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April 19, 2013 - 9:19 am

An uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tzarnaev, 26, boisterously slammed his nephews as “losers” who must have been “radicalized” in America.

Ruslan Tsarni defend Islam and Chechens while denouncing the crime spree, which included Monday’s deadly dual bombings at the marathon finish line and the shooting death of an MIT police officer this morning. Police said they then carjacked a vehicle before letting the driver go, but police caught up.

The brothers reportedly threw explosives along the route from Cambridge to Watertown and engaged in a gunbattle with police. The older Tzarnaev was killed with too many gunshots for the hospital to count and had trauma from the detonation of an explosive device against his chest. The younger brother escaped, launching an epic manhunt.

Boston locked down for the day, with public transportation brought to a standstill and schools and businesses shut.

Tsarni gave his “condolences to those who’ve been murdered,” noting each of the three death at the marathon.

“They never lived here; the last time I saw them was December 2005,” he said, though he spoke with the father about three months ago.

When asked what would prompt his nephews to commit terrorism, the uncle barked, “Being losers! Hatred to those who were able to settle themselves. Anything else to do with religion, with Islam, is a fraud, is a fake.”

“We’re Muslims,” he added. “We’re Chechens. We’re ethnic Chechens.”

“Somebody radicalized them but it’s not my brother … who spent his life bringing bread to their table,” Tsarni said. The father is reportedly out of the country for medical treatment.

“I respect this country. I love this country, this country which gives chance to everyone else to be treated as a human being,” he gushed.

When asked if they’d gotten outside training, the uncle said, “I don’t know.” He said he didn’t know them to have any ill will against the U.S. Still, he claimed he didn’t want his family near them.

“If I even slightly be aware that they were involved I’d be the first one to bring them to responsibility,” Tsarni said. “Chechens are peaceful people.”

“Dzhokhar, if you’re alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured… He put a shame on our family; he put a shame on the entire Chechen ethnicity.”

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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I am glad you have come out of the closet waxwing01. I had thought you were muslim and I appreciate you making that public.

That you are looking to the 19 year old to tell everyone why he is wise above all others and explain why the terrorist attack was completely just and completely the fault of American nonmuslims for not being muslim is exactly what I expected of you. To demonize the uncle for saying anything against the terrorist is also expected.

It is always good to know who ones enemies are.
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MSNBC mainstreams hate speech virtually every day in a way that was unthinkable several years ago. They literally teach that half the country are racist xenophobes on no evidence whatsoever. Our colleges do the same things. We have our own madrasas folks.
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The older brother left the country for six months and came back as a beard...er...with a beard.

If Luke Russert can tie this event to gun control, can we tie it to immigration reform?
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As much as I detest idiots like Zeke! and Randomloser, we need to stop this reporting crap! They're much more fun to jeer at and ridicule; don't erase them!
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"Bill Western
So what do you want to do, go to war with Islam? Over the murder of four people? If only we had the same will to act after the murder of 20 kids."

My, my, my what a selective memory you have there. Bless your small and bitter heart, Bill. You probably don't consider, drunk driving, abortion on demand and the genocide in Darfur as anything to get exorcised about either.

As my wonderful friend from the middle east would say, "you are a putz"...
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So what do you want to do, go to war with Islam? Over the murder of four people? If only we had the same will to act after the murder of 20 kids.
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You're failing to make a distinction between a culture of hate-speech and terrorism and simple and anecdotal individual criminality, perhaps with mental issues.

It's the difference between a Nazi and a German safe-cracker in 1935. Safe crackers aren't going to war as a culture by mainstreaming and institutionalizing how great safe-cracking and murder is into entire nations.

When that happens, a nation of safe-crackers will have bombs dropped on them by bigger and better B-17s.
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Bill, you're not quite clear. Are you seriously proposing that we, as a society, should declare war on mentally unstable young men? After all, that was the demographic responsible for the murder of 20 kids. You sound as bloodthirsty and narrow-minded as any "kill 'em all" type I've ever heard.
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Maybe he's referring to over 16,000 homicides of which most were by guns right here in the U.S. reflecting a time of significant reductions in homicide. Less than a 100th of a percent was done by the mentally ill you reference. A society that has no concerns about their high numbers of homicides each year, is a sick society -- especially a society claiming such Christianity devotion!
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You may want to upgrade your count, it is not just "four" and not just this one incident.
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And just what act would it be that would have prevented the murder of those 20 kids? Or another future 20 kids? I suppose we could outlaw enabling mothers, but everything the Newtown killed did was illegal under existing law.
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They were not "radicalized". They did exactly what Mohammad would want them to do and as the founder of Islam, Mohammad could not possibly have been a radical Muslim. He is Muslims' "Perfect Man".
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Webpages with the texts of English versions of the Koran, Haddiths and other common Muslim books are easily found online.

Read a little of it.

A radical Muslim is a Muslim who follows in the footsteps of Mohammad.
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Exactly right! Islam is by definition"radical". These clowns making excuses for Islam are the biggest threat to civilization.
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The fact that progressive liberals will not go after these people shows who is radicalizing who.

As one liberal Tweeter picked up on the front page of the Daily Kos put it, "These Boston terrorizers make me question legal immigration about as much as Lanza or Loughner made me question birthright citizenship."

