It's interesting: the media latches on to the fact that the Boston jihadis didn't belong to any particular terrorist organization. I disagree. They belong to a worldwide group. They are true believers, devout Muslims waging war in the cause of Islam. Jihadic groups and individuals are all part of the ummah -- and the fact that these American Muslims, given all of the benefits of living in America, went jihad should wake the American people up from a media-induced coma.
There is a terrible problem in Islam, and Islamic supremacists ensure that the few who dare to speak of it are labeled "haters" and "islamophobes," as part of the Muslim supremacist agenda to silence critics of the most brutal and oppressive ideology on the face of the eath.
The Huffington Post headline is comical: "probably" and "no major terror connections," as if that were better. It's worse. It means that any devout Muslim can go jihad at any time. How mnay ticking time bombs are in the US right now? Do you trust Obama on this national security issue? I don't.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Probably Practiced Radical Islam Without Major Terror Connections Huffington Post, April 24, 2013
BOSTON -- The 19-year-old charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, his throat injured by a gunshot wound, wrote down answers to the questions of investigators about his motives and connections to any terror networks.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's answers led them to believe he and his brother were motivated by a radical brand of Islam without major terror connections, said U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
But the written communication precluded back-and-forth exchanges often crucial to establishing key facts and meaning, said officials who cautioned they were still trying to verify what Tsarnaev told them and were poring over his telephone and online communications.
Tsarnaev was interrogated and charged Monday in his hospital room, where he was in serious condition with the throat wound and other injuries suffered during his attempted getaway. His brother, Tamerlan, 26, died Friday after a fierce gunbattle with police.
The charges came just hours before a memorial service for one of the three people killed in the bombings, 23-year-old Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi, was held at the school and attended by hundreds of people, including Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
"She's gone but our memories of her are very much alive," said her father, Lu Jun, who spoke in his native tongue and was followed by an English interpreter. "An ancient Chinese saying says every child is actually a little Buddha that helps their parents mature and grow up."
Tsarnaev, a student at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, was charged with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. He was accused of joining with his brother in setting off the shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs that killed Lu and two other people and wounded more than 200 on April 15.
The next step in the legal process against Tsarnaev is likely to be an indictment, in which federal prosecutors could add new charges. State prosecutors have said they expect to charge Tsarnaev separately in the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who was shot in his cruiser Thursday night on the campus in Cambridge.
After Tsarnaev is indicted in the bombing, he will have an arraignment in federal court, when he will be asked to enter a plea.