The father of a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev fatally shot in May by a Boston FBI agent said today he is seeking a civil suit against the agency for his son’s death.
Abdulbaki Todashev, father of Ibragim Todashev, said in a telephone interview from Florida that he was meeting with lawyers and human rights groups "to prepare a civil suit against the FBI for wrongful death.”
Ibragim Todashev, 27, was in his Orlando apartment during an interrogation authorities have said was connected to Tsarnaev, who, with his brother Dzokhar, is suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing.
The father said he did not want to wait for the results of the FBI’s internal investigation into the shooting of his son.
"At this point, I don’t care about their reasons for shooting my son,” he said. "I don’t believe them, because ... Read more »
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They're in various forms. They repeat with disturbing regularity. America's war on terror targets Islam. At issue is duplicitous scaremongering. It advances Washington's imperium.
Wars of aggression follow. False arrests target innocent victims. Terror threats repeat. They're strategically timed. They change the subject. They divert attention.
They fool most Americans. They do so most of the time. Here we go again. Media scoundrels march in lockstep. They regurgitate Big Lies.
On August 2, The New York Times headlined "Qaeda Messages Prompt US Terror Warning," saying:
"The United States intercepted electronic communications this week among senior operatives of Al Qaeda, in which the terrorists discussed attacks against American interests in the Middle East and North Africa, American officials said Friday."
"The intercepts and a subsequent analysis of them by American intelligence agenci ... Read more »
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WASHINGTON — The FBI gave its informants permission to break the law at least 5,658 times in a single year, according to newly disclosed documents that show just how often the nation's top law enforcement agency enlists criminals to help it battle crime.
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"Oh, he plead Guilty? I don't think so/
The truth is bitter, let it sink slow/
I thought he confessed in the hospital/
Then again, you believe anything you're told/
Stupid haters, refused to use your brain plus/
All you wanna do is abuse teenagers/
How does it feel ... Read more »
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From Fox News to the Weekly Standard, neoconservatives have tried to paint terrorism as a largely or exclusively Islamic phenomenon. Their message of Islamophobia has been repeated many times since the George W. Bush era: Islam is inherently violent, Christianity is inherently peaceful, and there is no such thing as a Christian terrorist or a white male terrorist. But the facts don’t bear that out. Far-right white male radicals and extreme Christianists are every bit as capable of acts of terrorism as radical Islamists, and to pretend that such terrorists don’t exist does the public a huge disservice. Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev and the late Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev (the Chechen brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013) are both considered white and appear to have been motivated in part by radical Islam. And many terrori ... Read more »
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August 1, 2013 by TMO
It is deeply offensive and un-American to slander someone as a bomber or terrorist without any evidence, long before the trial. Assuming someone guilty before proven innocent threatens the Constitutional rights of all Americans who at some point might be accused of a crime. It is naive to assume good will on the part of government prosecutors, especially in these fake "Islamic terror” cases, knowing how much foul play has gone on in courtrooms especially over the past ... Read more »
Views: 1955 | | Date: 2013-08-02 | Comments (1)
Freelance writer Michele Catalano thought she might get herself a pressure cooker to prepare Quinoa, the south American wonder-grain. Her husband wanted a new backpack.
Both did what you do these days: go online and search for them. Catalano's husband did so from his work computer, and later left his job. Nothing to see here, you say to yourself … except for the nasty coincidence that alleged Boston bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev are said to have hidden pressure cookers in backpacks.
But when Catalano's husband ... Read more »
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Amid a continuing cover-up of the FBI killing of Ibragim Todashev, US immigration officials are detaining Tatiana Gruzdeva, Todashev’s roommate, and preparing to deport her from the country on charges of overstaying her visa. Civil liberties groups believe Gruzdeva has valuable information about Todashev’s interactions with the FBI.
Todashev, an acquaintance of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was allegedly a key witness in the bombing. He was shot and killed by an FBI agent on May 22, after being interrogated in his apartment for many hours by investigators. He had been been repeatedly questioned in the days and weeks before his death. The WSWS needs your support!
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There has been no official investigation into Todashev’s murder, though government officials and media sources gave wildly conflicting a ... Read more »
Views: 270 | | Date: 2013-08-01 | Comments (0)