Federal Court Cheats Boston Marathon Jihadi Out of His 72 Virgins

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This is more about the state of American society today than it is about Boston Marathon jihad murderer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Boston Globe reported Friday that “in a 182-page ruling that infuriated some victims [no kidding], the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that George A. O’Toole Jr., the judge in Tsarnaev’s 2015 trial, ‘did not meet the standard’ of fairness while presiding over jury selection.” The appeals court accordingly overturned Tsarnaev’s death sentence. Aside from cheating Tsarnaev out of his 72 virgins, this appeal denies justice to his victims.

Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson wrote in her ruling that “a core promise of our criminal justice system is that even the very worst among us deserves to be fairly tried and lawfully punished.” That is undeniably true, as is Thompson’s observation that the bombings were “one of the worst domestic terrorist attacks since the 9/11 atrocities.”

But how unfair was the trial in fact, and how unfair could it have been? There is no question that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty. His actions were captured on video and abundantly documented. What’s more, he remained defiantly unrepentant for a considerable period after the attack. As prosecutors argued in April 2015 that he deserved the death penalty, they released a video of Tsarnaev three months after his attack, looking into the security camera in his cell, primping his hair in the reflection, and then flashing the V sign and then giving his middle finger to his jailers.

And why not? He believed he had done a righteous deed. The motivations of Dzhokhar and his brother and fellow jihad murderer Tamerlan Tsarnaev became clear very quickly after Dzhokhar was apprehended. CNN reported a week after the bombings that “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wounded and held in a Boston hospital, has said his brother—who was killed early Friday—wanted to defend Islam from attack.”

And just before he was captured, when he was hiding out inside a pleasure boat, Dzhokhar wrote a long self-justification on the inside of the boat, including the line: “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims.”

It came to light soon after the bombings that on a Russian-language social media page Dzhokhar had featured a drawing of a bomb under the heading “send a gift,” and just above links to sites about Islam. Tamerlan’s YouTube page contained two videos by Sheikh Feiz Mohammed. According to a report published in The Australian in January 2007, in a video that came to the attention of authorities at the time, Feiz Mohammed “urges Muslims to kill the enemies of Islam and praises martyrs with a violent interpretation of jihad.”

Tamerlan also said, “I’m very religious.” His friend Donald Larking affirmed this. “Tamerlan Tsarnaev was my friend and we talked about everything from politics to religion,” according to Larking. “He was very, very religious. He believed that the Qur’an was the one true word and he loved it.” Tamerlan did not drink alcohol because Allah forbade it—“God said no alcohol”—and his Italian girlfriend had converted to Islam, as his American wife did later.

The Boston Marathon bombs were similar to IEDs that jihadis used in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Faisal Shahzad, who tried to set off a jihad car bomb in Times Square in the summer of 2010, also used a similar bomb. The instructions for making such a bomb had even been published in al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine.

Not only were the motivations of the Tsarnaev brothers abundantly clear; it is likely that they were actually tied in somehow to the international jihad network—as was indicated by how they fought off Boston police early on the Friday after the Marathon bombings with military-grade explosives. The question of where they got those explosives has never been answered. Nor has it ever been explained where the brothers got the military training that they reportedly displayed during the fight against police before Tamerlan was killed and Dzhokhar was captured.

“I ask Allah to have mercy on me, my brother, and my family,” Tsarnaev said in 2015. But what about mercy for those he murdered and maimed? His victims have no chance to appeal the death penalty that he gave to them. But American society does not have the will anymore to take a strong stand against criminals of this kind, and that means there will be more of them.

Susan Rice: No Successful Terror Attacks on U.S. Homeland Since 9/11…

Weasel Zippers

Errr, what about the Boston Marathon bombing and Ft. Hood massacre?

Via Jim Geraghty:

From “60 Minutes” last night:

Lesley Stahl: But when you have so many phone records being held, emails, heads of state’s phone conversations being listened in to, has it been worth our allies being upset? Has it been worth all the tech companies being upset? Has it been worth Americans feeling that their privacy has been invaded?

Susan Rice: Lesley, it’s been worth what we’ve done to protect the United States. And the fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished. But that does not mean that everything we’re doing as of the present ought to be done the same way in the future.

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Breaking: Saudi Student Alharbi Visited the White House Several Times

Gateway Pundit

HOLY CRAP– Saudi student Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Al-Harbi was injured in the Boston Marathon Bombings. He was once a “person of interest” in the bombings. He was put on a terror watch list after the bombings.

Michelle Obama visited al-Harbi in the hospital last week. He posted pictures on his Facebook page: alharbi hospital

Then there’s this… Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi has visited the White House several times since 2009. alharbi

Of course, the White House will say it was another “Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi.”

Here are the dates: alharbi dates Hat Tip Fenwick

Probably just a coincidence.

About that Boston thing: America, I have some questions.

On Eagle’s Wings

by: Mike Ferguson

This may tick off some folks. If that’s you, I don’t apologize but feel free to write your disagreement in the comments. As long as they aren’t vulgar or threatening, I’ll leave them in place because I’m a grown up and can handle criticism.

I’ve been in the media for many years now. Most of that time has been spent on the news side of the business. I’ve been a reporter, an anchor, a host and an interviewer. I’ve been in politics from time to time but got out of activism a few years ago. Since then, I’ve avoided making political comments on Facebook or Twitter and hope this isn’t considered a political statement. It’s designed to be something about culture.
In the news business, we often brag about our role that demands we ask the tough questions of those in charge. There’s quite a bit of self-importance felt in newsrooms, to be honest. That’s because we feel we’re called to hold important people accountable for their decisions and we’re supposed to be generally skeptical of things.
So, I want to question some very important people…you. The American people.

We Don’t Seem To Have Learned Much From 9/11

Family Security Matters

As we pray for the victims of the attack in Boston, let us continue to pray  for those who were maimed and injured and have a long road to recovery ahead;  some may never fully recover.

Please also remember, this was not a “TRAGEDY.” It is incredibly insensitive  and irresponsible to call terrorist attacks “tragedies.” A tornado is a tragedy.  An earthquake is a tragedy.

This was an “ATROCITY.”

And yet as we arise the day after this latest attack, we have evidently  learned so little from the past.

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Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called for Attacks on Sports Events (Boston Terror)

Family Security Matters

Although no group has claimed responsibility for  Monday’s deadly  bomb  blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda  ideologue last  year  recommended that jihadists in America include  sporting events in  their list of  prospective terror targets.

Writing in the online magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Inspire, the terrorist known as Abu Musab al-Suri listed what he  called “the most important enemy targets.”

Al-Suri contended that civilians should be targeted “when responding   to a  brutal practice carried out by America and her allied forces.”

“This is done by targeting human crowds in order to inflict maximum    human losses,” he wrote. “This is very easy since there are numerous   such  targets such as crowded sports arenas, annual social events, large    international exhibitions, crowded market-places, skyscrapers, crowded    buildings … etc.”

“It is possible for ordinary Resistance fighters among the Muslims   residing  in America and the allied Western countries to target them, in   order to  participate in the jihad and the Resistance, and to stretch  out  a helping hand  to the mujahidun [Islamic warriors].”

The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist Web sites,  drew attention Monday to the Inspire article.

Any short list of terrorist groups dedicated to carrying out attacks    against U.S. targets would include AQAP, the al-Qaeda affiliate active   in  Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

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