Tamerlan Tsarnaev was the Boston Marathon jihad bomber. He had vowed to die for Islam. His brother and accomplice, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, said that his brother carried out the Boston jihad attack because he wanted to defend Islam.
Omar Mateen was the Pulse Nightclub jihad mass murderer. He said on 911 calls that he made during pauses in committing his murders: “I pledge my allegiance to (unidentifiable name) on behalf of the Islamic State” and “Call me Mujahideen, call me the Soldier of God.”
So what is the “terrifying connection” between Tsarnaev and Mateen? Islam. But Leslie Morgan Steiner is part of the American intelligentsia that views Islam as a religion of peace no matter how high the jihad body count gets. It would be “Islamophobic” for her to think otherwise. So what is the “terrifying connection” between Tsarnaev and Mateen as far as she is concerned? “Domestic abuse.”
Yeah, sure, that’s it. This willful ignorance is going to get people killed. Am I exaggerating in saying that? No. As long as law enforcement and intelligence officials continue to be just as adamant in refusing to see the obvious as Leslie Morgan Steiner and the Washington Post are, and there are many officials who fit that description, they will miss clues that could have enabled them to stop jihad attacks. The Russians told the FBI that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was frequenting jihad groups just as the FBI was adopting a policy that eliminated all mention of Islam and jihad from counterterror training, so the Feds disregarded the Russian warning. The Boston Marathon jihad attack might have been prevented if the FBI hadn’t been so determined to adopt politically correct fictions instead of dealing with unpleasant realities.
“Maybe it’s not surprising the White House kept Rob Porter around,” by Leslie Morgan Steiner, Washington Post, February 8, 2018 (thanks to Darcy):
It’s incredible what certain kinds of men get away with.
My handsome, clean-cut ex-husband was offered Wall Street jobs and hedge-fund investments despite the fact that I had police documentation that he’d strangled me, held loaded guns to my head and abused me violently throughout our marriage….
The stakes of such blindness are high. As we’ve seen too often in recent years, allowing abusers sustained access to unchecked power doesn’t threaten only wives, girlfriends and children. Co-workers, neighbors and the general public can be at risk, too. Think Devin Patrick Kelley from Sutherland Springs, Tex. Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Boston Marathon. Omar Mateen and the Pulse nightclub. Domestic abuse was the terrifying connection between these men. We need to take it so much more seriously….
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.