CHARLOTTE, December 16, 2013 — In an extensive article that took five months of in-depth research, the Boston Globe reported Sunday that the Tsarnaev brothers who perpetuated the Boston Marathon bombing were apparently more motivated by inner demons and personal failure than Islamist ideologies.
In other words, Islam really is the “religion of peace” after all. Sometimes the gyrating to make excuses for radical Islam goes beyond the boundaries of reason and rational thinking.
Had the Globe spent a little more time reading the Koran and studying the history of Islam, they would have had better, more accurate results in less time. Islam seems always to get a pass when it comes it comes to introspective analysis about its true nature. No other religion in the world receives such deliberately look-the-other-way status when it comes to the internal beliefs of the faith.
Last week a privileged Texas teenager named Ethan Couch was sentenced to a luxury rehabilitation facility after killing four people and inflicting severe spinal and brain injuries on a fifth after driving while intoxicated.
Even more surprising than the verdict was the reason given for Couch’s light sentence: “affluenza.” Poor Ethan was simply the victim of having too much money to understand his responsibilities.
Perhaps the Boston Globe should investigate. With enough money and resources they could certainly come up with definitive answers as to why Ethan Couch is battling the inner turmoil of having too much time and cash on hand, just as the Tsaranaev brothers felt the need to become terrorists because they were just too poor.
The time has come for Americans to grow up and accept responsibility for our actions. Have we become so indoctrinated by President Obama’s infallibility that everything that goes wrong is always someone else’s fault?
In what realm of rational thinking could the concept of “affluenza” be taken seriously? In 2013 in the United States apparently it can.
Imagine what conclusion the Globe would have reached had the Tsarnaev brothers been Christians, Jews or Buddhists. Why is it that Islam is always exonerated when the very book from which its ideologies are drawn are explicitly outlined in detail for everyone to read?
Right-wing extremists are frequently labeled “Christians” when Christianity had nothing to do with their decisions to spread havoc upon others. Yet, Muslim extremists, whose stated goals are to dominate the world, have an infinite variety of other excuses beyond their religion to justify their actions.
Have we forgotten that Tamerlin Tsarnaev vowed to die for Islam? At least he kept that promise.
One of the great societal problems after the fall of the Berlin Wall was assimilating old Eastern European thinking into Western European culture. The problem still exists in Germany today. Without the loving hand of government to provide all the necessities of life an individual requires, many people were unable to adapt to the concept of freedom.
The Tsarnaev brothers were no different. After a decade of failure in the United States, they turned to philosophies that were more in line with their personal cultural background. It is no more complicated than that.
The Daily Mail reported that brothers Tsarnaev came to America after their father was kidnapped and tortured by members of the Russian mob, who then cut off their dog’s head and left it on the doorstep. A gruesome scenario to be sure, but consider that beheading human beings is a daily ritual by Islamists throughout the Middle East.
Islamic ideology is rooted in providing a source of comfort and a personal direct link to God for the poor. The Prophet Muhammad established his belief system that way. It has not changed in fourteen centuries.
It does not take five months of research and introspective analysis to come to the conclusion that the Boston Marathon bombers were no different than any other radical Islamists who follow the true tenets of the Koran.
Individual circumstances may vary widely but, in the end, radical Islam is the culprit, not personal inner demons.
Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor was an award winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people and cultures around the globe. He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com). His goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.
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