Two interesting observations on the Boston attacks

Two interesting observations on the Boston attacks

Coexist Bumper Sticker on Highjacked VehicleLast Tuesday, April 16th, in response to a piece I had written on the day of the Boston attack, Politico reporter Dylan Byers tweeted the following:

A right-wing blogger gambles on speculation: “Why It Is Obvious That The Boston Marathon Attack Is Islamic Terrorism”

Even though my “gamble” appears to be paying off, I will not be collecting any winnings. However, two developments connected to the Boston attack — one involving a carjacking and the other a mosque — hit the winning jackpot of unanswered questions.

First up is the “COEXIST” bumper sticker on the back of the Mercedes that was carjacked by the brothers Tsarnaev last Friday night. (These bumper stickers are often found on pricey foreign-made cars in liberal conclaves and are also popular among college students and twenty-somethings.) A detail from the screen grab above appears below with the bumper sticker and the COEXIST logo called out.


As explained by the Daily Caller:

The bumper sticker, which spells out “COEXIST” using the Islamic moon, a peace symbol, a gender symbol, the Star of David, a pagan symbol, a ying-yang and a cross, is put out by the Coexist Foundation — “a non-profit organization creating understanding across divides.”

Curious to know whether the Coexist Foundation had acknowledged the carjacking that globally advertised their bumper sticker and mission of peace, I paid a visit to their web site. I was shocked to learn that the foundation had totally neglected all the free publicity. Surely they were missing a lucrative fundraising opportunity that would have read something like this:

Donate to the Coexist Foundation and receive the iconic bumper sticker that attracts sensitive Islamic terrorists looking for get-away wheels.

As an aside, this bumper sticker has always intrigued me, especially because my own twenty-something stepson used to have one on his car after he attended college in Massachusetts.

The second interesting factoid is that the mosque where the Tsarnaev brothers worshiped was built on land that was greatly subsidized by the City of Boston. Again from the Daily Caller:

Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (and his older brother revealed later) attended a Massachusetts mosque that made a controversial deal with a Boston city agency that allowed it to buy land at a lower-than-market price in exchange for various token services to the Boston community, despite the mosque’s links to some radical anti-American figures.

One can only assume that new churches in Boston are also receiving similar subsidized land deals. Ya think?

So what have we learned today? Here is the re-cap:

There once was a Boston man driving a Mercedes with a COEXIST bumper sticker that told the world he was a supporter of peace, love and “kumbayah.” That same man is now lucky to be alive after Islamic terrorists took him and his car hostage, making him withdraw money from an ATM. Finally, Mercedes man’s Friday evening ended after his COEXIST themed peace-mobile was riddled with bullets.

And then, these same Islamic terrorists who attacked Boston attended a mosque that stands on prime real estate because of a subsidized land sale — approved by the city, no doubt, because of COEXIST-themed political correctness.

For the record, the mosque’s exact role in the radicalization of the brothers Tsarnaev has yet to be specifically determined. However, once again I am willing to gamble that there could be some connection.

Political correctness makes us want to close our collective eyes to the growing threat posed by American Islamic would-be terrorists. Our response is to display feel-good bumper stickers on our cars and watch as cities subsidize land sales for new mosques knowing full well that hate is sometimes sowed in a few of those mosques. Then occasionally, that same hate is channeled into violence against innocent Americans, as with the Boston attacks, and the Ft. Hood shootings in 2009 which resulted in the killing of 13 people and wounding dozens more.

Finally, I will conclude in a manner similar to my second terror-related piece from last week, with a profound quote from then Secretary of State Condi Rice when she testified before the 9/11 Commission saying:

The terrorists were at war with us, but we were not yet at war with them.

Now 12 years after September 11, 2001, the American domestic mindset is that we are STILL, not really at war with them.

So is it finally time to wise up?

Myra Kahn Adams

Myra Kahn Adams

Myra Kahn Adams is a media producer and political writer. She was on the 2004 Bush campaign's creative team and the 2008 McCain campaign's ad council. Writing credits include, National Review, Washington Examiner, World Net Daily, Breitbart and many others. Contact Myra at


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