Apr 19 2013
I imagine that a lot of Americans are going to have certain questions on their minds today. For instance, “where the fuck is Chechnya?” After doing about two minutes of Googling, many will have a follow-up question: “If the Russians invaded Chechnya and they had this whole big war and everything that’s sort of still going on in a way, how does that lead to Chechnyans blowing up Americans in Boston?”
The answer to the first question is “way the fuck over on the other side of the planet” — and the USA has fuck-all to do with that piddly little Russian would-be breakaway territory.
The second question could be answered thus: “The terrorists in Boston who hail from Chechny did not kill Americans because of some murderous ideology based on Chechyan nationalism. In all probability, they murdered Americans because of a murderous religious ideology — namely Islam.”
From my latest feature in The Propagandist:
From the impression you got from the “Please don’t let it be a Muslim” crowd, you might think that they’d actually be gloating if the bombers were Midwestern white supremacists rather than the Chechnyan Muslims they’ve turned out to be.
It’s almost like they were counting on this case to nullify the memory of hundreds of other jihadist operations already rolled up inside the USA — not to mention the tens of thousands of Islam-inspired suicide bombings, assassinations and murderous mob riots around the globe just since 9/11. “If this one case of terrorism wasn’t committed by Muslims, then we can wipe the slate clean — we can finally ignore the jihad threat and focus on the real threat: neo-Nazism or Che Guevara-ism or Templar Knight-ism! Phew! That’s a relief!”