A high ranking member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is linking the Boston Marathon bombing to the War in Iraq, as well as the troubles in Syria and Mali. Huh? While the Brotherhood formally issued condolences for the loss of life in Boston Monday, a leading member of the group posed some very bizarre questions on his personal Facebook account.
"Who disturbed democratic transformations, despite the difficult transition from despotism, corruption, poverty, hatred, and intolerance, to freedom, justice tolerance, development, human dignity, and social justice?" wrote Essam el-Erian, vice chairman of the MB's political party. "Who planted Islamophobia through research, the press, and the media? Who funded the violence?"
Although el-Erian doesn't explicitly come out and say it, he seems to imply there is some type of conspiracy behind the Boston Marathon attack. He may very well be correct, but at this moment, there is absolutely no proof backing up his claim, so he should keep his thoughts to himself. Look, everyone needs to calm down, and wait for the authorities to complete their investigation.
People are jumping to ridiculous conclusions about the tragedy, without having any of the facts. For instance, Geraldo Rivera is already pointing to homegrown anarchists as the culprits behind the Boston Marathon bombing. How does he know this? Unfortunately, with the growth of social media, anyone can go online, and make the most ridiculous remarks, without any repercussions.