It comes as no surprise that in the interest of political correctness most of the coverage of a grizzly triple murder in Waltham, Massachusetts on 9/11/2011, the mainstream media neglected to inform the American people that the three men who were murdered were Jewish.
This is not an inconsequential piece of information; it was central to the murder. The murder was in the name of Islamic jihad, and police should have known it from the beginning, although two years later, they are still not sure.
Why are Americans – the press, law enforcement, and many in the general population - so anxious to “do the right thing” by protecting the Muslim community that they neglect to call Islamic jihad by name when it happens? Are we so stupid or so corrupted or so blind as to be willing to call murders like these simply “crimes”, the Fort Hood murders “workplace violence”, and the Islamist threat to Americans something other than what it is: terrorism.
The police have now discovered that one of the two murderers of the three Jewish men in Waltham was Ibragim Todashev and identified the second as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombers. But the news continues to identify them as only “three men”, with or without their names, and with no reference to their religion, which was central to the murders. The mainstream media cannot seem to wrap its head collective head around the need to tell the story in context. It is only the alternate press that seems to get it. Just this week, wgbhnews.org, a public television affiliate, went so far as to post a story about the connection between Todashev and Tsarnaeve, and their complicity in the triple murder. They posted it on their website with a photo of one of the three victims, Brendan Mess, squeezed between photos of his two murderers, with no mention of his religion or the possibility of religious jihad as a motive in this gruesome murder.
Brendan Mess (age 25), Erik Weissman (31), and Raphael Teken (37 ) were three Jewish men who were ritually murdered by people they thought were their friends. Their throats were slit with such force that they were nearly decapitated. Marijuana was sprinkled over their bodies and $5,000 was left on the scene.
Islamist jihad is alive and well in the US. This is not the first ritual murder that has been called something other than what it is. Consider the ritual murder of two Coptic Christians in New Jersey, although the press barely reported the murder and police did not indicate a motive), and there can be no doubt that this will not be the last.
The sooner America wakes up to the real threat, instead of trying to wish it away by calling it anything but Islamist terrorism, the sooner Americans will be better able to confront and counteract the growing danger of Islamist jihad that faces us all.
———- Ilana Freedman, Editor
Friend of Boston Bomber Shot Dead After Turning Violent During Confession to Triple Jewish Homicide Role (VIDEO)
A friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot dead by an FBI officer last night while preparing to sign a confession to playing a role in the gruesome slaying of three Jewish men back in 2011, according to investigators cited by NBC.
The Chechen man Ibragim Todashev, 27 was being interviewed by law enforcement officers in his Orlando, Florida condo when he is said to have turned violent, pulling a knife on an agent.
“The agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers, and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual,” the FBI said in a statement, adding that “During the confrontation, the individual was killed.” One official told ABC news that the FBI agent was stabbed several times, although the injuries sustained were not life threatening.
No suspects have been arrested in the unsolved murder of the three Jewish men, although In the wake of the Boston bombing, detectives developed DNA evidence linking bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar to the triple murder scene.
The triple homicide took place on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The victims were found with their throats slit, and their bodies were covered in cash and marijuana.
One of those killed, Brendan Mess was said to be a close friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Another victim Raphael Teken was a graduate of the largely Jewish Brandeis University. The third, Erik Weissman was a devout Jew according to the Forward, and was a devoted member of his synagogue, according to Boston’s WCVB.