Skip to comments.Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits
Posted on 04/23/2013 8:57:15 PM PDT by RightGeek
Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.
State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The states Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaevs attorney has claimed Katherine who had converted to Islam was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home.
In addition, both of Tsarnaevs parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state.
The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money.
Relatives and news reports have indicated that Tamerlan Tsarnaevs descent into extremist Islam began around 2008 or 2009, when the ethnic Chechen met a convert identified only as Misha, began to become more devout, and sought out jihadist and conspiracy theorist websites, and the rabidly anti-Semitic propaganda tract, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
In 2009, he was quoted in a photo essay as saying, I dont have a single American friend, I dont understand them, adding that he believed Americans had lost their values.
His uncle Ruslan Tsarnaev said it was around that time he gave up drinking and was devoting himself to Gods business, while his mother, now wearing hijab Islamic garb began relating conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to her cosmetology clients that she said her son had told her.
In early 2011, Tamerlan Tsarnaev first came to the attention of the FBI when the Russian FSB intelligence service contacted the U.S. agency to warn that he was suspected of being a dangerous radical and sought information.
The request stated that it was based on information that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the countrys region to join unspecified underground groups. The FBI reported finding no terrorism activity.
In mid-2011, he was being monitored by the FSB, apparently prompting the FBI contact, ahead of his six-month trip home to Dagestan in 2012, where Time magazine reported he is believed to have attended a notorious radical mosque.
The state did not say when the Tsarnaevs began receiving benefits. But Health and Human Services spokesman Alec Loftus said the Tsarnaevs were not receiving transitional assistance benefits at the time of the incident, a reference to the marathon bombing that killed three and injuring 260. Loftus declined to specify what kinds of benefits and the amount of benefits the family received.
Their taxpayer-funded status came to light last night after repeated calls and emails to welfare officials from the Herald. They refused to comment throughout the day, but pressure mounted last night when the Herald started asking lawmakers whether the Department of Transitional Assistance should release the info.
Damn, and I have been saving to get bombed at a marathon.
of course they were getting benefits. where else in the world does a country welcome its enemy’s and then pay them to stay and hate but the Untied States
This country under liberalism has become a madhouse.
Obama supporters getting Obama money..taxpayer funded terrorism..I wonder how people in Massachusetts feel knowing THEY are the ones that paid for these scum to blow up their Marathon
And our taxes should go up because people in the shadows need money more than we do.
Waiting for Marco Rubio, Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Lindsey Graham to tell us how amnesty benefits our country.
Of course. What else? The new breed of immigrant. Nearly always a deadbeat. Sometimes a terrorist.
What difference does it make? Hurry up and pass the immigration bill!!
I thought his wife worked 80 hours a week?
Well, well, well: Mr Tough guy boxer is a card-carrying member of the FSA (free sh*t army). Who sponsored this idiot's green card?
And Uncle Sugar takes another one in the a$$.
And his brother was driving a new Camaro, from a photo I saw. When I was a student, at age 19, I drove a bicycle.
These are the types of fraudsters, cheats, thiefs, freeloaders and murderers that ICE lets in, in the hopes of generating more dem voters.
Who cares what human and financial mayhem is wreaked by these frauds - the dems got the votes!
Just like Obama’s Aunt and Uncle.
80 hours a week? she was his slave. Wonder if she saw that going into the relationship? Massachusetts paid for the attack from their own funds...
Yes, lets give more of the ungrateful bastards access to American free money, cheap education and the ability to better themselves ... and in return, they hate us and, on many occasions, kill us.
Send ALL muslims back to muslimland were they can kill each other to there hearts content.
> The request stated that it was based on information that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the countrys region to join unspecified underground groups. The FBI reported finding no terrorism activity.
I imagine the probe went something like this. FBI ran his name through Interpol, NCIC, and the OFAC list then two of them drove to his house, his parents said he wasn’t there so they asked them him if was a terrorist, they said “no, not that aware of”, they left, closed the case and went out for beers...: )
I have to wonder, is this more disinformation?
What about the cars, shoes etc., all that on welfare benefits?
Naw, can’t look into the real financiers of these two.
And Martha Coakley, however you spell her name, is the one asking questions of the one in the hospital, I thought that was what I heard. Now there’s a woman we all know and trust.
I knew the whole clan was on welfare. Looks like he put his stupid cow of a wife out to work. Unreal.
BUT, eventually they were recruited to kill Americans, and the money to PAY for recruiting/training/outfitting them didn't come from foodstamps. It came from sources that WE GAVE THE MONEY TO and CONTINUE TO SEND MONEY TO.
What has got me puzzled is that he supposedly got an engineering degree and he is on welfare and expecting his wife to bring home the non-porcine foodstuffs.
And he also somehow had enough money to drive fancy cars.
What a bum.
The wife was probably serving as a cover wife and Tamerlan was probably told to marry a gullible American as a cover. What, you want to investigate me for terrorism - I have wife, I have child. I good man, this my country now.