Obama’s Feds: Death to Boston Jihadist

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In, is now available.


dpAttorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department would seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon jihad mass murderer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

This is a transparent face-saving gesture. The clueless, politically correct, willfully ignorant Feds bungled the Boston jihad attack in numerous ways. Now, when it is far too late, they’re trying to look tough on jihad terror.

The Feds’ incompetence on this case began long before the bombing itself. The Russian government had Boston jihad bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev under surveillance, were deeply concerned about his contacts with jihad terrorists, and shared those concerns with the FBI. A Homeland Security official at the same time confirmed reports that the Saudis had also warned the FBI in writing about Tsarnaev – a claim that the Saudi ambassador in Washington immediately and heatedly denied.

Nor did the Feds conduct any investigation of the Islamic Society of Boston mosque that the bombers attended. Yet they are not the only jihad terrorists associated with that mosque. Aafia Siddiqui, a.k.a. “Lady al-Qaeda,” who was convicted of trying to murder American soldiers and may also have been plotting a jihad terror attack against an American city, was also a member, as was convicted jihad terror plotter Tarek Mehanna and his accomplice, Ahmad Abousamra. The renowned Muslim Brotherhood sheikh, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has praised Hitler and called upon Muslims to finish his job of killing Jews, was a trustee of the Islamic Society of Boston and has addressed the mosque congregation during fundraisers. Another imam who has addressed the Boston congregation, Yasir Qadhi, has called for the replacement of the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law and said that the “life and prosperity” of Christians “holds no value in the state of Jihad.”

On June 12, 2013, as the scandal of the Obama Administration’s massive surveillance of law-abiding Americans was breaking, it was revealed that while the National Security Agency was listening to every phone call and reading every email, there was one place where people could be safe from surveillance: inside a mosque. Investor’s Business Daily reported that “the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.

Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.”

This panel “was set up under pressure from Islamist groups who complained about FBI stings at mosques. Just months before the panel’s formation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations teamed up with the ACLU to sue the FBI for allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims in Los Angeles by hiring an undercover agent to infiltrate and monitor mosques there.”

And specifically: “The FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15 attacks, and it did not check out the radical Boston mosque where the Muslim bombers worshipped.”

The next day, Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) confronted FBI director Robert Mueller about this, saying:

The FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15th attacks. If the Russians tell you that someone has been radicalized and you go check and see the mosques that they went to, then you get the articles of incorporation as I have for the group that created the Boston mosque where these Tsarnaevs attended, and you find out the name Alamoudi – which you’ll remember because while you were FBI director, this man who was so helpful to the Clinton administration with so many big things, he gets arrested at Dulles Airport by the FBI and he’s now doing over twenty years for supporting terrorism. This is the guy that started the mosque where your Tsarnaevs were attending, and you didn’t even bother to go check about the mosque? And then when you have the pictures, why did no one go to the mosque and say, “Who are these guys? They may attend here.” Why was that not done, since such a thorough job was done?

Mueller initially disputed this, saying, “Your facts are not altogether well –” In a heated exchange, Gohmert shot back: “Sir, if you’re going to call me a liar, you need to point out specifically where the facts are wrong.”

Mueller responded: “We went to the mosque. Prior to Boston,” he said vehemently. “Prior to Boston happening, we were in that mosque talking to imams several months beforehand as part of our outreach efforts.”

Gohmert then asked: “Were you aware that those mosques were started by Alamoudi?”

“I’ve answered the question, sir,” Mueller replied.

Not satisfied with this, Gohmert pressed: “You didn’t answer the question, were you aware that it was started by Alamoudi.” Mueller then admitted that he had not been.

So we had the spectacle of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation being warned by at least one foreign government that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a jihadist, but not even being aware of the fact that Tsarnaev attended a Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque that was founded by a principal al-Qaeda financier – and sending agents to that mosque not to investigate the Tsarnaevs or any other possible jihad activity there, but to engage in “outreach” to Muslims.

If anything illustrated the Obama Administration’s abject failure to take the jihad threat seriously, that was it. The only thing that would have completed the picture would have been if Robert Mueller had been holding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s photo on the cover of Rolling Stone.

