New York Terror Suspect Must be Held as Enemy Combatant: McCain, Graham

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Credits: St. Charles County, Mo. Department of Corrections/KMOV via AP

The New York terror suspect must be held in military custody as an enemy combatant, according to two Republican senators.

Authorities identified the New York terror suspect as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. He is a lawful permanent U.S. resident. He entered the United States with a valid diversity immigrant visa in 2010. Saipov is an Uber driver and a native of Uzbekistan.

Yesterday, Police found a handwritten note in Arabic left by Saipov at the scene of the crime. According to police, the note indicated his support for the Islamic State.

New York terror suspect is not entitled to Miranda Rights

In a statement today, Senator John McCain the terrorist attack in New York is the latest example of brutal and horrific war waged by radical Islamic extremists against the United States.

Sen. John McCain

McCain remembered the previous terrorist attacks from Orlando to San Bernardino and Boston to Manhattan. According him, the U.S. “must not consider these attacks in isolation,” but rather recognize them as “acts of war.”