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Boston Marathon victim’s parents: ‘Drop the death penalty’

The parents of the boy who was the youngest to die in the attack on the Boston Marathon asked federal prosecutors to abandon their effort to sentence the bomber to death, in a statement on the front page of the Boston Globe on Friday (April 17).

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s message: ‘We Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all’

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got to see the blood-stained message that prosecutors say he wrote on the inside of a boat he was hiding in before his violent capture, explaining his reasoning for killing innocent people.

Rolling Stone, terrorism and salvation

I don't think Rolling Stone needed to choose a rock star glamor shot of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the cover of an issue devoted to helping us understand "the complexities of the issue" of the terrorist's life.

After Boston, will we make peace or holy patriots?

On the evening of the Boston bombings, my cousin called to deliberately inject me with a dose of fear.

I'm a Muslim and was traveling to give a speech on "Ending Religious Violence: The Journey to Peace."

Angry at God or alienated from God?

Tragic events like the Boston Marathon bombing rip lives apart. An understandable reaction might be anger at God. In fact, this is one of the media discussion points of how the Tsarnaev brothers became radicalized. Perhaps there were disappointments. Perhaps these disappointments caused them to turn to religion.

Boston amputees face a long spiritual struggle ahead

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and more than 260 injured, perhaps none face more significant adjustments or a longer road ahead than the 14 amputees who lost a limb.

Boston Marathon bombings: One week later, a look back at coverage

Last week the U.S. was rocked by bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. In the hours and days that followed, news outlets responded as usual: With a flurry of coverage.

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