Fans of irony will appreciate the AP report that says Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a big fan of InfoWars, the conspiracy website owned by Alex Jones, who claims that the Boston Marathon bombings weren’t carried out by Tsarnaev but by Navy SEALs who are part of the giant global conspiracy that is also responsible for…well, everything.
Tamerlan took an interest in Infowars, a conspiracy theory website. Khozhugov said Tamerlan was interested in finding a copy of the book “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the classic anti-Semitic hoax, first published in Russia in 1903, that claims a Jewish plot to take over the world.
“He never said he hated America or he hated the Jews,” Khozhugov said. “But he was fairly aggressive toward the policies of the U.S. toward countries with Muslim populations. He disliked the wars.”
This also made me chuckle:
Ammon said Tamerlan described the Bible as a “cheap copy” of the Quran, used to justify wars with other countries.
Ah yes, the first “cheap copy” in history to be written hundreds of years before the book it supposedly copied.