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April 16, 2013 - 7:29 am

Being born in Boston and raised in the close-in suburb of Needham, I remember  Patriot’s Day as a holiday that meant a day off from school. When I was in high school it was also a day to head into Boston to watch the Boston Marathon (and when my friends and I tried to act mature enough to get into bars that lined the Marathon route).

Now, for those who are not familiar with Patriot’s Day, here is why I believe that an attack in Boston on this day has all the hallmarks of Islamic terrorism.

Patriot’s Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which were two of the earliest battles in the American Revolutionary War.

Thus, Patriot’s Day marks the unofficial beginning of the American Revolution. This was the day when farmers and fisherman bearing rifles, known as Minutemen, decided they had had enough of being unjustly treated by the greatest power on earth, took matters into their own hands, and a battle ensued.

(Ironically in view of today’s gun control battles) the British were marching toward the arsenal in Concord to confiscate weapons and ammunition that were stored there.

We celebrate Independence Day on July 4, 1776 when the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain. But Patriot’s Day was the actual beginning of armed conflict between the colonies and Great Britain, and a day of which Boston is especially proud.

So with Patriot’s Day as the symbolic beginning of the American Revolution, Islamic terrorists would find it a very appealing day to launch an attack,  for we know Islamic terrorists love symbolism — with the date 9/11 being a prime example.

Now consider this premise:

Boston, a town known as the “cradle of liberty,” while celebrating its role in our nation’s drive toward independence with their iconic annual marathon, is crudely attacked by those supporting an ongoing “Islamic revolution.”

That is why it was obvious to me when I first heard the tragic news today that we now have a new 9/11, i.e., 4/15.

The “shot heard around the world” in Lexington and Concord on that fateful day in 1775 is now the blast heard around the world in 2013.

 

Myra Adams is a media producer, writer, and political observer who served on the McCain Ad Council during the 2008 McCain campaign, and on the 2004 Bush campaign creative team. Her columns have appeared on PJ Media, National Review, The Daily Beast, The Daily Caller, RedState, BizPacReview and Liberty Unyielding. . Myra's web site TheJesusStore.com contributes all profits to Christian charity. Follow Myra on Twitter @MyraKAdams

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Another explosion in Waco Texas, who is to be blamed? 18 april 2013??
1 year ago
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Hi Myra, what a news, I'm surprised that muslims are so fascinated to important dates.

Well im not sure if your country people see the related stories between 15 and 20 april


19. Prill 1993 Texas waco shooting
( 76 killed)


http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/04/14/waco.koresh.believers/index.html

19. Prill 1995

Oklahoma City Bombing ( 168 killed)


http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/04/19/okc.bombing.anniversary/index.html

20. Prill 1999 Columbia High School Massacre ( 13 killed )

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/04/20/columbine.anniversary/index.html

16.Prill.2007 - Virginia Tech Shooting ( 33 killed)

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/04/15/tech.archive/index.html
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You do realize that Waco was instigated by the federal government, right?

Are you suggesting that the government is in on some sort of subversive effort to make April a month to be remembered for bad things happening?

The Oklahoma City bombing was in RESPONSE to Waco. McVeigh said so himself, so him planning his act of domestic terrorism on that anniversary is not much of a shock.

Virginia Tech - hmmm....exactly how many school shootings have taken place OUTSIDE of the month of April???

Then of course you have the fact that "Patriot's Day" is commemorating the first stirrings of the independence movement that led to the American Revolution.

Are you suggesting that should be included in any infamous lists associated with the month of April?

On the other hand, if a terrorist were planning an attack, they'd look for the most tightly packed and heavily attended event they could find.

An event like the Boston marathon would have been widely advertised well in advance, the preparations for that even would have been widely known, and such circumstances allowed such a miscreant ample opportunity for planning their attack.

You = fail.
1 year ago
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But why muslims should act especially in this date when lot of important dates are occuring US every year. This is my question
1 year ago
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One more thought; Nobody or no orginization is stepping forward to claim responsibility. I am now beginning to lean toward a lone wolf with no particular political agenda. A James Holmes who went with bomb over the gun. The Boston Marathon is not a gun free zone and the only recent spree shooting that took place in a non gun free zone was a political assassination by a nutcase. A bomb would be the weapon of choice for an event like this. If there are no leads by this weekend I would definitely say that this was not a political act. Terrorist groups want to known.
1 year ago
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Patriot's Day has much symbolism attached to it. Look it up. Paul Revere, "the shot heard around the world," first battle of Am Revolution. It strikes at the very heart of American history. It is a big holiday in Mass with marathon. It was no accident this attack happened in Boston yesterday.
1 year ago
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I would agree with the author on this one.

If it were a domestic terrorist protesting tax policy - or any other government function or act - then they likely would have attacked a symbolic target that was unmistakably associated with the federal government in some way.

This is what McVeigh did in selecting the Murrow building.

No, instead these terrorists targeted the population at large, which in my mind would not be connected to any terrorist bent on an anti-government terrorist act so much as it was an attack on a celebration of the people.
1 year ago
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Looks like the type of bomb used was based around a pressure cooker. These are apparently commonly used in bombs built in the middle east.

Yet another point in Myra's favor that this is Islamic terrorism.
1 year ago
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Nothing in your article screams Islamic terrorist. In fact, the vast majority of it indicates a home-grown source.

I would also note that April 15 is Tax Day. Patriot's Day is really the 19th.

NOTE: not agreeing or disagreeing with it being an Islamic connection, just saying that information available at this time and your analysis do not point squarely at an Islamic source.
1 year ago
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Even if an Islamic or other foreign terrorist knew nothing about our significance to Patriots Day, Boston and its marathon are well known internationally. The white smoke apparent from both bombs indicates the possibility of TCAP as the explosive agent. TACP has been common in Mid-East IED's along with the mixing in of various shrapnel agents (ball bearings, metal scrap, etc). This does rule out a domestic or foreign lone actor, as IED's, and TCAP could be made, placed and detonated by a lone actor.

This event appears to have been planned to inflict pain and death indiscriminately to many people. Such is common to several Islamo-fascist inspired incidents, where such innocents were only seen as evil Americans or Westerners. There does seem to be a lot of speculation on a domestic right-wing terrorist plot. The only right-wing terrorist event in recent history (McVeigh & partner) went after a US government building, not a crowded public event planned for indiscriminate harm of a variety of people.
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At this state it is only prejudice that would say domestic versus foreign one way or another. My prejudices are that it most likely a jihadi of somesort or a independent leftwing/anarchist terrorist. I don't think a anti-government terrorist would target the general public. If he was protesting taxday then an IRS office is the likely target.

So be prepared to find out that the bomber is a member of one of the left's favorite causes foreign or domestic.
1 year ago
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Patriot's Day WAS celebrated yesterday in Boston even though it is officially the 19th.
1 year ago
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Which changes nothing in my original comment. Lots of things besides Patriot's Day happened on 15 April. To single that out this early is not good analysis.
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