Boston Bombers Twisted Statement To Victims: ‘I’m A Muslim, My Religion Is Islam’ ‘Praise Be To Allah’

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Muslim terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

via Militant Islam Monitor.

“Thank you, your Honor, for giving me the opportunity to speak. I would like to begin in the name of Allah, the exalted and glorious, the most gracious, the most merciful, ‘Allah’ among the most beautiful names. Any act that does not begin in the name of God is separate from goodness.

This is the blessed month of Ramadan, and it is the month of mercy from Allah to his creation, a month to ask forgiveness of Allah and of his creation, a month to express gratitude to Allah and his creation. It’s the month of reconcilliation, a month of patience, a month during which hearts change. Indeed, a month of many blessings.

The Prophet Muhammed, peace and blessings be upon him, said…”


bla bla bla bla bla bla bla. More dribble and Islamo-nausea at the link above.

Almost as nauseating, U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. said:

“Surely someone who believes that God smiles on and rewards the deliberate killing and maiming of innocents believes in a cruel god. That is not, it cannot be, the god of Islam,” O’Toole said.

Why can’t it and who is O’Toole to make that determination? Clearly he has not read the Koran or any other Islamic text.

Some of the victim’s families were closer to reality: Tsarnaev’s apologies hollow

Bill Richard, speaking in court, said Tsarnaev “chose hate. He chose destruction. He chose death.”

Lynn Julian, who suffered a traumatic brain injury and permanent hearing loss in the twin blasts, called Tsarnaev’s “Oscar-type” speech “shocking.”

“I regret ever having wanted to hear him speak,” Julian said. “A simple, believable apology would have been nice, but there’s nothing simple in what he said … it seemed insincere.”

Peter Brown, the uncle to JP and Paul Norden — who both lost their right legs in the twin blasts — added: “It’s too little, too late. This cowardly, evil, diabolical plan had to be met with this sentence. This coward is now on death row.”

 

 

 

Boston imam denies radicalizing Muslims, despite his jihad-preaching videos

via Boston imam denies radicalizing faithful, despite video of fiery sermons

Several Boston-area terror suspects, including the man killed by police earlier this month as he allegedly sought to behead cops and two alleged associates, have frequently attended sermons given by firebrand imam whose message to the faithful doesn’t match the conciliatory tone he struck when contacted by FoxNews.com.

Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah in Roxbury, Mass., has been seen on videos of his fiery sermons exhorting worshipers to commit acts of violence in the name of Islam. In videos of Faaruuq preaching, the former Northeastern University chaplain appears to skirt the line between metaphor and incitement.

“You must grab onto the rope, grab onto the typewriter, grab onto the shovel, grab onto the gun and the sword,” he railed in one video reviewed by FoxNews.com. “Don’t be afraid to step out into this world and do your job.”

It is not known if convicted or suspected terrorists including the Boston Marathon bombers, Usaamah Rahim, who was brandishing a knife when police shot him on June 2 or two men who have since been charged in the same plot heard sermons like these, but all have attended prayers with Faaruuq. The imam has been on the radar of researchers at Americans for Peace & Tolerance (APT), a conservative group devoted to exposing Islamic extremism, since 2009. Ilya Feoktistov, director of research at the organization, says he first spotted Faaruuq at a rally in support of now-convicted terrorist, Tarek Mehanna, who was convicted for providing material support to Al Qaeda and conspiring to kill Americans.

“We knew he was a prominent Imam in the Boston Muslim community,” Feoktistov told FoxNews.com. “We were concerned as to what he might be teaching.”

Usaama Rahim, 26, who reportedly was obsessed with killing anti-Islamist activist Pamela Geller, allegedly plotted with Nicholas Rovinski, 24, of Warwick, R.I., and David Wright, 25, of Everett, Mass., to help ISIS by killing U.S. citizens. Rovinski was arrested Thursday, and appeared in court Friday on charges of conspiring to provide material support to ISIS. Wright was arrested last week on a conspiracy charge and is due in court June 19.

In addition to preaching at the Mosque for the Praising of Allah, Faaruuq gave sermons at the mosque that Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended.

