Reading about the mental contortions that the foreign media have been going through in trying to ascertain the motivations of the Tsarnaev brothers, aka the Boston bombers has been an eye-opening education, if an entertaining one, for us Israelis. While the motivations and ideology of the Tsarnaevs seem so glaringly obvious to us, we watch in astonishment as the liberal international press squirm in their intense efforts to remain politically correct and not mention the dreaded “I” word (and I don’t mean Israel).
Tom Gross mentions the subject in his Mideast Dispatches: (h/t Chaim):
At the same time the International Herald Tribune today runs yet another long story about what possibly could have motivated the Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (co-authored by 9 New York Times journalists) — again hardly mentioning Islam or the mosque he went to.
The politicization of mass murder found its perfect expression in one of those near parodic pieces to which the more tortured self-loathing dweebs of the fin de civilization west are prone. As the headline in Salon put it, “Let’s Hope The Boston Marathon Bomber Is A White American.” David Sirota is himself a white American, but he finds it less discomforting to his Princess Fluffy Bunny worldview to see his compatriots as knuckle-dragging nutjobs rather than confront all the apparent real-world contradictions of the diversity quilt. He had a lot of support for his general predisposition.
Twenty-four hours later, Sirota had a second feather in his cap. The two suspects in the Boston bombing turned out to be Caucasian males — that’s to say, males from the Caucasus, specifically the North Caucasus, Chechnya by way of Dagestan.
Unfortunately for his delicate sensitivities, the two Caucasians were also Muslims.
Watch this video and laugh. And try not to wince at how sadly true it really is.