When I heard that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second and younger terrorist responsible for the Boston Marathon Massacre came from Dagestan about ten years ago I knew he was Muslim (83% of their population is Muslim). I know I'm jumping to conclusions, but if he were Russian Orthodox then after coming here as a child of nine after a decade he would have been a good American.
Muslims however, no matter how young they come here or even if born here, are never truly Americans. Some of my readers may protest, "Hey, Bernie, what about patriotic American Muslims who join our military, aren't they good Americans?"
Yes, they appear to be good Americans until they become overcome with Sudden Jihad Syndrome; recall Nidal Malik Hasan, who was born in this country, went to our schools, joined the military and after 39 years as a "good American" murdered 13 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood, see my article Muslim Atrocities Are Not Done By Muslim Extremists.
Christians, Jews, Hindus and others who come to America eventually assimilate, eventually integrate, eventually become good Americans. But Islam is not just a faux religion, it is a way of life: it is Mohammed's way and never the way of the host country. That's why I know my conclusion jump is not that big of a leap.
However because he lived among us and moved about without suspicion, Dzhokar was more dangerous than foreign terrorists. We at least try to detect foreign extremists coming to our shores. Sadly, we do not have enough police resources to watch every Muslim in our country. I do not know how many of these attacks we will certainly face in the future before we take the only action that we will definitely have to take: forbid any further visas for Muslims, and eventually the deportation of all devout Muslims.
Yes, I know how it sounds - in the 1940s my relatives were forcibly removed from their homes to concentration camps where most of them died. However the difference between the Jews of that time and Muslims of our time is that Jews were not blowing up German buses or restaurants or other public places. If they truly were a threat to the German people then I certainly would not blame Germany for deporting their Jews. The death camps however were egregiously evil.
One day, my view will not appear bigoted or extreme. Things are only going to get worse.
Ignoring Terrorism Is Not the Answer
By Daniel Greenfield
The day before the Marathon Massacre, the New York Times had scored plaudits for running an op-ed by one of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards complaining about his hard life in Guantanamo Bay.
On April 14th, the paper of broken record paid 150 dollars to an Al Qaeda member for the opportunity to complain about being force fed during his hunger strike. On April 15th the bombs went off.
The attacks of September 11 introduced a dividing line. There was the world of September 10 and the world of September 11. There was no such clear dividing line when September 11 faded from memory and we returned to a September 10 world. Nor is there an exact date for when we will return to an April 14 world in which it is okay to pay a terrorist in exchange for his propaganda. But if the media has its way, that day can’t come soon enough.
A day after the bombings, media outlets wrote that a decade without terror had come to an end. But the terror had never stopped or paused. The FBI and local law enforcement had gone on breaking up terror plots to the skepticism and ridicule of the media which accused them of violating Muslim civil rights and manufacturing threats.
Some of those plots seemed laughable. A man setting up a car bomb near a Broadway theater where crowds waiting to see The Lion King musical, kids in tow, were lining up. Underwear bombers. Shoe bombers. It became fashionable to laugh at the silly crazies trying to kill people in ridiculous ways. Almost as silly as trying to hijack planes while armed only with box cutters and then ramming those planes into buildings.
Liberal urbanites stopped breathing sighs of relief every time a terror plot was broken up and turned on law enforcement. They were suspicions that these were just setups. Representatives of Muslim groups complained that law enforcement was taking confused kids and tricking them into terrorist plots that they never could have carried out on their own.
But there was only one way to find out.
Last year the Associated Press won a Pulitzer for its attack on the NYPD’s mosque surveillance program. But that was the April 14 mindset. Now after April 15, the police are once again heroes and any editorials from imprisoned terrorists complaining about the lack of new Harry Potter novels at Gitmo have temporarily been placed on hold. But the police know better than anyone that it will not take very long for them to go from the heroes to the villains.
The long spring in which Americans didn’t have to turn on the news and see bloody body parts everywhere was made possible by the dedicated work of the very people the media spent a decade undermining. The media was undermining them on April 14, but two days later it was acknowledging that the temporary peace brought about by the work of the very people they despised had made their temporary ignorance of terror possible.
We don’t know who perpetrated the Marathon Massacre, but many of the Muslim terrorist plots broken up by the authorities would have been as deadly. And there will be others like them in the future.
While law enforcement pores over the wreckage, the media is waiting for the time when it will once again be safe to pay terrorists for their propaganda. If the bomber turns out to be anything other than a Muslim terrorist, then they can turn the calendar back to April 14 when it was safe to support terrorists. If he turns out to be in any way associated with the right, then they can celebrate hitting propaganda pay dirt. But even if he’s only another Unabomber or another Bill Ayers, the false spring of April 14 will still beckon.
Three days later in the New York Times, columnist Thomas Friedman used Israel as an inspirational example of getting back to business as usual while leaving no reminders that an act of terror took place. Friedman wasn’t the only one to use Israel as an example, but it’s a very bad example. Israel’s peace process locked it into a cycle of terrorism. The threat of violence is constant and no one dwells on it.
A decade after the Hamas bombing that Friedman mentioned, Obama was able to pressure Israel into cutting a deal with Turkey that will help Hamas. That is the sort of terrible mistake that gets made when you don’t dwell on terror, but pick up the pieces and move on as quickly as you can.
Refusing to dwell on terror doesn’t defeat the terrorists. It locks you into an April 14 mentality where you strive to put April 15 out of your mind as fast as possible. To move past September 11 and all the other dates like it, you must learn how to stop them from happening again; rather than forgetting that they ever happened.
What Friedman really wants is to return to April 14 as soon as possible. And he’s not alone. Few people really want to live with terror. Even the liberal desire for a more conventional “white dude” bomber is perfectly understandable because that bomber, even if he is another Bill Ayers, is part of a more conventional and controllable world.
A homegrown monster, an Eric Rudolph, Bill Ayers, Timothy McVeigh or Ted Kaczynski, would be understandable. Even Charles Manson makes more sense to liberals than Mohammed Atta, Nidal Hasan, Najibullah Zazi, Faisal Shahzad or the legion of less familiar names who plotted to carry out their own terrorist atrocities.
They cannot be talked about in terms of class, race, gender or any of the other familiar lenses that the optometrists of the left put in the glasses with which they insist we see the world. They are at war with us.
And war changes everything. War ushers in a September 11 world. An April 15 world.
April 14 is a world where terrorism really isn’t that serious, but a terrorist hunger strike is. It’s a world where terrorists are goofy men with bombs in their underwear or their shoes, where global warming is the biggest threat to the human race and we all need to think more about our white privilege.
It’s the world that the New York Times understands.
The media narrative is built on preserving that world. September 11 dealt a blow to that world, but the wound has scabbed over and the old comfortable liberal verities have come back. Now the media has its fingers crossed hoping that another “white dude” will be led out and that he will have a motive dealing with abortion or race that fits comfortably into their worldview of good lefties and evil righties. What they fear is another Islamic terrorist, another promising twenty-something from Pakistan or the Middle East, with a middle class background and a graduate degree, reciting Koranic verses.
They don’t understand him, but they fear him. Not for his ability to kill them, but for his ability to destroy the world that they have built up. A world where left is right and right is wrong and diversity solves everything and the only thing we have to fear is being frightened of people who are different than us.
They fear that the long utopian dream that they fell into after the memories of September 11 faded has come to an end with another blast and another shout of Allah Akbar.
Boston, Islam and Terrorism
By Bill Muehlenberg
In my earlier piece on the Boston bombings I mentioned that it was too early to apportion blame. Well, it no longer seems to be, with two Chechen brothers now clearly linked to the attacks. Brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 are now history: the former is in police custody while the latter was killed in a gun battle with the police.
We know they are Muslims who come from a region near the republic of Chechnya in Russia, which has been a hotspot of Islamic insurgency. They have been in the US for a decade, and have posted jihadist and anti-Western material on the Web.
And there may even be an Australian connection: “Two videos from controversial Sydney Sheik Feiz Mohammed, one condemning Harry Potter, appear on a YouTube channel under the name of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.”
So it seems once again we have another example of the religion of peace in action. In fact, since 9/11, just 12 years ago, there have been over 20,000 Islamic terrorist attacks – 20,730 to be exact. Consider the month of March just passed: there were 189 jihad attacks in 21 countries resulting in 988 deaths and 2093 injuries.
Yet once again the secular leftists, the mainstream media, and Western dhimmies are telling us these are just isolated incidents, and not representative of Islam. President Obama has been peddling this line for years, and we will hear much more of it in the days to come.
These apologists for Islam are quite wrong however. The good Muslim, the faithful Muslim, as the Koran, hadith and sira make quite clear, are the ones who fully follow the example of the ideal man, the perfect example, the prophet Muhammad.
All true Muslims are to pattern their lives after what Muhammad has done. Thus if he had many wives, so too the devout Muslim. If he married young girls, so too can Muslims. If he killed for the faith, led raiding parties, and killed his enemies, then so too the true Muslim today.
Indeed they are commanded to do such killing in the authoritative Islamic documents. Slaying the infidel for Allah is not only enjoined upon the faithful, but if one dies in the attempt, it is the only sure guarantee of making it into paradise. So there is an extra added incentive for Muslims to follow in the footsteps of their prophet here.
But we will keep hearing the usual claptrap that these jihadists are not real Muslims, or are only the “extremists,” or are just a radical minority. So the lamestream media and the other Western dhimmies will play down if not ignore altogether the Islamic connection with these Boston bombers.
Mark Steyn spoke about this recently with Rush Limbaugh and his words are worth citing here. As one write-up puts it: “Steyn reminded his listeners of the media reactions to other terrorist attacks tied to Islam, including U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who was accused in the November 2009 shooting of 13 people and wounding of 29 others; the so-called ‘underwear bomber’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear on Christmas in 2009; and the Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, who was a Pakistani-American citizen arrested for an attempted May 1, 2010 car bombing.
“‘None of these guys, none of these lone wolves, none of these lone wolves stretching as far back as the eye can see, are ever typical of anything,’ Steyn said. ‘We don’t know that any of these lone wolves belong to the United Amalgamated of Lone Wolves and Isolated Extremists. They’re all just one-offs — all jihad is local.’ Steyn compared that to the treatment of conservatives when anything else as happened, even if there isn’t necessarily a direct link to conservatives.
“‘[I]f some guy shoots up a grade school, even if he has nothing to do with the NRA and he has nothing to do with the tea party and he’s not the father of Sarah Palin’s youngest child, he is nevertheless, those people are nevertheless responsible for the entire conservative movement. Sarah Palin, NRA, tea party is always responsible and that is why we need to gut the Second Amendment’.”
Yes that is exactly how the MSM operates. Indeed, they are all so greatly disappointed that these bombers did not turn out to be white Christian conservatives. Plenty of these media lefties had said just that. Here are a few quotes:
-“Domestic terrorists … tend to be on the far right.” Chris Matthews, NBC
-The Tea Party was behind the bombings. Michael Moore
-“Let’s hope the Boston marathon bomber was a white American.” David Sirota, Salon com
-Rightwing extremists are likely responsible. Peter Bergen, CNN
On and on it goes. It must be the work of Christian conservatives – the religious right is obviously behind it all. But now we know who the real culprits are. So do we hear any apologies from the left and the MSM? I have not heard any so far. And what you are also unlikely to hear is any reference to the religion of peace as these brothers are further discussed in the media in the days ahead.
So we should not be surprised that the Boston bombings have turned out to be yet another Islamic terror attack. And we should not be surprised that it is basically left to the alternative media to get the truth on these matters out there into the wider public.
Dhimmitude and creeping sharia are alive and well in the US and the West. And so is the rising body count.
US probes ties between Boston Bombing, Chechen group
Some 24 hours after the capture of the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings, questions are being asked regarding the motives for the heinous attack. Unnamed sources told Fox News network that FBI investigators were checking for possible connection between the Chechen brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the Caucasus Emirate terror group.
Tamerlan, 26, was killed in a shootout with authorities; while the younger son, Dzhokhar, 19, was injured and taken into custody. Both have left a trail on the internet suggesting they were devout Muslims, proud of their Chechen heritage and supportive of the region's bid for independence from Moscow.
The group, led by the Chechen warlord Doka Umarov, dubbed "Russia's Bin Laden," is affiliated with al-Qaeda .
President Barack Obama's administration placed Umarov on a terrorist leaders' list after he took responsibility for the double suicide bombing of the Moscow subway in March 2010 that claimed the lives of 40 people, and the November 2009 attack on a train, killing 26.
The investigation was reportedly based on Tsarnaev's Youtube uploads, and his trip to Russia on 2012, during which he visited Dagestan and Chechnya.
Dzhokhar, 19, is still being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, suffering from serious wounds. It is not clear when he would be charged. He was reported in serious but stable condition and could not face interrogation. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Tsarnaev was most likely "not able to communicate yet."
The brothers spent their early years in a small community of Chechens in the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan, a mainly Muslim nation of 5.5 million. The family moved in 2001 to Dagestan, a southern Russian province at the heart of a violent Islamist insurgency and where their parents still reside.
The FBI confirmed Friday that agents had interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev and other family members in 2011 at the request of an unnamed foreign government and “did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign.”
"The Caucasus Emirate group employs explosions, shootings and assassinations to spark a revolution and expel Russian government from the North Caucasus," US government ruled when labeling Umarov 's group a terrorist organization.
A senior US intelligence source said that Russia was "convinced" the Tsarnaevs had a direct relationships with Chechen rebels, predominantly natives of the Dagestan region. Meanwhile, US authorities are looking for links between the older brother's radicalization and his six-month visit to Russia.
The conflict in Chechnya dates back to 1994 during the war where rebels sought to achieve independence for the region, but soon grew into an all-out Islamist insurgency aimed to establish an Islamic Caucasus.
Russian forces withdrew from Chechnya in 1996 after the First Chechen War, and left behind massive disarray with virtually no one dominant governing force. Three years later, Russian forces entered Chechnya in the wake of the blasts in Moscow and other cities, the responsibility for which was assigned to the Chechen rebels.
With Ramzan Kadyrov, a former rebel whose rule enjoys the support of the Kremlin, stability returned to Chechnya, though Kadyrov was accused of multiple human rights abuses. But the Islamic insurgency has spread to neighboring provinces, with Dagestan – sandwiched between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea – now seeing the worst of the violence. Militants launch daily attacks against police and other authorities.
Fighters from Chechnya and neighboring provinces carried out a series of terrorist attacks in Russia, including the hostage crisis in a Moscow theater in 2002, when 129 people lost their lives, the school hostage crisis in the southern Russian town of Beslan, which claimed 330 lives, and numerous terror attacks in Moscow and other cities.
The US security think tank Stratfor said Friday that if the Tsarnaev brothers had any link to al-Qaeda, or one of its franchise groups, it would "likely be ideological rather than operational, although it is possible that the two have attended some type of basic militant training abroad."
Stratfor added that the Boston bombings highlighted the fact that "the jihadist threat now predominantly stems from grassroots operatives who live in the West rather than teams of highly trained operatives sent to the United States from overseas, like the team that executed the 9/11 attacks."
"There will always be plenty of soft targets in a free society, and it is incredibly easy to kill people, even for untrained operatives," it said.
On his social media web page, Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev joked about the reputation of people from the North Caucausus for conflict with the authorities: "A car goes by with a Chechen, a Dagestani and an Ingush inside. Question: who is driving?"
The answer: the police.
Caucasus rebels on Sunday denied they were involved in the Boston blasts. A Dagestani rebel commander was quoted by AFP as saying "We are not working against the United States, only against Russia."