Boston ‘Bomber’ Reveals in Scrawled Note That Older Sibling ‘Wanted to Defend Islam from Attack’

Daniel Bates and James Nye, Daily Mail (London), April 22, 2013

The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect has told investigators that his brother orchestrated the attacks because he ‘wanted to defend Islam from attack’, it emerged today.

In scrawled notes made from his hospital bed, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, told Guantanamo Bay interrogators that Tamerlan, 26, was motivated by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and his belief that they represented an assault on his faith, according to reports.

Dzhokhar told investigators that he and his brother were not linked to any Islamic terrorist groups. Instead, authorities believe Tamerlan ‘self-radicalized’ by watching online videos of extremist Muslim preachers.

According to CNN, Dzhokhar said his older brother was the ringleader in the attacks that shook the nation a week ago, but that the pair were working alone.

In preliminary interviews with Dzhokhar, the terror suspect said his brother ‘wanted to defend Islam from attack’, a source told CNN.

The Washington Post reports that Tamerlan believed he had to defend his faith because he thought the Unites States had waged war against Islam in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Two U.S. officials said last night the evidence from the bedside interrogation suggests the terror suspects did not have any accomplices, despite previous fears they were part of a 12-man terror ‘sleeper cell.’

One of the brothers, Tamerlan, 26, died in a police shootout on Friday. The other brother, Dzhokhar, 19, was formally charged today with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction after being questioned by federal officials in his hospital room where he is recovering from multiple injuries.

He could face a death sentence, despite the fact Massachusetts has no death penalty, as he is being prosecuted under the federal system.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler described the 19-year-old as ‘alert, mentally competent and lucid,’ during a brief initial court appearance in his Boston hospital room. He communicated mostly by nodding his head but at one point answered ‘no,’ according to CNN. A probably cause hearing has been scheduled for May 30.

Investigators have been quizzing Tsarnaev about whether there were more bombs, explosives or weapons beyond the ones already uncovered by police as well as who came up with the plot.

Interrogators are questioning the suspect in his room every few hours as doctors sit by his bedside, CNN reported.

It was earlier reported that the 1,000 strong FBI investigation team was working furiously to track down the 12-strong terror cell to guard against any further attacks on American soil.

On Saturday afternoon, two 19-year-old men from Kazakhstan thought to be friends of the Boston brothers were arrested – as it was revealed the pair drove around in a black BMW with vanity plates that read ‘TERROISTA#1.’

‘We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google,’ a source earlier told the Daily Mirror newspaper of the UK.

‘They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.’

But the Boston Mayor Tom Menino said the briefings he has been privy to assure him that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing acted alone.

Menino told ABC’s ‘This Week’ that he agreed with the decision to lock down Boston all day Friday, based on what officials knew at the time.

He did admit though that a pipe bomb has been found at another location and that another person has been taken into custody, although at this time he would not elaborate.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is reportedly unable to speak because of a gunshot wound to the throat.

But he is believed to be communicating in writing to a special team of FBI counter-terrorism agents trained in interrogating ‘high-value’ detainees that were sent to his bedside at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The two men who own a BMW with the license plate ‘Terrorista #1’ and who are said to be friends with the younger Boston bombing suspect were taken into custody again on Saturday.

This time the two foreign nationals were arrested over alleged immigration violations in the Massachusetts town of New Bedford, where police say the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, may have once lived.

The students, named by neighbors by their first names Azmat and Diaz, drive a black BMW 330XI with the personalized plate and a sticker on the back which reads: ‘F*** you, you f****** f****.’

They are thought to be from Kazakhstan and had not been seen since the bombings until Friday night when their ground floor apartment in New Bedford, MA, was raided by a dozen FBI agents at gunpoint.

One of their girlfriends was also arrested on Friday. All three are in their late teens or early 20s.

The three were subsequently released on Friday night before Saturday’s arrest of the two men.

Their apartment was raided because police say the younger Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, may have lived at their address.

