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Jihad in Boston?
FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 16, 2013 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 04/16/2013 3:45:47 AM PDT by SJackson

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Jihad in Boston?

Posted By Robert Spencer On April 16, 2013 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 26 Comments

The Boston terror bombings may be jihad. It is also possible that they may not be. As of this writing on Monday evening, those who know – the perpetrators and their accomplices, and possibly law enforcement officials — aren’t saying anything. Whatever the truth may be, the reactions to the initial reports from various quarters were telling.

An early report from the New York Post stated that “investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings.” However, Boston police denied that they had a suspect in custody, and Leftists and Islamic supremacists rushed to spread that news: Talking Points Memo ran a fairly straightforward piece, but at Salon, Alex Seitz-Wald headlined his report “Pamela Geller blames a ‘Jihadi,’” excoriating Geller for “seizing on a thinly sourced New York Post report.” Islamic supremacist writer Reza Aslan tweeted: “Boston Police: No Arrests Have Been Made In Marathon Bombing so Enough with the Saudi National BS.”

The implication was that if there was no Saudi national in custody, then the bombings were not jihad. The egg was on their faces, however, when it turned out that the New York Post had been right, and that authorities really did have a Saudi national in custody. According to CBS News, “Law enforcement sources told Miller a witness saw a person acting suspiciously when the explosions happened along the marathon route.” Miller explained:

They see him running away from the device. Now, a reasonable person would be running away. But this person had noticed him before. This is a civilian — chases him down, tackles him, turns him over to the Boston police. The individual is being looked at [and] was suffering from burn injury. That means this person was pretty close to wherever this blast went off, but not so close as to suffer the serious injuries that other people did.

There are other indications that this was a jihad attack: the timed and coordinated bombings were of a kind we have seen previously in the Mumbai jihad attacks, as well as in numerous jihad bombings in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also like Mumbai, the bombs seem to have been set off remotely by cell phone. Yet characteristically, some in the mainstream media rushed to blame “right-wingers”: according to Victor Medina in the Examiner, “Esquire Magazine’s Charles P. Pierce attempted to link the bombings to right wing extremists similar to Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber. In another, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen speculated that the type of bomb device could link it to right wing extremist groups.”

Such reactions were illustrative of the general mainstream media avidity to downplay and even deny outright that there really is a jihad threat at all. Ultimately, however, whether or not this Saudi (who has been identified as being in the U.S. on a student visa) was involved in the attack or not, and whether or not this Boston Marathon bombing was a jihad attack at all, the jihad against the U.S. still rages. ‪Jihadists worldwide have made their hatred for Americans, and determination to murder them in the name of Allah, abundantly clear on numerous occasions. If the Boston terror bombings turn out to have been perpetrated by someone else, this doesn’t mean that violent jihadists have disappeared. Jihad is already here in the United States, as we saw not only on 9/11, but in the Fort Hood jihad murders, the attempted Times Square bombing, the Portland Christmas tree bomb plot, and so many others. There have been over 20,000 jihad attacks worldwide since 9/11; the denial that dominates the media and government response to those attacks only ensures that such jihad attacks will become ever more common stateside.

And so as the new coverage continued on Monday night, commentators speculated about whether the terror attack was “domestic” or “foreign.” While leftist analysts freely speculated about “right-wing” involvement, those who declared the attack jihad on the basis of the questioning of the Saudi national were excoriated as “Islamophobes.”  The media marches in lockstep, aided and abetted by a Greek chorus of activists and fellow travelers on Twitter and other social media. And the direction in which they are marching is rendering us all more unsafe.



TOPICS: Editorial; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bostonmarathon; bostonmarathonattack; islam; islamicterrorism; islamicviolence; islamism; jihadinamerica; saudinational; terroristattack

1 posted on 04/16/2013 3:45:47 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

An Islamofacist?!


2 posted on 04/16/2013 3:47:12 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

who uses ball bearings in their bombs to magnify the maiming of bystanders?


3 posted on 04/16/2013 3:51:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: SJackson

Whose signature involves using ball bearings in bombs?

http://www.yourish.com/2006/04/18/1094


4 posted on 04/16/2013 3:55:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: silverleaf

ham-ass... hez-ebola... al qaeda and the taliwackers.

