The U.S. Anti-Muslim Crowd Is Quite Pleased with Itself

The Atlantic: The suspected Boston marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsaraev, are Muslim. Were their actions motivated by religion? And if it was, were they part of an organized radical Islamist group? We don’t know. But that doesn’t matter to a segment of anti-Islam bloggers who are latching onto the sparse biographical details as vindication.

“BOSTON JIHADI BOMBER’S FACEBOOK PAGE: ISLAM AND BOMBS,” writes the anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller, who is famous for boycotting Campbell’s for offering halal soup and opposing the so-called Ground Zero Mosque. In a followup post,she writes, “The war is here and they continue to disarm the American people.”

“Boston jihad bomber’s father threatens ‘all hell will break loose’ if son dies,” says JihadWatch. “Like father, like son, apparently.” (The father told ABC News he thinks his sons are innocent and alleged a conspiracy.) “BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER’S FACEBOOK PAGE SHOWS HE AND BROTHER ARE ANGRY MUSLIM JIHADIS,” blogger and one-time Breitbart protege Pat Dollard wrote. “Fox: authorities ‘baffled’ that such nice guys could do something this heinous. Means 1 thing: they haven’t read the Koran,” tweeted Bryan Fischer, an evangelical leader. Fischer made it clear he didn’t believe in racial profiling: “The Boston bombing is not about RACE – both these guys are WHITE. This is about ISLAM.” Earlier this week, conservative columnist and occasional Fox News guest Erik Rush tweeted “Muslims are evil. Let’s kill them all.” He says it was a joke. On Friday, Rush tweeted video saying, “The history of Islam, and why the notion of ‘peaceful Muslims’ is a LIE.” At World Net Daily, Jack Minor suggested Muslims sympathies were not in the right place:

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