When FoxNews.com reached out to Faaruuq to ask about his teachings, including the sermon in which he mentions taking up the “gun and the sword,” the imam said he was simply advising his followers to learn to protect themselves.

“You have to do your job to maintain the peace,” he said. “We all need to pitch in to make this better, or our future will be increasingly gloomy. Get involved in the work you do to lift heavy oppression.”

Neither the Boston police nor the FBI would comment on Faaruuq. But one active member of Boston’s Muslim community, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Faaruuq’s words were not ambiguous.

“There are two types of people in Islam; radicals, and those that are peaceful,” the man said. “We never talk of killing, and never talk of taking out our ‘swords,’ even as a symbolic measure.”

The man said sermons like those given by Faaruuq are calibrated to stoke rage and promote radicalism.

“For a young mind, these statements carry weight,” he said. “That young mind now thinks it can change the world with the sword.”

Still, in addition to attracting young men who gravitated toward killing in the name of Allah, Faaruuq has also defended known terrorists to his flocks. Americans for Peace & Tolerance provided FoxNews.com with another video in which Faaruuq told his congregation it must defend MIT graduate Aafia Saddiqui, known as “Lady Al Qaeda,” who is serving 86 years in prison for attempting to kill FBI agents in Afghanistan and planning a chemical attack on New York City. ISIS tried to trade American journalists Stephen Sotloff and James Foley for Saddiqui before beheading the men last year.

In the video, Faaruuq praises Saddiqui effusively.

“They say she took up a machine gun while they held her captive in the other room and was ready to attack her captors,” he said. “What a brave woman she is. And if my mother was in the same place, she would have taken her West Indian machete and cut her way through those kafirs (infidels).”

But when Fox News asked Imam Faaruuq about his relationship with Aafia Saddiqui, he explained that he never intended to defend the convicted terrorist, but rather look deeper into her situation.


Faaruuq is this guy > Northeastern U’s Muslim Chaplain Removed After Video Exposes Support for Terrorists and this guy > Boston U Muslim Chaplin Raising Funds for Al Qaeda.

 

Rhode Island Muslim convert charged in plot to behead Pamela Geller

via New charges for suspects in Boston terror case – CNN.com

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Federal prosecutors announced new charges Friday against two men accused in the Boston terror attack plot foiled last week when officers killed suspect Usaamah Rahim.

David Wright and Nicholas Rovinski are accused of conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS, the Department of Justice said Friday.

Rovinski and Wright are accused of plotting with Rahim to carry out violent attacks inside the United States in support of ISIS, the extremist Islamic group that occupies parts of Iraq, Syria and Libya and which has encouraged its followers to stage “lone wolf” terror attacks around the world.

Rovinski, of Everett, Massachusetts, was arrested Thursday night without incident, according to Boston FBI spokeswoman Kristen Setera. He was scheduled to appear before a U.S. magistrate Friday afternoon. Wright, who is also charged with obstruction of justice, was arrested shortly after Rahim’s June 2 death. He is set for a June 19 court date.

The plot unraveled last week when authorities — who had been secretly listening in on Rahim’s telephone conversations — concluded an attack on police officers was imminent.

When officers confronted Rahim, he pulled a knife, and after they initially backed away from him, officers fired upon the attacker, killing him.

Law enforcement believed Rahim, Wright and Rovinski had been radicalized by ISIS and initially planned for Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. But Rahim switched targets and decided to knife police officers instead, because they were more accessible, according to the FBI and prosecutors.

During questioning, Wright waived his Miranda rights and spoken openly with police, the FBI has said. In his arrest affidavit, Rovinski is not named but described as attending a meeting on May 31 with Rahim and Wright on a beach in Rhode Island, where the three discussed “their plans,” including the idea of beheading Geller.

In March, Rovinski had shared with CNN his Islamist extremist beliefs and motivation to act on them.

A producer exchanged messages with Rovinski, and during the conversation, the Rhode Island resident described exchanges with an alleged ISIS fighter who urged him to come to Iraq and Syria and join the terrorist group.

