Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

4/26/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva was on terror watch list after Russian warning.

The mother of the terrorists who bombed the Boston Marathon has been designated by federal authorities as a "person of interest" in their investigation into the radicalization of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva could herself be a terrorist and is now considered a person of interest.

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva could herself be a terrorist and is now considered a person of interest.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/26/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Tamerlain, Tsarnaev, Tsarnaeva, terrorists, Boston, bombs, Dzhokar


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has been designated a "person of interest" for her possible role in the radicalization of the Boston Bombing terrorists. Authorities say they now believe she became radicalized at the same time her sons did.

By all reports, the family did not have radical sympathies when they arrived in the United States a decade ago. Instead, Tamerlan Tsarnaev became radicalized during his time in the United States. In an interview he gave to a sports reporter covering his success as a Golden Gloves boxer, Tamerlan confessed to not having many American friends and not understanding American culture.

He eventually married an American woman, converting her to Islam. Her friends say she became withdrawn, a sign of possible abuse. Tamerlan was known to have a strong temper.

Meanwhile, his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, was herself placed on a CIA database after Russian authorities warned that both she and Tamerlan were religious militants. Tamerlan was also placed on the watchlist.

There has been some speculation if Tsarnaeva would be arrested following her and her ex-husband's planned trip to the United States, however earlier on Friday she announced that she would not be going. Her ex-husband and father to the terrorist pair, Anzor Tsarnaev, also planned to come to the U.S. on Friday, but declined because of his "nerves and stomach."

Both parents deny their son had anything to do with the attack.

In Boston, the surviving terrorist, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, was transferred during the night to a secure federal hospital facility from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He will be housed at the Federal Medical Center at Fort Devins in Ft. Devins, Mass., a facility that specializes in long-term care for federal prisoners.

Dzhokar could face new charges including use of a weapon of mass destruction. That charge also carries the death penalty.

By his own revelation, Dzhokar said he and his brother planned to set off a series of explosives in Times Square, New York. Those plans were thwarted when the victim of the car they hijacked escaped and phoned police. Police then surrounded the terrorist brothers and Tamerlan was killed in a subsequent shootout.

Dzhokar managed to escape and was captured the next day after he was caught hiding in a covered boat parked in a neighborhood driveway.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for March 2015
Universal:
Scientists: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More U.S.

National sheriffs talk about immigration overflow and criminal activity on border Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A number of local ranchers and residents along the Cochise County border with Mexico have arranged a meeting with representatives of the national sheriff's group to lay out issues and proposals regarding the seemingly inefficient immigration system implemented by the ... continue reading


California chef creates unique way to save water during record drought Watch

Image of California chef creates unique way for

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In drought-stricken California, Chef John Cox of Sierra Mar eatery, came up with a new method for saving water. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - On a remote location off Highway 1, where people can see the Pacific in Big Sur, at the top of the cliff, is the ... continue reading


Strange new desks promise to help students focus Watch

Image of Standing desks replace traditional seating desks.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Sedentary education is now being dismissed at Vallecito Elementary in San Rafael. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - The elementary school's students are now standing in class, as the chairs were removed in four of their classrooms. According to one of the ... continue reading


Infant Exposure: Newborn Baby Rescued from a Dumpster Reunited with Hero Who Saved Him

Image of Officer Michael Buelna reunited with the baby he had saved from the trash, twenty five year old Robin Barton.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Michael Buelna is a Police Officer in Santa Ana, California. In 1989 he heard a sound coming from a trash bin. When he looked closely, he discovered a newborn baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached. The child was only four hours old. He weighed four ... continue reading


Personal assistant to Mississippi Senator arrested for trafficking meth and date rape drugs Watch

Image of Assistant Fred Pagan was paid $160,000 in his Senate role last year, according to newspaper reports. The 49-year-old Pagan has worked for Cochran since he was 16 years old.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Mississippi Senator's personal assistant has been charged with trafficking drugs from China to use as payment for sexual favors. An investigation was launched after police seized a package on April 9 with over a kilo of the date rape drug GBL addressed to ... continue reading


Oregon bakers who refused to make lesbian wedding cake get $100K from online fundraiser Watch

Image of Melissa Klein and her husband Aaron disapprove of gay marriage for religious reasons. They refused to  make the cake for a commitment ceremony in June of 2013.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa, in the Portland suburb of Gresham, made international headlines when they refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple two years ago. The bakery was fined $135,000 -- $100,000 was raised on an online fundraising page ... continue reading


The Obama Administration to bring waves of immigrants to refugee settlements in the United States Watch

Image of You could look for clues if you're community is selected for immigration settlements, says WND.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Obama administration is no less than discreet. From the "Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant and Refugee Immigration" report from the White House Task Force on New Americans, certain clues and signs ... continue reading


Lifting the Christian flag on Georgian government grounds raises concerns Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After seeking legal recommendations, Cochran, Georgia was advised not to raise the traditional Christian flag outside City Hall. However, the city council decided to determine this through votes that eventually turned in favor of lifting the flag. The flag raising is ... continue reading


California's extreme drought causes rodents to raid homes Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Rodents are being forced to forage into houses and residences for water to survive during the high temperature in California causing an extreme drought. The rats are going through various lengths and pushing themselves into small holes just to get some food and water. ... continue reading


It just might be the largest eruption ever! Fire in the belly - much more magma underneath Yellowstone volcano than thought Watch

Image of The recently discovered magma reservoir alone has a volume 2.5 times that of the Grand Canyon. However, these new expanses do not mean that the two hellish hollows could overflow the Grand Canyon with molten rock.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A research group, using seismic technology to scan Yellowstone National Park's depths has made a literally earth-shaking discovery. Yellowstone's magma reserves are many magnitudes greater than previously thought, making the notion of an eruption far more ... continue reading


All U.S. News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 11:19-26
19 Those who had scattered because of the persecution ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 87:1-3, 4-5, 6-7
1 [Of the sons of Korah Psalm Song] With its ... Read More

Gospel, John 10:22-30
22 It was the time of the feast of Dedication in ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for April 28th, 2015 Image

St. Peter Chanel
April 28: In St. Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr (Feast day - April 28) ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter