By now you’ve heard the press narrative: We can’t shut out refugees! It’s un-American! Some of them are victims of extremist violence themselves! There’s virtually no risk of terror attacks from refugees! As usual, the mainstream media and the left are joined together to pull the heartstrings of compassionate Americans back into alignment with their worldview. The only problem with their worldview is that its a farce. The obvious example is Paris, but the United States has also suffered a major terror attack from Islamic jihadist refugees: the Boston Marathon bombings, committed by refugees of the Chechen war.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is facing the Death Penalty as punishment for acts of Terrorism. Yet American War Veterans stand firmly against the Death Penalty. I hope the jury follows in his footsteps and does not allow the death penalty to be a form of punishment in this case or any other. Because if he can support that decision and put his life on the line for this country then we the citizens should do the same.
Tsarnaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a rifle laser sight on his forehead, raises his hand from inside a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Massachusetts in 2013.
Surprise! Oklahoma beheader attended Mosque with same Imam as Tsarnaev brothers
Let’s be honest here. Is this really all that surprising?
Suhaib Webb, an Imam with ties to former Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, had also previously been the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which had been attended by Alton Nolen – the man who on Thursday beheaded a former coworker after recently converting to Islam, Breitbart News has learned. Webb now serves as Imam of the sister organization of the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Imam Suhaib Webb has a history of ties to radicalism. FBI surveillance documents found that he was a known confidant of Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki. Just two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, Webb spoke at a fundraiser with Awlaki with hopes to raise funds for Atlanta-based H. Rap Brown, a man that shot and killed two police officers. The FBI documents also found that “Webb and Awlaki may be associated with the Muslim American Society,” which is a group described by the Investigative Project on Terrorism as being “founded as the United States Chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Nolen took a picture of himself (above) September 5th, just three weeks before he brutally murdered an innocent woman, standing in front of the gates of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.
I want to be clear about something here. In no way do I want to infringe on anybody’s right to worship however or whomever they please, so long as they do it peacefully without infringing upon the rights of others. The 1st Amendment extends to Muslims too, of course, but those rights only apply to actions that don’t infringe upon the rights of others. The minute a person steps out in violence in the name of his god, 1st Amendment protection does not apply.
Radical Imams like Suhaib Webb have left a trail of destruction in their wake, yet the Obama administration hampers law enforcement’s ability to surveil his activities because he hides behind the mask of “peaceful religion.” This is absurd and puts innocent Americans at risk. The man and his organization have connections to foreign terrorists and now two jihadist attacks on United States soil.
1st Amendment rights apply to everyone, but we cannot allow violent radical jihadists to recruit foot soldiers in the name of “peaceful religion.” It is nothing of the sort.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev planted bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. The bombings killed three people and reportedly injured as many as 264 others. Tamerlan died on April 19, 2013 from gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma.
A boxing photo of young Tamerlan, his body in the morgue and his death certificate.
He was 19 and it seemed like he had a good life. Not only did he ruin other peoples lives and change other peoples lives, he ruined his own life. … I’m not angry at them. I don’t know, I’m just a weird person like that, I’m kind of sensitive and I feel bad for people that hurt other people ’cause it’s just awful. I feel bad for them. They don’t have that feeling of kind of love. You know I wanted to ask him, like you know, what was the reason? What was the reason? Were you forced to do this? I just want to know why and then how he feels about it.
“Accountability is a lighthouse when the fog of life sets in.” These days are hard. From Gaza, Ferguson and ISIS, it is difficult to have insight into where the world is today. That question is important. But of more importance is asking where it is now. After all, the answer to that question, is the answer to the first one. However, there are times when the fog of the future blinds us from seeing the demands of today.
I woke up the other day and decided to skim through my body of work over the last few years. Boy was I surprised at some of my posts and talks – the tone and the demonization of others – I compared ISIS to Ebola.
While I don’t agree with ISIS, al-Qāida, certain progressives and others, I ‘ve decided to apologize to anyone that I have spoken ill towards or demonized. I ask Allah to forgive me and to guide me to observe better character in the future. I asked myself, “Suhaib did you forget the 49th chapter of the Qur’an, Surah al-Hujurāt?”
Moving forward, I promise myself to address ideas instead of people, to be critical of thoughts instead of personalities and commit to ethics as best I can. That will create a better climate to unpack and examine current trends in our community, but ensure that I recognize other’s humanity and worth. Sometimes, I find myself forgetting humility, blinded by my own shine. Please, Allah, forgive me and raise me by making me humble!
This is why it’s difficult to take it seriously when anybody says that Islam is "religion of peace.“ Here we have an Imam, who is now connected to TWO terrorist attacks in the United States, and instead of coming out and saying that ISIS and al Qaeda are barbarians and that people who would emulate it here are dogs, he apologizes for criticizing them.
Where are the peaceful Muslims who supposedly make up the majority? Why aren’t they speaking out with an overwhelming and powerful voice against ISIS, al Qaeda, Hamas, and American Muslim terrorists? Where are their mass protests in the streets against the taking of innocent life?
“It was the worst bloodbath I have ever seen in a long law enforcement career. There was no forced entry, it was clear that the victims had let the killer in. And their throats were slashed right out of an al Qaeda training video. The drugs and money on the bodies was very strange”
Above is an investigator’s account of the 2011 Waltham Triple Murder. On September 11, 2001, Brendan Mess,Erik Weissman, and Raphael Teken were found dead in Mess’s apartment in Waltham, Massachusetts. All 3 had their heads pulled back, and their throats slit ear to ear with either a knife or an ice pick. The wounds were so deep that they had almost decapitated them. Their bodies had been covered in seven pounds of marijuana and $5,000 in cash. Witnesses claimed that two men had been at the apartment around the time of the murders. It also seemed that the murderers and the victims had know each other, as there was no sign of forced entry. Later, when the Boston bombing occurred in 2013, the most prominent suspects in the murders became Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Ibragim Todashev. Tamerlan had described Mess as his best friend, and it was discovered that they would visit each other frequently. The two were also boxers, and would spend hours training together. After Mess was murdered, Tamerlan ceased to attend the martial arts center that the two would go to, and when he came back to it in 2013, he had gotten much ruder. 2011 was also the time when Tamerlan had become much more radical in his Islamic views, and investigators believe the murders were purposely carried out on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Phone records and forensic evidence also place the two at the scene the night of the murders. After Mess’s death, Tamerlan didn’t attend his funeral or memorial service.
After Mess died it really shocked me how unemotional [Tamerlan] was. He just kind of laughed and said, ‘Can you believe it?’ It was like he didn’t care about this kid he grew up with. -John Allan, owner of the martial arts center Tamerlan attended
However, the two were never formally charged, and the case officially remains unsolved.