Whatever the case may be regarding the school, here is more evidence that the Tsarnaev brothers were motivated by Islam’s teachings of jihad warfare against unbelievers. “Boston, suspected attackers may have trained in Chechen Islamic school,” from Asia News, April 20 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Boston (AsiaNews / Agencies) – A Youtube site linked to pages glorifying terrorism, a certificate of attendance at a school in Makhachkala, capital of Dagestan (Chechnya), and several references to the Islamic religion: this is the profile of the Tsarnaev brothers, prime suspects in the Boston massacre on April 14 last, both defined by the press as “devout Muslims“. The revelations have already spread on U.S. media and arrived in Russia reported by Interfax news agency. The Moscow based network of has investigated the recent past of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 years old, killed yesterday by U.S. security forces and Dzhokhar, his younger brother, 19 years old, captured by police last night, after a massive man hunt. The young man was wounded and had taken refuge in a boat in Watertown. In a statement to the nation, President Obama said that the U.S. would not give in to terrorism “but there are still so many questions to be answered.”
Both of Chechen origin, but born in Kyrgyzstan, the two brothers had immigrated to the United States in 2003 and lived in Cambridge, a suburb of Boston. The eldest, Tamerlan, was a former engineering student. In 2012 he opened a page on Youtube with his name. According to the data of the account in the Russian language, the young man navigated suspicious sites, close to radical Islam. Among the films uploaded, many touch on “conversion to Islam” and “Islamic terrorism.” From 1999 to 2001, the young man is reported to have attended a school in Dagestan. In his application he is reported to have made reference to his devotion to Islam. However, the latter source is yet to be verified.
Instead Dzhokhar attended a medical school in one of the universities in Boston. The characteristics of the two suspects have sparked headlines that already blame the attack on Islamic extremism of a Caucasian matrix. Last night, Ed Davis, head of the Boston Police pointed out that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was considered very dangerous: “We think he is a terrorist. We believe that this is a man who has come here to kill”….