Chechen refugees from the war torn region of the Caucasus, one in receipt of an Ivy League scholarship to MIT.
Somewhere in the United States, David "let's hope the Boston bomber is white and not Muslim" Sirota's head, over at Salon, has just gone into meltdown.
The perpetrators of the Boston bombing, and the subsequent attacks against law enforcement, were actually successfully identified to the FBI by the double amputee victim, shown in the most striking photograph from Monday's attack.
The most useful comparison is now with the 2007 attempted suicide bombing of Glasgow airport in Scotland.
Both belligerents there were similarly highly post-graduate educated academics, ostensibly happily integrated "moderate" Muslims to all who knew them, right up until their attempted commission of horrific mass-murder.
But of course the narrative that is continually sold to everyone by the mainstream media is that Islamic fundamentalism is only followed by the poor, ignorant, economically disadvantaged and uneducated... Uh huh.
What liberal racists; who have obsessively attempted to racialise the theological issue of Islam from day one, and who sought cynically from the outset to castigate those who pointed to Islamic terrorism as the most probable cause for events in Boston; have never understood, is that the religion of peace purposefully pretends to transcend race and takes enormous pride in doing so.
But as the liberal Left is utterly obsessed with race, Islam has to be so just as much too, right? Wrong.
During the week the media's breathtaking hypocrisy was self-evident. It was almost as if there could be no possible causal relationship between being Muslim and engaging in terrorism (as repeatedly required by the Islamic sources1), but an entirely plausible one between engaging in terrorism and being White, or Conservative!
How the press will attempt to deal with this, or more accurately, seek not to deal with the motivations behind this terrorism will be interesting to watch.
Don't hold your breath that the media will hold President Obama to account.
Let us remember the president's key words from his speech on the Boston bombing on Monday:
"We still do not know who did this or why, and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. But make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this; we'll find out why they did this. "
But Mr President, you have intentionally required of your administration that they ignore WHY people do this!
Not only that, your national security apparatus has deliberately punished and excluded as "hate mongering" briefing documents and training courses which have sought to inform military and law enforcement of again, why, this sort of terrorism takes place.2 To say nothing of the cutting of the security to budget to deal with the threat of US-domestic IEDs.3
Incidentally, as I sit in London, surrounded by tens of thousands of immigrants from the perpetually bloody civil war torn Islamic country of Somalia, deliberately allowed into this neighbourhood by the British government, I ask myself...
What could possibly go wrong?
1 Two hadith from many, many examples: ' Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle was asked, "What is the best deed?" He replied, "To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, "What is the next (in goodness)? He replied, "To participate in jihad in Allah's Cause." ' (Sahih Bukhari 2:25)
' ...There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa'id) said: What is that act? He [Muhammad] replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah! ' (Sahih Muslim, 20:4645)
2 Obama Pulls Terror Training Manuals Referencing Islam
The Fort Hood Report: Why No Mention of Islam?
Pentagon suspends "counterjihad" class on Islam
Muslim Letter that Prompted the Pentagon to Purge Military Instruction "Offensive to Islam"
Obama administration has SLASHED budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45 per cent, says former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary