According to an exclusive Vocativ report, the mother of condemned Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has a message of revenge for the nation that sentenced her son to die. One of Zubeidat Tsarnaeva’s allies, Zarina Kasenova, received a social media message from the mother shortly after the 21-year-old Dzhokhar was sentenced to die for his role in the 2013 bombing.
“They think that they are killing us and they celebrate this,” Tsarnaeva reportedly wrote, “but we are the ones who will rejoice when Allah grants us the chance to behold them in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire, an otherworldly flame.”
Though she did not mention her eldest son – Tamerlan Tsarnaev died during the manhunt that followed the bombing – in her message, she did express love for her “sons.”
It is with that love, she declared, that she “will stand in front of Allah.”
Tsarnaeva’s reaction garnered a passionate rebuke from numerous Twitter users.
“How dare #Tsarnaev’s mother make terroristic threats and say ‘US will pay,’” one user wrote. “Are we supposed to celebrate her precious little murderers?”
Vocative reported on the initial message and the publication’s subsequent interview with Kasenova. She explained that, as a supporter of Tsarnaeva’s cause, she is not necessarily proclaiming Dzhokhar innocent.
“You should understand that this group is not a shrine to Dzhokhar,” she said, “it’s a group with doubts about the case.”
She started Support Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a fundraising group with continuing ties to the Tsarnaev family.
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