The mother of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers spoke with her older son about going to "Palestine."
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, in a telephone conversation from Russia with her older son Tamerlan, suggested that he go to Palestine during a discussion about jihad, The Associated Press reported. Russian security services intercepted the phone conversation, according to AP.
Making Meaning out of Tragedy When Nothing Makes Sense
Deborah Grayson Riegel
Jewish Week Online Columnist
Explosions at the Boston Marathon kill three (so far) and injure over a hundred more.
And all I can think is: here we go again.
When man-made tragedy strikes, I do what most of us do: stop, drop and search for meaning. I scan the newspapers, hunker down in front of the television, check Facebook and call friends and family to: first, make sure that everyone I know and love is safe; second, to see who knows something that I don’t yet know; and three, to see who might be able to offer something resembling a lesson to be learned.
The day after the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama called it an “act of terrorism.” What kind of terrorism, no one was ready to say -- a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.
Hours after the attack Monday that killed three and injured scores, Obama in a television address refrained from using the word “terrorism.” He did use it Tuesday, but wrapped it deep in caveats.