BBC: Friends of Boston Marathon jihad murderer try to portray him as "right-wing extremist" and "Muslim of convenience"
It's a good try, but it may be too late, despite the BBC's best efforts. Far from being a "Muslim of convenience," Tamerlan Tsarnaev had vowed to die for Islam. He carried out the Boston jihad attack because he wanted to defend Islam. And previous accounts have Dzhokhar stopping his marijuana-smoking as he grew more devout in the run-up to the attack. This BBC piece is an egregious attempt to obscure the obvious motive for the attack. The BBC doesn't mention any of the evidence that Tamerlan had become a devout Muslim -- why not? Next they'll be saying he was an "Islamophobe." "Tamerlan Tsarnaev 'had right-wing extremist literature,'" by Hilary Andersson for BBC News, August 5: