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Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev fight the religious war with Islam (bigots seize the moment)

by | 21st, April 2013

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WHY did Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev allegedly bomb the Boston Marathon?

HBO’s Bill Maher discussed the matter with Brian Levin,Director of Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism:

At one point Levin calls out” Pamela Geller”.

Well, she and the likes of Steve Emerson and Glenn Beck have been pointing the finger at a Saudi Arabian student who was injured in the blast. Here’s Beck:

We at the Blaze know that this Saudi national is a bad, bad, bad man … This administration is playing an extraordinarily dangerous game. They have very little regard for what it takes to be a citizen. Before the sequester cuts happened, they opened the prison and let illegals out. Who does that? Remember also, the Saudi national that was — is about to get on a plane — involved in blowing the legs off of American citizens, being held in protective custody or being protected, at least, by our administration. He will be put in protective custody and the plans are to deport him.  

All wrong.

On the very day of the bombing, the New York Post   reported  on a Saudi suspect “. That was wrong.

Of course, the Saudi is likely to be Mulsim. So. Was this an example of Islamophobia? You should be free to criticise Islam without being labelled a bigot. But critics should be scrutinised. They too can be criticised.

The Saudi national is in a Boston hospital and “is not a suspect, nor is he a person of interest. He was an individual at the marathon, and therefore, like so many individuals, has been questioned, said the DHS. His name is Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi. He’s an innocent. He’s a victim twice over.

But other were unsure. Steve Emerson wrote in WorldNetDaily

“I just learned from my own sources that he is now going to be deported on national security grounds next Tuesday, which is very unusual,” Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism told Sean Hannity of Fox News Wednesday night.

The Reuters news agency reported President Barack Obama met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Wednesday, noting “the meeting was not on Obama’s public schedule.”

After that meeting was mentioned, Emerson told Hannity, “That’s very interesting because this is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don’t arrest their citizens. You deport them, because they don’t want them to be embarrassed and that’s the way we appease them.”

Smell that? The implication seems clear: the Saudi is not innocent and Obama is helping him. But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says it is not so “I am unaware of anyone who is being deported for national security concerns at all related to Boston. I don’t know where that rumor came from,” Napolitano said.

The full story seems to be this:

Boston – The Department of Homeland Security tells CNN that there has been some confusion and misreporting regarding two different Saudi nationals.

There is one Saudi national who is in a Boston hospital, and has been questioned by the FBI because he was at the marathon during the terrorist attack.

He is not a suspect, nor is he a person of interest. He was an individual at the marathon, and therefore, like so many individuals, has been questioned.

There is a second Saudi national from the Boston area who is in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for being in violation of his visa. This ICE custody has nothing to do with the Boston Marathon, officials from the Department of Homeland Security said.

Geller demands that “American People Must Demand the Full Story”.

Jim Hoft went on the Gateway Pundit site:

Tonight Steven Emerson told Sean Hannity that the non-suspect Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi is being deported back to the Saudi Kingdom.

Barack Obama met with the Saudi foreign minister today. It was not on public schedule.

UPDATE: Shoebat Foundation reported that ali Alharbi had links to several Al-Qaeda terrorists.

Sarah AB notes :

The Muslim community, and others, are right to express reasoned concerns about the way some critics of Islam express themselves without being tarred as intolerant and deceitful extremists, eager to clamp down on free speech, or as apologists for abuses carried out in the name of Islam.

So. Islam?  Max Fisher

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  • Tom Jones

    If you continue to think of the study and examination of Islam as somehow being a ‘racist’ thing to do, then you will continue to assume (without knowledge) that Islam is peaceful.

    Assuming that it is peaceful, would it be useful to know something about exactly how that is, or is it better that the details remain a mystery?

    You could find out for yourself, but then you may be thought a racist, even though Islam is probably the the most racially and ethnically diverse religion in the world.