Saturday, May 4, 2013

Marathon jihad update; Wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev now under more intense scrutiny

What does she know and what is she willing to tell?  I believe she knows more than what we have learned so far, we shall see what the future holds for the wife of the Boston Marathon jihad.

Update; Tamerlans wife now refuses to cooperate and speak with officials.  I guess she finally lawyered up and was advised to clam up.

From the Washington Post May 1 by Sari Horwitz

Investigators sharpen focus on Boston bombing suspect’s widow

Federal law enforcement officials are sharpening their focus on the widow of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing after finding al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine and other radical Islamist material on her computer, according to law enforcement officials.

The probe of the computer belonging to Katherine Russell, 24, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is part of the effort by investigators to determine whether Russell knew anything about the April 15 bombing plot or helped her husband and his brother, Dzhokhar, hide from authorities, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation.
Officials have concluded that fingerprints and female DNA found on fragments of the pressure-cooker bombs do not match Russell’s, but they say they are continuing to investigate.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the surviving suspect, has told investigators that he and his brother learned to build the bombs from an English-language Inspire magazine and that they were partly influenced by the online sermons of Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaeda propagandist who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

According to officials, Dzho­khar Tsarnaev also told investigators that he and his brother built the bombs in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s apartment in Cambridge, Mass., where the elder brother lived with Russell and their daughter. Officials said that Russell called her husband when she saw his photograph on television — following the FBI’s release of the pictures of the suspects — but did not notify authorities.

One of the key questions for investigators is whether the radical Islamist materials on Russell’s computer belonged to her or were downloaded by her husband or someone else.

Russell’s attorney, Amato DeLuca, did not return phone calls seeking comment.

DeLuca had previously said his client played no role in the plot and was shocked to learn of the involvement of her husband and brother-in-law.

I'm shocked...shocked to find this going on.  Of course you are.

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