Video: Tsarnaev aunt, father say brothers framed, Tamerlan recently became devout Muslim

posted at 3:55 pm on April 19, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

There’s a lot to unpack in this video, from CTV in Toronto, where the Tsarnaev brothers’ aunt lives. The AP pulls out the highlights. She thinks the young men were framed. She notes that the older brother, Tamerlan, had become devout, praying five times a day for the last two years, she estimated.

TORONTO (AP) — An aunt of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said Friday the older brother recently became a devout Muslim who prayed five times a day, and she doesn’t believe the brothers could have been involved in Monday’s attack.

“We’re talking about three dead people, 100-something injured, and I do not believe, I just do not believe our boys would do that … I don’t know them in the way that they could be capable of this,” Maret Tsarnaeva told reporters in Toronto.

She said her brother Anzor Tsarnaev had high expecations for his sons, especially 26-year-old Tamerlan.

She said her brother was desperate when he found out Tamerlan dropped out of his university. She said he always demanded more of his children and said Tamerlan was his favorite.

Tamerlan married and had a 3-year-old daughter in the U.S., she said.

“He has a wife in Boston and from a Christian family, so you can’t tie it to religion,” she said.

But she said Tamerlan “seemingly did not find himself yet in America, because it’s not easy.”

Click to watch the entire 12-minute video. At one point, she makes reference to coming from a place where government officials are none too shy about framing citizens. She also relates how the brothers came to the United States, though the timeline is still a bit confusing in her telling.

Aunt

The Tsarnaevs’ father also suspects a set-up, referring to the law enforcement who shot him as “cowards.” Those cowards were also reportedly enduring a hail of explosive devices and gunfire from Tamerlan Tsarnaev at the time.

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I’m surprised so many family members are talking to the media.

changer1701 on April 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM

She is a lawyer, from the old country. Her interview was hilarious. Were it not tragic it w/b Baghdad Bob funny.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 4:02 PM

I wonder which troll-moby screen names they were using on the earlier Hot Air threads.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Agreed. Someone forced those aholes to throw bombs at the cops and fire machine guns at them.

You effin whackjobs need to get out more.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

are these two taking cues from the gangnbanger moms in chicago? “NOT MY TURCELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

GhoulAid on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I wonder which troll-moby screen names they were using on the earlier Hot Air threads.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

The aunt fits sesqui to perfection.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Tamerlan married and had a 3-year-old daughter in the U.S., she said.

“He has a wife in Boston and from a Christian family, so you can’t tie it to religion,” she said.

Didn’t his own tweets say that his wife had converted to Islam?

Del Dolemonte on April 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

I am not understanding this thing from them saying it’s hard to “find yourself” in America.

That is why our immigration policy should be about assimilation. If you’re coming to the United States to live, you need to adjust accordingly, don’t expect everyone else to change to your homeland’s cultural ways.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

They were framed into shooting at the police, eh?

A frame up is when a cop pulls someone over, then tosses a bag of crack in the back seat to later ‘find’ it during a search.

Liam on April 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Ooooh boy. One can see the radical leftist media narrative being set up here nicely: Had nothing to do with radical Islam. America is an unfriendly place. Xenophobia caused this. They didn’t have any American friends. It. Is. Our. Fault.

“Workplace violence” 2.0.

I guess we haven’t hit that magic number yet of dead and mangled innocent victims that will make those media folks take the threat of radical Islam seriously.

Rational Thought on April 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM

The Aunt did call the FBI when she saw the photos yesterday…

… no?

Seven Percent Solution on April 19, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I almost pity the father. It seems to me he doesn’t know what’s going on and is just spewing this nonsense out of grief. Has he seen all of the evidence? His son with a backpack and then no backpack right after the bomb went off?

VinceOfDoom on April 19, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Funny how the one family member that just happens to be in this country is the only one condemning them.

Imagine that.

