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The AP admits the Boston Marathon bombing was tied to Islam

April 22, 2013

 While many in the media, and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, are claiming we still don’t know the motive behind the Boston Marathon bombing the AP has finally admitted the attack was tied to radical Islam:

Two U.S. officials say preliminary evidence from an interrogation suggests the suspects in the Boston Marathon attack were motivated by religion but were apparently not tied to any Islamic terrorist groups.

The two brothers, from southern Russia, practiced Islam.

The U.S. officials spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation.

  I think that most Americans already realize this was the motivating factor in these attacks, but the mainstream media has been unwilling up until this point to admit it because it would stain Barack Obama’s national security claims and it would highlight the fact that Barack Obama and the Democrats’ policies have made us less safe.

    And there is the whole political correctness aspect to this narrative, Bill Maher (of all people) summed it up when he called it “liberal bullshit” when it was suggested to him that all religions are equally violent. It is beyond time to stop worrying about offending the same people who want to do us harm for these people see this as weakness and are using it against us.

  It is interesting to note here how much of this investigation is centering around the People’s Republic of Cambridge–a sanctuary city–why do you suppose these radicals chose Cambridge over places like Texas to plot their nefarious schemes? Could it be the fact that these people knew that Cambridge would be more tolerant of them and they knew they would be accepted without question in the interest of celebrating diversity?

24 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2013 9:12 pm

    When will our government, in their infinite wisdom, stop allowing immigration from Muslim countries. Are they really that stupid? (That was a rhetorical question)


    • April 22, 2013 9:16 pm

      Unfortunately they are more interested in appeasement than they are with protecting the American people.


  2. April 22, 2013 9:15 pm

    “Admitted?” That’s one of those loaded words that implies much more than is usually there. And the excerpt you provide isn’t an admission, is reporting on statements provided by (presumably) law enforcement officials. An admission is an acknowledgement of facts already known by the speaker – you’re claiming that AP has somehow known all along that these bombings were motivated by the bombers’ religion.

    It might be widely suspected or assumed, but since the one person who knows for sure cannot speak, it’s still pretty much conjecture. Call it an educated guess, call is a gut feeling, call it whatever – but it’s not yet known for a certainty, and certainly not to the degree that a third party news organization is so familiar with it that its exposition in a news story can be accurately be described as an “admission.”

    It’s one thing to jump to conclusions, as so many are fond of doing (although I suspect it’s practiced more on the right). It’s another to take responsibility for presenting facts. You say that barely a week after the bombings, and just a couple of days after the identification and capture of the suspect, a news organization has finally come ’round to suggesting that their religion played a role in the bombers’ activities. I say we’re seeing an example of prudent reporting – something that was distressingly absent for the first few days after the bombing, especially from the right wing.

    Take good care, and may God bless us all!



    • April 22, 2013 9:23 pm

      The right jumps to conclusions more than the left? Like when the media tried to blame the Tea Party for the Gabby Giffords shooting, and the Colorado shooting for that matter. In that case they found an innocent man with the same name who was linked to the Tea Party to “prove” their point. Or how about NPR hoping a white American was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing?


      • mattross1968 permalink
        April 23, 2013 7:16 am

        Let’s not forget the writer from Salon that openly hoped that the Boston Marathon bombing so the left could ise it justify the regressive agenda. Or that David Axelrod stated that Obama himself thought it had something to do with “tax day.” There’s quite a few examples.


      • April 23, 2013 9:48 am

        Wow – what part of “something that was distressingly absent for the first few days after the bombing” did you guys not understand?

        And yeah, perhaps it’s disappointing to hear a commentator express an opinion hoping the bombers turn out to be this or that, but IN THE DAYS AFTER THE BOMBING I didn’t see anything from the left that came anywhere near the foaming-at-the-mouth hyperbole from all sorts of rightwing sources, including front-page photographs identifying people as suspects and Glen Beck’s . . . well, beckism. (By the way, did anyone catch that major revelation he was supposed to issue yesterday?)

        But the point of my response was that AP didn’t “admit” to anything, it simply reported what a federal investigator said.

        Take good care, and may God bless us all!



      • April 23, 2013 8:02 pm

        And NPR thought it might be someone celebrating Hitlers birthday! And the Times Square bomber was probably someone upset with Obamacare. The list goes on and on…..


    • April 24, 2013 1:17 pm

      Seriously, Sir? After reading the article, you choose to comment on the author’s choice of the word admitted?


      • April 24, 2013 8:12 pm

        He chose to argue a point of semantics instead of addressing my point, and that is because TGY knows he cannot win that argument.


