"Why would Chechen refugees, who’ve been locked for nearly two decades in a bitter, violent conflict against the Russian government, harbor such anger against the United States that they’d want to carry out a terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon?" Politico asks.
"The answer is far from obvious," it concludes.
Those few lines sum up the whole problem with our war on terror. A Muslim terrorist attack by Muslim terrorists? Why? The political establishment has spent decades choosing to ignore the basic facts. Then each time it's baffled when the obvious happens.
The motives are obvious enough.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev's YouTube channel had a playlist titled "Islam" and another playlist titled "Terrorists". That should be obvious enough even for Politico.
His last subscription was to a channel "Allah is the One." His Islam playlist includes "The Emergence of Prophecy: The Black Flags From Khorasan", a Jihadi video that refers to those black flags you see Salafists, including Al Qaeda, waving around.
The video deals with a key part of jihadist mythology: That one of the most significant battles fought against the “infidels” will take place in the Khorasan, a geographic area that includes parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
As my colleague Bill Roggio has explained, “The Khorasan is considered by jihadis to be the place where they will inflict the first defeat against their enemies in the Muslim version of Armageddon. The final battle is to take place in the Levant - Israel, Syria, and Lebanon. Mentions of the Khorasan have begun to increase in al Qaeda's propaganda.”
The YouTube page is here. On the right of the upper row and the left of the second row are videos by Feiz Mohammed.
Sheik Feiz Mohamed's defence of his comments on a DVD calling children to jihad has been undermined by revelations, the video also urges Muslims to kill the enemies of Islam and praises martyrs with a violent interpretation of jihad.
In the DVD, which runs for almost four hours, Sheik Feiz describes inmates of Guantanamo Bay as better Muslims than those in Australia, who would would not forsake their lifestyles for martyrdom.
The sheik, who left Australia in 2005 to live in his father's homeland, Lebanon, exorts his followers to seek the honourable death of the believer, quoting from narrations about the prophet Mohammed."They fight in the cause, they kill others - the enemies who fight Islam and they themselves are killed as martyrs," he said.
He gives the example of a mujaheddin who fought in Bosnia in the 1990s who spoke of nothing but jihad and was killed on the battlefield.The DVD was a recording of a series of passionate fire-and-brimstone sermons that told his audience over several weeks nearly four years ago his thoughts on the way to live their lives. "This is our intention that we want to have children and offer them as soldiers defending Islam, loving Islam," he said.
Still confusing. What possible motive could there be?
We know it can't be Islam. That's a religion of peace. Islamism can only refer to the political program. Just ask the AP.
Muslim terrorists are non-persons. The political establishment pretends they don't exist. And then they kill a bunch of people and the media has to explain why the people they can't see and who they don't believe exist somehow carried out an atrocity for no reason at all.
“I have been made victorious through terror” Mohammed said.