The foremost lesson of the Boston bombing was that the denial of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, which the Obama Administration (as well as the mainstream media) had pursued so assiduously, was wrongheaded and dangerous. Obama said in late April 2013 that his FBI had not acted improperly, but had investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev and found no signs that Tsarnaev was “engaging in extremist activity.” This was probably because agents had no idea how to tell whether or not Tamerlan Tsarnaev was “engaging in extremist activity,” because the “extremist activity” he was engaging in was Islamic jihad, and Obama’s FBI is forbidden to study Islamic jihad. And so the politically correct FBI ignored Tamerlan Tsarnaev despite repeated warnings from Russian authorities. And if they did investigate him, they didn’t know what to look for or how to understand what they were seeing.

Now, after all their massive failures, they’re getting tough with the surviving Tsarnaev, and calling for the death penalty? It’s too little, too late.

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  • American1969

    This is the result of Political Correctness run amok. It’s going to get a lot more people killed. This current administration is putting people in terrible danger. What are they waiting for? Another Boston Bombing or something worse?
    But the Tea Party is such a threat….

    • defcon 4

      The Tea Party and the Christian right are the real threats the US faces — just ask any amoral, apathetic lieberal!

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Make that any amoral, apathetic regressive “progressive” SOCIALIST.

        • Save_Our_Republic

          AMEN! The apathetic uneducated and/or evil progressive are the people who are trying to ruin this country. AND, this guy will never be put to death. How do I know that? How about the guy who killed all those people in Fort Hood? THINK AGAIN PEOPLE. Obama and the Justice Dept is PLAYING ANOTHER GAME WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Every single thing that comes out of Eric Holder or Obama’s mouth IS A LIE OF SATAN. Do your homework people. THE TRUTH HAS NO AGENDA.

          • laura r

            your proberly right. he will have special meals & all the perks.

          • Deborah Ferris

            Obama has Muslim Brotherhood in homeland security. ISLAM and Sharia threat is insidious & real! People think your crazy if you try to tell them. PC muzzles the truth.
            Check mosques in your cities, always next to a Church. Evil lie Islam. Wait & see, more islamists coming. Thanks to Obama. Keep your guns.

      • Deborah Ferris

        Please explain.

        • defcon 4

          I was being sarcastic, I should’ve of indicated that.

          • jakespoon

            I got it right off.

  • Hassan

    False flag operation?

    • Well Done

      Real stupid accusation.

      • objectivefactsmatter
        • defcon 4

          Wow, you’ve just revealed Israel’s top secret zionist weapon. The muslim world thanks you. Now they’ll know what to look for.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Some of them are land sharks as well.

          • defcon 4

            Not to mention the secret Israeli Bigfoot/Yeti training program. Oops I already did.

        • Drakken

          I would be all for feeding Haji to those Israeli sharks, hey sharks have to eat too you know.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Sharks can be useful.

          • defcon 4

            They might not eat muslimes out of professional courtesy.

    • bob smith

      haji, here’s your false flag…you know where you can put it

      • defcon 4

        Hassan would probably tell us that the Arabic scrawl really says:
        We muslims love our Jewish and Christian brothers.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      False, like the “Religion of Peace”.

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    The families of the deceased victims of the Boston atrocity and the living victims who lost legs should launch a class action suit at Obama since it is HE who hogtied the FBI and all other law enforcement agencies – and it is not political correctness on his part but his devotion to his sick religion – his Jihad. The too-little-too-late effort is simply a PR move by Obama who is trying to improve his broken image. Every outrageous move by Holder comes about because of direct orders from the White House. We need one or two Holders to blow some whistles to nail the evil culprit in the degraded White House.

    • laura r

      are we allowed to sue a president? or the govt? dont think so.

  • The Facts

    It appears that Jihad Watch did absolutely nothing to prevent the Boston Bombing either. Yet, Mr. Spencer had been watching everything with a hawk-like glare the whole time. One is forced to conclude that Jihad Watch is just a money-laundering operation.

    • bob smith

      it would appear that a moron who claims to BE THE FACTS was mia and ergo, derelict in his duty to prevent the terrorist bombing. I say death to the facts.

    • logdon

      Nice try schmuck.

      Not even worth any rebuttal apart from the fact that you are a complete idiot.

