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4/19/2013 (2 years ago)

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Suspect No.1 previously identified self as Muslim to reporter.

According to an earlier sports news report, the Boston marathon bombing suspects were devout Muslims, which could hint at a religious motive for terrorism. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was photographed during a sports interview. He was a boxer. Tamerlain was killed on Thursday night in a shootout.

Tamerlan Tsarnev, 26, in a photo by journalist Johannes Hirn.

Tamerlan Tsarnev, 26, in a photo by journalist Johannes Hirn.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

4/19/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, suspect, muslim, terrorists

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In one of the images, Tamerlan Tsarnaev is seen massaging the hand of his girlfriend. Reporter, Johannes Hirn wrote,"Tamerlan says his girlfriend is half Portuguese, half Italian girlfriend and converted to Islam: 'She's beautiful, man!'"

The story, "Will Box For Passport" by Hirn shows Tamerlan in various poses as he trains for a boxing match. Tamerlan participated in the Golden Gloves competition where he represented New England. He was defeated during the tournament.

Tamerlan also told Hirn, "I don't have a single American friend, I don't understand them."

According to Hirn, Tamerlain had already lived in the United States for five years, fleeing violence in his home country and arriving in the U.S. as a refugee. He was studying to become an engineer.

In another caption, Hirn wrote this:  "Tamerlan says he doesn't drink or smoke anymore: 'God said no alcohol.' A muslim, he says: 'There are no values anymore,' and worries that 'people can't control themselves.'"

You can view the photo gallery and read the captions here

Tamerlan Tsarnev, 26, was killed last night in a shootout with police. He was identified in photographs as a prime suspect in the Boston marathon bombings. At the time of his death, he was attempting to flee with his brother and was reportedly wearing a suicide vest.

At this time, his brother, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, is suspect No. 2, and he has also been identified in images from the bombing. Police have surrounded a neighborhood in Watertown, Mass., and are hoping to take him alive to obtain answers as to why the brothers lost control of themselves and went on a murderous spree-that as of this moment, may not have ended.


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