The terrorist says he did it, “In the name of Allah!” and in protest of Donald Trump.
A Muslim man named Ameer Abbaf Fakhraldin rammed his suburban into multiple cars at a high-rate of speed. He told police that he was going near 200 miles per hour.
One Veteran, Scott Alcala, was hit during the attack.
Alcala said, “I saw the suburban coming right at me about to T-bone right into the driver door and I thought that was it. A second later I turned my head and just smashed into the barrier.”
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Alcala said, “The off-duty police officer went to talk to the other driver in his vehicle and he said, ‘Are you alright? That was way too fast,’ and (the driver) said ‘I did it on purpose. It was in the name of Allah.'”
The police report says driver Ameer Abbaf Fakhraldin told police the collision was caused by Donald Trump’s improper treatment of minorities, and by Allah and other people’s lack of faith in him. Fakhraldin estimated his speed was 200 miles per hour. He also told police he caused the crash by using psychic / telekinetic powers to control the steering. The officer at the scene said the driver showed apathy and neglected interest.
Alcala said, “There was no remorse. He just went back to his car nonchalant, pulled out a water bottle and just posted up.”
‘I didn’t it on purpose. It was in the name of Allah.’ https://t.co/nmiILSbZ5T Ameer Abbaf Fakhraldin blamed Trump too
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Police haven’t specified if this was an act of terrorism but Alcala thinks it was.
Alcala said, “He was just trying to target as many people as he could. He was just trying to cause a pile up. It wasn’t me personally. It was as if someone were to throw a bomb in the middle of downtown, its no different, it’s the same thinking.”
We will continue to follow the story and provide updates as we have them.