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ON THE INTERNET:
“Boston Bombing Suspect Posted Video on Al Qaeda Prophecy on YouTube”
By Adam Serwer| Fri Apr. 19, 2013 5:45 AM PDT
SNIPPET: “Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26 year-old brother of the second Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had a YouTube page where he posted religious videos, including a video of Feiz Mohammad, a fundamentalist Australian Muslim preacher who rails against the evils of Harry Potter. Among those videos is a playlist including one dedicated to the prophecy of the Black Banners of Khurasan which is embraced by Islamic extremistsparticularly Al Qaeda. The videos posted on what appears to be Tsarnaev’s YouTube page may shed light on the motivations for the attack on the Boston Marathon.”
SNIPPET: “”This is a major hadith (reported saying of the prophet Muhammad) that jihadis use, it is essentially an end-time prophecy,” says Aaron Zelin, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy “This is definitely important in Al Qaeda’s ideology.””
SNIPPET: “Tsarnaev’s YouTube page also contains other indications of his interest in Islamic fundamentalism and jihadism. He subscribed two months ago to a channel called “Allah is the One.” In recent months, he liked a video with the title “Who wants to become a militiaman?” and a video described as a telephone conversation with a famous sheikh that covers “collaboration” with the Sufis of Chechnya. In a comment posted two months ago regarding another video, he assails a Muslim for not being a pure adherent of the faith:”
April 19, 2013
“Boston Suspects’ Father Speaks: ‘My Son is a True Angel’”
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP)
SNIPPET: “Anzor Tsarnaev spoke with The Associated Press by telephone from the Russian city of Makhachkala on Friday after police said one of his sons, 26-year-old Tamerlan, had been killed in a shootout and the other, Dzhokhar, was being intensely pursued.”
SNIPPET: “”My son is a true angel,” the elder Tsarnaev said. “Dzhokhar is a second-year medical student in the U.S.””
Quote - Snippet:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2013
CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE UPDATE RE BOSTON BOMBING CASE
UPDATE: This vehicle has been recovered in Boston. All calls regarding this case should be directed to Boston investigators.
Phone numbers blocked by me for these posts.
FBI Updates Wanted Poster with Possible Vehicle Information
April 19, 2013
Special Agent Greg Comcowich (617) xxx-xxxx
UPDATE , 4/19/13, 3:15 p.m. - The vehicle described below has been located.
Dzhokar Tsarnaev may be driving a 1999 four-door, green Honda Civic with Massachusetts license plates reading 116GC7.
Quote and photo is included at the link:
New Image Released of Suspect in Bombing Case
April 19, 2013
Special Agent Greg Comcowich (617) xxx -xxxx
A new image of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, age 19, previously identified as Suspect 2 in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, has been released.
Boston Police Department on Twitter
“Assistance for Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings”
TOTALLY OFF TOPIC:
“Statement of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic on the Boston terrorist attack”
19.04.2013 / 21:27
ON THE INTERNET:
“Bombing Suspects Lauded Jihad”
April 19, 2013
SNIPPET: “Eric Mercado, a former high school classmate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, told CNN that he and his friends remember a conversation in which Tsarnaev said, “When justified, terrorism isn’t necessarily a bad thing.” The comment was dismissed as outlandish. “No one wants to believe that their friend from high school is a quote-unquote ‘terrorist,’” Mercado said.
The bombs, reportedly packed inside pressure cookers, bear striking resemblances to instructions offered by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazine. One article suggested that pressure cooker bombs should be “placed in crowded areas and left to blow up. More than one of these could be planted to explode at the same time. However, keep in mind that the range of the shrapnel in this operation is short range so the pressurized cooker or pipe should be placed close to the intended targets and should not be concealed from them by barriers such as walls.””
Rough Translation of Video Posted by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
April 19, 2013
Video from webpage:
Sham, Sham, Sham. They are killing your brothers and sisters for no reason. And for that they are saying our lord is Allah, and Muhammad is our savior. And they firmly stick to the book of Allah and Sunnah Muhammada, Muhammad’s Sunnah.
Allah loves Sham and these people, and He chose Sham and His people. Sayyid Ibn [sp ?] [UI name] says that the person Allah sent said that he said, ‘Tuba for Shama, Tuba for Shama, Tuba for Shama. Tuba is a tree in the heaven. And the shadow of this tree cannot, it takes a person and a horse at least 100 years to go to contour the shadow of the tree, which is in the heaven, that’s called Tuba.
We asked why the savior sent by Allah, we asked why savior from Allah, and he answered, ‘Because the angels are of almighty spread, the angels spread their wings above him.’
Congratulations to you people of Shama. Congratulations to you. Your protector and your witness, the person Allah sent, for sure 100 percent, without any doubt.
If I heard that Allah’s envoy said, ‘Who tolerates horrors and need,’ I will be the witness and the savior for the doomsday, the day of final judgment.
Congrats to you oh people of Shama. Congratulations to you those who tolerates the land of Shama. Congratulations to you those suffer for, who go through martyrdom of Allah illaha ill Allah. And they’re not upset, because their faith in Allah is deeper.
It’s coming from [sounds like ‘El Tabarani’] [word perhaps ‘hadiths’], 100 percent verified [perhaps ‘hadiths’] that Abu [sounds like ‘Umama’] said that the person Allah sent said that the best place on earth, Allah’s best place on earth is Sham. These are the words of beloved prophet. Congratulations to him. Do you know why in these [perhaps ‘hadiths’] there is so much stress about Sham, on Sham.
Truth is the land chosen by Allah, is Sham. In it, the best deeds of Allah and His slaves and he the envoy of Allah speaks the truth.
We never saw tolerance like their tolerance. We never saw perseverance like their perseverance.
Up to today, more than 9,000 of them were killed. And these are not just murders. Even little children are not shielded from danger. Oh brothers, a four-year-old child, his nails were torn out, his eyes were popped out. Why? For what?
Innocent women. Yesterday night on T.V. a woman said, ‘All the followers of Muhammad, if you are not able to protect us with your guns, with your weapons, at least send us contraceptives.’