BigWyo on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

This media circus is bizarr. Why do we even hear from these people? How sick is it that the media is driving an image campaign for the murderers? Humanizing in every possible way.

The NYT headlines were and are disgusting, as is this soap opera.

Valkyriepundit on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

So, they were framed…which led to the totally natural reaction of robbing a 7/11, killing a cop in cold blood, and engaging in a shootout with police. Makes sense to me.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

This woman is not all there. You don’t need to be a mental health professional to see this. Family of loons.

RepubChica on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

They didn’t have any American friends. It. Is. Our. Fault.

“Workplace violence” 2.0.

Have you hugged a lonely, single male muslim today?

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

“They were good boy, prayed 5 times daily, went to Mosque every Friday, helped the imam erase the chalk board after lessons, and would never hurt anyone! They are innocent.”

Gee, where have I heard that train of family dialogue before?

Getting ready for a defamation and wrongful death law suit?

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Anyone who would defend these actions despite the overwhelming evidence should suspect.

gator70 on April 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Don’t worry Rubio is working on immigration reform.

Oil Can on April 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

These days, every murderer has people, hell, fan clubs, claiming they are innocent no matter how much evidence there is against them. On rare occasions they may admit that the person might be guilty, but they didn’t receive a fair trial!!!11!!!

Blake on April 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

So, they were framed…which led to the totally natural reaction of robbing a 7/11, killing a cop in cold blood, and engaging in a shootout with police. Makes sense to me.

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

That was all fake. It was filmed in a studio in Hollywood.

- Alex Jones

VinceOfDoom on April 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

I guess some Amish dude shot the cop where they found your dead as hell nephew last night.

BigWyo on April 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

She says: “He has a wife in Boston and from a Christian family, so you can’t tie it to religion,”

I agree because Islam is not a religion, it’s a death cult.

Axion on April 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Have you hugged a lonely, single male muslim today?

Not a chance, bub! Especially if he’s lonely.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Families members in complete disbelief. Understandable.

jake-the-goose on April 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

That was all fake. It was filmed in a studio in Hollywood Tel Aviv.

- Alex Jones

VinceOfDoom on April 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

The lesson is the more devout the Muslim is, the more likely they will go in violent jihad. The reverse is also true, the less devout the Muslims is the less likely they will go on violent jihad.

It is obvious as these two young men became more devoted to Islam the more violent they became.

William Eaton on April 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM

With the statements from ‘most’ family members, wonder how many family/friends that kid might have to hide him? It appears the cops aren’t having any luck finding that murderer?
L

letget on April 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM

VinceOfDoom on April 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Ooofff. Now yer gonna get it.

BigWyo on April 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Tamerlan married and had a 3-year-old daughter in the U.S., she said.

“He has a wife in Boston and from a Christian family, so you can’t tie it to religion,” she said.

Didn’t his own tweets say that his wife had converted to Islam?

Del Dolemonte on April 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

She said his wife came from a Christian family, not that she was Christian. She might be technically correct.

Sounds like a family of fast-talking conmen. They can put together a confusing patter of rap in a second language. Even the angry uncle doesn’t seem emotionally shaken by this. He’s just taking a position and saying what he feels he has to say. Who knows what any of them really believe. We know the mother shoplifts, and the dead bomber beat his wife. And the father and aunt are a bit loony.

Paul-Cincy on April 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM

She says: “He has a wife in Boston and from a Christian family, so you can’t tie it to religion,”

“He’s married, so he can’t be gay.”

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Dude’s name was Tamerlan. He’s named after this guy.

I’d say he didn’t have a chance.

It’s time for some serious immigration reform. NOW. And not the crap that we’re peddling currently. Get these freaks out of my country.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

She thinks the young men were framed.

In the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caucasus crazy insane conspiracy theories are the norm and believed by majorities.

If I remember the poll I read about correctly, after 9/11 a majority of Egyptians thought Israel and the CIA, working together, were behind the WTC and Pentagon attacks.

That may say something about the history of human relations in that part of the world, going back thousands of years. To a large extent no one trusts anyone except for members of one’s own family and one’s own tribe or immediate ethnic group. And in the context of thousands of years history — of continuous conflict, conquest, subjugation, and oppression — in the region, it is probably an instinctive survival mechanism.

farsighted on April 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

And these murders have the same belief system as Obama.

That’s a fact America had better face.

Axion on April 19, 2013 at 4:13 PM

How sick is it that the media is driving an image campaign for the murderers? Humanizing in every possible way.

The NYT headlines were and are disgusting, as is this soap opera.

Valkyriepundit on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

They rationalize their crazies’ craziness because get this–they are f*cking crazy.

“It’s like Django Unchained, man!”

RepubChica on April 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

This media circus is bizarr. Why do we even hear from these people? How sick is it that the media is driving an image campaign for the murderers? Humanizing in every possible way.

The NYT headlines were and are disgusting, as is this soap opera.

Valkyriepundit on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Just like Benghazi…

… Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on April 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Could part of the blame be place at the feet of the education community in and around Boston? If they would accept Ayers and Dorhn as shining examples, these guys would be considered heroes.

Tater Salad on April 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

This woman is not all there. You don’t need to be a mental health professional to see this. Family of loons.

RepubChica on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

They all can sure talk up a storm. I wouldn’t want to get in their way.

Paul-Cincy on April 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Have you hugged a lonely, single male muslim today?

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

That would be gay. They don’t like that. Not really my thing either…

affenhauer on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

this father apparently doesn’t realize that in America, getting a gun is as easy as buying candy

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

This is one of those (increasingly common) times when I wish we had some fire-breathing members of Congress who would roar down this kind of story line. This country welcomed these worthless pukes and their grifter family with open arms. Allowed them to relocate from one of the great sh!tholes of the world. Granted them “asylum” because their “home country” was such a God-awful place. Gave ‘em a free public school education. Enrolled them in college (with what I am sure was the attendant financial aid). Taught them to speak, read, and write English. And both the aunt and the uncle say they just couldn’t “find their way” here. So they decided to kill the very people who paid for all of that.

Rational Thought on April 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Why were they even interviewed?

ernesto on April 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Video: Tsarnaev aunt, father say brothers framed, Tamerlan recently became devout Muslim

You know I’ve seen a lot of people walkin around with
tombstones in their eyes…

Those Steppenwolf lyrics were the ONLY thing that could
sum up these Diseased Vagabonds…

ToddPA on April 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

And both the aunt and the uncle say they just couldn’t “find their way” here. So they decided to kill the very people who paid for all of that.

Rational Thought on April 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

the uncle actually said they deserved death

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

I guess we haven’t hit that magic number yet of dead and mangled innocent victims that will make those media folks take the threat of radical Islam seriously.

Rational Thought on April 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM

The correlation is actually the opposite – the more victims, the more contorted their rationalizations will become. One McVeigh every 18 years is a pattern; dozens, even hundreds of radical Muslim attacks over the same time-frame is coincidence. They can and will convince themselves of anything.

stout77 on April 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

The Aunt did call the FBI when she saw the photos yesterday…

… no?

Seven Percent Solution on April 19, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Yes, And FBI refused to talk with her nor called her back. But their “uncle” who has not seen the kids “for years” as he put it, is all over the news.

We should really be a bit more patient and inquisitive before we jump to conclusions. Anyone want to bet the second kid is wanted DEAD? ONLY DEAD at this point? And in no other state?

Benghazi ring a bell?

Not saying these 2 were not involved, but seems there is way more to the story than we are led to believe. I want Napolitano to answer why she lied to a House Rep yesterday when asked about Suspect 1 (original one) and his deportation on grounds of “USA security”. There is documented proof now that contradicts her lie and her “fake indignation” when asked.

