And his brother said: “I don’t like what America is doing. I don’t like it because they shouldn’t be in Muslim countries.” If they believed that the U.S. was at war with Islam and that that war took the form of being illegitimately in Muslim countries, they might also have believed that it was their duty to wage defensive jihad, which according to Islamic law is obligatory upon every Muslim if a Muslim land is attacked.
“Bombing suspect’s mosque hosted author who criticized US, UK for “˜war against Islam,– by Patrick Howley for the Daily Caller, April 19 (thanks to Patricia):
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 Cambridge, Massachusetts-based mosque and its satellite cultural center “”Â Â which announced its indefinite closing Friday in light of “the terrible and sad events of last night, the criminal of the bombings on the loose, and the strong recommendations of our Governor” “”Â hosted a book signing and “Meet the Author” event April 6 with British journalist and former Guardian editor Victoria Brittain, who discussed her book “Shadow Lives: 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.”