NYC Truck Attack Suspect Should Get Death Penalty

NYC Truck Attack Suspect Should Get Death Penalty

President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to rule out sending the NY terrorism suspect to the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after threatening a day earlier to send the alleged attacker to the detention center.

Trump's comments came after a slew of early-morning tweets railing against the suspect and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who played a key role in shaping the legislation creating the diversity lottery program.

It said he was particularly motivated by seeing a video in which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who led the campaign by Islamic State - also known as ISIS - to seize territory for a self-proclaimed caliphate within Iraq and Syria, exhorted Muslims in the United States and elsewhere to support the group's cause.

Mr Trump said on Wednesday that he would consider sending Saipov to Guantanamo Bay.

"From Orlando to San Bernardino and Boston to Manhattan, we must not consider these attacks on our homeland in isolation, but rather recognize them for what they are: acts of war", McCain said in a statement. He was shot in the abdomen by a police officer, arrested and taken to a New York City hospital.

Federal authorities charged Saipov on Wednesday with providing support to a terrorist organization, Islamic State, signaling their intent to use the federal court system. He said the yet-to-be-assigned judge will question prospective jurors to ensure they can be fair despite anything they might have heard or read.

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Since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, no suspected terrorists detained on USA soil have been sent to Guantánamo.

US President Donald Trump called for capital punishment for Manhattan terrorist Sayfullo Saipov.

When a reporter asked whether he would send Saipov to the Guantanamo Bay prison, Trump replied, "I would certainly consider that".

Saipov did not ask for bail and was remanded to federal custody.

He noted over 500 defendants have been convicted of terrorism-related crimes since the September 11, 2001, attacks. Two weeks ago, a jury took four hours to convict a man in a September 2016 bombing in New York City that wounded 30 people. He killed 8 people, severely injured 12.

The maximum penalty for the first is death; the maximum for the second life in prison, Kim said.

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