Report: Boston suspect bookmarked videos on terrorism, Islam
Friday, April 19, 2013
Videos include one that denounces a mystical branch of Islam and another dedicated to a prophecy that's embraced by Islamic extremists like al-Qaeda
(Washington, DC) -- The YouTube account of one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing reportedly shows videos saved in categories labeled "terrorists" and "Islam." The "Washington Post" says the videos on Tamerlan Tsarvnaev's account labeled under "terrorists" were removed from YouTube after the account of the person who posted it was terminated. The "Post" says other favorite videos include one that denounces a mystical branch of Islam called Sufism and another dedicated to a prophecy that's embraced by Islamic extremists like al-Qaeda.
According to an article from Adam Serwer of Mother Jones magazine, the now-deceased suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, appears to have created a YouTube video touting a religious prophecy tied to al-Qaida on his YouTube page.
Serwer reports the YouTube page with the screen name muazseyfullah belongs to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, brother of the other Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The page includes various other videos about Islam. However, one in particular is about the “The Emergence of Prophecy: The Black Flags From Khorasan,” which has been adopted by al-Qaida and other extremist Islamic elements.