Calling, calling Allah. I am appealing to Allah. Wake up, wake up followers of Allah. This is your Sham. This is your Sham.
[Name sounds like ‘Vahilya’] said that prophet Muhammad said, ‘You need to choose Sham. You need to choose Sham,’ because in reality, the best place on Allah’s earth is Sham. And in Sham there live the best creations and the best slaves of Allah.
If you refuse to join Shama, then choose your Yemen, and then you drink from Yemen’s water well.
I swear by Allah, do not lose hope. In reality truly Allah vested me with Sham and His inhabitants.
We acquired the true faith of Allah. Sciences say that regarding this [perhaps ‘hadith’], Allah never left them, those who put their faith in Him.
I swear by Allah, we’re sure. Allah will never leave Sham and His people.
But this, what’s happening right now, is a test for us, this is a test for us. This is a test to tell the truly faithful from liars and the true believer who puts his faith in Allah from the one who hesitates and doesn’t believe entirely.
Do you know what it means if Sham gets hurt, if some harm comes to Sham? Do you know what it means if harm comes to Sham?
Imam Ahmad [name] and Ibn [name] in their writings, it says that prophet Muhammad said, ‘If Sham gets hurt, you will never have mirth of Heaven. If Sham gets hurt, there will be no mirth.’
If it ever happens that in my community a group of people will stop existing, the people to whom the help will be coming, and if there is no harm to them, for those who left them without help, all the way to the beginning of the final judgment day, I swear by Allah, residents of Shama, we’ll overcome to final victory. And they will not be defeated against the will of Allah.
Due to continuous praying by the followers of Allah, due to the praying and staying true to their religion, isn’t that enough?
Do you know the one who cannot help a Muslim in need, that Allah will help him in his own need?
And those who don’t care about the needs of Muslims, Allah will forget about him and will leave him.
Who will help the refugees? Who will help women? Who will help the weak? Help them and give them comfort. Give them clothing. Give them victory. Be with them.
Oh, Allah, please don’t leave us. Allah, please don’t leave us.
[This series of videos is called ‘We Are Answering.’]
ADDITIONAL Background regarding the Islamist Tsarnaev brothers.
“One bombing suspect loved pot and Obama, the other was married”
5:29 PM 04/19/2013
by Robby Soave
Reporter, The Daily Caller News Foundation
SNIPPET: “Boston bombing suspect and fugitive Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a normal pot head who supported President Obama for re-election last November, according to friends and his Twitter account.”
SNIPPET: “Tsarneavs Twitter account provided clues about the suspected bombers political views. On November 6th, he retweeted several statements suggesting a preference for President Obama over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
He retweeted a statement from President Obamas Organizing for Action account that said: This happened because of you. Thank you, in reference to Obamas victory.”
SNIPPET: “Details also emerged about the personal life of Dzhokhars brother and fellow bombing suspect, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police last night. He was married to a 24-year-old college student who converted to Islam for him, according to The Daily Mail. The couple has a three-year-old daughter.”
ADDING to post no. 19:
“Officials comb travel and electronic records of Boston suspects, find Russian trip”
Published April 19, 2013
SNIPPET: “Law enforcement officials are scouring all travel records and electronic traffic connected to the two suspects in the Boston bombing, and have so far discovered that the older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev made a prolonged trip to Russia in early 2012.”
SNIPPET: “Fox News is also told that all electronic traffic associated with the radical Muslims is now being “combed,” including the YouTube sites attributed to the suspects which included radical Islamist videos and propaganda.”
SNIPPET: “Fox News is told investigators will be looking for computer traffic to the Al Qaeda web magazine Inspire which provides a how-to guide to build pressure cooker bombs — which were used in the Boston Marathon attack.”
SNIPPET: “The source said officials know the two suspects are Muslim, but don’t know if they attended a mosque in the area — and are looking closely at that possibility.”
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Bret Baier contributed to this report.
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Remarks of Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers at Press Conference on Capture of Bombing Suspect
April 19, 2013
Good evening. Im Rick DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the FBIs Boston Division.
It seems like many months since Monday, April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombings. Yet, it has merely been five days since the tragic explosions that took three lives, critically injured over 180 spectators, and instilled terror and fear among the citizens of the city of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and elsewhere.
Today, the city of Boston, the city of Cambridge, and the city of Watertownand many other communitiescan breathe a sigh of relief knowing that two perpetrators who caused so much pain and anguish are no longer a threat to our personal safety and our communities.
Together, with the action and support of our Joint Terrorism Task Force partnersmany of which are on the stage with me this evening.
The FBI and our partners remained vigilant and continued to follow through thousands of leads and sifted through hundreds of tipsthrough thousands of man hoursto reach this moment.
This truly was an absolutely intense investigationand I do emphasize, a truly intense investigation. As a result of that, justice is being served for the victims of these terrible crimes.
I want to personally express the FBIs profound thanks to each of our partners for bringing us to this moment here this evening.
No one agency alone accomplished the critically important task of keeping the city of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts safe.
Thank you very much. And I thank you for the support of our media campaign the other day which publicized the photosI thank you very, very much for the support that the media provided us on that. It was phenomenal. Thank you.
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Message from FBI Director Robert Mueller Regarding Arrest of Boston Bombing Suspect
April 19, 2013
FBI National Press Office
Message from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller:
During this long week, we have seen an extraordinary effort by law enforcement, intelligence, and public safety agencies. These collaborative efforts, with the help and cooperation of the public, resulted in the successful outcome we have seen tonight. The investigation will continue as part of our efforts to seek answers and justice, and there will be no pause in that effort. But tonight, I wish to thank all those who worked so tirelessly throughout the week in the pursuit of safety and justice.
A bit Off Topic — Local History:
Stay strong, Boston
I know that one of the nations great cities will rally in the wake of marathon attacks
by S.E. Cupps
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013, 10:41 AM
SNIPPET: According to a 2011 infographic from Boston.com, the website of the Boston Globe, Bostons high-profile events, including the marathon, made it one of the top 10 potential terror targets in the country, even though there had been no attacks in Massachusetts over the last decade.
And though there had been no attacks, there had recently been some significant ties to terrorist plots hatched in the area.
