|This is Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who is considered a suspect still at large in the Boston Marathon Bombings.|
This week, I have listened as I drove here and there to unending speculation from what passes in the United States as media outlets. There was broad speculation as to "What type of Right Wing nut job" perpetrated the Boston Marathon Bombings. I actually heard journalists calling for control and record keeping for pressure cookers.
If we are to believe what we are being told now, then the Boston Marathon Bombing was allegedly perpetrated by two Chechen Brothers who were apparent Muslim extremists. Muslim extremists from Chechnya caused the substantial loss of life in a Moscow theatre a few years ago. These came here to the US as students and did well. In fact, Dzhokar (above) is said to be a second year pre-med student at Dartmouth College, and spoke English, Russian, and Chechen fluently. According to his facebook, he came here to chase money.
Muslim extremists seem to be little more than a dangerous cult which seeks to eliminate anyone who does not become a Muslim exactly in the manner in which they understand their own faith.
Rather than regulating all those naughty nails, ball bearings, and pressure cookers, lets take a long hard look at US immigration policies. Should we be allowing those individuals who come from a hotbed of Muslim terrorism to come to the US, use our scholarships, learn the layout of our cities and our customs, only to import the terrorism of their own lands ?
In the US, we have enough of our own thought disordered malcontents. We don't need to be importing them on "compassionate grounds". Allowing the Tsarnaev brothers to come to Massachusetts certainly wasn't compassionate from the standpoint of the two brothers who watched the marathon and are lying in Boston hospitals waiting to see whether either of them will live or die, or perhaps keep one of their four legs which were effectively blown off during the bombings.
The two American brothers who were watching the Boston Marathon were high school graduates, and roofers who had been recently layed off, and were therefore available to watch the marathon. I have an idea. Instead of offering scholarships to Chechen Muslims from areas in the world which may pose a grave threat to Americans, why don't we offer scholarships to people like the brothers who were roofers, and likely couldn't afford college in pricey Massachusetts after high school ?
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UPDATE: This evening, the young man above was apprehended by police. He is in serious condition in a Boston area hospital, as he apparently sustained gunshot wounds in his neck and leg, most likely, twenty hours ago, during the firefight that killed his brother. I hope he survives. We need to know more about what converts a functional good student to a Muslim terrorist. We need to know if Chechen terrorists who are Muslims, have new ties to Al Qaeda in the Middle East. We need to know how these men were recruited and trained, if in fact, they were. We need to know why two young men who were welcomed to this country and did well here, would choose the ultimate insult to their new nation.