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MSNBC Anchor: Boston Suspects' Islamic Faith Is as Irrelevant as Ben Affleck Movies in Investigation

MSNBC Anchor: Boston  Suspects' Islamic Faith Is as Irrelevant as Ben Affleck Movies in Investigation

(Seemingly ignoring FBI-confirmed evidence that at least one of the suspected Boston bombers was a likely follower of radical Islam, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry this weekend argued that the alleged terrorists’ Muslim faith is currently irrelevant in the investigation into the attack.

In fact, according to Harris-Perry, the Tsarnaev brothers’ faith right now is about as relevant to the investigation as Ben Affleck movies that depict violence in Boston. The host and her panel agreed that any attempts to draw a connection between the Boston terror attack and the alleged bombers’ Muslim faith at this point is the result of wanting to “otherize” the bombers in order to understand the violence.

“We don’t really know,” Harris-Perry said, throwing her hands up as if there is no evidence suggesting the suspected attackers may have embraced a radicalized version of Islam. “The younger brother, he’s getting all kinds of tweets from his friends.”

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