DOJ Refuses to Call Boston Bombing Religious Terrorism, But Tsarnaev Note is Cleayly Does

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face the death penalty for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz addressed the verdict Friday:

Even in the wake of horror and tragedy, we are not intimidated by terror or radical ideals…make no mistake.

The defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of all Muslims. This was not a religious crime, and it certainly does not reflect true Muslim beliefs. It was a political crime, designed to intimidate, and to coerce the United States…

The defendant was an adult who came to believe in an ideology of hate, and he expressed those beliefs by killing, maiming, and mutilating innocent Americans on Patriot’s Day.”

As Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding in the small boat in which he was later captured, he wrote a note, which reads, in part:

“I’m jealous of my brother who [has received] the reward of jannutul Firdaus (inshallah) before me. I do not mourn because his soul is very much alive. God has a plan for each person. Mine was to hide in this boat and shed some light on our actions.

I ask Allah…to allow me to return to him and be among all the righteous people in the highest levels of heaven. He who Allah guides no one can misguide. Allahu Akbar! I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger…

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