While authorities continue to attempt to locate those responsible for the brutal terrorist attack on Patriot’s Day in Boston, Muslim groups and their supporters are already attempting to get ahead of the game by setting themselves up as the victims of this incident.
In an email sent out this week, the Council on American Islamic Relations linked to a story in Religion News Service titled “U.S. Muslims mobilize to prevent Boston backlash.” The article praises what it calls Muslim activists for sending out statements via social media condemning the bombings.
The story then goes on to criticize anyone who would speculate on the possibility that Muslim terrorists could be behind the attack.
In the hours after the attack, several terrorism experts appearing on news shows noted the type of bombs were similar to what American soldiers faced from IED attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan.