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April 19, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said he believes that the Chechen terror suspects weren’t trying to flee with their stockpile of explosives and other weapons, but were heading for another attack – perhaps in another city.

King, former longtime chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said officials are probing a trip that the older brother, Tamerlan Tzarnaev, 26, took to Russia last year. “Maybe that’s when they were radicalized,” he said.

Ethnic Chechens Tamerlan and Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, spent their childhoods in Dagestan, next to Chechnya and sharing the same Islamic separatist movement.

King said he hasn’t heard of the American Chechen community embracing Islamic radicalism, but “we do have to look carefully to make sure there are no other co-conspirators.”

“As of my understanding there’s no evidence that the younger brother has traveled outside the country at all,” he added.

The congressman said local authorities need to be engaged in building up intelligence in their own communities to catch grass-roots radicalization. “Something happened to these two and it has to be examined and examined fully,” he said.

King said he doesn’t think the brothers were fleeing last night when they shot a police officer, carjacked a vehicle and set off with more bombs. Many of these were chucked at police cars as they picked up the stolen car’s trial and gave chase.

“I don’t think these two ever intended to escape,” he said, noting the “second round of explosives for a second round of attack.”

“To me, this can only be used for a second round of attacks.”

“It’s impossible, impossible for them to do such things,” the suspects’ mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, told CNN. “…He never told me he would be on the side of jihad.”

Claiming it was a “setup,” the mother said the feds were tracking her son and his movements as he got more into Islam.

“I don’t find any of it to be true,” King said. “It’s really offensive… here’s a country that gave them asylum.”

“I don’t blame them for saying good things about their sons even though they’re murderers… but to be lashing out at the United States is going much, much too far.”

King said he wasn’t aware of the men being on the FBI’s radar, though early reports when details about the suspects broke early Friday morning indicated they weren’t unfamiliar to federal authorities.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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“Maybe that’s when they were radicalized,”

I, for one have hadit with this "dadicalized" B.S. They're MUSLIMS!! By definition they are potential threats. Stop the nonsense of believing in a good Islam.
Virtually every one has heard of Sun Tzu' advice to Know yourself and know your enemy. Why do we in the West refuse to know either?
Islam is not difficult to know. They tell us EVERY DAY that they want to destroy Western Civilization. Islam, on the other hand has taken that advice to heart. They know exactly what they want and they know that too many of our leaders worship at the alter of political correctness and will do nothing as the the dismantle Western Civilization.

Why do we run around with our heads in the sand believing that they need to be "radicalized".
Islam by definition radical.
The enemy is Islam in whatever form it exists.
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I was taught by a Muslim friends of mine that I would hear lots of talk about radical and moderate Islam. He told me it was nonsense. Islam is radical, there is no such thing as moderate Islam.

There may be moderate Muslims, or moderate Arabs, but if so they are apostates - they do not believe in or practice Islam.

And I can see his point well. From our own experience isn't it the case that Islamic societies marginalize and expel the moderates and its workings are therefore radicalized over and over?

Unlike, let's say, Hindu or Buddhist societies that marginalize and expel their radicals and promote their moderates.
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This one proves for once and all ... for thinking people, anyway ... that the problem is not skin color, immigration status, Israel, Palestine, or any of the other leftist shibboleths. It is not even Russian hegemony. The problem is within Mohammadism itself.
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"Radicalized"? O.K. Mr. King- there is no such thing. In Islam there's only ONE Jihad in the cause of Allah, which takes different forms in which ALL adherents of Islam participate. The "Boston bombers" are merely taking aprt in physical Jihad - "convert or die"; and carrying out the commands of the Quran itself, "strike terror into the hearts of the unbelievers" - "unbelievers" being ANYONE that does not convert to Islam.
The CAIR bunch - they engage in "lawfare" or political Jihad.
The regular communities of Islam simply fund the Jihad, the building of "victory" Mosques, Imams, and other outreaches of Islam so as to establish the worldwide Caliphate. EVERY Muslim wages jihad; every single one, and every Imam in every mosque encourages that - END OF STORY.

So - "radicalization" is a crock!!! The Boston bombers merely trained for a bombing spree; along with many others in the community in which they lived - yes; there's more where they came from!!!!!!!!
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Here's a quote from an article at Salon about this subject that asserts Islam in America has "a rich history that traces back to the founding of the country."

That's a perfect example of the very ethnocentric behavior liberals claim to despise. That's taking the word "poor," or "non-existent," and stretching, folding, mutilating and spindling it until it becomes "rich." It fact, it's an outright lie passed off as "history." Any questions on why liberals have such a skewed view of history?
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"He never told me he would be on the side of jihad.”

Apparently it is de rigueur for young muslim males to alert their families as to which side of jihad they are on.

One would hope the parents of young muslim males would teach their charges that mass murder is unacceptable in their adopted country.

I guess that's asking too much...
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Well Peter King would know about terrorist tactic's,he was the I.R.A's biggest supporter when bombs were going off here in the U.K causing carnage.

It's a huge insult that this man is not only an elected leader but a terrorism expert who's view is sort out and discussed.
He has not changed his views on the IRA ,and the people of Boston like New York, were a large amount of funding came from,have now experienced the true horror that we had for over 30 yrs
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2/3 of those deaths were not civilians. Muslims terrorists have not taken on the military in the US but civilians, and outside of Iraq and Afghanistan, which were and are war zones, they have almost exclusively targeted civilians as well.

The English conquered, occupied, colonized and virtually enslaved the Irish. Only violence got back most of the island. Before 9/11, the U.S. had engaged in no such actions. The comparison lacks merit. The U.S. has done zero to the entirety of the Muslim world as a whole. Sure as hell not Chechnya.
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Come on Fail defend your comments.Tell me exactly what actions the British people did unlike the U.S to justify carbombs?
You are right, there is no justification for 9/11 that is why as an allie we supported the U.S in Afghanistan and Iraq.Our losses seem wasted if your opinion is that of the majority in the U.S and will bring great hurt,disbelief and anger to the people of the U.K.
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FB, While I'm not an expert on the subject, I do recall some pretty objectionable attacks by the IRA, and I do remember thinking after 9/11 that a great many folks in the US who contributed to "Irish Relief" had some serious soul-searching to do. Guerrilla warfare is one thing, terrorism quite another, regardless of your cause.
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Have you any idea what you are justifying? Do you know what a 'legitimate target was'.These non civilians who's death's you accept were anyone who worked for the State, the woman who done the census,postmen,civilian builders for the army.
Military included military hospital's and Remembrance day church service with old ww2 soldiers with their medals on even a charity run because policemen were part of the race.THEY PLANTED BOMBS in shopping malls even Harrods on Xmas Eve
What century are you in ? The people of Ireland don't justify IRA terrorism like you are and the modern day IRA did not represent them
.You are ignorant and offensive.If it was Israel/Hamas and you justified Hamas' action's you would rightly get condemned.
As there are dissident irish terrorist groups not on ceasefire and still planting carbombs and Northern Ireland is still part of the U.K following the GFA are you saying this violence is the way to an United Ireland?
If you have no idea what i am talking about then you shouldn't be making comments praising abhorrent act's.
Here is some information for you
http://www.squidoo.com/pira
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“Maybe that’s when they were radicalized,”

I, for one have hadit with this "dadicalized" B.S. They're MUSLIMS!! By definition they are potential threats. Stop the nonsense of believing in a good Islam.
Virtually every one has heard of Sun Tzu' advice to Know yourself and know your enemy. Why do we in the West refuse to know either?
Islam is not difficult to know. They tell us EVERY DAY that they want to destroy Western Civilization. Islam, on the other hand has taken that advice to heart. They know exactly what they want and they know that too many of our leaders worship at the alter of political correctness and will do nothing as the the dismantle Western Civilization.

Why do we run around with our heads in the sand believing that they need to be "radicalized".
Islam by definition radical.
The enemy is Islam in whatever form it exists.
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correction: "radicalized" not "dadicalized"
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The congressman said local authorities need to be engaged in building up intelligence in their own communities to catch grass-roots radicalization. “Something happened to these two and it has to be examined and examined fully,” he said.

what i notice even in the great city my Boston, people end up thinking of the police as the enemy . After all they give out tickets and have guns and end up being the final authority deciding if the angel of death can visit you if you sin. But Islam people here in Boston are taught to respect the police.
yet in times like this I wonder if people are more afraid of being shot by a policeman if they go outside then by the teenager
What i notice in 911 in New York was how deep respect came to the ny police by the people right after.How long this last take away the big gulp who know?
But I am hoping the people here in Boston will see how hard the police are working to save lives and it would mean so much to the minds and hearts of the people if they can save the life of the teenager and explain they tried to save his brothers life but it was next to impossible with his throwing another explosive bomb
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Why is he speculating in public??
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King, former longtime chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said officials are probing a trip that the older brother, Tamerlan Tzarnaev, 26, took to Russia last year. “Maybe that’s when they were radicalized,” he said.
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That's all I hear everywhere. Avoidance of the islam basic reality.
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