In 2007, Daniel Maldonado, who had ties to Methuen and Lowell, was charged with supporting terrorists in Somalia.
In 2008, Sudbury resident Tarek Mehanna was arrested for allegedly plotting to kill U.S. troops in Iraq, conspiring to support Al Qaeda and traveling to Yemen in an attempt to get terrorist training.
And in 2011, Rezwan Ferdaus, an Ashland man with a physics degree from Northeastern University, was charged with an Al Qaeda-inspired plot to send a remote-controlled aircraft carrying explosives into the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.
His arrest prompted Rep. William Keating, the states only member of the House Homeland Security Committee, to remind his constituents of the dangers of homegrown extremists, even in Bostons tony suburbs.
ADDING to post no. 1:
“Syria springs bin Laden terror pal to get back at US”
New York Post ^ | January 31, 2012 | Staff Writer
Posted on January 31, 2012 10:36:04 PM PST by gandalftb
DAMASCUS, Syria -
“Al-Suri’s Doctrines for Decentralized Jihadi Training - Part 1”
Jamestown.org ^ | 1/18/07 | Brynjar Lia
Posted on January 30, 2007 9:28:53 AM PST by Valin
ADDING to post no. 53:
Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev Inspired by Radical Muslim Preacher
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, April 19, 2013 | Walter Stark
Posted on April 19, 2013 1:03:10 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
Feiz Mohammad, the radical preacher cited by dead Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is a former boxer who blames women for being raped and called for a prominent Dutch politician to be beheaded.
Widely known as Sheikh Feiz, the preacher was born in Australia circa 1970-1 but fled to Lebanon, the homeland of his parents, eight years ago after becoming one of the worlds most controversial Islamic lecturers.
He has been investigated by Australian police for inciting violence and terrorism, and was even captured on a British TV documentary encouraging children to become martyrs for Islam six years ago.
Feiz has been described by some as Australias most dangerous sheikh, because of the number of connections he holds to known terrorists.
Although it is not known whether the hardline sheikh has any direct links to Al-Qaeda, he has regularly broadcast sermons from the groups spiritual leader, Anwar al-Awlaki, on his website.
FEIZ MUHAMMAD: PRO-JIHAD IDEOLOGUE WITH INFLUENCE IN THE U.S.
COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | March 19, 2010 10:39 AM | By Madeleine Gruen
Posted on March 21, 2010 8:19:57 PM PDT by Cindy
Note: Photo included.
SNIPPET: Feiz Muhammad is an Australian citizen now residing in Malaysia. He has been labeled Australias most dangerous sheikh due to the number of connections he has to known and suspected terrorists.
Muhammads target audience is young Muslims who feel disaffected and disassociated from local Muslim communities, where mosque clerics show a lack of interest toward the youth. His lectures frame the United States as the enemy of all Muslims, including those living in the United States and Americans living in other Western countries. He emphasizes that Muslims should regard Western culture as corrupt and immoral, and Muslims should not associate with non-Muslims.
(Excerpt) Read more at counterterrorismblog.org ...
NOTE The following text is a quote:
2011 Request for Information on Tamerlan Tsarnaev from Foreign Government
April 19, 2013
FBI National Press Office
The two individuals believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday have been positively identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, now deceased, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, now in custody. These individuals are brothers and residents of Massachusetts. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a legal permanent resident and Dzhokar Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Charges have not yet been filed against Dzhokar Tsarnaev and he is presumed innocent.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, age 26, was previously designated as Suspect 1, wearing a black hat. Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev, age 19, was designated as Suspect 2, wearing a white hat. Both were born in Kyrgyzstan.
Once the FBI learned the identities of the two brothers today, the FBI reviewed its records and determined that in early 2011, a foreign government asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The request stated that it was based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the countrys region to join unspecified underground groups.
In response to this 2011 request, the FBI checked U.S. government databases and other information to look for such things as derogatory telephone communications, possible use of online sites associated with the promotion of radical activity, associations with other persons of interest, travel history and plans, and education history. The FBI also interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev and family members. The FBI did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign, and those results were provided to the foreign government in the summer of 2011. The FBI requested but did not receive more specific or additional information from the foreign government.
NOTE: A post on a forum board thread by A. Aaron Weisburd.
20 April 2013, 08:04 #1
“Boston Marathon bombing and aftermath”
SNIPPET: “A few points I think worth noting, in no particular order:
The bombings were remarkably well-planned and well-executed. That alone makes this event noteworthy. While that doesn’t prove that at least one of the brothers Tsarnaev received training, it does make it rather more likely that they did - particularly in light of other information.”
SNIPPET: “The most worrisome aspect of this case for me lies in the fact the FBI - having received fairly specific intelligence that Tamerlan was in the process of joining up with a underground radical Islamist group - was unable to uncover any evidence to corroborate that information. Either the right questions were not asked, or the right places were not searched. Or perhaps the foreign report was based on human intelligence sources, and our own over-reliance on technical sources effectively blinded us to what the foreign government saw as obvious.”
ADDING to post no. 60 - Re Tsarnaev background:
“Boston accusations shock brothers’ former Kyrgyz hometown”
By Olga Dzyubenko
TOKMOK, Kyrgyzstan | Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:44am EDT
SNIPPET: “Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are remembered as decent and obedient boys from their time in the 1990s in the small community of Chechens in Tokmok, a leafy town under the snow-capped Tien Shan mountains outside the capital Bishkek.
Tamerlan, the elder of the two, studied well. His father, Anzor, made a living selling used cars and was welcomed with open arms when he visited the town again two years ago, 10 years after the family left for Russia and then the United States.”
SNIPPET: “He said Anzor Tsarnaev had been fiercely proud of Tamerlan’s prowess in the boxing ring and said his son had been looking forward to going to the Russian city of Sochi to watch the 2014 Winter Olympics next February.”
SNIPPET: “Kyrgyzstan, a mainly Muslim nation of 5.5 million which hosts U.S. and Russian military air bases, had a huge influx of ethnic Chechens in 1944.”
