Update May 5th, Phillipos wants to be released tomorrow—good boy (dumb maybe) but son of a refugee so therefore he is good, right?
It’s all over the news today (you don’t need me to tell you!) about the three friends of Dzhokar Tsarnaev and how they have been arrested for trying to hide evidence. We have been told repeatedly by the media that their involvement was AFTER the bombing, but we really don’t know that yet.
Here is a profile of the Ethiopian young man who first spotted his friend Dzhokar on the video footage released by the FBI in the days following the terrorist attack.
We don’t know if the 19-year-old was himself a refugee from Ethiopia, but his mother very likely was since she “works with refugees” now.
If he is a Muslim, as the other two arrested today are, we haven’t been told that yet (that I know of). A reliable source tells me that we resettle mostly Ethiopian Christians and only about 20% Muslims. BTW, the US State Department keeps all the stats on the religions of refugees they admit to the US, they just won’t give you that information.
From USA Today:
Robel Phillipos, charged with lying to authorities investigating the Boston Marathon bombings, was the first friend to recognize Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s photo on TV news and alert the two other university students accused of aiding the suspect, according to the FBI affidavit released Wednesday.
Phillipos, Tsarnaev and Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov attended the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Phillipos, 19, of Cambridge, was studying marketing, but the university said Wednesday he is not currently enrolled.
With Tsarnaev, he was a 2011 graduate of the prestigious Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, the city schools’ superintendent’s office said.
Phillipos, a U.S. citizen, lives with his mother, who is from Ethiopia and works with refugees, WHDH-TV reported. Their Cambridge apartment is next to the gas station where the Tsarnaev brothers carjacked a vehicle before getting into the shootout with police in which 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed.
Does anyone other than me find it ironic that all of this is happening in the very heart of Liberal, politically-correct America, Cambridge, Mass?
Of all of the cities in the U.S. one would think that Boston (Kennedy country!) would be immune from Muslim terrorist attacks because the people there are so “welcoming” to immigrants. Why would those same immigrants, given so much in Massachusetts, lie and kill people?
If you are interested (or some enterprising reporter is interested in investigating further), here is a list of all the “welcoming” refugee and immigrant groups serving “new Americans” in the Boston area (and largely funded by you—the taxpayer).
For new readers: We have written a bunch over the years on Ethiopian refugees, type ‘Ethiopian’ into our search function for more. I just did that, and what a coincidence this post heads the list—Virginia Imam stirring up Ethiopian Muslims with Jihad Talk.