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Tsarnaev's widow under new scrutiny as investigators find radical Islamist material on her computer
RT.com ^ | 4 May 2013 | Yulia Shapolavova

Posted on 05/06/2013 10:37:59 PM PDT by Cronos

Investigators are ramping up their focus on Katherine Russell, the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect and alleged planner Tamerlan Tsarnaev after an inspection of her computer turned up radical Islamist material, law enforcement sources said.

With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, alive and in custody, police are trying to determine what involvement, if any, Russell had in the plot to plant bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. Russell’s attorney, Amato DeLuca, released a statement earlier this week saying his client was willing to provide “as much assistance to the investigation as she can.”

The younger Tsarnaev brother told law enforcement that he and his brother were partly influenced to carry out the attack by the online sermons of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Al-Qaeda speaker who was killed by a US drone strike two years ago. Dzhokhar also said that the brothers learned to make explosives by reading Inspire magazine, an English-language periodical published by Al-Qaeda.

Police sources speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said that at least a portion of the radical Islamist material was found on Russell’s computer, although they are trying to determine who exactly accessed the information.

DeLuca has maintained that Russell, 24, had no involvement in the plot. She previously provided a DNA sample after law enforcement officials found female DNA on a component of one of the exploded bombs found in downtown Boston. However, Russell’s DNA was not found on the explosive device.

Federal investigators told The New York Times that they doubt Russell’s innocence, whether in planning the attack or evading police in the aftermath. Russell allegedly called her husband when the FBI released his photograph to the public but did not contact the police. She has reportedly stopped cooperating with authorities.

Russell is known to have worked as many as 80 hours every week as a nurse’s aide while Tamerlan, who was unemployed but sometimes worked as a mechanic, cared for the couple’s child. When he was not taking care of the child, it’s been speculated, Tsarnaev experimented with making bombs using household materials. The police “increasingly believe” the brothers assembled the bombs in their home just five miles from where they detonated them, Reuters reported.

FBI agents spent about 90 minutes Monday looking for evidence at Russell’s parents’ home, where she’s been staying since the attack. The FBI refused to comment on whether they found evidence there. However, it is known that they came up empty-handed Friday after searching four locations near the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, where the brothers were thought to have practiced detonations.

Russell was raised in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, where her parents still reside, and met Tamerlan Tsarnaev at Suffolk University. She converted to Islam and married him in 2010. DeLuca claimed Russell does not speak Russian so, often, she could not understand what he was saying when speaking with friends.

The widow has not spoken to the press, but her attorney said earlier this week that Russell had refused to claim Tamerlan's body, instead opting to let his relatives take the corpse. Rusland Tsarni, Tsarnaev’s uncle, the same who called the brothers “losers” during a media scrum, said Tuesday that he would claim the remains.

Of course, family members will take possession of the body,” he told the Associated Press. “We will do it. A family is a family.”


TOPICS: US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonbombings; islam; marathon; mrsspeedbump; thewidowspeedbump; tsarnaev

1 posted on 05/06/2013 10:37:59 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Chechen widows are dangerous species. They are responsible for all the torture you have to endure these days to fly by air.


2 posted on 05/06/2013 10:40:44 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Cronos

But she was such a good girl! /sarc

(BTW, if I was the FBI, I’d check on her mommy and daddy too. Rotten apples don’t fall too far from the tree).


3 posted on 05/06/2013 10:57:10 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cronos
Normally I would root for the police to bag the Hag. But they would have to debag her before officially bagging her.
4 posted on 05/06/2013 11:00:05 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Cronos

Russell worked as many as 80 hrs/wk as a health care aide... Who’s paying for her attorney?


5 posted on 05/06/2013 11:17:09 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

You and I are.


6 posted on 05/06/2013 11:20:03 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Cronos

Russell denounced Jesus and converted to islam. All the worst perils on earth hold nothing to what awaits her.


7 posted on 05/06/2013 11:23:42 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: tdscpa

But why, she hasn’t been charged


8 posted on 05/06/2013 11:25:04 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

Don’t know, but recall reading her father is a doctor.


9 posted on 05/06/2013 11:29:14 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Cronos

And still no interviews with the folks who grabbed the Saudi...


10 posted on 05/06/2013 11:32:57 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: cunning_fish
Chechen widows are dangerous species. They are responsible for all the torture you have to endure these days to fly by air.

2004 Russian aircraft bombings

11 posted on 05/06/2013 11:33:31 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: PghBaldy

Daddie’s a doctor, Mommie’s a nurse, and together they made a daughter so stupid she married a muslim.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 11:52:16 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: cynwoody

In fact aircraft bombings are just a little bit of their total score:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahidka


13 posted on 05/07/2013 12:09:06 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cynwoody

Typical widow of Chechen terrorist:

http://video.i.ua/user/3446652/43241/247547/


14 posted on 05/07/2013 12:22:17 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

LOL! That one blowed up real good!


15 posted on 05/07/2013 12:25:24 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

I wonder what kind of virgins female terrorists got?:)


16 posted on 05/07/2013 12:32:04 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Believe or not when a female Muzzie blows her self up she goes to a different kind of paradise. One where they never grow old but they don’t get to knock boots, if you know what I mean. But they do get to have 19 year old skin forever.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 1:13:05 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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Isn’t tax money, weapons and manpower going to aid radical Islamists to overthrow the Assad gov’t, just like what happened in Egypt and Libya?


18 posted on 05/07/2013 1:33:43 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: Cronos

I am shocked. Shocked, I tell you!


19 posted on 05/07/2013 2:36:39 AM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: Hayride

>>>Isn’t tax money, weapons and manpower going to aid radical Islamists to overthrow the Assad gov’t, just like what happened in Egypt and Libya?<<<
Boston bombers were lived with tax money too. So does “black widow”.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 3:03:39 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Cronos

Holder and Obama have SUCCEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All the Saudis have escaped .... AGAIN.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 3:09:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Cronos

Why does everyone refer to her as Katherine Russell? Isnt her name Katherine Tsarnaev? And don’t muslim converts usually take a muslim name when they convert?

I am so confused.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 3:21:56 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: PghBaldy
Don’t know, but recall reading her father is a doctor.

I'm picturing that she's a Bill Ayers wannabe; grew up as a privileged spoiled brat in a well to do family and 'rebelled' against what she felt was a capitalist/bourgeois upbringing by going full terrorist.

23 posted on 05/07/2013 4:52:34 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: joshua c

you are correct, Moslems do change their names upon conversion


24 posted on 05/07/2013 5:00:33 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: cunning_fish

Everyone needs to add the word “Shahidka” to their counterjihad glossary. Google it and learn.

Thanks for the link!


25 posted on 05/07/2013 5:11:03 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Java4Jay

“Russell worked as many as 80 hrs/wk as a health care aide... Who’s paying for her attorney?”

She comes from a wealthy family.

Grandfather was a member of Skull and Crossbones in 1951. His OBIT was in the New York times paid section even though he lived in MA.

Part owner of thermax.

Great Grandfather appears to have owned a steel mfg business - but that could have been a small one. Info from the Census.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 5:17:48 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Cronos
"radical islamist"

That is entirely redundant.

27 posted on 05/07/2013 5:58:34 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Cronos; OwenKellogg; bunster; thouworm; maggief; onyx; AllAmericanGirl44; ConservativeMan55; ...

Boston Bombing Ping!


28 posted on 05/07/2013 6:00:46 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: joshua c
Isnt her name Katherine Tsarnaev?

Katherine Tsarnaeva, to be correct.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 6:02:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cronos

If she was sufficiently stoopid to surrender Christianity, she is equally stoopid to be involved all the way in jihad.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 7:06:22 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: penelopesire

I just don’t get it. If she refuses to claim his body, why the heck is still walking around with that bag over her head? And seriously, do these muslim men typically stay home and take care of the baby? I just don’t see how see worked 80 hours a week, really?!

Btw, did we learn the moolem names her delightful hubby gave her dingy parents?

This whole family is seriously deranged.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 8:03:24 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Yet more proof that Liberalism is a mental disease. Guarantee you that she grew up in a liberal household where her parents were aging sixties hipsters. Probably never had any any set of core beliefs other than progressive, new age nonsense.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 8:18:29 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

She knew and I think she was involved.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 8:51:09 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I agree or else she has to be the most clueless moronic wife ever. Can you imagine Mr. Pen or Mr. Onyx building a bomb or following islamists jihadi videos without us knowing they had lost their friggin minds?

Lol...never happen in a million years!


34 posted on 05/07/2013 8:59:59 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

LOL.

Never happen and I’m not nosy!


35 posted on 05/07/2013 9:06:43 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: joshua c

karima tsarnaev


36 posted on 05/07/2013 10:30:37 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: RummyChick

Do we know for a fact that she was working 80 hours?


37 posted on 05/07/2013 10:35:03 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

>>>I just don’t get it. If she refuses to claim his body, why the heck is still walking around with that bag over her head? And seriously, do these muslim men typically stay home and take care of the baby? I just don’t see how see worked 80 hours a week, really?!<<<

Getting a job or doing any labor is insulting for men in Chechen culture. “Chaban”=shepherd or a person who works for a living is a N-word there.
Real men has to live a “warrior life” or “off the road”.
Historically Chechens lived as a land version of Somalia pirates interdicting merchants travelling between Eastern Europe and Indochina&Middle East. It is actually a core of their relations with Russians who tried to secure these routes.
At home Chechens rely on their wifes and slave labor (up to this day). In Soviet period they mostly lived on welfare programs which is not near as extensive in modern Russia. It is OK if his wife works too as soon as a “warrior” husband doesn’t desecrate his hands with labor.


38 posted on 05/07/2013 5:52:00 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Cowboy Bob
But she was such a good girl

She's a good dhimmi that has been Koranified.

39 posted on 05/07/2013 5:56:55 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: cunning_fish

Ah, makes sense, everything in their world is a** backwards.
Thanks for the info.


40 posted on 05/07/2013 10:05:47 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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