MailOnline has discovered another link – Dzhokhar Tweeted pictures of the car on his Twitter account J_tsar.

In one picture the BMW is next to another dark colored sports car with the caption: ‘Place your bets’ as if they are about to race.

In another a group of boys stand by both vehicles and a youth can be seen making a gesture that looks like a gun towards the camera.

The three arrests took place at the Hidden Brook housing complex in New Bedford.

A neighbor claimed that the men had said the BMW was stolen or that they claimed they had rented it and were not paying the rental fee.

Inside the car was a receipt from a Ralph Lauren store, a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, a receipt from a shipping company, a prescription, lots of crushed water bottles and a number of parking tickets.

The neighbor told MailOnline that Azmat and Diaz were ‘nice boys’ who were light skinned, thin and short.

She said that they were students at the University of Massachusetts and had been living in the apartment for around a year.

She said: ‘They used to have parties until three or four in the morning. There would be drinking and dancing and the police would come. I didn’t mind but they stayed up til late every now and then.’

The neighbor said that when the the police raided the apartment there were armed officers on the tennis court out the back on a tennis court lying down with their guns pointed towards the apartment.

The FBI later brought a U-Haul truck to the rear of the apartment but did not take anything away.

The neighbor said that when the boys were led out she heard ‘scuffles’ and that they were led away with their hands in zip ties.

The neighbor said: ‘I’ve not spoken to them since the bombings. They have thick accents so I find it hard to understand them anyway.

‘They went away for a couple of weeks a few months ago but they did not say where. I don’t know if they went back to Kazakhstan

Two Russian speaking men in their early 20s later arrived at the apartment and told reporters they were journalists from the Boston Globe.

They then entered the apartment through an unlocked patio door. When asked what they were doing they said: ‘We are friends of theirs. They are talking, they are talking’ and closed the door.

When MailOnline rang the City desk of the Boston Globe, a man said: ‘We’re very busy right now. Consider us informed.’

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  • sbuffalonative

    Exactly.

    If nothing else, we have a clearly stated motive that cannot be distorted or dismissed by the left or the MSM.

    It wasn’t the Tea Party. It wasn’t ‘angry white males’. It wasn’t ‘right-wing extremists’.

    It was Muslims “defending” Islam.

    • Bill

      Just keeps getting worse and worse for the MSM and Tim Wise’s, doesn’t it? But they have no shame, no conscience and are of the devil. They will just not apologize, and will push on with their agenda and their anti-American, anti-white agendas. Traitors all. It’s high time Americans get their head out of the sand and render justice unto these traitors in all halls of influence they be found. Just as has always had to be done when arrogant tyrants step over the line. A common popular uprising. And massive. A Jacobian nightmare unto them.

      • Beetlejuice

        I notice that the odious Mr. Wise no longer allows commentary on his White-hating screeds. Too bad.

  • Easyrhino1

    The non-partisan think tank “The Rand Group” wrote a paper that surmised the best method of combating terrorism is via police and intelligence services, not the military.

    So you need to ask yourself, who’s interests are being served by our loony invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq?

    • Extropico

      Who would be served by a follow up invasion of Iran and Syria? It is on the tip of my tongue but I just can’t quite place my finger on it.

      • K

        Don’t worry, synaptic lapses and other neurological defects are often experienced by people who are their own cousins. Just read another chapter of Mein Kampf and take two cyanide tablets, it’ll pass. 🙂

        • Extropico

          You charming devil; you sound so well-liked and trustworthy. 🙂

          • Beetlejuice

            Call a spade a spade Extropico. Don’t beat around the bush. No more wars in the middle east to keep Israel, not America, safe.

        • MBlanc46

          Even if Extropico is a wacko (which I’m not asserting), there’s substantial truth in what he says. There is much pressure from many sides to make one or both of those invasions.

