Daybreak: Tamerlan Tsarnaev Named in 2011 Killings
Plus a grisly, daylight murder in London
• Sources say that Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was named in an unsolved 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts by Tsarnaev’s friend Ibragim Todashev, shortly before Todashev was shot during a reported confrontation with the FBI. [NBC]
• Yesterday afternoon, word of a grisly murder began to spread from London outward. Near the Woolwich barracks in southeast London, two Muslim men attacked and killed a British soldier with machetes in broad daylight and then delivered remarks on video about their motives, fueled by Islam. [BBC]
• Pope Francis ventured into some new territory yesterday when he declared that those who do good–including atheists and non-Catholics–are redeemed through Jesus and may go to heaven. Hooray? [HuffPo]
• Batya Ungar-Sargon picks her favorite contestant in this season of “The Voice.” Michelle Chamuel is not only the only Jew left in the competition, but is the only member of Usher’s team left. Not sure what this means? Better read. [Jewcy]
• A sketch of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s generous 2008 peace offer to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is now available for public consumption. [ToI]
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