Tuesday, August 6, 2013

American Right Wing Media Also Shown to Have Been Involved in Inspiring Boston Bombing

Remember how we noted on the day of the attack that the day was not only the hated "Tax Day" but also "Patriots Day"?

Extremist U.S. newspapers and other publications found in the apartment of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev reveal a broad interest in far-flung conspiracy theories, well beyond the Islamist radicalism authorities allege motivated the attack
The papers included The First Freedom, an Alabama-based newspaper that espouses "equal rights for whites" and whose websites features a Confederate flag. Another was The Sovereign, a New York-based publication that alleges the U.S. is under the sway of Israeli lobbyists, and that Israel and the Department of Homeland Security were "deeply involved" in the Boston bombings. Neither paper returned requests for comment.
Mr. Tsarnaev got his own subscription to American Free Press, a paper that the Southern Law Poverty Center said promotes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. A spokeswoman for the paper denied it had such an agenda, saying the paper publishes "news that the established media won't."
Terror experts said extremist U.S. literature and Islamist readings may reach vastly different audiences but the themes are largely the same. Both suggest wide-ranging plots by the U.S. and Israeli governments; that time is running out before an intended apocalypse, and heroes must act before it is too late.
 (Excerpt consistent and below allowed as detailed in statement by District Court in Democratic Underground v Righthaven  -- less than 10% of original article)

Luckily white right wing radicalism hasn't been shown to have inspired terrorism in the past.  Oh wait.  Waco, OKC, Oregon bank bombing.

To read report you can:

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Boston Bombing Suspect Was Steeped in Conspiracies

Or go to Google News (or possibly other news search) and search on the title as shown in link above.
Publications must offer a small number of visits to money-locked articles per day to non-subscribers if they want to be included in the service.  That's how I was able to read it.

Kudos to the reporter who noticed the name of the subscriber to the older publications while being shown Tamerlan's apartment.

Picture above is widely available on the Internet

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