Russia warned the US that Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was a Follower of “Radical Islam” back in 2011.
Russian authorities warned the United States in 2011 that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev had become: “follower of radical Islam.”
The FBI said it was told the now deceased suspect was preparing to join unspecified underground groups.
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar “Johar” Tsarnaev’s Islamic beliefs were at the core of their world view, but Tamerlan appears to have been more vocal about his ideology.
The brothers’ uncle says Tamerla, 26, would throw out words like “jihad” and “Inshallah” – Arabic for “Allah willing.”
Ruslan Tsarni said he began to lose track of his two nephews several years ago when Tamerlan “started carrying all this nonsense associated with religion, with Islamic religion.”
When he asked his older nephew why he wasn’t in school, he said Tamerlan gave the enigmatic answer: “Oh, I’m in God’s business.”
A neighbor also reports that Tamerlan recently ranted about Islam and the United States. That neighbor said he had a bizarre encounter with Tamerlan in a pizza shop about three months ago. The older brother argued with him about U.S. foreign policy, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and religion.
He said Tamerlan referred to the Bible as a “cheap copy” of the Koran and that many of this country’s wars “are based upon the Bible – how it’s an excuse to invade other countries.”
Today the Associated Press confirmed that the suspects in the Boston Marathon attack were motivated by religion but were apparently not tied to any Islamic terrorist groups.