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.
Fox just reported the family may have lived in Afghanistan in the past too.
Not a good week for Barry Benghazi:
The Obama Administration cut the budget for domestic bomb prevention by 45%, according to former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Robert Liscouski.
The peaceful ones are no more than non combat support personnel.
MSNBC is all ‘oh dammit’ this morning.
You know the WH is working furiously trying to figure out how to spin it all to “never mind, nothing to see here, move along”.
I thought Mother Jones was pro-Islam and Anti republican? How did they publish this article?
This is constantly preached to kids as it is to be the goal of life. It is very dangerous ! Try changing yourself instead. Most people find it very difficult, and that's why they turn to trying to change other people. It's easier !
I predict a lot of comments about ‘disturbed young men’, ‘isolated’, ‘bullied’, ‘no evidence of a larger plot’.
Expect Obama to call this a “marathon accident”.
Wow, Charlie Rangel(D) just compared it to 9/11.
I don’t think those brush-offs are going to “fly” this time.
Reporting ... first dead suspect had a suicide vest on ... worried about the 2nd guy having the same & worried he’ll try to take LEOs with him (DUH!)
Very unusual behavior for a Tea Party extremist, I must admit.
This region was also the core of Tamerlane’s empire (14th century). The older brother Tamerlan seems to have been named for Tamerlane. Tamerlane built up a large empire by defeating many enemies, including the Ottoman Turks.
After Bill Cosby’s son was murdered by an immigrant from the Soviet Union, Cosby’s wife blamed the US for turning the killer into a racist.
I believe this is his REAL Twitter page.
It was exposed by this guy:
Guys, copy the vids and pics if you can!
I’m shocked the article said his being a muslim jihadist “may be a clue” as to why he did what he did.
When the “authorities” tell everyone not to come out of their homes and shut down a major commuter rail line, does that sound like martial law to you?
I think the comment “you need to get Claritin clear” is code.. The FBI should analyze this because it could lead to other suspects.