LLS


5 posted on 04/16/2013 3:56:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: silverleaf

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/ballbearing-bombs-aimed-to-cause-mass-casualties-500578.html

more about ball bearing bombs


6 posted on 04/16/2013 3:58:11 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: SJackson

7 posted on 04/16/2013 3:58:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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8 posted on 04/16/2013 4:10:25 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

Did any Somali runners quit the race ahead of the finish line?


9 posted on 04/16/2013 4:15:14 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: SJackson

The MSM is working for the enemy, which - in at least one case - owns them outright.

They’re all hoping for a payout from Big ME Oil.

This is also why they push Global Warming and radical environmentalism, by the way.


10 posted on 04/16/2013 4:22:50 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SJackson

Add Peter Bergen to the list of those that need to be put through a re-education camp down the line . . .


11 posted on 04/16/2013 4:25:55 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: silverleaf
. Clearly, it is time that we all organize around the cry of

Ban Ball Bearings !!!


12 posted on 04/16/2013 4:28:19 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: SJackson

Since 9/11 - anti-govt. white supremest have been silent - they in no way want to be linked to jihadi Islamist...how the bombs went off is a tell-tale sign that international players have arrived and are now conducting attacks inside the US - for they fear not the current administration!


13 posted on 04/16/2013 4:28:34 AM PDT by BCW (I'm searching for John Galt)
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To: AFPhys

I heard a report about ball bearings and another report about lead pellets.

I’ll go with the lead....... cheaper and easy to come by.

I guess there are people and especially journalists who don’t know the difference.

It was really screwed up Neil Cavuto was reporting the explosion was on the third floor of a building. In watching the footage, it was obvious the upper floor damage was the result not the source of the blast


14 posted on 04/16/2013 4:32:59 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

Steel ball ammo for slingshots were available on KMart and Walmart racks last time I looked. Far easier and cheaper to acquire than shot rounds.

Easy to confuse the steel shot with ball bearings.


15 posted on 04/16/2013 4:36:56 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: SJackson
It strikes me like one of those bombings one sees in Israel. The use of a smaller bomb to lead to a larger bomb. Also, the ball bearings in the bombs are just like what Hezbollah used against Israel. The timing of the explosions was significant, too. The explosions came at the end of the race -- not the beginning. At the beginning of the race there are foreign nationals: Kenyans; etc. At the end of the race there are sure to be more representatives of Great Satan America in the race. It is the so-called Great Satan America that the religion of peace would like to hit -- not some Kenyan; etc., super marathon type.


The Official Underzog website

16 posted on 04/16/2013 4:39:26 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Covenantor

Ok.....that is a great explanation. i can grok it


17 posted on 04/16/2013 4:39:50 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: AFPhys
Ban Ball Bearings !!!

Yes! Agreed.

18 posted on 04/16/2013 4:44:41 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Covenantor

1/4” x 1,000 hardened steel balls at Fastenal will set you back a whopping $12.50 (+ tax)


19 posted on 04/16/2013 4:47:25 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: SJackson
AP: Washington. White Hut Press Release on Boston Attack

“My fellow communists, liberals, progressives, socialists, fascists, anarchists, union thugs, and Chicagoland gang members, it is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I speak to you today from the Great White Hut. Sadness, not because of the loss of life and injuries suffered by Bostonians, but sadness because I had just jerked a 10 foot putt for a 12 on the 7th at Congressional when I was informed of the tragedy.

Upon hearing the catastrophic news from the only Secret Service agent who wasn’t hitting on the drink-cart girl, I broke down in tears and wept in the strong warm arms of my main ‘body man’ Reggie Love.’ We stayed like that for more than an hour until I composed myself.

I immediately contacted Eric Holder, the Attorney General Racist, and was told that the initial information from Boston indicated the attack was the work of the ultra-rightwing ARA - the Amish Republican Army - a heavily armed and extremely violent domestic terrorist group centered in Blue Balls, Pennsylvania.

I immediately instructed the Attorney Racist to lay siege to their compound. Heavily armed with AR-15s the Amish terrorists violently attacked our valiant forces led by Homeland Security Dyke-in-Chief Janet ‘Big Sis’ Napolitano. ‘Big Sis’ reports that the ARA compound was counter-attacked by artillery, 40 millions rounds of armor piercing high caliber ammunition and nuclear weapons. The ARA was completely destroyed.

