Friday, April 19, 2013
Updates on the Boston Attack
After last night's events, we now know the identities and backgrounds of the two men identified in the videos. They are Tamarlan and Dzhokhar Tsarbaev, ethnic Chechens and yes, Muslims. While many of their associates are stunned, jihadi sentiments have, indeed, surfaced (Hat tip Investigative Project on Terrorism).
In the meantime, the below report, from JNS, has some troubling information on yesterday's interfaith service in Boston. I was wondering if the Islamic Cultural center of Greater Boston was participating. Now it appears they were scheduled to take part, but that the head imam, Suhaib Webb, was replaced at the last minute. Given the background of this center, that is appropriate.
I have posted about this center in the past, largely as a result of the work of Charles Jacobs of Americans for Peace and Tolerance-based in Boston- who has tried to warn the Jewish interfaith leaders about the troubling associations of the center.
Let us hope the second suspect is brought to justice before he can kill again.