The communications were part of research into Americans identifying with jihadists online. Rovinski told CNN he considered following the fighter’s call.

On his Twitter account, the Rhode Island resident spoke out against the United States: “Living amung (sic) the enemy.”

“Who wishes to see flag of tawheed upon white house,” he wrote on March 28. Tawheed, a fundamental principle and saying of Islam, is also a favorite inscription on jihadi flags — namely ISIS and al Qaeda.

In an online conversation, he said, “I am not violent at heart but push the wrong button and its (sic) not pretty.”

On his Twitter account were messages directed at people connected with ISIS, including Mujahid Miski, the online alias of Mohamed Abdullahi Hasan, a former Minnesotan believed to be fighting with Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

Miski also had been in direct contact with Alan Simpson, one of the two shooters in the Texas attack on Geller’s “Draw Your Own Mohammed” event in May.

Rovinski told CNN in the online exchanges that he would attend services at a mosque near his home but said he never shared his fundamentalist interpretation of Islam with his imam. Prior to his conversion to Islam, he said he was agnostic, but sought “truth and guidance” and found Islam.

h/t Answering Muslims who writes:

Nicholas Rovinski used to be an agnostic. Then he converted to Islam. Now he’s in jail for being part of a plot to behead Pamela Geller. He was even in contact with Alan Simpson, one of the jihadists killed in Texas while attempting to storm Geller’s art exhibit.

As a Muslim, Rovinski enjoyed playing the guitar, studying outdoor survival, and watching The Deen Show. Any idea how a devout young Muslim convert could ever conclude that his religion commands him to kill critics of Islam? (Hint: Muhammad ordered his followers to kill critics of Islam.)

Boston Muslims plotted to behead cops, anti-jihad blogger (video)

via Court documents: Boston suspect plotted to kill cops – CNN.com.

(CNN)Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston, was originally plotting to behead Pamela Geller, an activist and conservative blogger, law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday.

But Rahim, a 26-year-old security guard who officials believe was radicalized by ISIS and other extremists, decided instead to target the “boys in blue,” a reference to police, according to court documents.

“I can’t wait that long,” he said of the original beheading plan, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in Boston on Wednesday.

Geller drew national attention last month after an off-duty police officer working security thwarted an attack at her organization’s contest for Prophet Mohammed drawings in Garland, Texas. She’s president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which includes subsidiary programs Stop Islamization of America and Stop Islamization of Nations.

“They targeted me for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. They mean to kill everyone who doesn’t do their bidding and abide by their law voluntarily,” Geller told CNN’s Erin Burnett.

“This is a showdown for American freedom. Will we stand against this savagery or bow down to them and silence ourselves?”

Geller said that she’s had an “army of security” since last month’s thwarted attack.

“This is what is required just to show a cartoon in America, 2015,” she said. “It’s striking. It’s devastating, and people need to understand what’s at stake. I mean, if we surrender on this point, what will we surrender next?”

About two hours before Rahim’s confrontation Tuesday with officers on a Boston street, he allegedly told an associate he was “going to … go after them, those boys in blue. ‘Cause … it’s the easiest target,” the documents say.

Rahim’s alleged associate, David Wright, 25, appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston on Wednesday to face a charge of obstructing a federal investigation by destroying electronic evidence on Rahim’s smartphone. A detention hearing was scheduled for June 19 after prosecutors said he was a flight risk.

Wright allegedly attempted to destroy co-conspirator Rahim’s cell phone and conceal evidence of their plans, according to the documents. Wright faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison if convicted.

Rahim purchased three military fighting knives with blades longer than 8 inches on Amazon.com, the court documents said.

“I just got myself a nice little tool,” Rahim allegedly told his associate, according to the court documents. “You know it’s good for carving wood and … carving sculptures.”

In a recorded conversation, the two men are then heard laughing.

Rahim was not on the phone at the time of the shooting and was not shot in the back, as had been reported by a relative, according to clergy and civic leaders who met with authorities earlier Wednesday.

Authorities showed surveillance video of the incident during an unusual meeting with religious and civil rights leaders in an attempt to allay community concerns about the shooting.

