It would have made sense to put this up while the news was fresh in the beginning of the week, but I wanted more info. out before I did my post and gathered my thoughts. Either way, now is still a good time to discuss this recent event in Boston, Massachusetts. Let’s start with some background info.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was arrested late on Friday when he was found seriously injured in a suburban backyard after a huge manhunt. He is under armed guard in hospital. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said the suspect was stable, but not yet able to communicate. The teenager’s brother, Tamerlan, died after a shoot-out with police. Three people were killed and more than 170 others injured by Monday’s twin bombing, close the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Police officer Sean Collier was shot dead during the police operation to find the brothers on Thursday night. A transport officer was later seriously injured in the shoot-out which left Tamerlan Tsarnaev fatally wounded.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found by a member of the public on Friday evening, shortly after a city-wide lockdown was ended. He was injured and hiding in a boat in a backyard, and was reportedly further injured in a fire fight with police. The High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group – a multi-security agency unit specialising in questioning terror suspects – is waiting at the Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center in Boston as he recovers. The BBC’s David Willis, outside the hospital, says the suspect is suffering
gunshot wounds to the neck and leg and has lost a lot of blood, so it could be a while before investigators are able to talk to him. A federal charge of using a weapon of mass destruction to kill people carries a possible death sentence. There is no death penalty in the state of Massachusetts.
In a move criticised by rights activists, officials have said they intend to question the teenager without reading him his Miranda rights – the standard statement informing suspects they have a right to a lawyer and to remain silent – citing a “public safety exception”. The American Civil Liberties Union said such an exemption only applied in the case of immediate threats, and that the suspension of rights could not be “open-ended”. “Denial of rights is un-American and will only make it harder to obtain fair convictions,” it said in a statement. But Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be treated as an “enemy combatant”, meaning he would not be entitled to the same legal rights as a criminal defendant. “We should be focused on gathering intelligence from this suspect right now that can help our nation understand how this attack occurred and what may follow in the future,” their statement read.
The news that one suspect had been killed and the second captured prompted scenes of celebration on the streets of Boston on Friday evening, with people cheering, honking car horns and waving American flags. In a statement, the family of Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy who was one of the three people killed by the bomb, said: “Tonight, our family applauds the entire law enforcement community for a job well done, and trust that our justice system will now do its job.”
Law enforcement officials and family members have identified the Tsarnaev brothers as ethnic Chechens who had been living in America for about a decade. The FBI had interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 after a request from a foreign government, US law enforcements officials have confirmed. But agents closed the case after finding no cause for concern. Several members of the Tsarnaev family have condemned and disowned the brothers, but their parents have said that they could not have planned such an
attack as they were being monitored by the FBI. Their mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, said she was “100% sure that this is set up, insisting in an interview with Russia Today that her sons had never had any involvement with terrorism.
It is absolutely crazy and unfortunate for something like this to happen. As a practicing Muslim, I am 100% against such acts done by anyone anywhere. Islam doesn’t promote actions that some people use to justify killing innocent people. Please go to http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=articles&id=113432 for more info. on this subject.
Okay, so some sources say that the older brother claimed to be religious, since he didn’t smoke or drink. First of all, there is more to being a Muslim than just not smoking or drinking! Secondly, it was also mentioned that he had a girlfriend, when Islam is against such relationships because of all the harm that is caused (see Moderation in Sexuality: Celibacy and Free Love – Kamal El-Mekki on YouTube). So, it doesn’t make sense for the news to broadcast that the brothers considered themselves religious, practicing Muslims, or that their religion is Islam. Don’t people of other faiths consider themselves religious when they still drink alcohol, take drugs, eat pork, and have “free” sex? And when was it bad to say that your religion is Islam, Christianity, Judaism, etc. or that you are a follower of a certain religion? These weak points constantly being spread everywhere have no use in this case. I am not justifying what the brothers did, just want to make a point because many people, including some Muslims unfortunately, have the wrong idea of what it means to be a (practicing) Muslim.
I love children, so it hurts to know that Martin Richard, eight-years-old, was one of the three people killed by the bomb. But, he is 1 child. Imagine all the innocent children in war zone countries who have been killed in the middle by battles between America and other countries. I think many people exaggerate the fact that 3 people died in the bomb attack in Boston and many injured, yet it passes as nothing that hundreds and even thousands die at the hands of Americans around the world. Just something to think deeply about.
I really want to focus on the last part that I got from the article, “Law…terrorism.” I wouldn’t be surprised if it eventually leaked that the FBI had something more to do with the brother’s actions, like being set up. Please read this http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-fbis-history-of-supplying-live-explosives-to-terror-suspects/5331517. It doesn’t make sense for the FBI to have been monitoring Tamerlan Tsarnaev, yet the brothers somehow managed to get past the FBI and plant a bomb.
Please let me know in the comments what you think about what I have to say.
To read the full article, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22232196
Posted on: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:22 am
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