ADDING to post no. 1:
Speaking of jihadis threatening sports events; here’s Doku Umarov:
Militants from Russias North Caucasus join jihad in Syria
reuters ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Thomas Grove and Mariam Karouny
Posted on March 7, 2013 10:46:57 AM PST by Mount Athos
Flanked by almost 20 men with rifles, Omar Abu al-Chechen kneels on a carpet and delivers a rousing speech urging fellow Muslims to support the jihad against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Dressed almost entirely in black, the militant from Russias Chechnya region declares an Islamist state is within reach. Fellow fighters from the brigade of foreign militants he leads translate his Russian words into Arabic.
Jihad needs very many things. Firstly it needs money. Much is dependent on money today for jihad, said al-Chechen, his nomme de guerre, the leader of what rebels and websites call the Brigade of Migrants, an opposition group of foreign fighters.
(We) have missed many chances, but truly today there is a chance to establish (an Islamic state) on Earth, he said.
Syrian rebels confirmed separately that he is in Syria and the leader of the brigade.
One Syrian opposition source said the Chechens are the second biggest force of foreigners after Libyans who joined the Syrian uprising after overthrowing and killing Muammar Gaddafi.
A rebel source said 17 fighters from the North Caucasus were killed in fighting outside Aleppo last month.
Calling itself the Caucasus Emirate, Umarovs Islamist militant group has promised to attack the [Winter Olympic] Games. It claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Moscows Domodedovo airport in January 2011 that killed 37 people and also said it was behind near-simultaneous suicide bombings in the Moscow subway that killed 40 people in 2010.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
"Calling itself the Caucasus Emirate, Umarovs Islamist militant group has promised to attack the [Winter Olympic] Games. It claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Moscows Domodedovo airport in January 2011 that killed 37 people and also said it was behind near-simultaneous suicide bombings in the Moscow subway that killed 40 people in 2010."
More threads relating to the “Caucasus Emirate:”
ADDING to post no. 1...More Threats to Sporting Events:
“Suicide bomber kills 35 at Russia’s biggest airport”
“Suicide bomber hits Russian airport”
Mon, Jan 24 2011
By Alexei Anishchuk
MOSCOW | Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:40pm EST
SNIPPET: “Islamist rebels have vowed to take their bombing campaign from the North Caucasus to the Russian heartland in the year before presidential elections, hitting transport and economic targets. They have also leveled threats at the 2014 Winter Olympics, scheduled for the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, a region some militants consider “occupied.””
SNIPPET: “No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack, but dozens of Internet surfers, writing in Russian, praised the suicide bomber on unofficial Islamist site kavkazcenter.com.”
SNIPPET: “The attack raised questions over Russian security — one month after it won the right to host the 2018 World Cup.”
"They have also leveled threats at the 2014 Winter Olympics..."
The attack raised questions over Russian security one month after it won the right to host the 2018 World Cup.
ADDING to post no. 69:
Note: Re Zubeidat Tsarnaeva (the Mother of Suspects no. 1 & 2 in the Boston Marathon Bombing):
Note: Re Family History and background. I suggest to researchers interested in this subject to click on The Blaze link to read the whole article and view the hypertext linked articles.
“WHOS WHO IN THE ALLEGED BOSTON BOMBERS FAMILY AND HOW ARE THEY RESPONDING? HERES WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR”
Apr. 19, 2013 3:45pm Billy Hallowell
SNIPPET: “Globe reporter Mark Arsenault goes on to confirm some of the details in our previous post that Tamerlan, who was killed last night, was a talented boxer who wanted to join the U.S. Olympic team. He had hopes of being an engineer and had studied at a local community college.”
SNIPPET: “Other captions depict the elder Tsarnaev as a Muslim who abstains from alcohol and is bewildered by the immorality of the surrounding American culture.
Reports are that Tamerlan traveled to Russia for six months back in 2012. Its unclear whether this trip has anything to do with his alleged involvement in the attack.
Dzhokhar, too, seemed to have a bright and promising future. As we noted, he won a scholarship and graduated from a well-known school called Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. Hes also allegedly studying at a local college.”
SNIPPET: “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the AP notes, was registered as a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.”
SNIPPET: “The Tsarnaev brothers purportedly came from Chechnya, an area of Russia that has long struggled with Islamic extremism, but considering that theyve been in America for quite some time, investigators dont yet know why Tamerlan and Dzhokhar allegedly orchestrated this attack (the Daily Mail reports that Dzhokhar was born in Kyrgyzstan).”
SNIPPET: “RT apparently contacted a school in the Russian Republic of Dagestan, where the family is also said to have lived for a short time. A representative from the educational facility said that the family moved to Dagestan from Kyrgyzstan in 2001 and that Dzhokhar didnt make an impression, good or bad.”
He arrived at our school in the first form and departed in the second, secretary Irina Bandurina told the outlet. They arrived from Kyrgyzstan and departed to the US. Im telling you they lived here for a year not the whole year. They arrived at the school in 2001 and departed in March 2002””
SNIPPET: “In addition to the two brothers, there are two sisters in the family, named Bella and Amina.”
SNIPPET: “Two sisters of the Boston bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev have been identified as West New York residents Bella Tsarnaeva (spelled with an a) and 22-year-old Ailina Tsarnaev. The latter is reportedly cooperating with the police and has expressed shock and sorrow over her brothers actions.”
SNIPPET: “And it seems one of the brothers aunts has spoken out as well. During an interview with reporters that aired on CNN and other stations, she seemingly confirmed that at least one of the alleged bombers was a Muslim.
When asked if her nephews were devout practicing Muslims, Maret Tsarnaev replied: He was not devout.
But just recently, maybe two years ago, he started praying about five times a day, which I dont see anything bad in it, she said from outside her Toronto home.”
SNIPPET: “She confirmed that she was talking about Suspect 1, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26.”
SNIPPET: “Maret went on to note that she is used to being setup and that and that she experienced this dynamic regularly when she lived in the Soviet Union.
I am a Chechen. I have to prove myself twice triple times more than Kyrgyz or Kazakh who live on their own land, she continued.”
SNIPPET: “And her other alleged son, Tamerian, was purportedly arrested for domestic assault and battery after purportedly abusing his girlfriend in 2009.”
