Actually, prior to WWI Muslims just didn't spend much time thinking about Jews.
Christians were an obvious military and cultural threat, but Jews were beneath contempt.
Which doesn't mean they weren't perfectly willing to kill them when convenient, only that they didn't care much about them.
I remember reading that these murders happened on Sept. 11, but were discovered on the 12th.
They were watching a football game together on the eve of the 11th and they all stopped texting friends sometime around 8:00 p.m., so believed to have been killed about that time.
Reopen the case? If no arrests/charges have been made, the case is still open, right?
Jews who lived in Islamic countries were well-treated by the Arabs.
While Jewish communities in Islamic countries fared better overall than those in Christian lands in Europe, Jews were no strangers to persecution and humiliation among the Arabs. As Princeton University historian Bernard Lewis has written: The Golden Age of equal rights was a myth, and belief in it was a result, more than a cause, of Jewish sympathy for Islam....
The carcass of the terrorist was buried with undeserved dignity and respect in a Moslem cemetery in Virginia...
Boston Bombing Ping!
I suspect he did it to prove himself to Plotnikov and or Kartashov to gain membership and be above suspicion when he went to Russia four months later.
Here’s my notes from that year:
2011 Third cousin, Magomed Kartashov, six years older than Tamerlan, founded and became the leader of an organization called the Union of the Just, based in Kizlyar, Dagestan, whose members campaign for Sharia and pan-Islamic unity in Dagestan, often speaking out against U.S. policies across the Muslim world. The group publicly renounces violence. But some of its members have close links to militants; others have served time in prison for weapons possession and abetting terrorism.
2011 - William Plotnikov gives Russian authorities Tamerlans name during an interrogation.
2011 Russia claims Mama texts relatives in Russia Tamerlan willing to die for Islam
2011 Maret, of west of Toronto, Canada reports Tamerlan is praying five times daily. Maret hasnt seen brothers since about 2008.
2011 Parents divorce and Papa moves back to Russia
March 2011 - Russia intercepts calls between Mama and Tamerlan and possibly Dzhokhar and sends warning to FBI. Mama also on phone with someone in the Caucasus region of Russia who was/is on FBI list.
April 2011 Dzhokhar wins Greater Boston League Winter All-Star for wrestling.
April 2011 or June 2011 - FBI closes file on Tamerlan and Mama.
June 2011 - Dzhokhar graduates from Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school where he was co-captain of the wrestling team. He barely passed and according to other co-captain, Peter Tenzin, drank and smoked like 95% of the school Many claim hes a good kid and City of Cambridge gives him a $2500 scholarship.
July 1, 2011 FBI puts Tamerlan on TECS list to monitor his travels.
Sept 2011 - Russia sends second warning, this time to CIA. At some point, US officials meet with family at their home and Tamerlan is defiant to them.
Sept 2011 to Nov 2012 Tamerlan and Katherine get welfare. She has dropped out of college and is working. He isnt working or boxing.
Aug 2011 to Dec 2012 Dzhokhar gets failing grades in college. He began as an engineering student and then switched to biology. Joins Muslim Student Association intramural soccer team.
Sept 11, 2011 Tamerlans best friend, another Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School grad (same class as Tamerlan?) and boxer, Brendan Halley Mess, 25, and two other Jewish men, Erik Hacker Weissman, 31, a Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School grad, and Raphael Teken, 37, and close friend to Mess brother Dylan, were murdered in Waltham throats slit, marijuana and money scattered over bodies. Suspicion is now on Tamerlan.
Oct 2011 - CIA puts Tamerlan and Mama on terrorist list.
Dec 2011 Tamerlan attempted to go for a pilgrimage known as an Umrah to Mecca but that was the wrong time of year for such. Saudi Arabia denies Tamerlan access visa due to human intelligence developed independently from Russia in Yemen.
Jan 12, 2012 - Tamerlan goes to Russia. Papa claims he was with him the whole time but US officials claim papa wasnt in Dagestan at that time. Before leaving Russia, he applies to replace his soon to expire passport from the Republic of Kyrgyzstan with a Russian one but returns to US before receiving it.
April 2012 Dagestani Center for Combating Extremism registered Tamerlans repeated meetings with radical Mahmud Mansur Nidal, 18, who had been under surveillance as a recruiter for the Dagestani insurgency. He was killed in a police operation in Makhachkala on May 19, 2012.
June 13, 2012 Mama arrested for shoplifting at Lord and Taylor.
July 14, 2012 Plotnikov is one of several insurgents killed in a battle with Russian security forces. Russia speculates Tamerlan may have been involved with Plotnikov and were searching for him.
July 17, 2012 - Tamerlan lands in US from Russian trip and has grown a full beard. Neighbors say a few weeks later he was clean shaven.
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