        • Beetlejuice

          You support an American invasion of Iran and Syria. Why don’t YOU go and fight Iranians and Syrians in the interests of Israel and leave us White Americans alone. Enough young, White Americans have given their lives and we have spend untold trillions of OUR dollars — not in the “interests” of the United States, but to keep Israel safe. “Fighting them there so we don’t have to fight them here” is a line of pure BS. MidEast wars foment terrorism against the U.S.

          If you believe White lives are utterly worthless, which you obviously do, then that makes you anti-White and for the genocide of the White race, which means you are a non-human monster.

          Cousin marriage? Why don’t you look to the group you support so much if you want to know all about cousin marriages and the genetic mutations that occur when a very small population inbreeds.

      • Beetlejuice

        It is not the job of White Americans to keep Israel safe. An invasion of Iran and Syria would give the governments of both countries MORE power over their sheeple.

        No one should be demanding that countries in the middle east give up their nukes, but if that be the case, then Israel needs to give up its nukes too.

        Let them pound each other into dust while we stand back and watch. No more White Americans lives sacrificed for eternal wars which are NO concern of ours.

  • bigone4u

    The diversity gods must be served no matter how many are sacrificied. A sane country would be united in its determination to unapologetically roll back immigration laws while admitting that what we’ve been doing is not in the best interest of our citizens.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    If they AREN’T part of a terror network, that’s even more instructive – that muslims are prone to Sudden Jihad Syndrome. That makes even seemingly well-adjusted muslims extremely high risk, and that risk would be dealt with in a sane country. Unfortunately, no sane country is available at this time.

    • K

      Your comment is very true. Even nominally peaceful muslims frequently suffer internal stress and guilt over not doing enough to live up to the central tenet of islam as repeatedly stated in its holiest texts, which is to take over the world for islam and kill or subjugate anyone who resists. Even normal, mild-manner can suddenly snap under the strain, as it were, and become radicalized jihadis. This was the case with the muslim who blew himself up in Stockholm a few years ago. Never underestimate the power of a belief that has been drilled into people since childhood, frequently accompanied by physical beatings. These two Chechen brothers were simply acting in the true spirit of islam as repeatedly expressed in the koran and other central islamic texts.

    • K

      Your comment is very true. Even nominally peaceful muslims frequently suffer internal stress and guilt over not doing enough to live up to the central tenet of islam as repeatedly stated in its holiest texts, which is to take over the world for islam and kill or subjugate anyone who resists. Even normal, mild-manner can suddenly snap under the strain, as it were, and become radicalized jihadis. This was the case with the muslim who blew himself up in Stockholm a few years ago. Never underestimate the power of a belief that has been drilled into people since childhood, frequently accompanied by physical beatings. These two Chechen brothers were simply acting in the true spirit of islam as repeatedly expressed in the koran and other central islamic texts.

    • Spontaneous Islam. Kinda like Spontaneous Blackness, no? Yet we are told it is wrong to point out groups that are prone to violence due to malice, as opposed to mental instability (that last part is for any liberal tools who feel compelled to chime in about white guys shooting up schools).

      • Greg Thomas

        Spontaneous Islam. That’s brilliant! Even your so called “moderate muslim” is prone to fits of spontaneous Islam.

        • TheAntidote

          Spontaneous Muhammadan Combustion = SMC

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Don’t forget Spontaneous Autoexploding Syndrome.

    • fakeemail

      Exactly. It doesn’t matter if they’re group connected or not. Muslim & Arabs peoples are from COMPLETELY different races and cultures. Races and cultures we have been at war with from time immemorial.

      They have been taught and believe in no uncertain terms that the White/Western world is their enemy and great Satan. Even the “moderate” ones who don’t blow themselves up believe this and give tacit approval to their countrymen who do.

  • Veritas_lux_mea

    Why is it never politicians who are the targets of attacks? Globalist politicians are responsible for the vast majority of the evil and conflict in the world. They’re the ones Islam needs to be “defended” from, if anyone. I’d say the same thing to Anders Breivik and those like him. I don’t advocate violence, but if you’re going to hurt someone, at least let it be someone who’s had a hand in creating this mess.

