This exchange took place just after the Boston jihad attack by the Tsarnaev brothers. At the time of this writing, they had not yet been identified or apprehended — I surmised, because it had all the earmarks of jihad warfare, that it must surely be so, and I was right.

Posted at 3:28 AM on April 16, 2013

Not being of the USA, and not having any affiliation with any religion (I trust on my inner sense of right and wrong – if there is a supreme being, I’m sure he’ll keep me straight), I can only say that this doesn’t smell like a terrorist attack, and even if they find the perpetrator to have ties to a larger terrorist organisation, I don’t find it likely that this was done one their behalf.

1: No one claimed the attack yet
2: 2/5 bombs went off, 3/5 found and dismantled
3: What on earth is offensive about a marathon?

This was probably some misled soul who got lost his job and got evicted and blames the world for his problems. Unfortunately, he lived in or around Boston…

I wish all the victims and everyone involved all the power to deal with this horrible event.

Mike Gardner
Posted at 8:32 AM on April 16, 2013


I find your argument incoherent. You don’t sense the attributes of a terror attack here? Surely even though you are outside the US you have access to the news from Iraq, Britain, Pakistan, Israel, India and many other places where bombings of just this style (multiple devices, staged detonation to cause maximum injury) were carried out by Islamic jihadists. And why on Earth would a perp with “ties to a larger terrorist organization” NOT carry out such an attack on their behalf? Acting as a lone wolf? What purpose, then, of being part of a larger organization? Incoherent.

Terror organizations attacking the West, especially the US, don’t typically take credit immediately for their evil, unlike in many other parts of the world. I can only conjecture about why this is so, perhaps fearing the wrath of the US military which has shown itself capable of killing you wherever you are on the planet. Jihadists, though they are clever and diabolical, have nevertheless not shown themselves to be the most competent bomb technicians on the planet (thank God!). Witness Richard Reid, Umar Abdulmutallab and Faisal Shahzad. It is therefore not a surprise that some of the devices failed. And an endless series of statements by the jihadists themselves establish that it is not specifics of our way of life that they’re attacking, spurred by hatred of marathons or financial centers. They hate us because we are infidels. They are offended that we disbelieve in their divinely-mandated cult of death-worship, pedophilia, urine-drinking and misogyny.

An out-of-work Bostonian? Surely you jest.


Posted at 10:56 AM on April 16, 2013

I want to slap you so bad right now that you forget your name. As a Muslim, I am just enraged. Jihadist? Do you even use that brain of yours? What they speak is not what Islam is. What they speak is all a lie. This is to all who instantly blamed the Muslims. Put a sock in your whirlwind of lies.

Somewhat later, after the fact that it was indeed a jihad attack was established, I responded to flickertwist.

Yes, the peaceful and tolerant Muslims are forever lovingly and tolerantly threatening those who point out that those who commit violent jihad are doing so in the name of Islam, as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev revealed today about the motive of his brother Tamerlan who reportedly “wanted to defend Islam.” Similar motives are routinely cited by jihadists. If their description of Islam is inaccurate, how did they all come to (mis)understand it the same way?

No response from flickertwist.