Despite the Liberals’ not-too-unreasonable hope that the Boston Marathon bombing was committed by White, Right-Wing Extremists, the act of terror was committed by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who are Chechen Muslims who immigrated to America from Turkey.
Boston Marathon Terror Bombing
Right now however, in the current absence of any real information, what we have are two terrorists who are Muslim but there’s no data to strongly suggest that their terrorism was part of Islam’s global jihad. Frankly, it currently looks more like an extrapolation of a “School Shooting” – just two pathetic, deranged, and rightly ostracized losers who wanted some attention and “payback” for perceived wrongs done to them.
This, of course, doesn’t mean that the Tsarnaev brothers being both Chechen and Muslim didn’t contribute to their decision to become terrorists. Being raised in a culture and religion that are steeped in xenophobia, misplaced feelings of persecutions, and extreme and consistent violence certainly made their radicalization much, much easier. Also, their birth culture and religion placed them well outside and, at least partially antithetical to, the normative American culture that they were surrounded by, adding to their feelings of isolation and persecution.
It far too soon to determine what was these vermin’s rationale so it’s best to remember that, while the terrorists were Muslims, the Boston Marathon Bombing might not be actual “Muslim Terrorism.”