The religion of peace has struck again.
On Halloween, a hirsute jihadi named Sayfullo Saipov, 29, drove down the wrong way in Lower Manhattan in a rented truck from Home Depot. Saipov drove over bikers and pedestrians, including a foursome of recent graduates from Argentina. After crashing into a school bus, Saipov exited his vehicle, shouted “Allahu Akbar,” and raised two handguns which turned out to be a pellet gun and a paintball gun 1.
Luckily, NYPD officer Ryan Nash punched holes in Saipov’s stomach, thus ending the mid afternoon mayhem. As of this writing, local and federal police are searching for a second individual, 32-year-old Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, in conjunction with the attack 2.
Saipov, who authorities claim is "proud" of his accomplishments, has been charged with several terrorism offenses. President Donald Trump almost immediately weighed in by suggesting that Saipov should get the boot to Gitmo. This comment caused at least one verified libtard on Twitter to accuse Mr. Trump of, surprise, surprise, white supremacy.
“Send him to gitmo, Trump says, referring to Saipov. He said no such thing about the Vegas shooter, who killed 58 people" 3.
Too bad that a dead Stephen Paddock can’t defend himself from being compared to a stinky Muzzy, right?
For his own part, President Trump has already used this attack to take aim at New York Democrat Chuck Schumer and other supporters of the “Diversity Lottery.”
“The terrorist came into our country through what is called the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit-based."
Yes, you read that right—the United States literally has something called a Diversity Visa Lottery Program. Every year, one million green cards are issued per year. Of these, some 50,000 have been awarded American citizenship thanks to this lottery. In 2016 alone, 45,664 individuals won the diversity lottery. Here’s another kicker, the lottery favors immigrants from countries that are not well-represented in America, hence the magical pixie dust of “diversity" 4.
Saipov came to the U.S. from Uzbekistan. It is safe to say that a large chunk of Americans couldn’t pick Uzbekistan out of a line-up, even if that lineup was only limited to countries that ended in “-stan.”
Well, consider the following a very brief crash course in the recent history of Uzbekistan.
The Uzbeks are a Turkic people who got their name from a Mongol named Oz Beg, the great and powerful khan of the Golden Horde 5. Readers of Eurasian geopolitics will recognize the Golden Horde as the great retardant in Russian history, i.e. it was the Asian Mongols of the Golden Horde who kept Russia and Russians away from the imperial influences of the West, Renaissance humanism, and Roman Catholicism. Today’s Uzbeks are the offspring of Indo-Iranian, Turkic, and Mongol tribes who once roamed the great Eurasian steppes as marauding conquerors.
The most famous Uzbek of all time is Timur (alias Tamerlane), the founder of the Timurid Empire and the man responsible for killing five-percent of the world’s population 6. Timur’s Samarkand, once home to the Indo-European Sogdians who provided plenty of military might to Ancient China, became a jewel of Islamic civilization during the 14th century.
Uzbekistan’s bloody history has continued ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Until 2016, the country was ruled by its first independent leader, Islam Karimov. This is not terribly surprising given the post-Soviet blues that have infected the area. Kazakhstan has been ruled by Nursultan Nazarbayev since 1991, while Turkmenistan’s Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is currently the star of a personality cult that reeks of dimestore Stalinism 7.
However, despite all of the autocracy, Uzbekistan is a unique case. Only Tajikistan, which experienced a civil war between a Russian-backed government and Islamist militants that lasted from 1992 until 1997, has seen Uzbekistan’s level of bloodshed. In Uzbekistan, terrorism has become a booming industry. Uzbek jihadis, especially the members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), have played a big role in the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s restive northwest. IMU terrorists have also bedeviled Russia, its old enemy from the Tajikstani Civil War, and China, which is currently trying to make the mostly Uyghur Muslim state of Xinjiang into a majority Han Chinese state. By 2004, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security believed that there were only 1,000 IMU fighters in total 8. The number has probably doubled thanks to ISIS.
Today, a majority of ISIS recruits fighting in Syria and Iraq come from Central Asia, including the notorious Russian provinces of Chechnya and Dagestan. For Uzbekistan, the general consensus is that the regime of Karimov, which once banned all men under the age of forty-five from wearing beards, made a homegrown jihadist threat worse. Religious grievances based around government policies (denial of Arabic-sounding names for children, ban on religious clothing, etc.) have meshed with unemployment and poor social services to churn out wild-eyed revolutionaries 9.
Here is just a brief list of the deeds done by Uzbeks:
Uzbek national Azizjon Rakhmatov was charged by the NYPD in 2016 for trying to join ISIS in Syria, as well as plotting to assassinate President Obama and detonate a bomb on Brooklyn's Coney Island;
Fazliddin Kurbanov was arrested in Idaho two years ago for trying to build and detonate a bomb 10;
In 2014, the IMU and members of the Pakistani Taliban attacked the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi and killed twenty-six people;
Earlier this year, on April 7th, Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov drove a stolen truck through Stockholm, Sweden and killed five people, including eleven-year-old Ebba Akerlund 11.
Youth radicalization in response to political oppression could explain this. Of course the problem could also just be Islam itself—a political ideology that makes killing the infidel part of their holy sacraments.
Also, for Americans, the biggest question regarding Saipov, Uzbekistan, and the mutual attraction to terrorism is this: why should the U.S. bring Uzbek problems here in the first place? Why was Saipov in this country?. To hell with “diversity” if that is the only answer.
Although merit-based immigration has its problems (it will lead to increases in East and South Asian immigration and a further increase economic disparity in America), it is preferable to some moronic lottery system that sacrifices Americans at the altar of the ever-hungry Moloch dressed in rainbow denim.
The story of Saipov is the story of “The Lottery” told in reverse. Shirley Jackson’s 1948 short story was intended to expose small town life, thus showing middle America as a den of violence, lust, avarice, and antediluvian thinking. Now, rather than cast lots in order to kill someone from our within our own community, Americans, or rather the American government, lets outsiders vie for a chance at killing us or our family members.
In the immortal words of Rick James, diversity is a hell of a drug.