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Skip to comments.Exclusive: Dagestani Relative of Tamerlan Tsarnaev Is a Prominent Islamist
Posted on 05/08/2013 5:50:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Kizlyar, Russia - Last year, when Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months in the Russian region of Dagestan, he had a guide with an unusually deep knowledge of the local Islamist community: a distant cousin named Magomed Kartashov. Six years older than Tsarnaev, Kartashov is a former police officer and freestyle wrestlerand one of the regions most prominent Islamists.
In 2011 Kartashov founded and became the leader of an organization called the Union of the Just, whose members campaign for sharia law and pan-Islamic unity in Dagestan, often speaking out against U.S. policies across the Muslim world. The group publicly renounces violence. But some of its members have close links to militants; others have served time in prison for weapons possession and abetting terrorismcharges they say were based on fabricated evidence. For Tsarnaev, these men formed a community of pious young Muslims with whom he could discuss his ideas of jihad. Tsarnaevs mother, Zubeidat, confirmed that her son is Kartashovs third cousin. The two met for the first time in Dagestan, she said, and became very close.
Since April 19, when Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar were publicly identified as being the key suspects in the bombing of the Boston Marathon, investigators have been trying to work out how they were radicalized....
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Boston Bombing Ping!
We can get to this tomorrow...tonight the focus is on Benghazi and this administration’s lies,dereliction of duty and abuse of power!!
What! You mean that our local state protectors and even the Federal Government failed to detect problems with this fellow? I know you are kidding as I keep hearing that the protection of our government is only seconds away.
How were they radicalized?
No mystery at all. 1. they were Muslim. 2. they read the Koran. Mystery solved.