to him because they were “not Allah’s judgments,” according to the New York Times.
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