Truck attack in Manhattan kills 8 in ‘act of terror’

(CNN) The driver of a rental truck drove down a busy bicycle path in New York near the World Trade Center, killing eight people and injuring about a dozen others in what officials said was an “act of terror.”

After crashing the truck into a school bus, the suspect exited the vehicle while displaying imitation firearms and was shot in the abdomen by a police officer, according to the NYPD.

The suspect, a 29-year-old man, is in police custody and was taken to a hospital for treatment, officials said.

The incident is being investigated as terrorism, officials said. Witnesses reported the suspect was yelling “Allahu Akbar,” according to four law enforcement sources. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is taking over the lead of the investigation.

Read further

12 replies

  1. I urge all Islamic Clerics of America to declare publicly that this Hadith is Invalid, false Hadith. So young Muslims do not be motivated with this false Hadith to kill innocent People.
    This False Hadith has been used by extremist Muslim maybe thousand time to kill innocent people around the world.
    If there is one False Hadith Sahih Muslim , will deceive more thousand young Muslims years ahead.

    Hopefully Ahmadiyyah can lead American Islamic clerics to declare publicly, please. !

    Sahih Muslim 33—”I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah”==False Hadith is against Al Quran!!!!

    • Somi, this is not the result of some Hadith, this is the result of so idiotic so called scholar who interpreted the peace of Islam into to terror. This is the exact opposite of Islam, and it’s people like this who should be called murderers, psychopathic serial killers , only difference is they use religion as an excuse to mask their internal thirst for blood and satisfaction of sexual release afterwards. Facts are facts, call it what you want but this is what they are, animals.

    • Somi, the word fight does not dictate that we take guns and swords to the streets and start killing people. The fight against cancer is fought with cheemo& radiation, the fight for cruelty is fought with hope and the fight against hate is fought with love and fight against indifference is fought with tolerance and so on so fight is we will but to win hearts with love as per the Hadith but the people who interpreted it to fight with bombs and weapons are not Muslims they are bloodthirsty serial killers looking to quench their thirst using Islam as their scapegoat

      • You can interpretate such Hadith what you wish, but other Muslim interprete the fight means to kill as we see now and before. The rule has to be clear othewise it will be dangerous as we see the fact.
        What is wrong if Ahmadiyyah declare such Hadith is INVALID! There are some benefits for Muslim to use such Hadith? Tell me please!

  2. Islam never teach this, to kill any body. It is against the Islamic thought. What he did it it’s so sad. We are not with those kinds of person, who spread the Islam in wrong way.

  3. I totally agree with Ms Riffat Adnan.
    Islam is always misrepresented, real Islam is not these people are showing with these terror attacks, but it is completely different. Real Islam is Love, Peace, tolerance,sacrifice and forgiveness.
    These terrorists are not following Quran and Hadees, they are following some psycho scholars.
    My sympathies are with the victims and their families of this attack.

  4. I just want to make one think clear. Allahu Akbar is a known phrase now. There will have to be more investigation to actually find out if he is really a Muslim or not. Even after that a true Muslim would never defame his own religion. How excruciatingly painful for real Muslims around the world to know that he took this step. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones that were involved.

    • The word of “Allahu Akbar”, God is Great.
      Allah ( Taurat) forbid use His name to kill other people .
      This extremist Muslim never read Allah word in his Book
      Taurat. That is why they have been decieved by his clerics.

      My hope to Ahmadiyyah so big, because Ahmadiyyah claim that Ahmadiyyah leaders are real reformer, and bring religion of peace. But not enough yet.

      • That’s the thing. But some people who do not realize think of Allahu Akbar as a phrase that people say before committing acts of terror. Some know and some don’t the meaning, but the meaning doesn’t matter to them because they associate it with terrorists. We as Ahmadi Muslims are trying our best to let people know that this phrase means God is Great. But people who believe God is great would never do this if they really loved Allah.

  5. In Islam there is no commandment to kill people by making such allegations against them. The cartoonists had exercised their freedom of expression, and freedom of expression is totally allowed in Islam. Even during the Prophet’s time there were several instances of ridicule, however the Prophet and his Companions neither punished such persons nor asked anyone to do so. On every occasion of this kind, the Prophet’s Companions always tried to positively disseminate the message of Islam. They never tried to punish these people. The killing of those people who had published the cartoons is a gravely un-Islamic act in the name of Islam.

    Islam does not support terrorism under any circumstances. Terrorism goes against every principle in Islam. If a Muslim engages in terrorism, he is not following Islam. He may be wrongly using the name of Islam for political or financial gain.The Prophet Muhammad said, ‘Do not kill women or children or non-combatants and do not kill old people or religious people….Muslims Against Terrorism requests media not use phrases such as “Islamic Fundamentalists” or “Muslim Terrorists” regarding terrorist attacks “Because such things do not exist. Islam is the religion of peace, love and mutual respect. Islam is the religion of moderation. Islam is the religion of human value and dignity.” They ask that religious affiliation not be mentioned in terrorist attacks.

