Terrorist who attacked Florida airport admits he acted on orders from ISIS

Esteban Santiago, the terrorist who carried out the January 6 attack at Florida's Fort Lauderdale airport in which he murdered five people, has admitted under questioning by the FBI that he acted on behalf of ISIS. An FBI investigator who testified at a court hearing on Wednesday for the extension of Santiago's arrest said that the terrorist said he had visited chatrooms and forums where ISIS supporters exchange opinions and ideas on carrying out attacks on behalf of the terrorist organization. The investigator added that Santiago had not shown the FBI any signs of insanity and had not repeated a claim he made soon after being captured that voices in his head told him to carry out the attack. In pictures that Santiago posted on Facebook before the shooting, he is seen wearing a "keffiyeh" scarf, holding a handgun and making a victory sign with his fingers.         

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