Now that the guilty parties have been dealt with and crushed, I am free to return to Congressional and finish my round. In my absence I have ceded command of the armed forces to my Vice-President, ‘Crazy Joe Biden’. All Americans, except for bible-thumping, gun-toting Christian clingers should sleep easily tonight knowing that MY country is secure and in good hands."

Barry Barack Baracka Obama Soetoro Davis

POTUS-in-Fraud

20 posted on 04/16/2013 5:01:12 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: SJackson

So,,The bombs were set off using “Obamaphones?”


21 posted on 04/16/2013 5:02:15 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: SJackson

Right wing terrorist would justify an 1933 style enabling decree.
“ We need to move against those who practice hate speech against women,gays minorities,immigrants,and possess fire arms! It’s time to limit freedom for the public good until we can control those reactionary elements that prevent America from moving forward. I have with the consent of the leaders of the senate and the house suspended elections until the crises has past and members of congress as well as my self will remain in office until the situation improves and a climate for open and free elections can resume. In the mean time I will assume enhanced executive powers and will implement broad based measures to keep our country safe.I will consult with congress in the future about our progress and hopefully set us on a new path for a greater and brighter America ,one free from hatred,fear and want. As there is much to do to protect our citizens I won’t be taking any questions and must leave immediately. Thank you!”


22 posted on 04/16/2013 5:03:43 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: SJackson

If it does turn out to be the Saudi, did he enter using the trusted travel status?


23 posted on 04/16/2013 5:14:34 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: SJackson

Lots of Irish in Boston, they have previous for bombing innocent civilians.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 5:43:17 AM PDT by MadMitch (nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: SJackson

If no one’s talking, it’s most likely muslims. If they had even the slightest inclination they could point the finger at anyone else, it would be trumpeted from the rooftops.


26 posted on 04/16/2013 5:45:03 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady
..likely a muslim...If they had even the slightest inclination they could point the finger at anyone else, it would be trumpeted from the rooftops.

If minority OR a muslim, they'll ignore it. Either will excuse anything as long as only white people die...Ask O.J. Simpson or Travone Martin.

27 posted on 04/16/2013 6:37:41 AM PDT by Huebolt (A country that has tipped will fall. RIP USA)
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To: SJackson

If I had to guess....and it would only be just that....there is a Hezbollah connection somewhere. If so, it is connected to the US aid and training of personnel opposing Assad in Syria. Naturally, if Hez is involved, that means Iran, too.


28 posted on 04/16/2013 7:09:07 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Didn’t most if not all of the 9/11 planes take off from Boston?

DHS had a real heads up on this one, they were watching me I guess.


29 posted on 04/16/2013 7:14:12 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: AFPhys

Not just ban ball bearings we should have background checks on anyone buying ball bearings and a national registry of ball bearing owners.


30 posted on 04/16/2013 8:15:15 AM PDT by Buckeyeinthesun
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To: SJackson

“Mayor” Menino is a masshole dolt.

Exhibit A: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/News/73488-Meninos-mosque-II/

A welcome mat for Muhammadans was rolled out by Massholes themselves.

Exhibit B: http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/08/17/boston-mural-ignites-culture-clash/0XWoHiEAAyoF86ygVuRN3J/story.html

Wicked good. Ain’t it.

Planes for WTC towers took off from Boston....No one got a firing squad thou.

Ant questions?


31 posted on 04/16/2013 8:21:11 AM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: SJackson
'Jihadist' booted from US government lexicon

Snip: Federal agencies, including the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counter Terrorism Center, are telling their people not to describe Islamic extremists as "jihadists" or "mujahedeen," according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Lingo like "Islamo-fascism" is out, too.

32 posted on 04/16/2013 12:29:47 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest
'Jihadist' booted from US government lexicon Snip: Federal agencies, including the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counter Terrorism Center, are telling their people not to describe Islamic extremists as "jihadists" or "mujahedeen," according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Lingo like "Islamo-fascism" is out, too. George Orwell's 1984 government control of language is here. This new world is not brave.
33 posted on 04/16/2013 12:52:04 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: carriage_hill

Brilliant!


34 posted on 04/16/2013 5:34:19 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: lightman

Had to pass that one on to the Levin thread. Thx.


35 posted on 04/16/2013 5:40:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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