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No More Music for Muslims: The Spiritual Journey of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

The dead Boston jihadist gave up a piano career so he could butcher Americans.

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Robert Spencer

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April 24, 2013 - 4:06 pm
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PJ Lifestyle Editor’s Note:

This is Part 11, the conclusion, of Volume 1 of Robert Spencer’s Jazz and Islam series. Yes — Volume 1 does imply the intent for Robert to return to this subject again in the future so we can someday produce a Volume 2. As the Islamic War Against Freedom has intensified and arisen again into the foreground of public consciousness, Robert and I have decided on a new cultural angle through which he will seek to illuminate each week’s dark, confusing stories of jihad terrorism. I won’t reveal the secret yet of just what Robert’s new focus will be. But perhaps this astounding article today revealing the troubled story of a lost young man who poisoned his mind with deadly ideas will provide a hint of what’s to come…

– David Swindle 

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who along with his brother Dzhokhar murdered three people and wounded nearly 200 more with twin bombs at the Boston Marathon, was a musician. John Curran, Tamerlan’s boxing coach, recalled: “He also played the piano very well.” The Lowell Sun reported that “Tsarnaev also studied music at a school in Russia and played piano and violin.”

As late as 2010, according to Gene McCarthy of the Somerville Boxing Club in Massachusetts, Tsarnaev was still playing:

“I brought him to the registration” for a boxing tournament, “and while he was waiting in line, he saw a piano and was playing classical music like it was Symphony Hall.”

However, the Associated Press reported Wednesday that “in the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the influence of a new friend, a Muslim convert who steered the religiously apathetic young man toward a strict strain of Islam, family members said.”

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... the Atlantic Wire ran a piece titled “The Boston Bombers Were Muslim – So?”

So, then "conservative" Sean Hannity hit on the whole nut of the situation when he opined last night that "If I were a Moslem, I'd be angry that my religion had been hijacked."

That, of course, makes sense only if their religion had been hijacked. When your religion commands that "Warfare is ordained for you" then it's hard to angry at the Brothers Tsarnaev, cuz all they did was obey.

But it's easy for Moslems to be happy with the performance of Sean Hannity, cuz he uses the fictive disconnect between a religion's commands and those who observe it.
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we will be approaching 3000 deaths from guns since newtown in our "Christian" nation. Out of sight out of mind just like teenager Dzhokhar
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Peter Leithart on the failure of the Christian and why:
"Radner responds with a painfully detailed exploration of how the Church’s divisions contributed to the Rwandan bloodbath. “More people were killed during the genocide in church buildings than perhaps anywhere else,” and in Rwanda and elsewhere Christians have claimed to act violently “as Christians, for the sake of their belief in God."
What to do?
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I really liked that Mingus piece. Thanks!
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... the Atlantic Wire ran a piece titled “The Boston Bombers Were Muslim – So?”

So, then "conservative" Sean Hannity hit on the whole nut of the situation when he opined last night that "If I were a Moslem, I'd be angry that my religion had been hijacked."

That, of course, makes sense only if their religion had been hijacked. When your religion commands that "Warfare is ordained for you" then it's hard to angry at the Brothers Tsarnaev, cuz all they did was obey.

But it's easy for Moslems to be happy with the performance of Sean Hannity, cuz he uses the fictive disconnect between a religion's commands and those who observe it.
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Islam = anti joy.
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Not necessarily. Some of the foremost musicians in India are practicing Muslims. Some of the foremost athletes in India are practicing Muslims, including a woman who was India's tennis champion and played around the world. The Music Director for the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman, who won TWO Oscars for his music in the film, is a devout Muslim. He exclaimed, "God is Great" on the podium when accepting his awards to celebrate his God-given talent. Sadly, the Islamic terrorists misuse the same phrase when they target and kill innocent civilians.
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Sadly, the Islamic terrorists misuse the same phrase (Allahu Akbar) when they target and kill innocent civilians.

The transliteral of the phrase is “God is greatest,” that god being the one with the personal name Allah. A better translation would take into account the question, “greatest compared to what?” Reading the Islamic scriptures, it’s indisputably clear that Allah is better than other gods, including Yahweh of Judeo-Christianity, and those of Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism and the rest.

All the rest, without exception. The very basis of Islam is the destruction of all other religions. That’s why the use of Allahu Akbar by Islamic terrorists isn’t a sad thing; it’s an exultation of what the religion stands for. After all, Allah said “I shall terrorize the Infidels” and the Holy Prophet Mohammed said “I have been made victorious by terror.”

So, don’t be said, American Eagle. The deeds of the Brothers Tsarnaev is a source of joy to a billion Moslems right now; they’re glowing with pride and hope. In a way, it’s their version of Don’t Worry, Be Happy.
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