    The British establishment is wrong in thinking that Imams are to blame for extremism. Imams are not solution to the problem for extremism. Extremism is nothing to do with Imams. Extremism is not created from abroad, it is coming from within. Britain fails to help Muslim communities feel part of British society. Race trouble is being predicted by the Daily Express, because of an ethnic boom in UK major cities. Muslim communities need imams for the solutions of their needs and demands in their own native languages. Muslim parents would like to see their children well versed in Standard English and to go for higher studies and research to serve humanity. The fact is that majority of Muslim children leave schools with low grades because monolingual teachers are not capable to teach Standard English to bilingual Muslim children. A Muslim is a citizen of this tiny global village. He/she does not want to become notoriously monolingual Brit.

    Just think and ask your self who is responsible for all these attacks terrorism .if we are blaming Muslims for terrorism who created this term terrorist for Muslims only ?

    Remember lass Vegas shooting but it was not terrorist attack according to your propaganda government because attacker was not a muslin guy .

    When US UK RUSSIA ISRAEL KILLED lakhs of innocents in iraq ,Afghanistan ,Libya ,Palestine,Pakistan Chechnya ,so dont we think one of those man who lost everything in air strikes and firing by all these countries will not take revenge ?

    Its human nature if we any one don’t get justice he will move for other options .

    People crying for western countries but they never cried for all those innocent people’s of victim countries.

    JUST STOP INVADING AND OTHER COUNTRIES .we all know that all these countries were developed and were living peacefully before the invasion of US .

    • @ Iftikhara. —JUST STOP INVADING AND OTHER COUNTRIES .we all know that all these countries were developed and were living peacefully before the invasion of US .—
      IFTIKHARA STILL blame USA who create Islamic terrorist, it seems to me that he never to see his home ( Islam) to clean it, he hides the truth. The truth is that the ROOT of violence and terrorist come from our home ( Islamic teaching) the book of Hadith and al Quran:

      Million Muslims around the world follow Allah and the sunnah to implement Allah and His messenger commandment such Hadith and verses as below:

      I just post some of them. Please contemplate a moment with your calm heart and mind! Hopefully you will be supriced!

      O you who believe, do not take the Jews and the Christians for intimate friends. 33They are friends to each other. Whoever takes them as intimate friends is one of them. Surely, Allah does not take the unjust people to the right path. Q.9:(51)

      Muahmmad is the messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are hard on the disbelievers, compassionate among themselves;Q48:29
      Surely those who disbelieved from among the People of the Book and the polytheists will be in the fire of Jahannam , in which they will be living forever. Those are the worst of all human beings. Q.98:6

      O you who believe, the Mushriks are impure / unclean indeed, so let them not approach Al-Masjid-ul-Haram after this year. 6 And if you apprehend poverty, then, Allah shall, if He wills, make you self-sufficient with His grace. 7 Surely, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. Q. 9:28.

      So, when the sacred months expire, kill the Mushriks wherever you find them, and catch them and besiege them and sit in ambush for them everywhere. Q.9:5

      Fight those People of the Book who do not believe in Allah, nor in the Last Day, 8 and do not take as unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have declared as unlawful, and do not profess the Faith of Truth; (fight them) until they pay jizyah with their own hands while they are subdued. Q. 9:29.

      Sahih Muslim 33—”I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah”
      Sahih Muslim 4366—“ I will expel the Jews and Christian from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim”
      Anyone who changes his religion (out of Islam, apostasy) then kill. Wherever you meet them, then kill them. Because real people are killed they will get a reward at the Judgment Day (HR. Bukhari)

      UNFORTUNATELY Most extremist Muslim or terrorist ignore other verses of Al Quran such as :
      If anyone slew a person―unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land― it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if anyone saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.QS 5;32

      “among those most hostile to the Believers you will find Jews and Pagans…”and nearest among them in love to the Believers you will find those who say: ‘We are Christians’ because among them you find men devoted to learning, men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.”Q..5;82

      1.Yes there are many peaceful verses in Al Quran and Hadith.
      2.As well there are many violent verses in Al Quran and violent Hadith in the book of Hadith
      3. A reformation of Islamic teaching is needed badly now!

      Was Salam with love❤️

  6. A real Muslim practicing the real teachings of Islam can never take this step to defame his religion. According the teachings of Islam ” killing of a man is the killing of whole mankind”. I condemn the killing of 8 innocent people in Manhattan N.Y and pray may Allah bestow on the family of these victims patience and courage to endure this brutal killing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.