Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s mother has a message for the U.S. – the mother of the Tsarnaev boys condemned the United States, saying the nation will pay for finding her boy guilty. The mother of the two Chechen men who planted bombs at the Boston marathon in April of 2013 said the U.S. judicial system has it all wrong, and now the United States will pay for its mistake.
Writes Yahoo News: “The mother of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev condemned the guilty verdict delivered by the jury in his federal death penalty trial on Wednesday, calling Americans ‘terrorists’ and proclaiming her sons’ innocence. In an interview with the website Vocativ conducted over the WhatsApp messaging application, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva insisted on the innocence of her Chechen sons, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.”
Tamerlan was killed in April of 2013 after he was shot and run over – the federal indictment says his brother Dzhokhar ran him over and dragged him 20 feet while trying to escape; eyewitnesses claimed he was struck by a police SUV. A wounded Dzhokhar was discovered hiding in a boat in a Watertown backyard, approximately a quarter mile from where he dumped the SUV.
The brothers planted twin bombs that killed 3 people at the 2013 Boston Marathon and wounded hundreds of others gathered near the finish line.
Tsarnaeva posted a ranting proclamation to the message website, writing, all in caps:
“MY SONS ARE INNOCENT, AS INNOCENT AS ALL THOSE WHO ARE BEING KILLED BY YOUR COUNTRY. TODAY THEY ARE KILLING MUSLIMS, AND TOMORROW WILL COME YOUR TURN AND HE WHO DOUBTS THIS IS DEEPLY MISTAKEN!!!!!”
Her words then grow increasingly threatening:
“HOW CAN A MOTHER FEEL WHOSE SON IS IN THE CLAWS OF A PREDATOR PREPARING TO TEAR HIM TO PIECES LIKE MEAT??? THEY WILL PAY FOR MY SONS AND THE SONS OF ISLAM, PERMANENTLY!!! THE TEARS OF THEIR MOTHERS WILL BE FUEL FOR THEM IN HELL, AND ALSO THEIR BLOOD, I AM DOUBTLESS AND ETERNALLY GLAD THAT I KNOW THIS FROM THE WORDS OF THE CREATOR, NOT JUST ANYONE’S WORDS!!!!!!”
Tsarnaeva was previously quoted as saying, “America took my kids away from me. I’m sure my kids were not involved in anything.” She still maintains her boys complete innocence, stating of Dzhokhar: “My son is the best of the best.”
This despite Dzhokhar’s own lawyer admitting that he was behind the attack.
“It was him,” said defense attorney Judy Clarke during the trial’s opening arguments. Dzhokhar was found guilty on all 30 counts. He awaits sentencing, and possible the death penalty.
Adds the NY Daily News: “Seventeen of the charges against the younger Tsarnaev carried the possible death penalty. The same jury that convicted him will return next week to determine if he gets a lethal injection.”
Idle threats, or a source of worry? What are your thoughts on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s mother and her “you will pay” threats against the U.S.?