BOSTON – Does putting Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death make him a martyr for the cause?
Some analysts worry that Tsarnaev's eventual execution could inspire more attacks. But others, including Islamic leaders, say no: Tsarnaev was more of a lone wolf with a low profile among radical jihadists and no known links to the Islamic State group, al-Qaida or other influential terror organizations.
It will take years, possibly decades, of appeals before Tsarnaev — sentenced Friday by a federal jury in Boston to death by lethal injection — is executed.
Matthew Levitt, a former FBI counterterrorism intelligence analyst, says the death sentence will resonate differently around the world.
Levitt cautions that some jihadists probably already look at Tsarnaev as a martyr figure.