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Boston Bombing: Boxing Coach Says Don’t Blame Boxing

Written By : William Teach
April 29, 2013

One of the media narratives has been that, somehow, Tamerlan Tsarnaev went from well adjusted citizen to psychotic bomber motivated by, well, the media aren’t quite sure, could have something to do with some obscure religion, but, probably not, due to the failures of his boxing career. His coach says “nope!”

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(Fox News) The Boston Marathon bomber’s former boxing coach says his one-time pupil may have been dispirited by boxing setbacks, but that’s no reason for the attacks that killed three people and injured more than 200.

The coach is clear: Don’t blame Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s metamorphosis from a seemingly well-adjusted American immigrant – with dreams of one day representing the U.S. in the Olympics – into a radicalized killer on amateur boxing.

“That’s ridiculous,” Bob Russo, 58, of Portland, Maine, tells FoxNews.com. “You can’t tie the sport of amateur boxing — that has helped so many immigrants and unfortunate people — to his transition to radical Islam.

The NY Times was the biggest cheerleader attempting to say that because of two incidents in Tamerlan’s boxing career (a controversial loss and a rule change leaving him unable to compete in the Golden Gloves since he wasn’t a citizen) he went from being said well adjusted person to a crazed “lone wolf” homicidal bomber, and it was pretty much America’s fault for failing to integrate Tamerlan. And the Liberal Media most definately would prefer to Blame America rather than a small section of Islam that has become radicalized and murderous. Heck, here’s CNN’s Candy Crowley

CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday started to say that deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev had posted “Islamic videos” online before apologizing and calling them “terrorist videos.”

“We know that both the CIA and the FBI were told by Russia, their counterparts, ‘You got to look at this guy, we think he’s been radicalized. We think he’s a terrorist,’” the “State of the Union” host told panelists. “Then we have the fact that up came these, at some point after a trip to Russia and before it, up came Islamic videos — or, I’m sorry, terrorist videos on his website. … At least one department, Homeland Security I believe, knew he’d either come or gone to Russia. And he’s putting up, you know, in praise of terrorism. Why in the world didn’t anybody think, oh, wait, this is a danger sign?

They were Islamic videos. Had the bombing been performed by people extolling Christianity, does anyone think that the media wouldn’t be blaming the whole?

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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