As Twitchy reported Tuesday night, a strange narrative began to brew soon after it was revealed that a truck plowing into a bike lane was a terrorist act, and witnesses had reported the suspect yelling, “Allahu Akbar.” Muslims like Linda Sarsour reminded the general public that “Allahu Akbar” is a common phrase, and saying it can’t be considered a criminal act.

Also weighing in was attorney and author Rabia Chaudry.

But yelling it after killing eight innocent people with a truck is a little different, no?

Suspect Sayfullo Saipov could be mentally ill, but what are the chances he just shouted “Allahu Akbar” randomly after running down those cyclists?

We certainly don’t doubt Chaudry’s an attorney, that’s for sure.

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