Sunday, April 28, 2013

To catch a terrorist within the American Dream

Here is an excerpt of my latest in Today's Zaman (25 April 2013):

The Boston Marathon bombing, killing three people and injuring over a hundred others, shocked the world as it played out on live television. The story picked up on Thursday night after the release of photos of two possible suspects, who within hours were spotted at the scene of a robbery. Following this, the two suspects hijacked a car, temporarily holding its owner hostage; from there, they wreaked havoc, killing a university security officer, engaging police in a car chase, and a subsequent gun battle, which left one of the suspects dead. Following this incident, a whole neighborhood was placed under lockdown, and a search began for the second suspect, who was apprehended in serious condition within a little over 24 hours.

Within hours of the suspects' photos being released, they were identified; it was two brothers of Chechen origin, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed during the gun battle, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, 19, arrested at the end of the saga. The release of the identities of the suspect led to a media frenzy, much to the likes of reality television, which aired as a non-stop 24-hour episode. Both on the airwaves and social media, everyone questioned who these two men from the far off lands of Chechnya and Dagestan were, and what ills they held for the American way of life.

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1 comment:

  1. not a big problem, to measure the terrorist attack in Boston. But, as you well know both Turkey and Israel, etc.: maybe you have time for a short statement about my article