On Sunday, the New York Post reported that the mosque attended by the Boston Marathon bomber has ties to ISIS, the radical Islamic terror group in Iraq and Syria. According to the report, Ahmad Abousamra, a top propagandist for ISIS, was a regular worshipper at the mosque.
The Post also said that Abousamra’s father “sat on the board of directors of the Muslim organization that runs the mosque.” He stepped down, however, when the FBI began questioning his son.
According to the FBI, the 32-year-old Abousamra went to Pakistan and Yemen to train terrorists to kill Americans while enrolled at Boston colleges. FBI Agent Andrew Nambu said in an affidavit that Abousamra justified the murder of civilians because “they paid taxes to support the government and were kufar [nonbelievers].”
The FBI now believes he operates ISIS’ propaganda wing, promoting beheadings and other atrocities through videos posted on the Internet. As a result of his slick campaign, thousands of Western jihadists have been recruited, including some 300 Americans.