Dimensions of Multiculturalism: Killings, Bombings and Free Speech
By Muhammad Hussain for VT
The recent riots in Stockholm’ Husby suburb were reported in a weather forecast style. Indeed for the last years the European capitals got used to arsons and shop-lootings originated in Muslim residence areas and spreading across the whole cities. As it was the case in London last year, the Stockholm havoc has also been caused by a fatal police shooting of a 69-year-old migrant, allegedly a criminal leader from Caucasus.
While surfing the news and comments on riots in Sweden, I couldn’t help but wonder why so many people are still surprised by the barbaric behavior of immigrants in the hosting countries.
My American friends were also notably embarrassed about the perpetrators of Boston Marathon bombings last April. They were asking me how could it happen that two Muslim youngsters who had been living in the US for more than 10 years, studying in an American school, making friendship and love with their schoolmates, ended up getting shot down for a poorly motivated terrorist act? Is the concealed aggression against infidels an organic latent trait of any emigrant of Islamic descent or they have faced some particular troubles in life that eventually led them on a criminal path?
There is no doubt that a brand of fascism brought by some Muslim immigrants has been spreading across Western nations with increasing intensity. The sources of this virus are multiple but some flagrant examples can be easily outlined. Getting back to Tsarnaev’s case, a simple search in Google gave me a handful of radical Islamist web-sites dedicated to jihad in the Caucasus. The most vibrant seems to be Kavkaz Center News Agency, ironically registered in Sweden. I’ve looked through a couple of its latest articles full of Quran quotations and containing unprovoked conclusions like this:
“On the basis of these statements it can be said that Allah punishes the disbelievers and hypocrites with all of these methods depending on the conditions and situations” (Relation to Jihad puts everyone and everything in their rightful places, published on April 10, 2013).
I would never believe somebody could have been inspired by this statement, unless I happened to find a thrilling screenshot of an old post by Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the late Boston bomber, left on his Facebook page. On September 11, 2011 he dropped a link to a Kavkaz Center’s publication with the following comment:
‘If you are an American Muslim you should see THIS… At last one has spoken out!’
The mediocre jihadist text of this article included some intriguing paragraphs:
“Enough to get a glimpse at a world map, and turn off the TV for a moment from which the turbulent flow of gushing infidel propaganda, in order to realize an obvious fact, which is desperately trying to “ignore” the enemies of Islam.
Since 2001, the date on which the infidels of the world under US leadership have begun an all-out war against Islam, despite the enormous losses of Muslims and death of their leaders, despite the enormous forces and resources involved and the enemy occupation of Islamic lands, Jihad territory has not shrunk, vice versa – it has been steadily expanding to include new countries…
Today we are witnessing the collapse of the regime of military tyranny. The Arab revolt is only the first step in a new era. America represents the highest form of modern military tyranny…
So what are the causes of doubts and hesitations of those Muslims who are still trying to ignore reality? Disease of the hearts and feebleness of their faith!”
The telling reaction by Tamerlan Tsarnaev on this Kavkaz Center appeal might have been left unnoticed, if only that day wasn’t marked by a brutal triple homicide in Waltham, Mass. On September 11, 2011 three Americans – Brendan Mess, 25, Erik Weissman, 31 and Raphael Tenken, 37 were found dead with their throats slit and covered in marijuana in Brendan’s house. Brendan was once a close friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who had once described Mess as his best friend, though it was known that the ethnic Chechen became increasingly upset with Mess’ lifestyle choices. According to the New York Daily News, there is ‘mounting evidence’ against Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, presumably involved in this assassination, as their mobile phones were detected in the area at the time of crime.
If the involvement of brothers Tsarnaev into the Waltham massacre is proved, the inspirational effect of Kavkaz Center web-site on Tamerlan should be seriously considered. Here might be a clue to understand Boston bombers’ motivation and to resolve many other cases of ‘unprovoked’ violence inside the minority Muslim communities worldwide.