      • WhiteHunter

        Not quite sure what the troll is claiming, are you? That Spencer somehow has investigative and enforcement powers superior to those of the FBI?
        One thing we can be sure of: If he did, and had tried to use them, the troll and his ilk would be screaming “Racist vigilante!” and Holder would have him up on charges of “racism,” “stalking,” “hatespeech,” and “aggravated racist stalking and hatespeech.”
        The only “victims” Holdama protects are jihadists who curse America and want to slaughter us.
        Time for this troll, and the others, to take off their Presidential kneepads and send the blue dress to the dry cleaners.

        • logdon

          These Obama fellatrix’s infest the blogosphere, and add nothing but a spot of sport for the informed.

    • Mo86

      In other words, you have zero to add to the facts or the discussion, other than childish nonsense and ugly, baseless accusations?

    • defcon 4

      ANd islam is really a religion of peace.

      • Save_Our-Republic

        ………..not

        I have read the Koran. I am a devout follower of Christ. However, I always want to have an answer for any man/woman that asks me. So, I studied the Koran to have an answer and THE BOOK IS THE WORK OF SATAN. Remember in the Movie, “Independence Day”, when the President asks the alien what they wanted from them (peqace)? How did that alien respond and what did it say? GO FIND OUT. Look it up. THERE’S YOUR ISLAMIC MUSLIMS.

        President Thomas Whitmore: What do you want us to do?
        Captured Alien: Die. Die.

        Just add the word, INFIDEL to the last line.

        • Save_Our_Republic

          Meant to say (peace)…..

        • Deborah Ferris

          These are the end Times. Look up international blasphemy law. Obama administration, Hillary’s penstroke, signed. We are not protected by our Constitution. Hillary Obama should be impeached. Look it up.

          • tagalog

            The third temple hasn’t been built yet, though.

      • laura r

        right just ask bush.

      • Anonymous

        Islam is NOT the religion of peace!!!!

        • defcon 4

          I apologize, I was being sarcastic.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      “The Facts” are that the Obama administration IGNORED warnings from Russia about chechen terrorism –

      just like the Obama administration IGNORED the warnings and calls for backup from Chris Stevens in Benghazi.

      • Save_Our_Republic

        Obama should be IMPEACHED, along with Hillary Clinton (charged with crimes against the United States).

        But no, our govt is cowardly because they are Democratic progressives (do as I say, not as I do).

      • laura r

        ignored on PURPOSE. not hard of hearing.

      • Deborah Ferris

        Look up international law against blasphemy.

    • D. Brown

      Brain dead.

    • laura r

      good hollywood script. spencer dosnt have that kind of power, but i wish he did!

      • defcon 4

        Ditto.

    • liberalism is a mental illness

      Here he is again,”The Facts” with absolutely zero facts to mention. What was Jihadwatch supposed to do to prevent the Boston Bombing? Jihadwatch is just a website on the internet. How can Jihadwatch be a money laundering operation and what funds would it be laundering? “The Facts” – just doing your part to uphold the reputation of leftard dellusional mental illness one comment at a time.

  • Mark McDonald

    it had taken sometime before Attorney General Eric Holder came to the conclusion to seek the death penalty.

    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/January/14-ag-100.html

    • jakespoon

      And how many years before the trial?

      • BS77

        The hearings, trial, appeals, more hearings, more appeals..this will go on for years and it will cost millions…..

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    I think he should be executed with a nail gun firing squad.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      And his evil mother.

    • Bamaguje

      Whom do you want executed?
      Holder, Obama or Tsarnaev?

      All of the above?

    • Drakken

      I prefer it the good ole fashioned way, get rope and a porkchop and call it a day. I would also sell it live pay for view.

    • Deborah Ferris

      Covered in pork grease.

    • jakespoon

      Beaten to death by spider monkeys. Let’s have some fun with him.

  • BS77

    The bomber will likely die of old age in prison before he is ever terminated….that’s the death penalty these days. Just ask KSM.

  • tagalog

    Yes, the administration was wholly incompetent in dealing with the Tsarnaevs. Why should they be any better at the investigation into terrorism and terrorists than they are at anything else?

    Mosques founded by terrorist supporters are untouchable, but let’s jump right on the Little Sisters of the Poor.

    It’s not as if anybody’s job is in jeopardy or anything…

    At least they’re doing the right thing in seeking the death penalty for Joker.

    • Deborah Ferris

      American’s Or Christians abroad will die. Wait and see. Martyred.

