Fox News har hatt terroreksperten Steve Emerson til å gjennomgå flere titalls videoer som Tsarnajev-brødrene la ut. De forteller om kamp mot kristne og jøder og for et verdensomspennende kalifat. De er m.a.o ikke tsjetsjenske separatister, men jihadister.

Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism reviewed videos posted on the YouTube channels of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.

Both brothers had YouTube channels in the United States and in Russia. Emerson’s group reviewed about half of the 22 videos posted on the U.S. channel. The videos were viewed by a small number of people. One video received 5,000 views, another just 1,000 views.

Based on the content of the videos, which feature Bin Laden, calls to kill Americans, Jews, Christians and exhortations to establish a world-wide caliphate, it is clear that these message are not directed just at Chechens. «They are directed primarily against all non-Muslims and are very similar to the Al Qaeda videos we’ve seen in years past.»

The two brothers clearly want «to express a message that they totally sympathize with the jihadist cause. These were jihadists, they were not just Chechen separatists.»


Steven Emerson is executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism and the executive producer of a new documentary about the Muslim Brotherhood in America “Jihad in America: the Grand Deception.”