Read an interview at BeliefNet with Brian Glynn Williams, a historian of Islam, who says that “Islam is not the driving machine behind the Chechen resistance.”
Read an April 17 column at CNN on the decline in the number of bombings in the U.S. in recent years and who has been behind the earlier attacks.
The New Republic has a site with links to key background resources on Chechnya and the role it may have played in the lives of the Tsarnaev brothers.
The Family Research Council, a leading advocacy group for social conservativism, drew fire for an email that seemed to blame liberal values for tragedies like the Boston Marathon bombing and gun attacks.
Read a New York Times story on the two brothers and what may have led them to abandon fairly normal lives for acts of terrorism.
Read an April 19, 2013 article in the New Republic about the influences on the Boston Marathon bombers.
Read an April 19, 2013 New York Times article by columnist Charles Blow on the trail of clues the brothers left behind.
Read an April 19, 2013 Daily Beast’s article that explores what may have motivated the Tsarnaev brothers to bomb the Boston Marathon.
An April 19 story at Slate examines parallels between the Boston bombers and the Columbine killers.