There were 2 explosions and “5 other devices”, why isn’t anyone asking and discussing how these other 5 devices were placed and by whom?

The other brother will be found “dead”, bet on it.

riddick on April 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

But we don’t know they’re not tea partiers yet, right?

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

That would be gay. They don’t like that.
affenhauer on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Close. They don’t like that they like that.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM

riddick on April 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Now that you’ve outlined the conspiracy, what’s the motive?

Tater Salad on April 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM

this father apparently doesn’t realize that in America, getting a gun is as easy as buying candy

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

F- fool.

It’s probably easier to get your hands on a gun in Chechnya than in Chicagoland gang territory.

I doubt it’s much different than getting a gun in Peshawar.

farsighted on April 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Have you hugged a lonely, single male muslim today?

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

That would be gay. They don’t like that. Not really my thing either…

affenhauer on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Actually some male muslims DO like that….only in private quarters. Don’t ask, don’t tell and don’t get caught.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM

There a probably a lot of white-Hispanic cops on the Boston police force so it’s possible this could be a frame-up.

Lily on April 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I guess we haven’t hit that magic number yet of dead and mangled innocent victims that will make those media folks take the threat of radical Islam seriously.

Rational Thought on April 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Back in the day I thought 3000 dead in Manhattan, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC was enough.

I was naive. It may take at least ten times that.

farsighted on April 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Dude’s name was Tamerlan. He’s named after this guy… Get these freaks out of my country.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

agreed, did you also note the Wiki page was updated today?

DanMan on April 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Now that you’ve outlined the conspiracy, what’s the motive?

Tater Salad on April 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Conspiracy? Simply asking questions. Why did Napolitano lie? Why did Kerry and Hussein have UNSCHEDULED meetings with Saudis? And Saudis in question immediately deemed “not suspect”? Who placed the other 5 devices along the route?

Seems people like you already have the answers. No?

riddick on April 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

The aunt fits sesqui to perfection.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Maybe she is her :)

jimver on April 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Dude’s name was Tamerlan. He’s named after this guy.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Yeah. I caught that too.

Tamerlane. That historical figure referred to himself as the “Sword of Islam”.

I shall not invoke Godwin’s law concerning the naming of a child, but on a tangential note I do find it interesting stateside when supposed moderate Muslims specifically chose to name their children Jihad… and then complain that people have raised eyebrows and concern about said child and family.

Apparently, according to some historians, Tamerlane’s exploits led to the deaths of 5%, 17 million of the world’s population at that time. Good guy that one…

Logus on April 19, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Why were they even interviewed?

ernesto on April 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

“Dirty Laundry” – Eagles ( I think )

Really, in this day and age the media will grasp at anything.

I am surprised they were able to find so many, so fast.

Jabberwock on April 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Have you hugged a lonely, single male muslim today?

Ask libfree :)

jimver on April 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

this father apparently doesn’t realize that in America, getting a gun is as easy as buying candy

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

ROFL

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Have you hugged a lonely, single male muslim today?

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Not unless I want to be turned into meat paste.

Ward Cleaver on April 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

this father apparently doesn’t realize that in America, getting a gun is as easy as buying candy

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Yeah. That’s why they used a pressure cooker and other easy to get items to kill the 8-year-old and two women and hurt all those other people.

Which is the issue that brought all this other nonsense on.

We might find out in coming days that they killed or hurt others to get those guns. Why don’t you wait to find out?

You are such a f-ing idiot it’s amazing.

kim roy on April 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

What’s Canada going to do with this miscreant of an aunt. By the way, where has he been sleeping these last four days, except last night?

jake49 on April 19, 2013 at 4:34 PM

this father apparently doesn’t realize that in America, getting a gun is as easy as buying candy

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

And you can buy pressure cookers at Walmart! WTH?!?

Ward Cleaver on April 19, 2013 at 4:35 PM

I am surprised they were able to find so many, so fast.

