Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tells mother ‘everything is in God’s hands’
Boston bombing suspect is ‘locked up like an animal’ but ‘mentally normal’ his mother says
IN HIS FIRST phone call to his mother in Russia since he was arrested on 20 April, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the teenaged Boston bombing suspect who could face the death penalty, said his fate was now “in God’s hands”.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said she couldn’t stop herself from crying during her first conversation with her 19-year-old son in more than a month. “He said: ‘I am absolutely fine, my wounds are healing. Everything is in God’s hands. Be patient. Everything will be fine’”, Tsarnaeva toldBloomberg.
Tsarnaev is accused of killing three people and injuring at least 260 in last month’s pressure-cooker bomb attack on the Boston marathon. His older brother and alleged accomplice, 26-year-old Tamerlan, died in a shootout with police shortly after the bombing. Tsarnaev sustained gunshot wounds to his head, neck, hands and leg before he was captured.
Tsarnaeva, who called her son from her home in Russia’s Dagestan region, said her son seemed “normal” during their six-minute conversation. She explained: “It was really hard to hear him and for him to hear me. The conversation was very quiet. It was my child, I know he is locked up like a dog, like an animal.”
As The Week reported last month, Tsarnaev is expected to claim his 26-year-old brother was the “driving force” behind the bombings and that the pair’s motivation was to “defend Islam from attack”. Editor’s note: it is made bold, because this is propaganda spread by The Week, offering no substatiation. Regardless, since it was merely a smoke bomb, where no one died and, rather, the injuries were faked, then, there was no so-called retribution attack by these individuals.
He has been charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of malicious destruction of property resulting in death (Editor’s note: these are false charges; no one died). Tsarnaev is now being held at an all-male federal prison hospital in Ayer, Massachusetts. If found guilty, he could face the death penalty.
Tsarnaeva has previously claimed her children were “set up”, saying in April: “Somebody did this, somebody set this up, not my kids. Whoever is dead over there, it’s not my son.”
Tsarnaeva emigrated to America with her family in 2002, but returned to Russia while facing shoplifting charges last year. ·