About 6 months ago I had an argument with a Mrs Hilda Thomas, an American who is living in Spain, on a radio show. I tried to argue that Islam was not so peaceful and had a history of brutal occupation and suppression. Nothing doing. Mrs Thomas was sure Islam was a religion of peace, echoing Clinton and Bush. Now I can bet a million dollars on the line that Mrs Hilda Thomas will take on Boston. These “young men”, she will say, were led astray by “extremists”. And this will actual lead in most cases to a blaming of America for the crimes of the killer Jihadist brothers.
MOSQUES AND MOSQUE BUILDING
ON NOVEMBER 7, 2002, POLITICIANS AND OTHER LUMINARIES–including Boston Mayor Thomas P. Menino–gathered at the corner of Tremont Street and Malcolm X Boulevard in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. They held shovels and awaited a photo op to celebrate the ground-breaking of a new mosque for the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB). It was a special occasion. The design for the $22 million mosque included a125-foot minaret as well as a 75-foot dome over the prayer hall. Al Jazeera joined the local Boston media on hand to chronicle the day.
It must have seemed noble and high-minded to offer such public support for the construction of a prominent mosque, especially since it had been only a little over a year since the 9/11 attacks. Senator John Kerry, who couldn’t attend the event, sent a letter “recogniz[ing] the outstanding work of the Islamic Society of Boston” and praising the project for coming along at a time “when the need for cross-cultural understanding and cooperation has never been greater.”
But the good feelings didn’t last. In the following months, the Boston Herald and Boston’s Fox Channel 25 published reports documenting the ISB’s ties with terrorists, terror supporters, and anti-Semites. The Herald reported that members of the ISB’s Board of Trustees had at one time included one of the Islamic world’s most prominent and vocal supporters of terrorism and another gentleman who would become notorious for his anti-Semitic writing. The media also reported that one of the ISB’s eight founders was a genuine terrorist who had since been arrested, convicted, and sent to jail.
There followed lawsuits. The ISB sued Fox Channel 25, the Boston Herald, and 14 other private citizens and organizations for having conspired to defame the organization. Meanwhile, a citizen of Boston sued the Boston Redevelopment Authority for giving the land for the mosque to the ISB at a price significantly below market value.
But even though this is a story framed by two lawsuits, it is not a tale of legal intricacies or lawyerly hairsplitting. It is, instead, a case study in how the leadership of a large American Islamic group woos and works with politicians, attempts to intimidate its adversaries, and claims to champion moderation–all while keeping company with prominent proponents of hatred and violence.
THE LAND TRANSFER AND THE ISB
IN AUGUST OF 2000, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) conveyed the land for the mosque to the Islamic Society of Boston. Established in 1957, the BRA is run by appointees of the mayor; its function is (among other things) to hand out or sell city-owned land for the betterment of the community.
There were a few curious aspects of the land transfer to the ISB. Both the BRA and the ISB agreed that the land was worth slightly more than $400,000. But because the land was conveyed, not sold, this figure was somewhat arbitrary. Indeed, many observers close to the situation believed that the market value of the land far exceeded $400,000.
Even so, the City of Boston asked that the ISB pay only $175,000 in cash. The theoretical “balance” of $225,000 would be “paid for” by a variety of services the ISB would provide to the community in the future. According to the agreement, these “services” included maintaining a nearby play area, giving a series of lectures at neighboring Roxbury Community College, and “assist[ing] the Roxbury Community College Foundation in its ongoing fund raising campaign.”
It seems an odd arrangement. After all, Mayor Menino is normally adamant about the separation of church and state. As Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby recently noted, Menino is the kind of fellow who, in column, wrote “about the lighting of Christmas Trees all over Boston–yet not once [did] he use the word ‘Christmas’ to modify the word ‘tree.'” It also seemed strange that the city would extend an apparent financial handout to an organization capable of raising the cash to complete a $22 million construction project.
And there was another oddity about the conveyance. According to Boston City Councilor Jerry McDermott, to get the signatures of the ISB trustees, the paper work had to be sent to Saudi Arabia.
THE LAND TRANSFER AND THE POSSIBLE government subsidy that accompanied it focused media attention on the Islamic Society of Boston.
Although the ISB widely and often claims to champion a “path of moderation, free of extremism” and “condemns all forms of bigotry,” it has had relationships with some unsavory figures. For example, one of the Society’s founders, Abdurahman Alamoudi, has been languishing in a federal prison for the past 18 months because of his ties to terrorism; his sentence calls for him to remain under government supervision for the next three decades. United States Attorney Paul McNulty called Alamoudi’s conviction a “milestone in the war on terrorism.”