    • K

      Breivik did bomb the Norwegian House of Parliament, killing seven.

  • fenway23

    “the two foreign nationals were arrested over alleged immigration violations in the Massachusetts town of New Bedford”

    hmm… I wonder if they’re “undocumented immigrants” who could qualify for legal status under the Rubio amnesty…
    Meanwhile, the gang(sters) of eight in the senate are still pushing their treason…

  • Secret Tribunal

    Obama Voters won’t blame Muslims as Muslims for murderous terror, but they eagerly and preemptively blame Whites as Whites for racist privilege.

    “This wouldn’t be happening if the White community would win a country of our own. First step: dismantle hateful institutional anti racism, because sacred systemic racism saves lives.” -RevJed DeValley

  • a multiracial individual

    Just because you know WHAT a person thinks, does not mean you know HOW that person thinks. I agree with the late Osama bin Laden that Westerners should not be traveling to the Middle East. Is our thinking the similar? No, it is not. One person thinks that Westerners should not be wasting precious resources in a region of the world that is largely irredeemable. The other person thinks that the same region of the world, is the holy possession of a people that follow a religion conjured up by a 7th century warlord.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Nobody ever asked me what or how I think. The feds gave me a free shrink for three years as anger-management therapy. I am still absolutely infuriated, but I am better equipped to cope with it. I still hate people and want to beat them to death, but I also do not want to go back to prison. My last time in the El Paso County jail, I expressly did not kill the deputy who got into my face. I merely repeated his own name and said I could oblige him on the outside. He wet his pants.

  • JJCULLEN

    Words can’t describe what should be done to these scummers

  • While staying true to form, most of the articles I’m reading about this terrorist from the left wing media are very humanizing involving perspectives from mummies and daddies, uncles and aunties and the “all American” girlfriend with the “he was a good boy who just fell in with the wrong crowd” sentiments running wild.
    One headline I caught even stated that “Bombing suspects showed few radical signs”, arh sure they just blew a bunch of people up for no reason.
    The fourth estate are also debating whether to even label these guys as terrorists (“with friends like these….”).

    What I read today was painting a picture of this terrorist being a victim of being coerced by online hate speech, so again the leftists are using a tragedy to their push their political agendas.
    Like every drugged up left wing kid (or Peruvian) who goes on a shooting rampage who gets conviently deconstructed down to being a “White male”, the narrative of this event is being turned into a “lets censor all opinions on line that aren’t ours” campaign.

    Also where are the apologies to the far right over the original accusations?
    All non White groups instantly get their murderous crimes to go through the compassionate understanding filter, where they are assumed to be innocent (but unduly influenced) , while pro Whites are always assumed guilty, with no effort to clear the original slander.
    Privileged my arse.

    • Greg Thomas

      “Spontaneous Islam.” All muslims are prone and capable of blowing something up at any given time. This case clearly demonstrates this!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Two U.S. officials said last night the evidence from the bedside interrogation suggests the terror suspects did not have any accomplices

    Why would anyone believe anything this 19 year old terrorist has to say?

    Aren’t these the same federal agents that after being warned by the Russians said the brother would make a great American citizen and posed no threat whatsoever?

    Is this the end of it, then? Will obama invite him to the White House for a tea and cookie reception in the Rose Garden?

    Where did the cache of weapons and ammo come from? The BMW? The trip to Russia? Where did they learn to build IEDs? Who paid for their tuition? Neither had any sort of job.

    Wake me for the execution.

    Bon

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Two U.S. officials said last night the evidence from the bedside interrogation suggests the terror suspects did not have any accomplices

    Why would anyone believe anything this 19 year old terrorist has to say?

    Aren’t these the same federal agents that after being warned by the Russians said the brother would make a great American citizen and posed no threat whatsoever?

