An April 20, 2013 New York Times story that explores similarities with other longtime U.S. residents who chose jihadi-style violence.
Read an April 9, 2013 Boston Globe‘s story on the two brothers’ “paths into infamy.”
Read an April 21, 2013 interview in America magazine with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a visiting research fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism—The Hague and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C.
An April 21 article in The Wall Street Journal (subscription only) reports that religious issues increasingly divided the Tsarnaev family.
An April 22, 2013 post at New York magazine that rounds up various stories exploring the family dynamics that may have contributed to the radicalization of the Tsarnaev brothers, especially Tamerlan.
Read an April 22, 2013 column by Akbar Ahmed at National Geographic News. Ahmed is Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.
Read an April 22 interview in The New Republic with terrorism expert Olivier Roy, who argues that the Boston suspects are more like the Columbine or Sandy Hook shooters. Roy says they have minimal connections to Islam as a religion but “are self-radicalizing in a Western environment.”
In a Religion Dispatches column, Mark Juergensmeyer argues that religious motivations are not central to “lone wolf” attacks like the bombings in Boston.
Read an April 22, 2013 essay at Wired.com that examines extremism under the lens of psychology.