Pamela Geller writes about the nature of Islam and the Islamic Jihad. Even more though she writes about how the capitalist Media of today (Pamela does not use the Word “capitalist” but it is) lies about Islam. The Media wants people to think that Islam is NOT Jihadic, and that it is so harmless it is posible to have unity with Islam, which was the method of thought that led the west to take the side of Jihadists like the Bosnian Muslim supremacist Izetbegovic against Christian and Socialist Serb patriots like Slobodan Milosevic. Same issues involved here today:
GEOGRAPHY IS IRRELEVANT TO JIHAD
Now that we know that the Boston Marathon bombers were Muslims from the Russian Caucasus, it is clear the war is here. Boston is a war zone, yet still the media is disarming the American people by refusing to address the blindingly obvious motive: jihad. As we have seen from Beslan to Baghdad, Libya to Lebanon, Indonesia to India, geography is irrelevant in the struggle of ideology.
The media is already spinning the revelation of the bombers’ identities furiously, confusing the American people with nonsense about “regional conflicts” in the Caucasus. The Associated Press said: “If it turns out that the suspects in the Boston bombings are linked to those insurgencies it would mark the first time the Russian conflict had spawned a major terror attack in the United States.” But the objective of the jihadists in Chechnya is to establish an Islamic state in the Caucasus. As Andrew Bostom observes, “Chechnya is the tip of the spear for al-Qaeda.”
Chechnya is a hotbed of jihad activity. On September 1, 2004, on the first day of school, Muslim terrorists from Chechnya stormed School No. 1 in Beslan, North Ossetia, took everyone hostage, and eventually committed one of the most grotesque and unspeakable crimes (even for jihad) in recent history, murdering 331 hostages, including 186 children. The jihad in Beslan targeted children; the Boston jihadis murdered a child. Beslan was even worse, as the jihadis embarked on a bloody orgy of rape and torture.
The conflict in the Caucasus dates back to 644, when Arab Muslims introduced Islam to the region; the region has been a place of violence and unrest ever since. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly went to school in Dagestan. According to Bostom, “Daghestan was originally Islamized during the 7th and 8th centuries by the Arab Muslim jihad conquests of the Umayyads and Abassids.” He notes that Naqshbandi Sufis have been expanding Islam’s presence in the Caucasus and waging jihad against the Russians ever since:
Presently, a Sufi Naqshbandi leader , Shamil Basayev, who envisions himself to be in the mold of legendary 19th century Naqshbandi North Caucasus jihadists, such as his namesake Imam Shamil, plays a key role in the ongoing Chechen jihad against the post—Soviet Russian government. Basayev, it should be noted, not only appears to have Caliphate dreams, he orchestrated the brutal Beslan massacre of at least 331 schoolchildren in North Ossetia, September 3, 2004.
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have deeply imbibed the jihad ideology that permeates Chechnya and the Muslim areas of the Russia Caucasus in general. And even the mainstream media can’t entirely ignore this: the New York Times reports: “On Vkontakte, Russia’s most popular social media platform, the younger brother, Dzhokhar, describes his worldview as ‘Islam’ and… lists a verse from the Koran, ‘Do good, because Allah loves those who do good.’”
Apparently targeting, mutilating, and slaughtering women and children falls under the category of “doing good.” And there is much more regarding the brothers’ jihadi ties. Tamerlan Tsarnaev said: “I’m very religious.” He subscribed to a YouTube channel entitled “Allah is the One الله.” It appears he posted a video that hails “the promised emergence of the black flags [of jihad] from the promised land of Khorasan,” and lauds jihadis who are posing “with a flag of the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.” Tamerlan reportedly died wearing a suicide vest. Debka is reporting that the brothers were “members of a Wahhabi cell funded by Saudi al Qaeda.”
More on the origins of the Jihadism of the killer Jihadist brothers:
THE 1995 BIN LADEN CAMP IN CHECHNYA
Years before these Chechen terrorists carried out the Boston Marathon bombings Judicial Watch uncovered critical intelligence documents detailing al Qaeda’s activities in Chechnya, including the creation of a 1995 camp—ordered by Osama bin Laden—to train “international terrorists” to carry out plots against Americans and westerners.
The goal, according to the once-classified documents obtained by JW in 2011, was to “establish a worldwide Islamic state capable of directly challenging the U.S., China, Russia, and what it views as Judeo-Christian and Confucian domination.” Further, radical Islamic regimes were to be established and supported everywhere possible, from “sea to sea,” including Chechnya. “Terrorist activities are to be conducted against Americans and westerners…” according to the report issued by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
In other words, it was only a matter of time before terrorists from the predominantly radical Islamic republic carried out an attack on U.S. soil. Chechnya declared independence from Russia in 1991 and Chechen militants are quite the savvy terrorists because they’ve successfully targeted Moscow with bombings and hostage plots for more than two decades.
