Oh, it’s just a couple of typical American kids — that was Michael Moore’s reaction.
The American system twisted a couple of good Chechen boys — from the president of Chechnya.
The two boys suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings were angels who are being set up by American officials — the bombing suspects’ parents and aunt said that.
But Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were not typical, they weren’t angels and regardless of their citizenship status they were clearly Muslim first.
The Boston bombings were terrorism. If the brothers did what they are accused of, then they were terrorists.
Despite Chris Matthews’, Michael Moore’s and the rest of the Left’s fervent hopes, all indications are that this was Muslim terrorism. Again.
Move on to Big Excuse, Stage Two.
Now we’re hearing about how the Tsarnaev boys mysteriously fell under the influence of an “extreme version” of Islam.
The only problem with that statement is that there is no “non-extreme” version of Islam.
It seems likely that the Tsarnaevs simply read the Quran:
“Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah.” — 4:76
“Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward.” — 4:95
“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” — 8:12
“And fight with them until there is no more fitna (unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah.” — 8:39
“So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.” — 9:5
Etc. Unlike verses in the Old Testament calling for violence, the Quranic verses are all open-ended commandments for all time, not tied to a particular place, time and situation that occurred in the past.
Islam was and remains the only major world religion founded by a warlord. Mohammed’s historical career included long periods of banditry and conquest in which he himself participated. The Quran and the Hadith bear the indelible stamp of the founder of Islam’s foul temper and proclivity toward violence as the first and last resort to solving problems. Unlike Christianity, to which it is often wrongly compared, Islam is meant to be spread by perpetual warfare across the whole world.
While politicians dither about whether to use the word “terrorism” and warn against labeling groups, and while the media and the family of the suspects make excuses to deflect responsibility, the simple truth seems to be that the two young men were raised in a toxic faith, they grew up and they took Islam seriously.