Boston Marathon Bomber's Mom's Heartless Reaction to Guilty Verdict Is Unlike Any We've Seen

Boston Bomber momThey say love is blind, and there's few greater loves than that of a mother for child, so I guess it makes sense that moms can be the blindest of them all when it comes to their children. That probably explains why Boston Bomber Dhozkhar Tsarnaev's mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, is still singing his praises even after he was found guilty of the terrorist attack.


Zubeidat, who lives in Russia, reportedly texted a long-time supporter of her youngest son, who was found guilty on all 30 counts related to 2013's bombings at the Boston Marathon, and he posted the message on social media. In it, she thanked those who supported her 21-year-old son, and then wrote:

I will never forget it. May god bless those who helped my son. The terrorists are the Americans and everyone knows it. My son is the best of the best.

This isn't unexpected, the mom has steadfastly maintained both of her sons' innocence, despite heaps of evidence to the contrary. Her older son, Tamerlan, was killed in a shoot-out with police.

No doubt it must be difficult for a mother to accept that her kids have done horrible things -- but you would think there would at least be some words for the victims, which included 8-year-old Martin Richard. As a mother, you would think she could empathize with his parents.

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I always respect parents who are willing to say they still love their children, but do not love their actions. Take someone like Peter Rodger, father of UC-Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger, who proclaimed his sympathy for his son's victims before anything else. 

Or the parents of Aurora, Colorado killer James Holmes, who say they daily pray for each victim, and name them out loud. Or the mom of Pantera concert killer Nathan Gale, who killed the band's guitarist and three others. She expressed gratitude to the security guard who killed her son, as it probably saved the lives of others.

Parents who are truly good parents don't have conditions on their love, but they do have them on their approval and respect.

Scarily, perhaps Zubeidat does approve of and respect the crimes of her son.

If your child did something like this, what would you say?

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