Senior Boston Bomber Recently Turned Religious, Attended Anti-American Mosque

Tamerlan wasn’t a devout practicing Muslim, “but just recently, maybe two years ago, he started praying five times a day.”

Via American Digest

The media is still baffled, completely baffled as to the motives of the terrorists. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's favorite song was "We Will Dedicate Our Lives to the Jihad". But what can a little detail like that tell us about him?


His aunt is equally baffled.

An aunt of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said Friday the older brother recently became a devout Muslim who prayed five times a day, and she doesn’t believe the brothers could have been involved in Monday’s attack.

She said her brother was desperate when he found out Tamerlan dropped out of his university. She said he always demanded more of his children and said Tamerlan was his favorite.

Tamerlan wasn’t a devout practicing Muslim, “but just recently, maybe two years ago, he started praying five times a day,” she said.


He dropped out of the university and became more religious and listened to Jihadist sermons and music. And he attended a mosque which wasn't terribly pro-American.

 The Islamic Society of Boston, attended by Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, recently hosted a book event featuring a journalist who has been highly critical of the U.S. and U.K. “War on Terror,” which she described as a “war against Islam.”

The Islamic Society of Boston also encouraged its members to show their “support of the forgotten women of the War on Terror.”

The Islamic Society of Boston posted a graphic promoting the event on its Facebook page April 1, describing the plight of a British woman whose husband has been in Guantanamo prison for 11 years and encouraging people to “Put your profile in shadow in support of the forgotten women of the War on Terror.”

Again baffling.

Americans for Peace and Tolerance has been saying the same thing over and over again about Islamist mosques in Boston only to be jeered and abused for sounding the alarm.

The Boston terrorist murderers were radicalized at the ISB mosque in Cambridge. Americans for Peace and Tolerance has been warning about this radical mosque and the indoctrination that has been going on there for years. Shame on those Boston civic leaders who didn't listen, who attacked us, and who defended the ISB. You know who you are and the victims' blood is on your hands too. We will hold you accountable.

And we just narrowly missed this.

The imam of a mosque that is managed by the Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim American Society (MAS) was initially invited to speak at Thursday’s interfaith service in Boston to honor the Boston Marathon attack’s victims, but that invitation was later rescinded by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s office, has learned.

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center’s (ISBCC) Imam Suhaib Webb, according to a series of Twitter posts, was replaced as the representative of Boston’s Muslim community at the service—whose keynote speaker was President Barack Obama—in favor of Nasser Wedaddy, director of civil rights outreach for the American Islamic Congress and chair of the New England Interfaith Council.

In June 2009, Boston-based APT issued a press release expressing concern that Governor Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino accepted invitations to be honored guests at the ISBCC’s grand opening in Roxbury Crossing. APT noted that another Islamic Society of Boston mosque, in Cambridge, Mass., hosted a sermon by Sheikh Yasir Qadhi, a Holocaust denier who has “claimed that Jews want to destroy Muslims, and called all non-Muslims (including Jews and Christians) a ‘spiritually filthy substance’ whose lives and property hold no value and are forfeit to Muslims during Jihad.”

Perhaps the owner of this car with the Coexist bumper sticker hijacked by a member in good standing of the Religion of Peace could ponder the practical implications of that. But like the media, he is almost certainly baffled.

The one thing we all know is that Islam has nothing to do with it. Nothing at all.