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Boston bombing suspect tells parents he and his brother innocent

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Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told his parents he and his brother were innocent

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The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and has assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent.Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, walked without a wheelchair to speak to his mother last week for the only phone conversation they have had since he has been in custody.

His mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, said her son told her he was getting better.

He said that he had a very good doctor, but was struggling to understand what happened.

“He didn’t hold back his emotions either, as if he were screaming to the whole world: What is this? What’s happening?” she said.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were wounded in the bombings on 15 April.

The elder brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shoot out with police, and Dzhokhar remains in a prison hospital after being badly injured.

His mother said: “I could just feel that he was being driven crazy by the unfairness that happened to us, that they killed our innocent Tamerlan.”Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s father Anzor said: “All I can do is pray to God and hope that one day fairness will win out, our children will be cleared, and we will at least get Dzhokhar back, crippled, but at least alive.”

Separately, at a news conference in Moscow, the father of a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter who was killed during FBI questioning accused agents of being “bandits” who executed his son.

Abdul-Baki Todashev showed journalists 16 photographs that he said were of his son, Ibragim, in a Florida morgue.

He said his son had six gunshot wounds to his torso and one to the back of his head.

It was not immediately possible to authenticate the photographs.

The FBI says Todashev was being questioned by an FBI agent and two Massachusetts state troopers about his ties to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as well as about a 2011 triple slaying in Massachusetts.

Three law enforcement officials said initially that Ibragim Todashev had lunged at the FBI agent with a knife, although two of them later said it was no longer clear what had happened.

The father said his son was “100% unarmed.”

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IftikharAhmad
IftikharAhmad

Muslim community unconditionally condemns and repudiates the bombings that took place in Boston. We share the pain of fellow Americans and express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed or injured in this vicious attack. The killing of innocents can never be justified.  And, it is our hope that the perpetrator(s) of this horrible act soon be apprehended and brought to justice.   Two brothers, one dead, one alive and at large. After hours when they were known only by grainy images of two men in baseball caps, a portrait gradually emerged Friday of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. They had come to the United States about 10 years ago from a Russian region near Chechnya, according to an uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md. They had two sisters. As kids they rode bikes and skateboards on quiet Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Mass. But their lives appeared to take different turns — at least until this week, when a video caught them together on Boylston Street, moments before two bombs unleashed terror at the finish line of America's most famous race. Tamerlan, believed to be 26 when he was killed overnight in a shootout, dropped out after studying accounting at Bunker Hill Community College for just three semesters. "I don't have a single American friend. I don't understand them." he was quoted as saying in a photo package that appeared in a Boston University student magazine in 2010. He identified himself then as a Muslim and said he did not drink or smoke: "God said no alcohol." He said he hoped to fight for the U.S. Olympic team and become a naturalized American. He said he was studying to become an engineer. More recently, Tamerlan — married, with a young daughter — became a more devout Muslim, according to his aunt, Maret Tsarnaeva. She told reporters outside her Toronto home Friday that the older brother had taken to praying five times a day. He was currently attending the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Mass., university officials said Friday. He lived on the third floor of the Pine Dale dormitory. Ever hear of Tamerlane, leader of the Mongolian hordes who invaded Persia, Turkey, Russia and India in the 1300's? The brother here was named after him. The IRA was a TERRORIST organization who bombed schools full of children, massacred innocents and put bombs in busy London subway stations ...oh, and thy were all "devout" Roman Catholics .....how many Catholics were blamed for this and generalized as terrorists? ..I'm just saying. Why are they being called Chechen, they obviously have citizenship? Is it too embarrassing for the government to call them what they are, after all they gave them citizenship? They're Americans - not Chechen, but domestic terrorists. The only question is of course why? They also appear to be well integrated into American life just as the 7/7 bombers in the UK so really nobody would be any the wiser.     Boston bombers are the product of the western education which makes a man stupid, selfish and corrupt. They find themselves cut off from their cultural heritage and are unable to enjoy the beauty of their literature and poetry. "Mosques don't radicalize people, people radicalize people." "Mosque says bombing suspects were 'occasional visitors,' never violent. There are many mosques in Europe and the United States that are open to non-Muslims. But, it is important to show proper respect in the mosque.   Although this is a very unfortunate event (Boston bombing), bombs like this are raining down in the middle east day and night but no one is saying a word or standing up for them. Is the Muslim blood really inferior to everyone else? Religious beliefs should not be the focus of this investigation. There is about 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, and how many commit atrocities like this? And last time I checked the Aurora shooter's and the Sandy Hook shooter's religious beliefs were not publicized and connected to their acts. Religion is only an important factor when its not Christian.   What’s going on in Texas? Why are we forcing the Boston tragedy down our throats but ignoring an even bigger loss of life in Texas? Why are they being called Chechen, they obviously have citizenship? Is it too embarrassing for the government to call them what they are, after all they gave them citizenship? They're Americans - not Chechen, but domestic terrorists. The only question is of course why? They also appear to be well integrated into American life just as the 7/7 bombers in the UK so really nobody would be any the wiser.   Please think and remember in your prayers the victims of Boston bombing. Please do not forget to think and remembers in your prayers the victims of American bombing in Iraq, Afghanistan and drone attacks in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Even in Karachi and Quetta, innocent peoples are victim of bomb blasts and a common Pakistani points his figure at American CIA.   The true honest practicing Muslims were all absolutely shocked and remorseful about what happened in Boston. This is a huge tragedy and a loss for all  as humanitarians. This is so sad.

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