AP Still Unsure Of NY Terrorist’s Motive

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The Associated Press is insisting that investigators are still searching for a motive behind Tuesday’s terror attack in Manhattan, NY.

“Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC,” the AP tweeted Wednesday morning with a video attached.

The tweet is a bit baffling considering the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack, a common Arabic phrase used by Islamic terrorists during these types of attacks. Additionally, police reportedly found a note written by the suspect that pledged allegiance to ISIS.

The attached video by AP leaves out these key facts in order to cloud the motive. The AP refused to say “Allahu Akbar,” obfuscating the phrase by stating he was “yelling ‘God is great’ in Arabic.” They also completely failed to tell viewers that the note found in the terrorist’s rented truck mentioned ISIS.

“Investigators are scrutinizing a note found in that truck,” AP plainly stated.


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