Anonymous asked: There is no doubt that Heda posted those idiotic photos online + that she has those links on her social media. What was she trying to say? Her actions have hurt Junes and will likely impact J as well. I am sure that he has or is being grilled over her right now. Sometimes I feel this community over identifies with J to the point of sheer blindness. Heda put herself out there, made some highly idiotic remarks + is now the focus of investigation. What goes around, comes around.
YES. I know that it’s not going to be a popular opinion but I agree with you and that’s exactly what I was driving at when I pointed out that none of Jahar’s other Muslim friends appear to be targeted by the FBI.
Now, I’m not saying that I actually believe Heda intends to commit an act of terrorism. I can’t say with absolute certainty that she does not, but statistically it’s improbable that she has serious intent. But she has conducted herself in a way that is certainly negatively impacting her family back in the States, and yes—it could potentially be very bad for Jahar, if the prosecution can somehow point to her as a direct example of someone having been influenced by him, even though he didn’t personally direct her to do anything.
This could be held up as a reason for the govt to continue to seek and impose the strictest interpretation of the SAMs for Jahar. The govt is allowed to impose SAMs in terrorism cases under even the flimsiest of pretenses so don’t think for a minute that they wouldn’t use this against him if they can. UGH. And yes, the prosecution has the upper hand and is free to spin this however they want, because nobody is putting a gag order on them. They can strategically leak and they do so.
Heda has not done herself, her family, or Jahar any favors, sadly. If she hadn’t posted what she did, I doubt the govt would have a problem with her staying to get married.
… I agree that she isn’t doing anyone any favors, but only because of the way these things work at this time. Because unless the government has something on Heda aside from what’s been revealed (which I’m not saying they don’t, it’s totally possible), I personally do not think the government is at all justified in taking any kind of action against her. Without naming names, I can think of like ten people I know personally right off the top of my head who’d be in BIG trouble with the law if shit they posted on social media were any concrete indication that they were going to commit an act of violence.
Also, if Dzhokhar didn’t directly influence her, it shouldn’t be on him. You’re right that it probably will be, but it shouldn’t be.
Also. I’m sorry, but I vehemently disagree with anon on the “idiotic remarks” thing. Making ANY kind of remarks, as long as they’re just remarks (not threats, etc.) should not be grounds for a fucking investigation. That is thought policing.
The difference is the people that they are associated with. Heda is associated to the Boston Bombers. Her family has been questioned, so therefore she should know better than to post such things. They’re all being monitored, and what she is doing is provoking the feds. Many people post pictures of rebels and political figures, or express their discontent with the government, but they have not been linked to the main suspect of crime nor questioned by the FBI, which can in the end, make the plaintiff’s (government’s) case just a little bit stronger.
Jahar may not have told her face to face to post such pictures, but if my friend was wrongly accused (as she believes) of a terrorism attack, and had I been questioned by the feds about my relation to the accused, I would no then go to my social network accounts and post pictures, as old as they may be, of anything related to violence or terrorism.
“if my friend was wrongly accused (as she believes) of a terrorism attack, and had I been questioned by the feds about my relation to the accused, I would no then go to my social network accounts and post pictures, as old as they may be, of anything related to violence or terrorism.”
This, 1000 times this. This is why I agree with my anon that Heda’s actions were indeed idiotic. Imagine this: at the same time you’re claiming your close family friend is innocent of terrorism and you are publicly stating your support for this friend, you post things that the government detaining your friend would consider pro-terrorist. In what universe does it make sense to identify with the very thing you proclaim in outrage your friend did NOT do?
This would be like if my best friend was arrested on charges of high-volume cocaine trafficking, then while I proclaim that my friend is innocent and has been framed, I post a lot of pro-cocaine things, then relocate to a remote part of the Andes where I continue to post pro-trafficking things. I don’t think it’s too far-fetched to imagine that the DEA would want to talk to me under those circumstances.