“What the video does reveal to us very clearly is that the individual was not on the cell phone, the individual was not shot in the back and that the information reported by others that that was the case was inaccurate,” Darnell Williams, president and chief executive of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, said at a news conference with the police commissioner and others.

Rahim’s brother has posted on social media that the suspect was on the phone with their father Tuesday and was shot three times in the back during the confrontation with police.

Williams said prosecutors want Rahim’s family to see the video before showing to the public.

The religious and civic leaders said Rahim appeared to be shot three times — in the shoulder, abdomen and chest. Police had earlier reported that he was struck two times.

The FBI-led task force had been watching Rahim and two associates also believed to be radicalized, according to a law enforcement official. Rahim had been monitored for at least a couple of years. Investigators were talking to the associates, and various locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were being searched, officials said.

The Rhode Island raid was connected to a third person believed to be associated with David Wright and Usaamah Rasim, according to two federal law enforcement sources. The third person was connected by more than just an “Internet relationship,” one law enforcement source said. The sources did not provide a name for the individual they were investigating.

The FBI is still investigating whether more people are connected with the three.

More via: Anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller blames mosque for radicalization of Boston terror suspect who was plotting to behead her

In a phone conversation recorded by the FBI, Rahim told Wright: ‘I’m just going to, ah, go after them, those boys in blue’.

A sworn affidavit from an FBI terrorism investigator also revealed on Wednesday that Wright and Rahim laughed about extremist beheadings as they plotted to carry out an imitation killing with a local cop. 

Wright appeared in federal court on Wednesday where he was ordered to be held on a charge of conspiracy with intent to obstruct a federal investigation after allegedly conspiring to destroy Rahim’s smart phone.

The 25-year-old advised Rahim to destroy his computer and smartphone to ensure there was no record of the plot, the affidavit said.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans defended Rahim’s fatal shooting, saying it “could have saved not only police officers’ lives, but who knows where it could have gone also.”

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 Much more at Boston Globe:

Boston: Police kill Muslim terror suspect who lunged at them with knife

via Man armed with knife shot, killed in Roslindale – Metro – The Boston Globe.

A man under 24-hour surveillance by anti-terrorism investigators was shot and fatally wounded by a Boston police officer and an FBI agent Tuesday morning as he threatened them with a large, military knife, authorities said.

Usaama Rahim, 26, attacked after he was approached in Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood as part of an “investigation that’s been going on for some time by the Joint Terrorism Task Force,” Police Commissioner William B. Evans said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

“We believed he was a threat,” Evans said. “He was someone we were watching for quite a time. The level of alarm brought us to question him today. I don’t think anybody expected the reaction we got out of him.”

Rahim had been making threats against law enforcement, according to law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation.

Evans said officers retreated when Rahim approached them with the knife. With their lives in danger, the officers fired, hitting Rahim with two bullets, one to the torso and one to the abdomen, he said.

Vincent Lisi, head of the Boston FBI office, would not disclose any specifics of why Rahim was being investigated.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said his office would investigate to determine whether the officer and agent were justified in using deadly force. While stressing that no final conclusion has been reached yet, Conley said the incident was captured by surveillance video, which appeared to show Rahim was the aggressor.

The law enforcement officials had their weapons holstered when they first approached Rahim and only pulled their guns when he brandished the knife, Conley said.

“The officers approached this individual without their firearms drawn,’’ Conley said. “It was this deceased person who drew that knife. It appears [law enforcement officials were] backing away before they exercised deadly force.’’

At the news conference, Evans displayed a large photograph of the long, deadly-looking knife allegedly used by Rahim. The picture appeared to show a large black combat knife with a blade 7 inches long. Including the handle, the knife appeared to be about a foot long.

Lieutenant Detective Michael McCarthy, a Boston police spokesman, said the suspect got so close to the officers they needed to defend themselves. He said officers have to protect themselves if an armed suspect approaches within 21 feet.

Police said that the deadly encounter happened near the CVS parking lot on Washington Street at 6:59 a.m.

Rahim was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Before officials publicly identified Rahim, his older brother, Imam Ibrahim Rahim, used social media to announce his younger brother’s death.

