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Posted on 05/05/2013 6:00:49 AM PDT by Zakeet
Complete Headline: Al Qaeda magazine found on laptop of bomber's widow: Suspicion over FBI Tsarnaev's wife grows after radical Islamist files found along with traces of explosive residue throughout her home Federal officials investigating the Boston bombings have discovered radical Islamist materials on a computer belonging to the widow of the deceased suspect, it has been revealed. Katherine Russell, 24, has repeatedly claimed through her attorney that she knew nothing about the deadly April 15 bombings allegedly set off by her late husband, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar. However, the discovery of al Qaedas Inspire magazine on Russells computer, along with the presence of explosive residue throughout their home, have raised new questions about Russell's possible involvement in the act of terror. According to a government document obtained by NBC News, an analysis of the bombs used at the Boston Marathon and pipe bombs that the Tsarnaevs had allegedly thrown at police may have been built following instructions that appeared in an Inspire article titled: Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom. [Snip] Authorities are skeptical of her insistence that she played no role in the attack or in helping the brothers escape the authorities following the release of the photographs, the Times reported. A source told CNN that the bombs were built in the apartment that Tsarnaev shared with Russell and their three-year-old daughter. Residue samples were found on the kitchen table, the kitchen sink, and the bathtub, the source said. Her silence comes as sources told the newspaper that the fingerprints and female DNA found on at least one of the bombs did not belong to her. Authorities had taken a sample from her this week.
Federal officials investigating the Boston bombings have discovered radical Islamist materials on a computer belonging to the widow of the deceased suspect, it has been revealed.
Katherine Russell, 24, has repeatedly claimed through her attorney that she knew nothing about the deadly April 15 bombings allegedly set off by her late husband, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar.
However, the discovery of al Qaedas Inspire magazine on Russells computer, along with the presence of explosive residue throughout their home, have raised new questions about Russell's possible involvement in the act of terror.
According to a government document obtained by NBC News, an analysis of the bombs used at the Boston Marathon and pipe bombs that the Tsarnaevs had allegedly thrown at police may have been built following instructions that appeared in an Inspire article titled: Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.
Authorities are skeptical of her insistence that she played no role in the attack or in helping the brothers escape the authorities following the release of the photographs, the Times reported.
A source told CNN that the bombs were built in the apartment that Tsarnaev shared with Russell and their three-year-old daughter. Residue samples were found on the kitchen table, the kitchen sink, and the bathtub, the source said.
Her silence comes as sources told the newspaper that the fingerprints and female DNA found on at least one of the bombs did not belong to her. Authorities had taken a sample from her this week.
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This nice All-American girl still won't claim her Muzzie-huzzie's body!
Not exactly convincing evidence. It means she doesn’t dust and let’s her husband use her computer.
I hate to admit it...but I sometimes use my wife’s laptop. I don’t think this is much evidence on her....just my humble opinion.
Throws the entire story into doubt.
America is under attack and WE SHOULD BE RETALIATING .. IMMEDIATELY .. TO THE HOST NATION .. WITH DEADLY FORCE.
Damn the politics, the PC, and all the other excuses to do nothing (remember Edmund Burke ?)
That was my thought. He certainly could have used a computer that was hers. My other thought was that anyone stupid enough to dress in Muslim costume and be inducted into the Killer cult is probably stupid enough to help him build a bomb.
But then I am biased, especially against women who marry these jihadists.
She gave up the image of nice, all-American girl by becoming involved with this Muslim and converting to Islam. There’s the dividing line in this whole story as it involves her. When she converted to a death cult.
In that death cult, women do whatever they have to do in order to survive as long as they can. They do not have rights. The husband can beat them constantly as a religious rite. At any time, for any reason, other Muslims can rape, torture and behead them for dishonoring Islam or the family.
I’m sick of the stupid police’s pursuit of her. They pursue HER, because HE’S dead. In his case, EVERYONE in authority dropped the ball. So he succeeded in committing an atrocity. In the wake of that, they have to show how on the ball they are now, by treating her as an independent agent. She was not an independent agent. She is not an independent agent now. She is utterly under the power of the death cult she stupidly joined.
A pox on all their houses.
Now you here who get your jollies playing this little cat and mouse game about her, you must be ecstatic.
The whole thing is a CROCK.
The dividing line is when she became hostage to the death cult.
And I don’t care what any of you say about my views on this. I will tell you, that YOU know as well as I do that what I’m saying about her enslavement by the death cult is true, and that she is not a free and independent agent in this.
So attack my views, I don’t care. The truth is on my side, I’m willing to put it out there, but you prefer cat and mouse games just like the media, since the responsible party is dead.
Waterboard her and find out what’s up.
True that it’s not convincing especially when she was said to work 80 hours a week.
I think she was a total dupe. She had the child and there’s a great urge to preserve a family for a child. Her husband was a loser for sure and we can speculate that eventually the wife would have left him.
Still the horror, even if innocent, that she could be implicated via this evidence will send a message to all other ‘nice girls’ to avoid Islam and its Jihad or any cult that isolates and shutters people up.
I really can’t imagine what she saw in him other than ‘he was there’ and they had relations. He likely charmed her and tied the knot with a pregnancy. She went along and even converted to this insane and false religion. Much like other ‘nice girls’ get captured by Scientology or some other form of path to ‘spiritual enlightment’. She was young and stupid, just as many of us were in years past.
I’ll agre with you. The Boston police are now messing with the barn door after all the horses are gone. They must appear to be doing something even if irrelevant
This woman could go a long way toward redeeming herself by speaking out about her husband, their life, and the influences on both of them.
“Katherine Russell, 24, has repeatedly claimed through her attorney that she knew nothing about the deadly April 15 bombings....”
Lying becomes like second nature when one converts to islam.
Total dupe or not, either imprison her for life or deport her ass to a 3rd century shithole. There she will be among her peers.
You have to assume she was in on it until she can be ruled out. She was a liberal who thought it would be cool to convert to Islam and began hating America even more.
Pray for America to Wake Up
>>>Not exactly convincing evidence. It means she doesnt dust and lets her husband use her computer.<<<
You might be kidding. Imagine your spouse missing for 6 months in Asscrackistan and then builds a dozen of bombs at your apartment. It might be an exotic case of eye and ear disorder, let alone a loss of your mind to miss it.
Boston Bombing ping!
I wish to respectfully disagree with you:
“I will tell you, that YOU know as well as I do that what Im saying about her enslavement by the death cult is true, and that she is not a free and independent agent in this.”
She is an American. If you excuse her as just being caught up in it... I assume you are similarly excusing the youngest bomber?
And if you aren’t...why not? After all ... it appears that he was enslaved by a death cult, too.
This "hostage" spent a lot of time at mom and dad's house -- so she had options to get out of her situation.
And if she didn't then she does now and yet she continues to wear the garb of the death cult.
She can't have it both ways -- ohh I forgot -- she's an all American girl -- she's privileged and can have it both ways.
I don’t know but it seems to me if Dead Bomber had been a right wing Christian ...the wife would have already been in jail for participating.
It’s true she might not have known...but there is pretty convincing evidence that would have got a Christian hauled into jail and treated like a suspect.
That’s a damn fine point, right thar, that is...
I’m not attacking your views; just disagreeing with some of them.
You’re right that women who belong to the blood cult of Islam do what they have to do in order to survive. But this girl wasn’t born into it. She willingly and knowingly converted to it, and then married her terrorist AFTER he violently assaulted her.
To say she was enslaved implies a lack of power on her part, but that’s just not accurate. She voluntarily renounced her way of life and jumped into the shackles....even after her slavemaster beat her up.
Also, the girl initially dreamed of going into the Peace Corps, so she was most likely a stupid leftist who refused to open her eyes to the reality of Islam. Where she’s concerned, I have zero sympathy. The cops can pursue her into the ground for all I care.
Tamerlan’s family is not all that opposed to divorce. His parents divorced. His sister divorced. Your sweet little all-American wife of his apparently has a strong family unit of support for her so she could have gotten out of the marriage any time she wanted. Her neighbors have said they heard loud arguments and heard her yelling. Sure, it’s also been reported he was demanding and called her every name in the book but it appears she was able to hold her own. He didn’t lock her inside the 800 sq ft apartment 24/7. She had an outside job, a car, a computer and cell phone, and was able to go to her parents’ anytime she wished. Heck, Tamerlan was in Russia for six months but instead of getting out she welcomed him back with open arms. No, I disagree with you. She could have left any time she wanted. She made the decision to stay. He’s been dead and gone for 3 weeks yet she’s made the decision to not shed her potato sacks and put on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. No, I don’t have an ounce of sympathy for her.
I recall reading that he beat up his first girlfriend and was arrested for it. But I don’t remember reading he beat his wife.
But I agree that her liberal family probably set her up to be ‘tolerant’.
She wasn’t married all that long and she had a baby, and further she worked 80 hours a week while her loser husband stayed home with the baby.
A young woman with a baby will often bend to her husband’s will even if he is a loser. Later after she wises up she will with leave the loser unless her life is threatened, and then she looks for an escape. But it’s not easy as it sounds.
We need to hear her story and the stories of her friends and family. It will come out.
The female DNA in the found explosives was not hers. But with accessory to murder hanging over head she’d better start singing.
Thanks to the Brit reporters for doing the reporting job on the Islamofacist serial killers and their support groups. This is a job the left wing mediots refuse to do;
Will they find out that her rich daddy has been a big time donor to local rats in Ma. and to the Obozo thugs?
Katherine wasn’t the domestic abuse case. That was Nadine Lopez Ascencao who had been dating him since 2006 in high school. She states he was a bully in high school and wanted her to convert, wear hijab and share his hatred of the US. They were living together when the assault occurred on July 28, 2009. The case was dismissed in 2010. That was her wake up call so she cut all ties with him.
I several of the pictures of her posted recently ( I’m not gonna bother to link to them) it may be just the loose fitting clothes she’s wearing, but it looks like a “baby bump.” Ya think?
Her Aunt Elizabeth Russell, of MA, hasn'tt seen Katherine in four years because her whole path caused friction and an estrangement in the family. Her family didn't approve of Tamerlan and most refused to attend their wedding. Her high school friends say she cut ties with them soon after graduation. A few friends say they didn't like Tamerlan because he was demanding and cussed her. One neighbor says she was wearing hijab before they were married so it may be she was going that direction anyway especially since she was interested in the Peace Corps. Some neighbors say Tamerlan would visit at her home in RI with her but others say they haven't seen him there in a year so maybe there was a rift on the Russell front. A few weeks after she graduated from high school, she was arrested for shoplifting at an Old Navy but the charges were later dismissed. There's been hints she was pregnant when they got married. Certainly, her family may have set her up to be "tolerant" but it also seems she was into teen rebellion and no one was going to tell her what to do.
Yep, I’ve posted the same. Let’s hope there isn’t another spawn of the devil on the way. The only one in this whole mess I feel sorry for is Zahira, the 3 year old. Imagine having the bombing hanging over her head when she starts school and for the rest of her life. If, and that’s a huge IF, Katherine gets out of this, her best bet would be to get out of those potato sacks and back into jeans and t-shirt, moves clear across country and starts using a different version of her name and uses her daughter’s middle name. A complete restart so she puts as much distance as possible between her daughter and the horrible monster her father was.
Teenage rebellion is normal. But embracing Islam is not. And certainly engaging in terrorism as an accomplice is a line that even the most rebellious of teenagers will not cross.
I would like to see our teenagers start ranting to Muslims how they are Westernphobic! rather than take the Muslim and Media slurs of Islamophobe!
I don’t trust Muslims at all. You never see them debate and condemn in earnest the Jihad sects of their members. Any of the rare condemnations are for show only. All of the Muslims in the USA have an air of separateness “We will never join in with the Melting Pot that is America”. To Hell with them.
"Katherine was a student at Suffolk University, Boston, when she met Tsaraev, then a promising boxer and athlete.
It was during that time that she converted and her youthful priorities appear to have changed as she left in 2010 without graduating.
By then her relationship with Tsaraev was intense. Not even his arrest for violently assaulting her in 2009 could change that."
Would not be surprised.
Agree. Quite a stretch to make the assumption that this idiot is a victim of circumstances considering the fact that her home was the bomb factory. It has been repeatedly claimed that she worked so many hours that she had an excuse for supposedly being oblivious to the bomb-making in her own home. That claim originated from her lawyer.
