As we learn more about the brothers Tsarnaev,we are inclined to ask larger questions about their apparent descent into terror. What does it tell us about radical Islam,Russian immigrants,Muslim communities and the breakdown of assimilation? The most accurate answer might turn out to be:not much. Larger phenomena might be at work — but these two young men might not reflect any rise or intensification of trends. It seems they are just two alienated youths who turned toward hate and then,allegedly,to murder.
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