UPDATE: Ft. Lauderdale Shooter Esteban Santiago Tells FBI He Carried Out Attack For ISIS

Ft. Lauderdale shooter, Esteban Santiago who killed 5 people at Ft. Lauderdale Airport appeared in court today.

Santiago Esteban Says He’s ISIS

WGN TV reported via CNN wire:

Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, told FBI agents he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago’s bond hearing Tuesday.

Federal authorities in Alaska said Santiago told them prior to the attack that he was hearing voices and that his mind was being controlled by the CIA. Santiago made no such claim during the six-hour interview conducted shortly after the January 6 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Ferlazzo testified.

ISIS has not claimed responsibility for the attack.

The agent did not elaborate on whether Santiago was purporting to be linked to ISIS or simply inspired by the terrorist organization.

Ferlazzo, who conducted the interview, said only that Santiago claimed to be fighting for ISIS and that he’d been in touch with like-minded people via jihadi chat rooms who were planning attacks as well.

The defense did not argue the prosecution’s assertion that Santiago posed a flight risk, as well as a danger to the community, and said that the defendant was prepared to be detained throughout his trial.

The judge ruled he be held without bond. His next court appearance is January 30.

Got News was the first to break the story that Esteban Santiago was posting on a jihadi forum online.


TGP was the first to post a story about Esteban Santiago living within walking distance of Alaska’s only Mosque here.

As usual, the fake news media did everything they could to spin this story to cover up the fact that this was indeed Islamic terrorism.

Conservative online sites were the only ones accurately reporting the facts.

As The Gateway Pundit reported on January 7th:
FL Shooter Esteban Santiago Joined Myspace Under Name ‘Aashiq Hammad’ – Recorded Song w/Shahada


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