Monday, April 22, 2013

The Boston Bomber Tsarnaev Brothers - Who Influenced Whom

A Huffington Post article on the terrorist Tsarnaev brothers has some interesting details about the Chechen immigrants, and who influenced whom. It appears that the mother and Tamerlan and Dzokhar gradually became increasingly more religious in recent years. So if there were any doubts about the kids not being radicalized this should put those to rest.

From a woman who used to get facials from the mum, Zubeidat, at the Tsarnaev house:

In a blog entry, Kilzer's daughter, Alyssa, suggested that the mother became increasingly religious as their acquaintance progressed. For instance, she began wearing a hijab, the traditional Muslim headscarf.

"She started to refuse to see boys that had gone through puberty, as she had consulted a religious figure and he had told her it was sacrilegious," Alyssa Kilzer wrote. "She was often fasting. She told me that she had cried for days when her oldest son, Tamerlan, told her that he wanted to move out, going against her culture's tradition of the son staying in the house with the mother until marriage."

She said the mother also expressed some rather strident views about the U.S. government. But it was difficult to know who was influencing whom in the household.

"During this facial session she started quoting a conspiracy theory, telling me that she thought 9-11 was purposefully created by the American government to make America hate Muslims," Alyssa Kilzer wrote. "`It's real,' she said. `My son knows all about it. You can read on the internet.'"
Others discuss the change in the boys, including their uncle Ruslan Tsarni, and events that point to radicalization.

Read the article here.

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