Not every female jihadist is coerced.
I am sure the piece you quoted is in error. He was never arrested for assaulting his wife. He was arrested for assaulting a former girlfriend.
Let’s get the facts straight.
If it’s wrong, tell it to the Daily Mail.
Still not able to dredge up any sympathy here.
Yes. Trying to excuse this young woman as though she were a helpless child simply doesn’t work. She was old enough to know better, and she’s responsible for the choices she made.
> “Tamerlan had a prior assault and battery charge, years before he planned the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15.”
> “Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, was arrested in 2009 for hitting his then-girlfriend, Nadine Ascencao, after an argument about another woman. This photo proves that Tamerlans violent streak started years before the horrific explosions on April 15.”
> “In July 2009, Tamerlan was arrested for slapping an ex-girlfriend, according to court records. His ex was crying hysterically and called 911 to report that she was beat up by her boyfriend, Cambridge Police Officer Angela Pereira wrote in the arrest report. Tamerlan told police that his ex was yelling at him because of another girl (presumably future wife Katherine Russell). Tsarnaev stated at the time, Yes, I slapped her. He said that he struck the left side of her face.”
> “Tamerlans charges, assault and battery, were dismissed before trial, according to Mail Online.”
> “Nadine has since said that Tamerlan was obsessed with Islam, she was afraid to leave him and he tried to brainwash her.”
> I went to his mosque a couple of times and even looked into converting to make him happy. I thought, This is crazy but I still did it for him, Nadine told The Sun. Tamerlan had taken my virginity and said he loved me because I was pure and hadnt been with any other guys. I was in love and scared hed leave me if I didnt do what he said. Looking back I had a lucky escape.
> “Eleven months after the charges, Tamerlan married Katherine after convincing her to convert from Christianity to Islam.”
To not have sympathy for her is entirely understandable. But look at what is reported that the ex-girlfriend said”
I went to his mosque a couple of times and even looked into converting to make him happy. I thought, This is crazy but I still did it for him, Nadine told The Sun. Tamerlan had taken my virginity and said he loved me because I was pure and hadnt been with any other guys. I was in love and scared hed leave me if I didnt do what he said. Looking back I had a lucky escape.
Young women can be easily fooled and charmed. The point to be made here is to broadcast loud and clear to young women in America and beyond to not have anything to do with Muslims unless such Muslims renounce Islam and convert to Christianity or Judaism.
Here’s a real life story put to the Hollywood screen about how charming Muslim men can be to women, impregnate them and then gradually and eventually at a quickened pace cause them to convert even against their will.
The story and film also describe how immensely difficult it is for a woman to escape Islam once taken in.
A film should be made of Katherine (without any benefit to her) and shown to every teenage girl. Her story needs to be told. And if her attorney demands money for her story with her approval, I say fry her on the chair as an accessory to mass premeditated murder.
No, it wouldn’t be normal for most rebellious teens but some like to take it to extremes.
Wow, Al Qaeda magazine. I heard that the centerfold is an exploded view of an exploding explosion. In their fashion section, black is in for the 5th century in a row.
Yes, I’ve seen the movie—more than once, actually.
Teaching teenaged girls about the trap that is Islam is a fine idea, but where were Katherine Russell’s parents? If the family was indeed Christian, you would think the girl might have grown up with a knowledge of that particular truth. You might expect that the mother and father would have reacted with horror to the revelation that their daughter planned to renounce Christianity in order to marry a medieval savage.
Yes, it’s hard for a woman to escape Islam once she’s ensnared, but the woman makes that choice of her own free will. “Not Without My Daughter” was made in 1991. In today’s world, a woman who makes such a choice does so through willful ignorance.
Being easily charmed is one thing. If Katherine Russell was indeed a Christian, and if she renounced Jesus Christ for a Muslim husband, that’s more than foolish-—it’s evil.
She probably bought the pressure cookers and she knew damn well what was going on.
<> Not even his arrest for violently assaulting her in 2009 could change that.<>
That Daily Mail sentence was incorrect and subsequently corrected. That was a different girlfriend that he assaulted in 2009 — not Russell.
However if this Daily Mail story is correct, then the hijab honey better cough it all up because the FBI have the content of her phone calls, including the one where she alerted her terrorist husband: