Boston Bomber’s Confession Letter Contains Infuriatingly Cruel Comment About His Victims

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Bombing noteOne month after bombs shattered the euphoria at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, investigators say suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a note on the wall of the boat he was hiding in before he surrendered to police on April 19.

Scrawled in pen, his message—and the makeshift dry board he scribbled it on—were riddled with bullet holes. He himself was bleeding from gunshot wounds he sustained during an earlier shootout between police and his older brother, Tamerlan, the accused co-conspirator in the attacks that senselessly killed three and injured 264.

Even down to what could’ve very well been his last moments, Tsarnaev was passionate in his zealotry and dedicated to his cause. And he fired off a whole mini-manifesto about it.

He claimed responsibility for the attacks but justified his action as retribution for what the U.S. did to Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq. “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” he wrote.

He also called the Boston victims “collateral damage,” like Muslims are in U.S. wars.

And even though, as the only living member of the hell-raising duo, he’ll be shouldering prosecution for the bombings by himself, Tsarnaev added that he considers his brother a martyr in paradise. For that reason, he doesn’t mourn him. In fact, he expects to join him there when he makes that transition from the land of the living to the afterlife.

I wouldn’t be so sure about that. The Quran is spilling over with verses about peace and love and respect and fairness. It’s unclear what version this dude and others like him have been reading, but even the deepest resentment against a system that has admittedly inflicted untold amounts of pain and despair on other innocent people doesn’t justify murderous revenge.

Because Tsarnaev penned his confession before he was read his Miranda rights, there may be a struggle to have this note and other self-incriminating statements he made directly to police admitted into the case. That remains to be seen. It’s clear that he and his brother had a tour of chaos and destruction on tap after they ravaged the Boston Marathon. Authorities found evidence that they were planning to wreck similar carnage in Times Square.

Between the note and their presumed blueprint for evil, we do know they had no mercy and no regrets. 

Do you think he’s telling the whole story or were others involved who have yet to be pinpointed? 

Image via marc falardeau/Flickr


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jane337 jane337

I think if that is how he feels, why in the hell is he living here?  Go back to your homeland with the other terrorists and get out of our country!  

daydr... daydreamer6170

comparing all muslims to terrorists is the same as.saying all christians are like wedtboro baptist and other crazy things. the bible has just as much violence as the quaran

Todd Vrancic

Stop giving this sociopath the fame he craves.

Cynthia Cook

The notion that the Qur'an espouses peace and love is a common misconception promoted by people who clearly have never read it. The truth is that the Qur'an was composed over time and that while the initial portions are of a more peaceful nature, the latter and therefore BINDING portion of it espouse nothing short of murder and violence. I can't see how anyone could fail to understand this verse: Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle. Don't believe me? Look it the hell up. Islam is the exact opposite of Christianity wherein the New Testament supercedes the Old Testament with its eye for an eye. Christianity is the religion of peace -- not Islam.

kdsue kdsue

Not being Mirandized before writing the note will have absolutely no bearing on its admissibility in court.  Miranda warnings are only required prior to questioning by the police and only if the person is in law enforcement's custody.  A note scribbled on the wall of his hiding place is always going to be fair game for use by prosecutors.

Courtnut Courtnut

The Oklahoma bomber said the same. That the children who died in the daycare were collateral damage... Said he would have picked a different building if he knew about the daycare. How sweet.

Raynebird Dragonwyke

cynthia cook you are not a very well read christian if you truly think that christianity is the religion of peace.  please take up your ridiculous volume again and reread it cover to cover again.  it is no different from the quran or the torah.  you are all children of abraham.  you are all painted with the same brush and are all fathered by the same blood thirsty killer god.

Mom22Ans Mom22Ans

Yeah, they are the only people from other countries who go to others and senselessly kill others. Not saying what he did is right at all, but it's pretty self-righteous to act like we are an innocent country. It doesn't matter if there religion is violent or not. People are. You attack something personal about one person, others will join in. This isn't a religious issue, it's a people issue. We are just using religion as the scapegoat. No one is innocent in all of this. Until we stop warring with each other, we are all collateral damage.

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