In other words, liberals are immune to facts, trends or their own survival. They consider America to be the real problem. Why would they have a problem with seeing it dismantled?
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I read today that their mother was arrested for shoplifting at an upscale store last year. We're looking at a several criminals in one family. Who is responsible for allowing this family to move here? Did they do criminal background checks on them?
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Interesting that the Uncle distances Muslim from Islam implying Islam is a fraud. There may be a nice schism to exploit for the needed Muslim reformation.

As for radicalization, I'm sure there are some handy Wahhabist Saudi-funded maddrassas standing by ready to help confused and frustrated young men looking for a purpose in life. BTW, I wonder if the Saudis need any more F15s?
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The uncle wasn't saying Islam is a fraud, he was saying that tying the acts of the nephews to Islam...was a fraud. (by the nephews and their handlers, I think)

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The uncle was, of course lying, as if he knows anything at all about Islam, he knows what they did is very Islamic.
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"Allah's Apostle said, "Who is willing to kill Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?" Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, "O Allah's Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?" The Prophet said, "Yes," Muhammad bin Maslama said, "Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab). "The Prophet said, "You may say it."

- Bukhari Hadith 5.59.369
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yep
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On re-reading I agree with you on uncle's remarks.
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Lets get you up to speed..

Wahhabi islam is islamic reformation.. Reformation meaning getting back to the original intent of the texts..

Do you understand?
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I've found it curious that with all the news coverage today, not a single reporter or "terrorist expert" has wondered which mosque these two have been attending.
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A pained plea from a truly, grieving, American Uncle. But reality has a different mask.
What We The People do know:
1) There is a world out there having and sharing in an intense hatred for everything USA.
2) This world is by and largely composed of zealots.
3) These zealots, within this small but dangerous community, have latched onto a religion (Islam)with which they can achieve their nefarious goals.
4) These Islamic zealots (mostly Saudi's) have historically, disseminated their goals and activities couched in religiosity and mosques dominated by one individual and his "enablers."
5) This religious Islamic zealot, dominated by one individual and his "enablers," is called an Imam.
6) A mosques Imam has one, and only one purpose, "disseminate intense hatred for everything USA" by actively promoting the recruitment and indoctrination of ever new, open minded, young, intelligent teenagers(preferably of the Muslim world and born practicing Islamic religion).
7) A mosques Imam (around the world) is by and large a foci for:
a. direction by a controlling figurehead - an Imam teaching and practising Islamic tenets.
b. disseminating one message and one message only, intense hatred of everything USA, couched in Islamic diatribes.
c. actively promoting the recruitment and indoctrination of ever new, open minded, young, intelligent teenagers(preferably of the Muslim world and born practicing Islamic religion).
d. encouraging acts of mass destruction in the USA by encouraging creation of "cells" composed of like enablers sharing that Imams "hatred of everything USA."
This is what America and Americans must wake-up to. Yes, Islamic tenets are peaceful, but it has been cleverly hi-jacked by a nefarious group of "losers" with self interests in mind.Pray. Amen.
The Wahabi sect, of Saudi nationals is the foci from which all this "radicalization and hi-jacking of Muslim, Islamic religious teachings" is centered...since before Standard Oil set foot in the Middle East. Bin Ladin was Saudi, trained by Saudi Imams and schooled in radical Islam. God Bless America.
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And Christianity has the same kinds of segements with the very same kinds of ralicalization, claiming only they who know and represent the truths of religion and everybody else is wrong -- representing a monopoly on truth!

Radicalization is a pretty simple process in which it appears far to many have no understanding about these days and find themselves gulible and radicalized on a daily basis at the hands of special interest operatives intent on racalizing whomever they can.

Radicalized religion (no brand exempt) has been the foundation for wars and violent conflict forever -- even in America! Where you see the intentional use of information to give emotional rise to something and it built upon to manipulate increased intensity levels of anger, rage and irrepsonsbile discourse and actions, thats radicalization taking place!
1 year ago
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A radical Christian is a Cistercian

please tell me all about the radical history of those 'crazy' Christians.

stick to the econ shitposting...
1 year ago
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Geesh! Somebody like me has to educate you with all your Phd'? Go figger!
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Amish are radical Christians.

The whole Mt. Athos peninsula in Greece is filled with radical Christians.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Billy Graham and Pope John-Paul II were radical Christians.

What exactly does Zeke think happens when someone tries to dig deeper into Christianity?
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What is it with so many Christians who deny their religious history? The point remains that so many have no problems with American violence and homicides but abhor a foreigner commiting violence and homicides in the U.S. That thinking is indicitive of a serious mental defect and religious hypocrisy just as is tha case for those who believe the answer ot violence and homicides is more guns.
1 year ago
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MSNBC mainstreams hate speech virtually every day in a way that was unthinkable several years ago. They literally teach that half the country are racist xenophobes on no evidence whatsoever. Our colleges do the same things. We have our own madrasas folks.
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I endured listening to some of that drivel for awhile today, wondering if there was any new information. All the pieces were in front of them, but they refused to connect the dots. Rather annoying.
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A very disturbing similarity: these perpetrators of the violence in Boston have something in common with the mass murderers of the past few years. They are young, desensitized to violence and apparently want attention on a grand scale, disregarding the pain and suffering it will cause.
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