Boston Suspects Are New Muslim Jihadist Threat Motivated By Iraq War

The Boston suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and older brother Tamerlan are part of a new Muslim jihadist threat, according to police in New York.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says the Boston bombing was motivated by their Muslims beliefs. Even so, the Islamic mosque won’t bury the suspect as a Muslim even though their family regularly attended services there.

The Boston suspects’ parents live in Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim province in Russia’s Caucasus, where Islamic militants have waged an insurgency against Russian security forces. Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly visited Dagestan last year, but, due to a spelling error, the FBI missed this report originally.

The younger Boston suspect suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his throat and tongue. Dzhokhar has been limited to answering questions with nods and written responses.

Still, the picture that has emerged is that these two Tsarnaev brothers are part of a new Muslim jihadist threat that operates independently of major terrorist groups like al Qaeda. They were “self-radicalized” through Muslim websites focused on the jihadist interpretation of Islam. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has specifically cited the US war in Iraq as being a primary motivation for the Boston bombing.

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly believes the Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s motives are particular to a new type of American Muslim jihad attacks rising in the United States:

“I see this as an ongoing pattern. We’ve seen these radicalized young men do, or try to do, similar things. We’ve had 16 plots here against the city, many of them involving young, disaffected men who are committed to killing Americans. What we do see is a shift from the sort of organized, top-down direction than we saw early on after 9/11 from al-Qaida to a more free-form, do-what-you-can approach. [That’s] where individuals will get, in essence, radicalized on the Internet. They usually have someone who is a sanctioner that leads them along or mentors them.”

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