Instead the media has bizarrely bent over backward to try and minimize the motive. The entire preposterous thing reaches its peak when the Boston Globe runs a piece suggesting that Tamerlan Tsarnaev could not have been an Islamic Jihadist because he had Jihadist music on his playlist. ...Salon columnist David Sirota writes
The Boston Globe, helpfully, leaves out the name of the song, “We Dedicate Our Lives to the Jihad” and the fact that Timur’s songs are all about Islamic Jihadism.
Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American. They did turn out to be Caucasian immigrants. The WSJ writes Turn to Religion Split Bomb Suspects' Home (also here).
Over the past two years, Tamerlan became more confrontational about his religion, engaging in arguments with other worshipers at a Cambridge mosque he sometimes attended, according to a mosque spokesman and worshipers there.He was not turning to "religion", as most people understand the term. He was turning to Islam.
His growing religious interest coincided with a rocky period in his life during which his boxing career stalled, he drifted in and out of community-college courses, he was charged with assault by a girlfriend who said he slapped her, and a friend of his was murdered.
The challenges in the U.S. were hard on the family, which comes from a centuries-old, patriarchal Caucasian tradition of mountain warriors that has often been at odds with Slavic Russian society.