      • April 24, 2013 9:56 pm

        Actually, it was his use of the term “finally admitted,” as if AP had been withholding something all those hours. AP collects news and reports it. We do not expect it to jump to conclusions, especially after a week during which so many news organizations did just that.

        And Steve, with all due respect, it’s more than semantics, it has to do with manipulating a discussion. The point you were trying to make, I think, is that religion was a motivating factor in the bombings, perhaps the motivating factor. I don’t even take exception to your suggestion that most Americans by that point had already reached that conclusion – I know I had. But that wasn’t your headline – your headline focused on AP “finally admitting” something, as if it had been withholding the truth all along. Journalists, at least the good ones, don’t report their feelings, or their gut, or their assumptions, or even what “everybody knows.” Journalists report the facts, and until AP got the report from US intelligence officials about the bombers’ religion apparently being essential to their motive, that simply wasn’t yet a fact they could report.

        Take good care, and may God bless us all!



      • April 24, 2013 10:20 pm

        The reason I used those words was because after it was obvious what the motivation was behind the attack much of the msm was still trying to write this off as something else. AP was the first to claim it was religion, other than Fox.


      • April 24, 2013 11:43 pm

        Mr. TGY,

        When did the government ‘admit’ that they had been contacted by Russia regarding the older brother’s activities? When did the FBI ‘admit’ that they had ‘investigated’ the older brother AND decided he wasn’t involved in terrorist activities – then LEFT HIM ALONE – deciding they didn’t need to keep tabs on him? When did DHS ‘admit’ that “…even though Tsarnaev’s name was misspelled, redundancies in the system allowed his departure to be captured by U.S. authorities in January 2012. But she said that by the time he came back six months later, an FBI alert on him had expired and so his re-entry was not noted.”

        Admits is the right word, but maybe Steve’s title should have been “Government Admits….” hmmm?


  3. April 22, 2013 9:26 pm

    I suspect the Brothers Tsarnaev were shaped as much by their progressive environment in MA as anything else. You called it very well when you said, “the Peoples Republic of Cambridge”. But never, never would any in the MSM ever admit to that or even dare mention it for fear of being black listed. Birds of a feather flock together and I doubt there is really much diversity, especially at the universities in that region. Cambridge and other schools like it are breeding grounds for the “hate america” crowd, and as Rev. Wright might have said, “their chickens have come home to roost’!


    • April 22, 2013 9:45 pm

      I would like to take credit for the term “People’s Republic of Cambridge” but I cannot, it is actually a term that is used up here all the time when Cambridge makes the news for something. There is a reason these people flocked to Cambridge and it is because they knew the people would accept them without question.


  4. April 22, 2013 10:36 pm

    It’s like they admit water is wet!

    Sure, let’s not rush to judgement but that was before we knew about the guys. Within hours of them having been identified we learned of the jihad You Tube play list, Facebook postings, etc..

    Only a Leftoid could not see that.


    • April 23, 2013 5:29 am

      Yes, it didn’t take long to find out what the motive once after we learned who these people were, the only reason the MSM wouldn’t say it isn’t because they didn’t want to rush to judgement but rather because they didn’t want people to judge Obama’s policies.


    • April 23, 2013 5:32 am

      They certainly go to great lengths to try to make this not what it really is, don’t they? I think almost everyone admits at this point that Islam was the motive, everyone except the media that is. I think the MSM has lost whatever credibility it had left.


  5. lou222 permalink
    April 23, 2013 11:23 am

    We have crap being thrown from both sides as to what happened, I think it is probably somewhere in the middle, but who really knows in the general public. It just depends who or what you listen to as to what happened. We all know that in the end, we will still not be told the truth, but a watered down version that has been cleared by “the powers that be”. We are all just pawns in the big game, dispensible and kept in the dark. Makes a person really pissed, doesn’t it? We can try and second guess this thing all day and probably still not know what the truth is. I am SO disappointed in our electeds…….we, however have to keep our cool and keep level heads in this. As for who we let into the country, I think that is probably deliberate, there will be no borders closed or deportation in our futures.


    • April 23, 2013 8:04 pm

      In fact the feds seem more determined than ever to pass immigration reform, it is truly disgusting and yes both sides have let us down on this issue.


  6. April 23, 2013 12:30 pm

    The best part is that the citizens were left to only lock their doors and told to stay inside. No ability to lock and load. Poetic justice was served.


    • lou222 permalink
      April 23, 2013 1:44 pm

      Maybe it will be an eye opener, nothing worse than to not have anything to protect your home and family….that is what this Administration hopes it will put into play for us in the future. I bet those people will rethink the 2nd Ammendment and how it pertains to them in a situation like this. I don’t want to ever feel helpless!


    • April 23, 2013 8:07 pm

      Yep, these people were basically under Marshall law and I found that to be disturbing.


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