“IMAM CONNECTED TO SUSPECTED BOMBERS MOSQUE PULLED AS SPEAKER AT MARATHON MEMORIAL”
by BREITBART NEWS 20 Apr 2013, 4:06 PM PDT
SNIPPET: “According to reports, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, MA. The Islamic Society of Bostons website states the mosques sister organization is the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. They are both subordinate to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a known US Muslim Brotherhood associate and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial.”
Bombing Suspects Lauded Jihad
April 19, 2013
Speaking of mosques...
Stepping back in time...
“Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston]”
Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
Posted on October 28, 2003 2:45:28 PM PST by aculeus
SNIPPET: “The Islamic organization poised to build the largest mosque in the Northeast on a site in Roxbury has long-standing ties to an Egyptian cleric who praises suicide bombings and a Muslim activist indicted last week in a terrorism financing probe.
The Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to build a sprawling $22 million Islamic cultural center and mosque on Malcolm X Boulevard, has had a long association with Dr. Yusuf Abdullah al-Qaradawi, whose vocal support of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas prompted the State Department to bar him from entering the U.S. four years ago.
The local religious organization, now headquartered on Prospect Street in Cambridge, was founded by Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi - a high-profile Washington, D.C. activist who has publicly supported Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations.”
“FBI: Boston suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev followed ‘radical Islam’”
BY ANDREW TANGEL AND ASHLEY POWERS
April 20, 2013, 5:33 p.m.
SNIPPET: “At the Cambridge mosque near where the bombing suspects lived, two worshipers who showed up for Saturdays prayer service recalled seeing both men.”
SNIPPET: “Tamerlan Tsarnaev was thrown out of the mosque — the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center — about three months ago, after he stood up and shouted at the imam during a Friday prayer service, they said. The imam had held up slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as an example of a man to emulate, recalled one worshiper who would give his name only as Muhammad.
Enraged, Tamerlan stood up and began shouting, Muhammad said.
You cannot mention this guy because hes not a Muslim! Muhammad recalled Tamerlan shouting, shocking others in attendance.”
SNIPPET: “Still, Tamerlan returned to Friday prayer services and had no further outbursts, Muhammad said.”
ADDING to post no. 75 (More background re the Tsarnaeva family):
H/T to Freeper Fred Nerks and this post:
NOTE: It’s always better to click the link and read the whole post, “I’ve Met the Boston Bombers” By Alyssa Lindley Kilzer.
“IVE MET THE BOSTON BOMBERS”
By Alyssa Lindley Kilzer
Posted April 19, 2013
SNIPPET: “I started getting facials from Zubeidat Tsarnaeva (pronounced Zu-bey-da) six years ago when I was 17 at a spa in the Boston area. She soon after left the spa and contacted my mom to have us start coming to her house, at 410 Norfolk St., right on the line of Cambridge and Somerville. All throughout my senior year of high school and four years of college I went to her house about three times a year. The last time I went to the house was in December and January of 2011/2012.”
SNIPPET: Between 2008 and 2012 I got to know her pretty well. During those 2-3 hours I spent a lot of time asking her about her personal life, background and her family. (Im a writer and tend to ask people exhaustive questions about their personal lives, especially as interesting a character as this.)”
SNIPPET: “In my last year of college I was getting a facial from her, and asking her about why she had originally come to the United States with her family about eight or ten years previously. She told me that she and her husband had been lawyers and political activists in Russia. They had fled the country after something that her husband did. Her daughter had recently been divorced at this time, and her daughters ex-husband had taken their child to Russia, refusing to return him. Finally the child was returned. When my mom asked Zubeidat how they had gotten the child back, she told her that my [Zubeidats] husband is crazy and everyone knew it. When he threatened the daughters ex-husbands family, they returned the child. During this facial session she started quoting a conspiracy theory, telling me that she thought 9-11 was purposefully created by the American government to make America hate Muslims. Its real, she said, My son knows all about it. You can read on the internet. I have to say I felt kind of scared and vulnerable when she said this, as I am distinctly American, and was lying practically naked in her living room.
Throughout my years of knowing Zubeidat I certainly had more contact with her daughters, one of whom attended the Catherine Hinds Institute and aspired to open a spa, and Dzhokar, than with the older brother Tamerlan. Those three children were always friendly and kind to me. I think I only met Tamerlan twice, and he wasnt friendly.”
SNIPPET: She made one long trip to Russia in the period of 2011-2012.”
SNIPPET: “Articles online suggest that she is in Russia because of her husbands poor health. I know that her husband often went to Russia without her, and for extended periods of time. She was also very close with her sons and showed many signs of political leanings herself. Of course this is only my personal conjecture, and to my knowledge there is no proof about the parents involvement at all.”
SNIPPET: “The actions of the two men have been atrocious beyond words. I wrote this story in order to help clarify some of the untruths I read online during the past few days, and I hope that any knowledge I have shared about the family can help investigators get to the bottom of these terrorist actions and not cause any further harm.”
Note: I am not familiar with the author (or her writings) of the article linked to in post no. 79.
ADDING to post no. 75 (More background history re the Tsaraeva family):
“Mechanic: Suspect was in rush for car day after bombing”
Friday, April 19, 2013 PrintEmail Comments (23)
SNIPPET: “Junior said the two were from Russia and used to live in Turkey. He said they belonged to a group of friends from Turkey. He said they paid him in cash and he never knew their names. He knew them only as the brothers.
They drive new cars all the time, like Porsches, Range Rovers, all the time. They change cars all the time, he said.
The last time I saw Suspect No. 2 he had his girlfriends car, which they came to pick it up before the job was even done, he said. I saw him on Tuesday, this Tuesday. He was kind of biting his nail, and I need the car, I need the car, I need the car, and I say, Man, the car is not done.
It was a white 2006 Mercedes wagon, he said.”
ADDING to post no. 75 (Background history of the Tsarnaev/Tsarnaeva family):
“Older Suspect Described As Controlling, Manipulative”
LAURA SULLIVAN and ROBERT SIEGEL
April 19, 2013 8:34 PM
SNIPPET: “Laura Sullivan tells Robert Siegel that she has been learning more about the older suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. She’s been talking with three women who knew him when they were in college and they paint a dark picture.”
NOTE: Photos of the suspects before being apprehended — post no. 31.
“Boston bombing suspects planned more attacks, police chief says”
Associated Press | 13/04/21 | Last Updated: 13/04/21 5:03 PM ET
More from Associated Press
SNIPPET: “Commissioner Ed Davis told CBS Face the Nation that authorities found an arsenal of homemade explosives after a gun battle between police and the suspects in the Boston suburb of Watertown early Friday.
We have reason to believe, based upon the evidence that was found at that scene the explosions, the explosive ordnance that was unexploded and the firepower that they had that they were going to attack other individuals, Davis said. Thats my belief at this point.””
POSSIBLE (unconfirmed as of this post) Background Article on Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev:
“OLDER BROTHER’S AMAZON WISH LIST INCLUDES BOOKS ON CHECHNYA, FAKE IDS”
by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY 20 Apr 2013
SNIPPET: “An Amazon user with the profile name “Tamerlan” whose purchasing profile comes up when the supposed email address of Tamerlan Tsarnaev is entered into Amazon’s “Find Someone’s Wish List” search engine compiled a list of books to purchase which may shed some light on the alleged terrorist.
The list of titles includes:
The ID Forger: Homemade Birth Certificates and Other Documents Explained
How to Make Driver’s Licenses and Other ID on Your Home Computer
Document Fraud and Other Crimes of Deception
Secrets of a Back Alley ID Man: Fake Id Construction Techniques Of The Underground
The Lone Wolf and the Bear: Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule
Allah’s Mountains: The Battle for Chechnya
Organized Crime: An Inside Guide to the World’s Most Successful Industry”
SNIPPET: “Amazon user Tamerlan’s wish list totaled 23 books. His purchase list showed 6 books, including Chechnya: To the Heart of a Conflict and Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.
All the books were either added to the list or purchased some time in 2006 and 2007.”
“Dagestani jihadist group issues statement on Boston bombings”
By THOMAS JOSCELYN
April 21, 2013
SNIPPET: “Vilayat Dagestan, a jihadist group that is part of the Caucasus Emirate, an al Qaeda-linked group operating in the North Caucasus, has issued a statement on the Boston Marathon bombings.”
SNIPPET: “Vilayat Dagestan does not deny any connection to Tsarnaev, nor does it say that he was known to them prior to the bombings. Instead, the group says that it is “at war with Russia” and “not fighting against the United States of America.””
SNIPPET: “According to NBC 4 New York, Tamerlan Tsarnaev left New York for Russia on Jan. 12, 2012 and returned on July 17.
Subsequent reports indicate that Tsarnaev traveled to Dagestan and Chechnya during those months and it is this trip that has drawn suspicion.
In August 2012, one month after returning to the United States, Tsarnaev posted a page on YouTube. Videos disseminated by Vilayat Dagestan were among the jihadist propaganda and messages posted by Tsarnaev.
By itself, of course, this does not mean that Tsarnaev became associated with the group during his 2012 trip to Dagestan. US intelligence and counterterrorism officials are currently attempting to build a dossier of Tsarnaev’s overseas connections, including any possible ties to Vilayat Dagestan, according to authorities contacted by The Long War Journal.”
SNIPPET: “The evidence that has come to light since the Boston bombings shows that Tsarnaev was at least sympathetic to the jihadists’ anti-Russian cause. It is not known if there was more to the sympathies.”
ADDING to post no. 85:
“Boston bomber: FBI ‘dropped the ball’ over Tamerlan Tsarnaev”
By Peter Foster, US Editor7:30PM BST 21 Apr 2013
SNIPPET: “As the agency was accused of “dropping the ball” over the case, NBC News reported that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been seen making six visits to a known Islamic militant in a mosque in the Russian republic of Dagestan.
The visits came during a six month trip that Tamerlan made to the city of Makhachkala to see his family, NBC said.”
SNIPPET: “In a further twist, Channel 4 News claimed on Sunday that Tamerlan had phoned home in the wake of the bombings and told his mother that the FBI had already called him to accuse him of being responsible.
According to the report, Tamerlan telephoned his mother on Wednesday last week and said he had replied to the FBI’s accusations by saying: “That’s your problem.” The claims emerged from an interview with his father, Ansor.”
SNIPPET: “In a further sign that Tsarnaev’s record was in the US security apparatus, the New York Times reported that a “hold” had been placed on his citizenship request by the Department of Homeland Security after routine background checks discovered the FBI’s former interest in him.”
ADDING to posts no. 85 & no. 86:
“The Brothers Kavkaz: Analyzing the Chechen Connection to the Boston Marathon”
by Laura Walker · April 21, 2013 · Posted In: Op-Ed
SNIPPET: “Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs connection to Chechen separatists is under intense investigation. We do know Tamerlan, the older and very dead brother, traveled to Russia last year and also breezed around Dagestan, Kyrgyzstan and areas in Chechnya. Tamerlan made statements in interviews about his passionate support of Chechen independence from Russia.
Both brothers left an online trail of pursuit of their Chechen heritage which in itself is not probative of anything Irish Americans love to look up Irish history and politics, too.”
SNIPPET: “For me, the obvious is obvious. Without the component of Islamic fundamentalism and the ultimate goal of an Islamic Caliphate, the Chechen cause is a grievance against Russia.”
SNIPPET: “At this point in the investigation, I can tell you this: While the Chechen heritage of the Tsarnaev brothers is an important factor, where they ended up is jihad against the United States.”
“Parents of Boston Suspect Describe His Russia Trip”
By ARSEN MOLLAYEV Associated Press
MAKHACHKALA, Russia April 21, 2013 (AP)
SNIPPET: “”He was here, with me in Makhachkala,” Anzor Tsarnaev told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “He slept until 3 p.m., and you know, I would ask him: ‘Have you come here to sleep?’ He used to go visiting, here and there. He would go to eat somewhere. Then he would come back and go to bed.””