      • tagalog

        It’s not as if they wouldn’t be killed anyway. Both Americans and Christians are being killed every day overseas. Aside from the justice of executing the guy, why not get a little of our own back?

  • gawxxx

    the only way to deal with islam is to exterminate it like the plague it is, on mankind .starting with the “pyromaniac” in washington d. c.

  • Atikva

    The death penalty is definitely too little, too late, but at this stage it’s the only possible outcome.

    • laura r

      in a way its a badge of honor to die for the cause. in any event, it is the best thing for america. btw, how do muslims feel if its the enemy who kills them?

      • Atikva

        I couldn’t care less
        what the muslims feel, believe or say about that, or any other subject for that
        matter. A just reward for their evil deeds and preventing them to commit more
        is all I am interested in.

        • laura r

          the US population is becoming aware. expect to read & hear debates 24/7 about muslims. just turn the page or shut off the TV.

          • Atikva

            Gosh, I don’t need to “learn” about “the muslims”, their deeds for the past fifty years – not to mention the past 14 centuries – speak for themselves. As to TV news or debates… thanks, but the media collabos never were my cup of tea.

          • laura r

            the population will believe what ever the media tell them. muslims are a religion of peace, & it is only a few radicals. also never offend them.

  • mcbee555

    The Feds definitely blew that , the Russians gave two warnings about Tsarnaev
    activities, to no avail. It is as previously stated, “Political Correctness run amok.” It is becoming more and more evident that if Muslims are involved in possible criminality, the Obama regime and its DOJ have liberal standards in dealing with them. This twisted policy affords Muslims more latitude than any other ethnic group in our country.

    • Drakken

      That is why the Russians are telling this administration to go eff themselves where it concerns the Olympics. This administration according to the Russians are more of a hindrance than a help.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 aemoreira81

      Russia says that the warnings were given—but Russia is hardly credible, or they intentionally took advantage of the difficulties of translating Cyrillic to English and gave a spelling they knew was wrong.

      • mcbee555

        In other words, based upon your feelings in the matter, Russian FSB’s counter terrorism unit, misinformed the FBI not once, but twice. They sure went to the trouble of misinforming a second time, when they were told by the FBI that the Tsarnaevs had been investigated upon Russia’s warning and the FBI found the two young men to be non-threatening in FBI opinions.
        Twice, mind you, and the Russians gave us information in their files regarding the older brother whom they knew had visited the Russian Caucuses, stayed in the No. Caucuses area, but not with his direct family,then returned to New England. If Russia is not credible in this matter, and it’s a country that faces Muslim jihadis in the Caucuses daily, then how credible was the investigation the FBI said it did on the Tsarnaevs? I suggest that Russian FSB is extremely interested in the neutralizing of Russian Muslim jihadis whether they’re in Russia or not. Support for jihadis goes everywhere in the Muslim world, which includes the north Caucuses area of Russia, from Mosques and Muslim front organizations in the United States. (where the money is) There is no problem going from Cyrillic to English characters, thorough investigations take into account the phonetics of language. Both FBI and FSB have qualified linguists, your theory doesn’t make sense. International investigations can’t proceed without such a factor involved. If, as you opine, the Russians “intentionally took advantage” to mislead the FBI, then how come after all that, the FBI did follow-up with the same Tsarnaev family and were able to respond to Russia about them after interviewing them? How come traces of bomb-making materials were found in Tsarnaev’s apartment? How come they not only bombed the Boston Marathon, but were involved in killing and wounding MA. police in gun battles with them? What would be Russia’s advantage in an attempt to misrepresent facts to the FBI, from which sometime it could require reciprocating cooperation?
        The question of credibility is far more acute about you than the Russian FSB.

  • 2wotvet

    For a man who claims to be a stalwart friend of Western Civilization, Dr. Spencer is incredibly cold hearted to those who are fighting against the Islamic Horde. It must have taken so much effort for the Feds to defy their Caliph and master Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood minions in order to sentence that sadistic, death-worshiping Muslim to death. Holder, being a Dhimmi, now faces torture and death for going against his Muslim masters. He and the other Feds who convicted the Nazi-lover will die upholding the law of America, and Dr. Spencer calls it a shallow attempt to look tough? Some friend of Western Civilization he is!

    • Drakken

      Your lack of depth, understanding, knowledge and simple common sense is truly a sight to behold. Sue the school you went to, for your a poster child for them.