Rahim is a popular figure in Boston’s Muslim community, a moderate who has decried Islamist terrorism in the strongest terms. He is a former spiritual leader of the Masjid al-Quran in Dorchester and the Yusuf Mosque in Brighton; he also taught classes at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center’s Ella Collins Institute. He relocated to the Bay Area last year to serve as an imam at Oakland’s Lighthouse Mosque.


More: Man fatally shot by officers in Boston part of terror network

The ISBCC said that it had had a limited relationship with Rahim. A security firm it uses to provide security at the center hired him as a guard for a month in 2013. Rahim did not regularly pray at the center, nor volunteer, nor serve in any leadership position, the center said.

The FBI-led task force had been watching Rahim and two associates believed to be radicalized by ISIS and other extremist influences, according to a law enforcement official. Rahim had been monitored for at least a couple of years. Investigators were talking to the associates, and various locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were being searched, officials said.

The FBI noted a recent change in the suspect’s behavior, including social media threats against police, which prompted agents to try to approach him Tuesday, according to the official.

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Boston Marathon bomber gets death penalty

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via Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston Marathon bombings – Massachusetts news – Boston.com.

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death.

Tsarnaev, who was convicted last month of 17 capital charges, was sentenced to death for six of them. Jurors deliberated for about 14 hours over the course of three days. He showed no visible reaction as the sentence was read aloud.

With the death sentence, Tsarnaev’s case will automatically be appealed to a higher federal court. That likely begins a series of appeals that could take years to resolve.

The federal government currently has a moratorium on all executions, and has not executed a death row inmate since 2003. Timothy McVeigh, convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing, was executed in 2001 after spending four years on federal death row.

Prosecutors presented “aggravating” factors — including the vulnerability and age of the victims, the crime’s premeditation, and Tsarnaev’s lack of remorse — that they said should result Tsarnaev receiving the death penalty. Survivors of the bombing and family and friends of victims gave dramatic testimony about all that they had lost in the destruction.

“No remorse. No apology,” prosecutor Steven Mellin said in closing statements, referring to the note Tsarnaev wrote while hiding in a boat after the bombings.

“He had already decided that killing innocents was justified. In fact, killing innocents was the whole point.”

In response, defense attorneys argued several “mitigating” factors, including Tsarnaev’s young age (he was 19 at the time of the bombings) and his lack of a criminal record. Attorneys particularly concentrated on the domineering influence of Tsarnaev’s older brother Tamerlan, who died after a shootout with police and after being hit by a speeding SUV driven by his younger brother. They also highlighted praise from Tsarnaev’s teachers, friends, and extended family, who described him as a thoughtful and sweet young man.

“Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not the worst of the worst. And that’s who the death penalty is reserved for,” attorney Judy Clarke said in closing arguments. “Dzhokhar has potential for redemption.”

The jury’s decision ends a trial more than two years in the making. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan killed four people and injured more than 260 in the April 2013 bombing and its aftermath.

“I hope this verdict provides a small amount of closure to the survivors, families, and all impacted by the violent and tragic events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said.

Tsarnaev was charged with 30 counts related to the bombing of the Boston Marathon, 17 of which carried the possibility of the death penalty. He was found responsible of the murder of Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell, and Sean Collier.

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In the end, the jury sentenced Tsarnaev specifically for the bomb he placed in front of the Forum restaurant on Boylston Street that killed 8-year-old Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu, a 23-year-old Boston University graduate student from China.

The jury chose life sentences for the charges Tsarnaev faced that related to the bomb that was placed by his older brother, Tamerlan — the bomb that killed Krystle Marie Campbell, 29, of Arlington.

They also did not impose a death sentence on the charges that involved the fatal shooting of MIT police officer Sean Collier.

Dirty Dozen – President Obama’s model mosque linked to at least 12 jihadis (video)

The President touts the Islamic Society of Boston as a model for his Countering Violent Extremism program. Then why are there at least 12 jihadis associated with it?

Related Hussein Obama failures (or did they succeed in funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to Muslim orgs?).

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