    Is this the end of it, then? Will obama invite him to the White House for a tea and cookie reception in the Rose Garden?

    Where did the cache of weapons and ammo come from? The BMW? The trip to Russia? Where did they learn to build IEDs? Who paid for their tuition? Neither had any sort of job.

    Wake me for the execution.

    Bon

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I could build an excellent IED, but these ding-dongs didn’t manage even a good one.

      If I was doing it, and by training I am a chemist, I suspect I could have had 300 instead of three. I wrote about how to do it, as I was once a chemist, but I deleted these sentences here because posting them would have been irresponsible on my part. This bombing was a terrible thing, and my old profession as a chemical engineer was my development of new materials for microelectronics applications: things to make people happy, but I know almost everything there is to know about using chemicals to make people very unhappy.

      These doofs weren’t trained anywhere.

  • Dogbone

    “Someone paid for their travel and their high standard of living.”

    You – the U.S. tax payer paid for it. You also paid for the pressure cooker, ball bearings, gunpowder, backpacks, and subway/bus tickets.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      One of the brothers had a Mercedes car. Unless the government is giving out free cars to immigrants now (which wouldn’t surprise me), someone was contributing a lot more money to them above and beyond what the government paid.

      I don’t believe for a second that they were working completely alone. Someone was sending them cash, and that same someone probably coached them along too. If we don’t find out who it was, this will just happen again.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        A lot of welfare blacks around here (Oakland, California) drive BMW and Mercedes cars. They work [sic] on the side and pocket the cash.

    • The__Bobster

      Yes, we did indeed pay for it.

      http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/younger_boston_bomber_planning_welfare_ecVKYuwcrw2vOkwnIG4RLN

      Younger Boston bomber sold pot, dead brother lived off wife and welfare before planning marathon blast
      By DAVID K. LI
      Last Updated: 11:04 AM, April 24, 2013
      Posted: 10:40 AM, April 24, 2013

      They did it on the cheap.

      Suspected Boston Marathon bombers Speed Bump and Joker Tsarnaev barely had a dime between them, one freeloading off his wife and the other relying on low-level pot sales to get by.

      Despite their low-income lives, the brothers allegedly collected just enough green to fashion bombs that reportedly cost less than $100 apiece to construct, friends, associates and terrorism analysts told the Boston Globe.

  • eunometic

    The liberal left will see this as a vindication that the problem was the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that motivated these attacks rather than a deeper issues of racial, ethnic and religious identity. It only takes a read of the Koran to realise that fighting a war to promote the religion (as opposed to just defending it) is laudable. Western technical and economic prowess defeated and stopped these attacks. I am however quite certain that Western aggregations in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan played their part.

  • Bill

    Because to Islam, there are no Liberal nice guys, and conservative bad guys. We are ALL evil and pigs in their eyes. If you are not muslim, you are either one to be converted or one to be slain. Over and over again, it’s shown to be true. And to the naive folks here who think it’s because of who we support, or what war we’ve engaged in, explain Pakistan and India, explain all the Pacific rim no account countries the muslims have used terror in, explain Sunni killing Shiite and vice versa. They are nothing more than third world sand (N word), thugs, and pre-medieval mentality psychopaths. Followers of a child molester and bozo suffering inferiority complexes (he was rejected by the Jews of Mecca as a Jewish prophet hence his hatred of Jews) and a sexually repressed wanna be who convinced a whole lot of illiterate, retarded, primitive sand dwellers to follow his dream of murder and power. AND NONE OF THEM BELONG IN THIS COUNTRY. NOT A ONE.

    • Beetlejuice

      We have been meddling in the affairs of Muslim countries for years — propping up and funding monstrous dictators. Waging war in their countries to keep Israel safe. Iraq, for example, is a mess. Notice it is never reported how many innocent Iraqis have been killed by American bullets. Don’t think the Iraqis don’t know this, they do.

      The best course of action is to pull out IMMEDIATELY from the middle east and never again meddle in their government or invade their lands.

