Rolling Stone Cover Model Bomber: ‘I Pray Allah to Bestow His Mercy on You’
But before he was sentenced the younger Tsarnaev bomber told the court, “I pray to Allah to bestow his mercy on you.”
The Tsarnaev brothers killed three people and injured several others in their attack on the Boston Marathon.
The PJ Tatler reported:
Tsarnaev, who was born in Kyrgyzstan in 1993 and brought to the United States from Dagestan in 2002, spoke in a heavy accent although news reports have indicated high school classmates don’t remember him speaking like that.
“I pray to Allah to bestow his mercy on you,” Tsarnaev said before Judge George O’Toole imposed the death sentence that a jury handed down May 15. “I pray for your relief, for your healing, for your well-being, for your health.”
“I want to ask for forgiveness from Allah. I was listening as all these people testified… with strength, with dignity. I am sorry for the lives I have taken… for the damage I have done. I ask Allah for mercy for me and for my brother,” Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a confrontation with police after the 2013 attack.
“I am guilty… along with my brother, if there is any lingering doubt,” he admitted.