At Service, Biden Calls Tsarnaevs 'Knock-off Jihadis'
Boston remembers MIT officer Sean Collier
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2013 4:50 PM CDT
Mourners bow their heads during the memorial service.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – Joe Biden called the Tsarnaev brothers "two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knock-off jihadis" during the memorial service today at MIT for slain campus officer Sean Collier, reports CNN. "It infuriates them that we refuse to bend, refuse to change, refuse to yield to fear," the VP said of terrorists in general. "The doctrine of hate and oppression, they've found out cannot compete with the values of openness and inclusiveness. And that's why they're losing around the world." Thousands attended the memorial service, which included a performance by James Taylor, notes AP.

Said Collier's brother Rob: "People have asked me if Sean were here, what would he think. Are you kidding me? He would have loved this. Sirens, flashing lights, formations, people saluting, bagpipes, Taps, the American flag—he would have loved it. He was born to be a police officer, and he lived out his dreams."






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alsayee
May 27, 2013 7:37 PM CDT
I take the trouble of writing a comment.After i Logged in.Than you say.Log In AGAIN.What is the Matter???Weekend Hangover or what??? AL SAYEE
alsayee
May 27, 2013 7:35 PM CDT
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backpath2
Apr 25, 2013 5:49 AM CDT
As usual, Biden is trying to gain credibility by attaching himself to events and positions which have broad and legitimate appeal. Its the sort of political piggybacking which Jesse Jackson does. Officer Collier's killing was an outrage, and any feeling human being is deeply saddened by it. But there's something cynical about politicians who seek advantage from someone else's misfortune.