    • wildjew

      Dr. Spencer?

    • Hass

      Do you even know who or what you are talking about? I think not.

  • John Davidson

    When I heard about this, I knew what they were up to. It came out as Holder was being grilled in the Senate. Who do these progressives think they are fooling?

  • Erudite Mavin

    The legal team for this terrorist has brought on board Atty Judy Clark of San Diego,
    who has rep. the usual high profile killers, from the Olympic Park bomber to the mass killer in Tucson . She is the one picked when Death penalty is mentioned.
    That type spins and excuses for enemy terrorists and every other mass killer.
    Evil is not in their vocabulary

  • wileyvet

    But didn’t Obama, with icy determination, doggedly pursue Osama bin Laden and prove himself a steadfast warrior against terrorists?

    • Drakken

      In spite of ole Val Jarret who tried to stop the military from getting OBL.

    • laura r

      NO! congress & everone else was on him. took a while for him to cave in.

    • jakespoon

      In his mind. In reality I believe he was a relunctant warrior(apoligies to real warriors), if you look in the photo released by the WH,you’ll see him sitting in the corner and looking like a deer in the headlights.

  • LoneRangler

    I’ll believe that when I see it.

  • CupoJoe

    “On
    the one hand we are called to play the good Samaritan on life’s
    roadside; but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to
    see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and
    women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their
    journey on life’s highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin
    to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that
    an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring….

    ….This call for a worldwide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern
    beyond one’s tribe, race, class, and nation is in reality a call for an
    all-embracing — embracing and unconditional love for all mankind. This
    oft misunderstood, this oft misinterpreted concept, so readily dismissed
    by the Nietzsches of the world as a weak and cowardly force, has now
    become an absolute necessity for the survival of man. When I speak of
    love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am not
    speaking of that force which is just emotional bosh. I am speaking of
    that force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme
    unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that unlocks the
    door which leads to ultimate reality. This
    Hindu-Muslim-Christian-Jewish-Buddhist belief about ultimate — ultimate
    reality is beautifully summed up in the first epistle of Saint John:
    “Let us love one another, for love is God. And every one that loveth is
    born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God
    is love.” “If we love one another, God dwelleth in us and his love is
    perfected in us.”4 Let us hope that this spirit will become the order of
    the day.

    We can no longer afford to worship the god of hate or
    bow before the altar of retaliation. The oceans of history are made
    turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. And history is cluttered
    with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this
    self-defeating path of hate. As Arnold Toynbee says:

    Love
    is the ultimate force that makes for the saving choice of life and good
    against the damning choice of death and evil. Therefore the first hope
    in our inventory must be the hope that love is going to have the last
    word (unquote).

    We are now faced with the fact, my friends,
    that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of
    now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a
    thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time.
    Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost
    opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood —
    it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage,
    but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones
    and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic
    words, “Too late.” There is an invisible book of life that faithfully
    records our vigilance or our neglect. Omar Khayyam is right: “The moving
    finger writes, and having writ moves on….

    “A Time to Break Silence,” at Riverside Church”

    ― Martin Luther King Jr.

    • defcon 4

      I believe the whole concept of the “good Samaritan” is down to Yeshua’s interaction w/one Samaritan woman he met once. The Samaritans still exist in Israel from what I understand and have been there possibly since Ezra the Scribe built the Second Temple.

  • SDN

    The death penalty is certainly better than nothing. Nevertheless this fiasco so memorably summarized by Robert Spencer would have to be remembered by every future book about this terrible attack.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 aemoreira81

    The problem is that one must believe that Russian authorities are actually credible enough to be believed when they claim that they warned America about Tsarnev. Given that Putin is in charge…I have my doubts, as he is glad that Russians weren’t killed. (If someone like Boris Yeltsin were in charge of Russia, by contrast, he’d have actual credibility.)

    Robert Spencer may be willing to grant Putin credibility…but I don’t think that I can, as Putin has a vested interest in seeing America go down.

  • Anonymous

    He deserves to die that son of an islamic whore!!!!

  • defcon 4

    Whatever happened to the investigation into the murder of the three Jewish men who were “friends” of Tsarnaev and his brother?

    • Hass

      Probably was told by Holder it’ll be swept under the carpet when he visited the little terrorist f*ck in hospital.