Jabberwock on April 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Amazing what the MSM can uncover when they move on from NRA and Tea Party membership lists.

Liam on April 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

This woman is not all there. You don’t need to be a mental health professional to see this. Family of loons.

RepubChica on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Muslim background and family history? My guess is the family tree has very few branches.

/No not being snarky — cousins marrying in that religion’s society is quite common and does result in serious issues.

AZfederalist on April 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

riddick on April 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Have you met sesqui? You’d make a great couple.

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

But we don’t know they’re not tea partiers yet, right?

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

They were framed by tea partiers. Don’t screw up the librul narrative, K?

CyberCipher on April 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

I guess some Amish dude shot the cop where they found your dead as hell nephew last night.

BigWyo on April 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

LMAO!

ToddPA on April 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Apparently, according to some historians, Tamerlane’s exploits led to the deaths of 5%, 17 million of the world’s population at that time. Good guy that one…

Logus on April 19, 2013 at 4:31 PM

He was a good Muslim.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Yep. No contrition. No humility. No signs of remorse. Just blame, hostility, and denial. They assimilated well into liberal MA America.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

I am not understanding this thing from them saying it’s hard to “find yourself” in America.

That is why our immigration policy should be about assimilation. If you’re coming to the United States to live, you need to adjust accordingly, don’t expect everyone else to change to your homeland’s cultural ways.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

You’re right and we can’t stress this enough can we? Even the need for border security is subservient to the need for assimilation, no matter who comes here. Not that I have any ken for illegals, but even they are less trouble and less costly in direct correlation to how assimilated they are to the American culture.

JonPrichard on April 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

“Dirty Laundry” – Eagles ( I think )

Jabberwock on April 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Don Henley

It really surprised me when that hit came out, the irony of libs actually assailing fellow libs was fun to see.

AZfederalist on April 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

They didn’t have any American friends. It. Is. Our. Fault.

“Workplace violence” 2.0.

Have you hugged a lonely, single male muslim today?

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Thanks, I needed a new iPad.
You want friends? Use soap, stop wiping your bungs with your hands, and stop flirting with goats. The dad reminds me of gang banger’s moms, when interviewed after the robbery, high speed chase, and death, who say their son was a good boy who had just enrolled in community college and was trying to get his life together so he could support his five kids.
I hope dad gets sacked up as an accomplice. Or at least deported if he lives here.

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM

And even more recently became a very devout corpse.

Selah.

mojo on April 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Dude’s name was Tamerlan. He’s named after this guy.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Yeah. I caught that too.

Tamerlane. That historical figure referred to himself as the “Sword of Islam”.

Yup…as soon as I heard that, I knew. Muslim, and my thought was, probably not just Russian, but Chechen.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM

She could be a Palestinian the way she’s throwing the blame on everyone else.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM

That is why our immigration policy should be about assimilation. If you’re coming to the United States to live, you need to adjust accordingly, don’t expect everyone else to change to your homeland’s cultural ways.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

We could start by not letting people in who are hellbent on the destruction of our country. I mean, you know, just to start.

It’s tough to “assimilate” someone that wants you dead. Is that asking too much? Am I being insensitive?

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Hate to say it but the lockdown, at this point, might be the reason we don’t have him. Neighbors haven’t been able to check on neighbors. Homes empty that could provide lots of hiding spots. I know letting the public out sounds crazy but after this long you know some need food, water, meds. It is going to bust up on it’s own soon.

Limerick on April 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Disregard the fire-fight, and disregard the car-jacking, and disregard the throwing out of bomb-materiel and disregard the flight from authorities.

Shit, now I’m convinced that the Brothers were on their way to Disneyworld, for some cotton candy and some Mickey Mouse pics.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM

I can understand why the family would be in denial. That said, they can all go to hell.

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM

And you can buy pressure cookers at Walmart! WTH?!?

