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Muslim Student Association Doesn’t Get Credit for Soccer League Sponsorship

Posted on | May 5, 2013 | 7 Comments

Kind of an interesting omission, don’t you think?

Coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing has ignored admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s connection to his college’s Muslim Student Association, a group that has close relations with both the Muslim Brotherhood and a local imam friendly with an al-Qaida operative.
Although a student leader and the mainstream media have downplayed Tsarnaev’s ties to the the group, Tsarnaev associated frequently with the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
The Washington Post on April 27 reported that Tsarnaev, who has admitted his role in the Marathon terrorist bombing to police, played intramural soccer with MSA members, contradicting earlier reports that the U. Mass-Dartmouth student spurned an invitation to join the controversial Muslim Brotherhood-linked student organization.
“For a time, Jahar played on an intramural soccer team composed of students involved with the campus Muslim Student Association,” explained the Post’s Marc Fisher, a fact that has since been missing from coverage.
In fact, Tsarnaev played soccer with the Muslim Student Association nearly every week, according to MSA Secretary Bassel Nasri in an interview with George Stephanopoulos and Diane Sawyer on April 19, 2013. Nasri simply neglected to say they were MSA games. Although Stephanopoulos described Nasri as “a soccer buddy” of Tsarnaev, neither he nor Sawyer mentioned that they were co-religionists and that the soccer games were organized by the Muslim Student Association.
Nasri was later interviewed by CNN and again didn’t mention that he had known Tsarnaev through the Muslim Student Association’s weekly soccer games.

So Dzhokhar was (a) involved with the Muslim Student Association, and (b) participated in a terrorist attack, but when (c) an officer of the MSA is interviewed on national TV, then (d) reporters call the MSA officer “a soccer buddy,” because (e) obviously soccer was more important than Islam to the terrorist bomber.

Certainly, there must lots of Lutheran and Methodist soccer leagues out there, fomenting dangerous religious extremism . . .

(Hat-tip: Leslie Eastman, College Insurrection.)



7 Responses to “Muslim Student Association Doesn’t Get Credit for Soccer League Sponsorship”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    May 5th, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    And the 411 on the deep Muslim infliltration of America continues to sputter out.

  2. Mike G.
    May 5th, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    Almost matches the lackadaisical approach to the threat of communist infiltration of our government from the early 20th century on.

  3. jsn2
    May 5th, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    The problem with muslim soccer leagues is that after practice those good ole boy mowhamid luvin soccer players might be learning to make bombs out of soccer balls. Nothing warms the heart of muslim soccer moms like Mrs. Tsarnaev than blown up infidels in the stands.

  4. Adjoran
    May 6th, 2013 @ 1:20 am

    Very troubling. One could understand the media covering for communist excesses and infiltrations, if not excuse them, realizing that from Duranty and Stalin to Hiss to the Rosenbergs to Chomsky, the media was in general sympathy with the ideals and goals of the communists, at least as they understood them.

    Surely the media are not all closeted islamists, though? They are by and large secular atheists, who have at times been targeted for death by the terrorists. Why the desperate efforts to avoid implicating islamists in what are clearly islamist plots?

    These are not even dependable Democratic constituents! Why would the media fall all over themselves protecting them? It can ONLY be because Obama has invested so much of his political capital in denying that muslim extremists are a continuing threat beyond the occasional nut case. They are dedicated above all else to shielding Obama from the truth and consequences of his policies.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    May 6th, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    Damn good comparison.

    And we’re being demonized just like Whittaker Chambers, Bill Buckley, and others were in the 1950’s.

  6. Bob Belvedere
    May 6th, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I think part of it, Adj, is that the Masterminds of the Left are very tribal and the Mohammedins are, like them Totalitarians.

    But for the non-Masterminds on the Left, I think it’s a reflection of the multicultural slow-poisoning they’ve experienced their whole lives. Call it The Kumbaya Syndrome – they’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. You know, grow apple trees and honey bees and snow-white turtle doves…and all that jazz.

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