SNIPPET: “Anzor Tsarnaev said they also traveled to neighboring Chechnya.”
Background History Continued - Re The Tsarnaev Brothers - SOCIAL MEDIA:
“Boston Bombing ‘Suspect 2,’ Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, On Social Networks”
SNIPPET: “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Profile On VK.com
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had an account under the name of “Djohar Tsarnaev” on VK.com...”
Video Clip - Description - quote:
Video Glorifying Jihad in Syria Linked to on Social Media Account of Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Clip #3810 Broadcast: June 29, 2012
UPDATING post no. 29:
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Suspect in Boston Marathon Attack Charged with Using a Weapon of Mass Destruction
U.S. Department of Justice
April 22, 2013
Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTONAttorney General Eric Holder announced today that Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a U.S. citizen and resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, resulting in the death of three people and injuries to more than 200 people.
In a criminal complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Tsarnaev is specifically charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (namely, an improvised explosive device, or IED) against persons and property within the United States resulting in death and with one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. The statutory charges authorize a penalty, upon conviction, of death or imprisonment for life or any term of years. Tsarnaev had his initial court appearance today from his hospital room.
Although our investigation is ongoing, todays charges bring a successful end to a tragic week for the city of Boston and for our country, said Attorney General Eric Holder. Our thoughts and prayers remain with each of the bombing victims and brave law enforcement professionals who lost their lives or suffered serious injuries as a result of this weeks senseless violence. Thanks to the valor of state and local police, the dedication of federal law enforcement and intelligence officials, and the vigilance of members of the public, weve once again shown that those who target innocent Americans and attempt to terrorize our cities will not escape from justice. We will hold those who are responsible for these heinous acts accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
The events of the past week underscore in stark terms the need for continued vigilance against terrorist threats both at home and abroad, said John Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Fridays arrest and todays charges demonstrate what can be achieved by a collaborative, round-the-clock response involving law enforcement officers, intelligence professionals, prosecutors, and the general public.
Todays charges are the culmination of extraordinary law enforcement coordination and the tireless efforts of so many, including ordinary citizens who became heroes as they responded to the call for help in the hours and days following the Marathon tragedy, said Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. The impact of these crimes has been far-reaching, affecting a worldwide community that is looking for peace and justice. We hope that this prosecution will bring some small measure of comfort both to the public at large and to the victims and their families that justice will be served. While we will not be able to comment on any possible communications between the suspect and law enforcement at this time, as a general rule, the government will always seek to elicit all the actionable intelligence and information we can from terrorist suspects taken into our custody.
The events of this week have moved at a breakneck pace. Yet the one consistent element of this investigation has been the collective efforts of our law enforcement and intelligence partners, working side-by-side, day and night, to identify and find those responsible for this attack, while keeping the public safe, said Rick DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the FBIs Boston Division. We are grateful to the American people for their assistance; we would not be successful without their trust and support. We will continue to investigate this matter with the greatest diligence and expediency, and we will do all that we can to protect those we serve.
Friday nights capture of the suspect brought immediate relief to a community from a public safety viewpoint. However, much work remains and many questions require answers. Todays charges represent another step on the long road toward justice for the victims of these crimes. On behalf of the citizens of this great commonwealth, the Massachusetts State Police will continue to work diligently with our federal and local partners to bring this defendant to justice for his alleged acts and ensure the publics safety, said Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police.
Finding the alleged perpetrators of this savage act of terrorism four days after the attack on the city of Boston was a herculean effort and shows the true cooperation and dedication of the law enforcement community, said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. We were relentless in our pursuit of the suspects. The arrest of Tsarnaev and todays charges should send a clear message to those who look to do us harm, the entire law enforcement community will go after you, find you, and bring you to justice.
This investigation was conducted by the FBIs Boston Division, the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and member agencies of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is composed of more than 30 federal, state, and local enforcement agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. Marshals Service; U.S. Secret Service; the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority; and others. In addition, the Watertown Police Department; the Cambridge Police Department; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Department; the Boston Fire Department; the National Guard; and police, fire, and emergency responders from across Massachusetts and New England played critical roles in the investigation and response.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William Weinreb and Aloke Chakravarty from the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Massachusetts, with assistance from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Departments National Security Division.
The public is reminded that charges contained in an indictment or criminal complaint are merely allegations and that defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
- Criminal complaint (pdf)
ADDING to post no. 73:
I started a new thread relating to post no. 73:
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...
TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
Posted on April 21, 2013 4:11:43 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: “Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say
Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston’s marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others.”
“Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say”
SNIPPET: “The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Mikhail Butov, secretary general of the Russian Athletics Federation, said on Tuesday that they would get in touch with the organisers of the Boston Marathon to find out which security precautions may have failed.”
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
ADDING to post no. 89 re SOCIAL MEDIA:
“Boston Marathon Bombing: Just a Hunch”
Posted: 23rd April 2013 by th3j35t3r in General
Tags: bomb, boston, marathon, saudi, tsarnaev
ADDING to post no. 89 — Background History Continued - SOCIAL MEDIA:
“Tamerlan Tsarnaevs YouTube account provides clues about his radicalization”
By Luke Harding, The Guardian
Monday, April 22, 2013 20:04 EDT
SNIPPET: “Tsarnaev created a YouTube channel in August 2012, shortly after returning to the US from Moscow.”
SNIPPET: “His aunt said Tsarnaevs deepening interest in radical Islam pre-dated his Russia visit, with the FBI interviewing Tsarnaev inconclusively in 2011 after a tip-off from Russian authorities. By the time he arrived in Dagestan, he had grown a beard, prayed five times a day and had given up drinking, she said.
Whatever his links with Dagestani rebels, five months ago Tsarnaev posted two revealing videos. They feature a little-known jihadist leader, Abu Dujana, making a rambling speech to Muslim youth. Abu Dujana wears military fatigues and holds a Kalashnikov. He speaks in Russian. Two other armed rebels their faces hidden by scarves and balaclavas sit next to him, against a black Islamist flag.
