“The feds assumed that all those terrorists misunderstood the peaceful teachings they figured that they heard at the Islamic Society of Boston and wouldn’t have dreamed of considering whether or not they learned their Islam from the ISB.” And that still hasn’t changed. It probably never will, even when the bombings and beheadings become much more numerous than they are now.
“ISIS tie to Boston mosque ‘massive FBI failure,'” by Art Moore, WND, September 8, 2014:
The revelation that the top propagandist for the jihadist group ISIS was a member of the mosque attended by the brothers who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings is a telling indictment of the U.S. government’s approach to terrorism, according to analysts of Islamic jihad and counter-terrorism.
“This is just another indication of the massive failure of the FBI’s politically correct refusal to confront the ideological underpinnings of Islamic jihad terror,” Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer told WND.
In keeping with that approach, Spencer said, the government has shown a “reluctance to monitor or investigate mosques, or do much of anything with them beyond conducting ‘outreach’ programs,” to improve its relationship with the Muslim community.
Spencer was responding to a New York Post report that Ahmad Abousamra – who is now the top propagandist for ISIS, also known as the Islamic State – was a regular worshipper at the Cambridge mosque. The Post reported Abousamra’s father even sat on the board of directors of the Muslim organization that runs the mosque.
Abousamra, the FBI suspects, now operates the jihadist group’s sophisticated English-language propaganda campaign, which features videos of beheadings and other atrocities. The campaign has helped attract at least 300 American jihadists and thousands from other Western nations. ISIS has beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and has threatened to kill a British hostage, David Haines.
Spencer noted it was only for “outreach” programs that the FBI ever visited the Islamic Society of Boston before the Boston Marathon attack. That was despite the warnings from the Russian government about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston bomber killed in a shootout with police, and the presence of other jihadists. His younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, awaits trial for the April 15, 2013, attack, which killed three people and injured an estimated 264.
“The feds assumed that all those terrorists misunderstood the peaceful teachings they figured that they heard at the Islamic Society of Boston and wouldn’t have dreamed of considering whether or not they learned their Islam from the ISB,” Spencer said.
“How many people have to die before this nonsensical approach is discarded?” he asked….