DAILY MAIL – ROBERT HARTLEIN
A worshipper who knew terror truck driver Sayfullo Saipov and attended the same mosque says he ‘totally gets what he did’.
Abu Mohammad, who stopped to talk to DailyMail.com after leaving afternoon prayer service at the Omar Mosque in Paterson, New Jersey, on Wednesday, said he last saw the suspect at the mosque about two months ago and first set eyes on him there two years back.
‘I didn’t know him by name, but I would see him there every two to three months,’ the 46-year-old Pakistani national, said.
A cement mixer by trade and living in the U.S. now for nearly three decades, Abu described the murder suspect as having a ‘beautiful smile, was a nice guy, and someone who never cursed. He called me brother and I did the same back at him.’