Watch the full interview with Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/kjcWU. Constitutional lawyer and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald compares the widespread labeling of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev as “terrorists,” to the reaction to other recent acts of mass violence such as the shootings in Newtown and Aurora last year. “There’s no indication that [the Tsarnaevs] had any association of any kind with designated terrorist organizations — any contact with those organizations, no indication that radical political or religious beliefs in any motivated them to do what they did,” Greenwald says. “It’s possible that that’s the case, but it’s possible it didn’t. The rush to declare this terrorism I think reflects the reality that all ‘terrorism’ really means — politically, culturally, and even legally — is it’s a special category of crime committed by Muslims that result in a whole deprivation of all kinds of rights and protections.”
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