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Homegrown, Foreign, or Both?

10:09 AM, Apr 23, 2013 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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We do not know. Perhaps the Tsarnaev brothers were merely inspired by jihadism. Or maybe Tamerlan Tsarnaev succeeded in meeting with the types of characters whose business it is terrorize civilians. Even in that case, we would need to learn more about what actually transpired.

The bottom line is we should not prejudge this matter one way or the other.

Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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