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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 06:22 PM

Turn to Religion Split Bomb Suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Home

Law-enforcement officials trying to understand what happened in Boston are looking into whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev had taken a turn toward radical Islam. Among the things they are examining: a six-month trip he took last year to Dagestan, a republic in Russia's south, bordering Chechnya.
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Once known as a quiet teenager who aspired to be a boxer, Tamerlan Tsarnaev delved deeply into religion in recent years at the urging of his mother, who feared he was slipping into a life of marijuana, girls and alcohol. Tamerlan quit drinking and smoking, gave up boxing because he thought it was in opposition to his religion, and began pushing the rest of his family to pursue stricter ways, his mother recalled.

"You know how Islam has changed me," his mother, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in Makhachkala, Dagestan, says he told her.

The changes drove a wedge through the Tsarnaev home at 410 Norfolk St., in Cambridge, Mass. Tamerlan persuaded his mother to cover herself up, which she says at one point distressed her husband, Anzor. "He said, 'You are being crazy, covering yourselves,'" she recalled her husband saying. She said that she told him, "This is what Islamic men should want. This is what I am supposed to do."

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 06:28 PM

1. Alcohol and marijuana are safer than religion.

Just sayin'...

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Response to cui bono (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 06:31 PM

2. Yup. Reminds me of the old Cheech and Chong line...

"I used to be messed up on drugs, now I am messed up on the Lord."

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 06:32 PM

3. Mom sounds like a nut too

I'm sure the Russian FSB is looking extremely closely at both mom and dad.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 06:53 PM

4. A little religion, a little shoplifting by mom, a little mass murdering by the boys

Bill Maher's going to have a field day with these people.

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