In the international media there are long sensational stories on the two Muslim brothers captured for Boston bombings. According to them, they were Chechen Americans and believed in “jihadi Islam”. Their parents too are Muslims of hardline beliefs and live in Russia. The elder brother, 26-year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who according to the police was the “mastermind” of the attacks, was killed. (There are three different theories of his having been killed.) He was a budding boxer but had been taking interest in Islamic “jihadi” ideologies for quite some time. And his mother Zubaida threw him on this line. Tamerlan married an American girl namedKatherine Russell and made her also a follower of strict Islamic commandments. The younger brother, 19-year old Dzhokhar Tsarnev is a student and was injured and is now in a hospital under police custody. His elder brother Tamerlan trained him in Islamic jihad and destructive activities. (The Times of India, 22, 23, 24 April; The Hindu 22 April). The story of Dzhokhar having been injured is also different. Now American agencies are trying to discover whether the two brothers made these attacks as part of some big conspiracy. Zubaida and her daughter-in-law Katherine are also being suspected.
What the analysis says
If one makes an unbiased analysis of the information on this Chechen family provided by the international media itself, the picture coming to light is that this is a practising family having true faith. Zubaida and Katherine are followers of hijab, saum and salat and other Shari’ah commandments. The character of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar was also the same. And it was this character that was the biggest crime of the Chechen family to the American agencies. This is why the American agencies had been keeping the two brothers under surveillance so that they might be implicated through concocted evidences. The thinking of Zubaida which further provoked American agencies and the media is the news that she takes the 9 September attacks as the conspiracy of American agencies themselves and that she has many theories in this regard. This was revealed to the media by a woman who had visited Zubaida. Besides, the statement of the father of the two brothers (husband of Zubaida) Anzor Tsarnaev that the planning for the 15 April bomb blasts at Boston Marathon was made by F.B.I also aggravated the anger of the agencies.
Jihad is the real target
Like every story of those nurturing “war on terrorism”, the Boston story is also absurd as it has many aspects. But if, for the time being, the basic target is considered, it is the word ‘jihad’. It has been said that both the young men and their parents have belief in jihadi teachings; that is, they do something very wrong. And jihad is the Islamic term which had been always the target of anti-Islam forces. At one time efforts were made to abrogate the injunction for jihad through its Islamic interpretation itself. In the near past the Qadianis were exploited for this purpose. And today it is being equated with terrorism and destructive activities. Indian media and the agencies here are also parroting the same. The Maharashtra police recently tried to terrorise people by calling the activities of G.I.O, an organisation of Muslim girl students, jihadi activities. The propaganda of defaming the word ‘jihad’ is so strong that certain Muslims too have started taking it in this meaning. Therefore, sometimes, after the arrest of a Muslim youth, his father is heard saying ‘my son is not jihadi’. And thus liars and conspirators are getting success in their mission but the efforts of the truthful to bring the truth in the limelight are not that organised
.28/04/13 khabar-O-Nazar by Parwaaz Rahmani, sehrozaDAWAT, translated by: Abu Yusuf