Ward Cleaver on April 19, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Have you registered yours or turned it into the local authorities?

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM

That is why our immigration policy should be about assimilation. If you’re coming to the United States to live, you need to adjust accordingly, don’t expect everyone else to change to your homeland’s cultural ways.

But the leftists in charge have turned that around to emphasize retaining one’s homeland’s culture and language and remain apart from the melting pot of main stream America. The better with which to splinter and divide for political purposes.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Perhaps we shouldn’t let people in the country that have names in honor of people that have killed 5% of the population of the Earth.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

And you can buy pressure cookers at Walmart! WTH?!?

Ward Cleaver on April 19, 2013 at 4:35 PM

apples and oranges

pressure cookers have a perfectly harmless purpose

guns exist solely to harm and kill

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

if they didn’t have guns, they’d be in a cell by now

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Looking up the name Dzhokhar, I came across this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzhokhar_Dudayev

Chechen general, president…

I don’t know anything else about the name though vis-a-vis Chechenia.

It could be a common name like Mike…

or not.

Logus on April 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

I guess we haven’t hit that magic number yet of dead and mangled innocent victims that will make those media folks take the threat of radical Islam seriously.

I don’t think there is such a number. Ideology trumps everything else.

hachiban on April 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Osama Bin Laden was a “devout Muslim” too…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on April 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Making Jihad in the Home of Your Wife’s Dad.

unclesmrgol on April 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

this father apparently doesn’t realize that in America, getting a gun is as easy as buying candy

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

I will give you the same advice:

You want friends? Use soap, stop wiping your bungs with your hands, and stop flirting with goats.

Even in gun free MA, you can get a gun. The criminals, anyway. The law abiding citizens are cowering in their homes with a sharp stick.

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Well, and a bunch of things that go boom.

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

And you can buy pressure cookers at Walmart! WTH?!?

Ward Cleaver on April 19, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Have you registered yours or turned it into the local authorities?

Our community is considering a pressure cooker buyback, no questions asked. Which is a good thing. I’d hate to be asked what my intentions were in owning one.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

riddick on April 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I am returning this to you as “INCOMPLETE”. You forgot to include the UN black helicopters, the thermite in the World Trade Center towers, and the FEMA concentration camps. Please resubmit when you have completed the assignment.

Hayabusa on April 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

I am not understanding this thing from them saying it’s hard to “find yourself” in America.

That is why our immigration policy should be about assimilation. If you’re coming to the United States to live, you need to adjust accordingly, don’t expect everyone else to change to your homeland’s cultural ways.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

You’re right and we can’t stress this enough can we? Even the need for border security is subservient to the need for assimilation, no matter who comes here. Not that I have any ken for illegals, but even they are less trouble and less costly in direct correlation to how assimilated they are to the American culture.

JonPrichard on April 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

We haven’t pushed assimilation for decades. Multi-culturalism is the new fad. Keep your religion, your customs, your political systems and code of laws, we’ll all just Coexist in one big multi-culti festival.

It’ll be the death of us all.

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Dude’s name was Tamerlan. He’s named after this guy.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Yup…as soon as I heard that, I knew. Muslim, and my thought was, probably not just Russian, but Chechen.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Really? When I heard the name, “Tsarnaev”, my first thought was, “Dang! The media and liberal pundits were right. Sounds like a solid southern, white Tea Party family name”

/s

AZfederalist on April 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

this father apparently doesn’t realize that in America, getting a gun is as easy as buying candy

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

You’re as ignorant as ignorant gets. Tell me again how the President can nullify the 2nd Amendment…please…please…

CW on April 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

if they didn’t have guns, they’d be in a cell by now

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

You volunteering to use your Von Raschke Claw to apprehend a dude wearing a bomb vest? Cool, you should tell the Boston PD you’re volunteering.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Sounds like a loving family.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

The aunt fits sesqui to perfection.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Her name is now Maret going forward!

22044 on April 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

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