Muslim Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev Are the Boston Marathon Bombers.
Two separate explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, witnesses told NBC News. The Associated Press reported that bloody spectators were being carried to a medical tent that had been set up to care for tired runners. Will Ritter, the spokesman for a Massachusetts Senate candidate, told NBC News that he heard what sounded like two explosions and saw smoke rising near the Boston Public Library. He said that he saw three fire engines and police running to the site.
One bomb was in a trash can, right out of the Al-Qaeda playbook. “We heard two really large explosions in rapid succession, about a second apart from each other,” Ritter said. “Everybody kind of ducked and hit the ground.” Janet Wu, a reporter for NBC affiliate WHDH, told NBC News that she heard two loud explosions. Jackie Bruno, a reporter for New England Cable News, said on Twitter that she saw people’s legs blown off. “Runners were coming in and saw unspeakable horror,” she said. Massachusetts General Hospital said that it had two patients and was expecting more.
In October 2009, Feds: Sudbury Man Tariq Mehanna Planned Terrorist Attacks At Shopping Malls in Boston Area, He Links to Blogger Samir Khan In Charlotte NC. 10/21/09, BOSTON HERLAD….A 27-year-old man from Sudbury has been arrested on charges he planned terrorism attacks inside and outside the United States, including a plot to use automatic weapons to open fire at shoppers and emergency responders in shopping mall attacks. He was sent to prison on April 12, 2012, Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. sentenced Tarek Mehanna, 29, to 210 months, to be followed by seven years of supervised release. Was Boston Marathon Terror Attack Payback for Boston Al-Qaeda Tarek Mehanna Sent To Prison on April 12 2012?
BOSTON—FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers announced today that the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance to locate wanted terrorist Ahmad Abousamra, a U.S. citizen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who left the United States in 2006. In 2011 Abousamra’s co-conspirator, Tarek Mehanna, was convicted by a federal jury on four terrorism charges and three charges related to providing false information to the government. On April 12th 2012 Tarek Mehanna was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison.
Al-Qaeda leader Mohammad al-Chalabi Gloats over Boston Marathon Terror Attack; The head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group said on Tuesday that he was ‘happy to see the horror in America’ after the explosions in Boston. ‘American blood isn’t more precious than Muslim blood,’ said Mohammad al-Chalabi, who was convicted in an al Qaeda-linked plot to attack U.S. and other Western diplomatic missions in Jordan in 2003. ‘Let the Americans feel the pain we endured by their armies occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and killing our people there,’ he said.