The BBC insists they’ve stumbled onto the real motivation behind what drove Tamerlan Tsarnaev to plant deadly bombs at the Boston Marathon earlier this year. “Right-wing” literature.
Via BBC News:
One of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings was in possession of right-wing American literature in the run-up to the attack, BBC Panorama has learnt.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev subscribed to publications espousing white supremacy and government conspiracy theories.
He also had reading material on mass killings.
Until now the Tsarnaev brothers were widely perceived as just self-styled radical jihadists.
Panorama has spent months speaking exclusively with friends of the bombers to try to understand the roots of their radicalisation.
First off, I’m not sure what makes 9/11 truther material the exclusive property of the right. Truthers are loons from all callings. Second, is reading material on mass killings really considered right-wing literature? Well, in the media, sure.
Interesting that the BBC never identifies what reading material Tsarnaev actually had in his possession – either by title, author, or publisher. Apparently, we’re left to just take their word on this. I’m sure after these “revelations” other media outlets will suddenly discover he once flew the Gadsden flag outside his apartment.
Jim Treacher writes:
That means we can disregard the written confession that his brother — and killer — Dzhokhar left on the inside of the boat he was hiding in: “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims.” It’s safe to ignore his belief that Tamerlan is now a martyr in paradise, and his eagerness to join his brother there. Clearly that’s all incidental, in light of this new information.
Also, the fact that the surviving Tsarnaev brother confessed that the terrorists were motivated by their Islamic faith is now completely irrelevant as well.
Because, Tea Party!