It is apparent to most observers that the younger brother Dzhokhar was deeply influenced by his brother, Tamerlan, who was seven years older. All of us who have an older brother, especially with a large age gap, know that he has a god-like status in the eyes of a young boy.
If good men do not inspire boys, bad men will. Without good older men in boys’ lives, those boys are likely to grow up and do bad things. See our inner cities for further confirmation.
6. Universities and the Left generally continue to deny any link between Muslim terrorists and their Muslim beliefs.
Just as in previous acts of Islamist terror, the Left in general and university professors in particular continue to argue that it is wrong — actually bigoted — to associate these terrorists’ religious beliefs with their terrorism.
Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown professor of sociology: “So you take one part of the element, that he’s Muslim. But he also might have listened to classical music. He might have had some Lil Wayne.”
MSNBC host and Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry: “I keep wondering is it possible that there would ever be a discussion like, ‘This is because of Ben Affleck and the connection between Boston and movies about violence?’ And of course, the answer is no. . . . Our very sense of connection to them is this framed-up notion of, like, Islam making them something that is non-normal.”
Zaheer Ali, Harvard graduate, recipient of Columbia University’s Merit Scholars Graduate Fellowship, recipient of the Social Science Research Council’s Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grant, on MSNBC: “It isn’t Muslim that is a common thing here, it’s people who are alienated.”
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino (and formerly an associate director of the Southern Poverty Law Center), to Bill Maher: “Look, it’s not like people who are Muslim who do wacky things have a monopoly on it. We have hypocrites across faiths, Jewish, Christian who say they’re out for God and end up doing not so nice things.”
Bill Maher’s response: “That’s liberal bulls***.”
And that’s what our children are routinely taught.