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LETTER: Marathon bomber escapes terrorism charge

The English definition of terrorism is; the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided that the Boston Marathon bomber does not fit the criteria of terrorism.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a written message, which he thought would be his last, inside the renowned hideaway boat in Watertown. It stated that the bombings were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and called the Boston victims "collateral damage” in the same way Muslims have been killed in the American-led wars.
He also wrote "When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims.” He went on to say he didn’t mourn his older brother Tamerlan because he was now a martyr in paradise and that he expected to join him there soon.

The summer edition of the 2010 "Inspire”, an online Al Qaeda magazine translated to English, was downloaded to his computer. This issue contained elaborate instructions on how to build bombs utilizing pressure cookers by extracting gun powder from fireworks and how to install the shrapnel for maximum casualties.

Tamerlan went overseas to his homeland of Chechnya in 2010 for six months, the same country his family sought asylum from because they supposedly feared for their life. He had been frequenting a mosque highly recognized as an Islamic Militant training hot spot — Russia had warned us of his radicalization more than once.

The Chechnyan descendent was charged with "killing someone by way of using a weapon of mass destruction” and not terrorism. This is contentiously shameful and I am embarrassed as an American that, whosoever is the president, or attorney general, would refuse to utilize terms such as terrorist or terrorism, Muslim Extremist, Radical Islamist, or Muslim Jihadist — any of which would apply.

Russell E. Teed
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