In 2004 Chechen Islamic militants attacked a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, Russia and they murdered 380 children, parents, teachers and visitors after holding more than 1,000 captive for three days. Judicial Watch also obtained intelligence documents from the government detailing that terrorist attack. Jointly released by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the October 12, 2004, report analyzes the Beslan terrorist attack with a view toward gleaning lessons for potential attacks on schools in the United States.
HOW MANY ARE HERE ALREADY
There’s no telling how many of these Chechen terrorists have infiltrated the United States or how many opportunities the government has missed to protect the country by deporting them. Osama bin Laden specifically chose Chechnya as a terrorist training camp because it’s an “area unreachable by strikes from the west,” according to the intelligence report obtained by JW years ago.
It must be remembered that there is continual war going on between the capitalist west against Russia and China. This is because the feelings developed against the Russian Communist Revolution of 1917 have never died down, along with serious capitalist competitive issues.
This is the explanation as to why first of all the deadly Jihadists were allowed, even welcomed, into America and Europe.
This welcoming of Jihadists into these countries is also part of the Islamisation of Europe as it lines up with Arafat against Jewry, the old Antisemitism never died. Springing out of that Antisemitism was the war against the Serbs on behalf of the Jihad. America and Britain actually worked closely in Bosnia and Kosovo with Iran and Saudi Arabia. In this regard there is no difference between the Jihad in Yugoslavia against the Serbs and the Jihad in Boston against the Americans. It is all there in the recent report from debka:
By this tortuous path, the brothers earned the dubious distinction of being the first terrorist operatives to import al Qaeda terror to the United States through a winding route outside the Middle East – the Caucasus.
This broad region encompasses the autonomous or semi-autonomous Muslim republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Chechnya, North Ossetia and Karachyevo-Cherkesiya, most of which the West has never heard of.
Moscow however keeps these republics on a tight military and intelligence leash, constantly putting down violent resistance by the Wahhabist cells, which draw support from certain Saudi sources and funds from the Riyadh government for building Wahhabist mosques and schools to disseminate the state religion of Saudi Arabia. The Saudis feared that their convoluted involvement in the Caucasus would come embarrassingly to light when a Saudi student was questioned about his involvement in the bombng attacks while in a Boston hospital with badly burned hands.
They were concerned to enough to send Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saudi al-Faisal to Washington Wednesday, April 17, in the middle of the Boston Marathon bombing crisis, for a private conversation with President Barack Obama and his national security adviser Tom Donilon on how to handle the Saudi angle of the bombing attack.
The Boston Bombings is so vital because once again the Jihad is brought into the centre of America and this causes two distinct things to happen. On the one hand the American people are being awakened to the nature of Islam. On the other the Media and liars in general who have hidden the reality of Islam up to now have to do overtime to explain away this “strange” happening of the Boston Marathon.
As Pamela Geller is pointing out on her blog the answers are quite simple and staring everybody in the face.
1. The great interest of the CIA and FBI in supporting the “Blind Sheikhs” of this world and these brother killers is very obvious. The CIA try to mobilise the Jihad against the enemies of the CIA which are the socialism of Russia and China, the socialism of Slobodan Milosevic, against the Catholics, and above all against Israel (Jews…the American elites are very Antisemitic, note the way they have imprisoned Jonathon Pollard who did nothing wrong except be patriotic to the Jewish Homeland…28 years and counting!)
2. The CIA and the American elite are thus prepared to allow America to become a hotbed of Jihadist activity.
3. The American elite of both parties are paid well for this support for the Jihad, as is shown in how Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter have put together huge fortunes for their support.
As we on themarxistblog see it this close relationship between the western elites and Islamic Jihad is going to grow, become closer, and never cease, but intensify, as the world economic crisis in all their system deepens.
They need each other.
The younger brother is now in prison and will talk. But what can he say that we do not know already.
The nature of Islam was already spelled out 150 years ago by Karl Marx who said that Islam saw the world divided between believers and infidels. Very simple. It is all there. Nothing to add.
Also we now know all we need to know about Mohammed, Islam historically and Islam today. Western freedom fighters and some Arab freedom fighters also have given and are giving a good education about the nature of the Koran.
We also know that these freedom fighters have been subjected to a hate campaign against them, especially by the Media, for which Pamela Geller has coined a useful Word, the Enemedia.
themarxistblog is very clear indeed that this hate campaign against these freedom fighters such as Geller is the very same hate campaign as against Israel and against the Jews.
And strangely enough, because things are never as presented, it was the same hate campaign against Ben Ali, Gaghbo, Mubarak, Gadhafi especially, and above all against the Serbs, many of whom today are rotting in prisons in the Hague, thanks to that great “democracy” of Europe, the same democracy that calls to boycott the Jews of Israel.