Saturday, April 27, 2013

Boston Marathon: Suspect's mom secretly recorded by Russia

Boston Marathon: Suspect's mom secretly recorded by Russia, In recent days the mother of the suspected Boston bombers has made headlines of her own. Investigators now say that Zubeidat Tsarnaev may have played some role in turning her 26-year-old son, Tamerlan Tsarnaev into what authorities are calling a terrorist. The most recent information to become available about Tsarnaev comes from Russia. According to an article published on April 28 by the Boston Herald, investigators now say that Russian officials have taped conversations that are allegedly between Zubeidat Tsarnaev and her son, Tamerlan from 2011.

The Boston Herald reports that the two were allegedly discussing jihad in the 2011 secret recordings.

For those that may not know, jihad is defined as; “A war or struggle against unbelievers,” according to

Authorities say that there was no mention of the Boston bombings in the recorded conversation.

Mother and son were added to the FBI terrorism watch list in 2011 after Russia contacted the U.S. to have the pair investigated. American officials inquired about the Tsarnaevs, but closed their inquiry after finding no evidence of terrorism. However, both were re-added to the list in the fall of 2011 after Russia contacted the CIA.

Sons of Zubeidat Tsarnaev, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev are accused of bombing the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on April 15. The double blasts believed to be set by the brothers killed three people and injured more than 200 others.

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