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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.

by
Robert Spencer

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April 24, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Tamerlan Tsarnaev wanted to get righteous. He wanted to cleanse his soul and his life of anything that might displease Allah or run counter to Islam. And so his piano playing, as accomplished as it apparently was, had to go.

In which scenario would the world be a better place: one in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev became or remained essentially a Muslim in name only, maintaining an indifference to his faith’s teachings of hatred and violence against unbelievers, and becoming a pianist of some accomplishment, or one in which he rejected all that was sinful and dedicated his life to Islam, such that he eventually got the idea that murdering some infidels at the Boston Marathon would be a capital way to please the god who commanded him to “slay the idolaters wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5) and to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies” (Qur’an 8:60)?

It was, after all, the same commitment to the teachings of Islam that led Tsarnaev to give up music on the one hand and pursue jihad terror on the other.

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I really liked that Mingus piece. Thanks!
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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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