      • David Ashton

        Mutual disengagement – Muslims to return to the House of “Peace”, western troops to return to the Western world.

  • SoCal LoCal

    This will be a trial that deserves OJ level coverage. Too bad MA does not allow cameras in the courtroom. Americans should hear what people on the receiving end of regime change think. We are naive about how others perceive us.

  • MBlanc46

    This does seem all to Borat.

  • MBlanc46

    Preventive strikes.

  • StillModerated

    I guess the best defense is a good offense. So when does YT get to fight back defensively?

  • StillModerated

    It’s almost hard to believe that a few short months ago Mayor Menino was frightened by anti-gay terrorists at Chick-fil-a.

  • Morris LeChat

    yeah, they were trying to give Islam a better image

  • tom iron

    the racist black muslim ovomit i am sure sent him a thank you note in the hospital

  • Unperson

    A detail that’s not getting much play in this story is that when these explosive bozos immigrated to US they did so as REFUGEES. They were let in not because they had valuable skills or education or even investment capital; they were let in because somebody in a position of authority FELT SORRY FOR THEM. The Immigration and Naturalization Service’s equivalent of a mercy-hump. We let them into our beautiful, desirable country because their own country is a dangerous, politically-volatile dung-heap.

    And this is how they repay us: by getting vanity plates reading TERRORISTA1… and then becoming actual terrorists.

    The entire Refugee Status sector of Western countries’ immigration policies is nothing but an anti-white race-replacement racket run by left-wing ideologues and mentally-ill churchy-types. This scam needs to end entirely.

    • Unperson

      As though on cue, Vdare’s indefatigable Nicholas Stix has just posted a superb analysis of the Boston Bombers as “refugees”. Bonus points for using the word “racket”:

      http://www.vdare.com/articles/the-boston-bombing-is-just-one-of-millions-of-reasons-why-another-mass-amnesty-of-illegal-a

      As VDARE.com’s Thomas Allen and Refugee Resettlement Watch’s Ann Corcoran have documented for years, the refugee program—in which foreigners are accepted for admission here while they are still overseas—is a racket, with which private agencies profit off of the American taxpayer by bringing in grifters who are almost never victims of persecution.

      Correct. Muslim Chechans are much more likely to be persecutors than persecuted. If there is any persecution to be done, they will be the ones doing it, not the ones on the receiving end.

  • white terrorist

    The bombers are W-H-I-T-E terrorists. Caucasian, european, white terrorists. Suck on that amren racists !!

    • rightrightright

      They are not European at all and it clearly shows. They are asiatic muslims pursuing the path of allah.

    • Bill_der_Berg

      Don’t get too excited. Race is nothing more than a social construct (or so we’re told, again and again and again).

  • George

    It’s even more insane to think that it is not a deliberate plan with well defined purposes behind it.

  • cadmium

    If islamic terrorists are only reacting to Western interventions and nation building charity, why do they attempt to kill cartoonists, Hindus, Egyptian Christians, other muslims, blow the skulls off their local school girls and run battery acid beauty salons?

    And why were they screaming death to the infidel at the gates of Vienna centuries ago?

    I don’t want to offend libertarians, but something just doesn’t add up.

    Wars or no wars, if muslims are not in your territories, they cannot blow you up, at least on home soil.

  • fakeemail

    That’s what America does. First you’re on the battlefield fighting them to the death with one hand tied behind your back by “humane” rules of engagement of “just war theory.”

    Than you come home and they’re your neighbor. And you’re paying for their house, food, kids, ESL, etc.

  • Herman

    Defend Islam from attack?
    So you set off bombs that kill 8 year olds at a wholesome, non-political event like a race?

  • Blowback_Happens

    I can’t believe this. Just because American forces under Israeli guidance invaded Iraq on false pretenses and killed some 175,000 people, maimed over one million, and sent millions more into exile, these Muslim fanatics are all pissed off.

    Democracy is great!