Abu Dujana appears to be from Imarat Kavkaz, a jihadist outfit allied to the main anti-Kremlin leader in the North Caucasus, Doku Umarov. His tiny group named itself after Rabini Kallikov, a local militant killed by Russian security forces in 2005 or 2006. In December, months before the Boston attacks, Russian police in turn killed Abu Dujana during a raid on his Makhachkala flat.”
SNIPPET: “Tsarnaev listed the two videos under the category terrorism. Later he or someone else deleted them. Other videos on his YouTube account star impressionable young men talking, in Russian, about their conversion to Islam: spiritual journeys of transformation that seem to echo Tsarnaevs own. One, Mikhail, is from Pyatigorsk, in the North Caucasus; another shares his experiences from a Yekaterinburg mosque.
There are also songs by Timur Mutsurayev, a religious Chechen singer whose ballads have been classified by Russian courts as extremist. (One is titled: Life is devoted to jihad.)”
THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "EXTREMISTS MANIPULATE ASYLUM SYSTEM, EXPERT SAYS Immigration proposal fails to address terrorist exploitation of asylum system" (April 22, 2013) (Read More )
“Police probe possible link between Marathon bomber and unsolved triple homicide in Waltham”
04/22/2013 4:58 PM
By Michael Rezendes, Globe Staff
SNIPPET: “Previously, investigators had said that Brendan Mess, 25, along with Erik Weissman, 25, and Raphael Teken, 37, were killed on Sept. 12, 2011, in Messs apartment on Harding Street, a quiet residential street in Waltham. They also said they believed drugs were involved.
But the relative interviewed by the Globe said the murders took place the evening before, on Sept. 11, the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The relative said he knew this because he was texting one of the victims about a Sunday night football game between the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys when communication with the victims suddenly stopped at about 8:15 that evening.
The three of them were definitely killed on Sept. 11, the relative said. They all stopped using their cellphones at about eight oclock that night.”
ADDING to post no. 90:
“FBI affidavit describes Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs actions when Marathon bombs exploded; cites physical evidence linking him to terror attack”
04/22/2013 5:59 PM
Updated Background Information on the Tsarnaev Brothers:
“Report: Tsarnaevs motivated by opposition to Iraq and Afghan wars, learned how to build bombs from Al Qaeda online magazine; Update: Bought fireworks in February”
POSTED AT 1:21 PM ON APRIL 23, 2013 BY ALLAHPUNDIT
“Boston Bomber Exposes Islamist Secret”
April 23, 2013
Now he’s in trouble.
SNIPPET: “It is one thing for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be seen on security camera videos placing one of the bombs that killed three people at last week’s Boston Marathon.
But now he’s really crossed a line.
Tsarnaev is telling investigators he and his brother were motivated by religion to plot their carnage, media reports citing anonymous federal sources say.
Radical Islam. It’s a label banned by the Obama administration. National Islamist groups say it doesn’t belong in conversations about terrorism. Tsarnaev didn’t get the memo.
Recovering from multiple gunshot wounds, Dzhokhar told investigators from his hospital bed that he and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev were driven by religious fervor and took their instructions from al-Qaida’s Inspire magazine, NBC News reports. Anger at the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan fueled their rage, the Washington Post reports.
That motivation echoes justifications offered by Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan for the Fort Hood shooting spree that killed 13 people and Faisal Shahzad’s sentencing rant about his attempt to bomb Times Square in 2010.”
ADDING to post no. 97:
“Lawmakers scrutinize bomb suspect’s Russia trip”
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:28AM EDT
SNIPPET: “Meanwhile, evidence mounted that Tsarnaev had embraced a radical, anti-American strain of Islam. Family members blamed the influence of a Muslim convert, known only to the family as Misha, for steering him toward a strict type of Islam.”
SNIPPET: “Authorities don’t believe Tsarnaev or his brother had links to terror groups. However, two U.S. officials said that Tsarnaev frequently looked at extremist websites, including Inspire magazine, an English-language online publication produced by al-Qaida’s Yemen affiliate. The magazine has endorsed lone-wolf terror attacks.”
ADDING to post no. 98:
“Boston Bombers and Shariat Jamaat”
by Kerry Patton · April 23, 2013 · Posted In: Black Ops & Intel
SNIPPET: “Dagestan is unique for multiple reasons. There is no dominant ethnic base in Dagestan. However, there is a rise in the Islamic Salafi ideology (the very ideology behind Al Qaeda) and Islamic extremism. One terrorist group dominates in Dagestan, and if either or both brothers were affiliated with an Islamic terror group, it could be that of Shariat Jamaat (Dagestani Shariat Jamaat).”
SNIPPET: “A relatively decent argument could be made that they followed the modus operandi of Shariat Jamaat. This does not mean they were necessarily a part of Shariat Jamaat, however, if they were connected to any international terrorist group, that would likely be the one. Its just another group investigators need to place on their radar.
Kerry Patton, a combat disabled veteran, is author of Contracted: Americas Secret Warriors.”
ADDING to post no. 68:
“CIA pushed to add Boston bomber to terror watch list”
(April 24, 2013)
SNIPPET: “The Reuters news agency first disclosed that Tsarnaevs name was listed in the TIDE database. But the revelation of the CIAs role is likely to intensify questions about whether the FBI and other domestic law enforcement agencies missed chances to detect or disrupt the bomb plot.”
For The Record - The IPT Blog
“Wolf Legislation Brings Back 9/11 Commission”
by John Rossomando
Apr 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm
SNIPPET: “Among those is the FBI’s handling of a January 2011 inquiry triggered by contact from Russia’s Federal Security Bureau (FSB) about Tamerlan’s Islamic extremism.
The fact that the FBI didn’t learn about Tamerlan’s travel to Russia despite knowledge within the Department of Homeland Security underscores some of the problems that have remained unsolved since the 9/11 Commission issued its report.
A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee report on the terrorism watch list from last July found that the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) lacked access to all intelligence databases despite the 9/11 Commission’s desire to break down the walls between various agencies.
Wolf blames a comprehensive political correctness that he says has consumed all aspects of the Obama administration.”
For The Record - The IPT Blog
“Boston Bomber Database Error Underscores Terrorism Watch List Weaknesses”
by John Rossomando
Apr 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm