Skip to comments.Boston Bombing Suspect Posted Video on Al Qaeda Prophecy on YouTube
Posted on 04/19/2013 6:21:45 AM PDT by mnehring
The deceased suspect in the bombing of the Boston marathon, which killed three and injured more than 170, appears to have posted a video extolling an extremist religious prophecy associated with Al Qaeda to his YouTube page.
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 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. The prophecy states that an invincible army will come from the region of "Khurasan," a large portion of territory in central Asia.
"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." In The Black Banners, former FBI agent Ali Soufan's book about his pursuit of Al Qaeda that is named after this prophecy, Soufan describes the prophecy this way:
Khurasan is a term for a historical region spanning northeastern and eastern Iran and parts of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and northwestern Pakistan. Because of the hadith, jihadists believe that this is the region from which they will inflict a major defeat against their enemiesin the Islamic version of Armageddon.
The older Tsarnaev seems to have posted the video four months ago under the username "muazseyfullah." According to Zelin, "Mu'az is usually a name," and "Sayf Allah means sword of God." Here is the video:
According to Soufan's book, "Its not a coincidence that bin Laden made al-Qaedas flag black; he also regularly cited the hadith and referenced Khurasan when recruiting, motivating, and fund-raising." Soufan adds that Al Qaeda operatives he interrogated were often convinced that by joining the extremist group they were fulfilling the prophecy. Soufan states that the origin of the "black banners" hadithand whether the prophet Muhammad ever said itis questionable.
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The Mother Jones reporter must have been crying as they posted this.
classmates on TV now saying he seemed like such a good guy
The author is Adam Serwer who has posted some pretty good articles recently. I think MJ brought in some reporters who weren’t radical lefty nutjobs to try to widen their audience.
Well, I’ll be d*mned.
Let’s face it, Islam is a very problematic religion. If secularists want to criticize Christianity, let’s face up to the hell on earth being wrought by Islam.
I knew it, I just knew it—a white westerner had to be at fault for this.
quick — save it before it’s scrubbed ...
NOoooooo Not against Harry Potter.
Just reinforces why there were the Crusades. This has been going on with Moslems for hundreds of years.
Goes to show that Mother Jones had to wake up and smell the coffee that there is still a war from Islamofacists.
It is problematic that the Obama Administration
ADVOCATES JIHAD BY ISLAM against Americans,
and then makes light of the murders, calling
them “workplace accidents”, as Holder and Obama
protect EVERY SINGLE TERRORISTS including Hasan.
These attacks were given the green light, passports,
and more by Obama and the US State Dept with
Congress’ blessing (on their way to the bank).
The problem is that the Islam peach, love, dove stuff is only for other Muslims.
It is a dogma ordained in violence, sustained by oppression and continued with abject intolerance to other faiths contained only to the extent that its subterfuge and lying is necessary until they reach that critical mass to infidels' annihilation.
It is evil incarnate.
Bookmark it before it is taken down.
>> I knew it, I just knew ita white westerner had to be at fault for this.
How dare you interrupt my morning of righteous indignant wrath by making me LOL??!?
Obama’s reaction to this will be priceless. He was hoping for tea party terrorists even more than he wanted the anti gun bill.
they’re from the caucuses so technically in the left wing minds that makes them Caucasians .