Police: Mother Of Alleged Bomber Has Outstanding Criminal Charges

article-0-19747785000005DC-827_634x361Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of Boston Marathon alleged bombers Tamerlan and Tzhokhar Tsarnaevso, appears to be wanted for theft in the United States — a charge that could make her interview with authorities more complex for any lawyer. She failed to appear on a theft charge in Massachusetts in October. The looming charges appear to be one of the reasons for her reluctance to return to the United States.

article-0-1972000D000005DC-75_306x423The legal status of Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is uncertain. From court records she would appear in violation of a court order to appear to answer two counts of malicious/wanton damage and defacement to property. In June, she stole $1,600 worth of clothing from a Massachusetts Lord & Taylor store. She was due in court on October 25, but never showed up. It is not clear if a bench warrant was issued after her non-appearance.

To make matters worse, she was captured in a religious rant on CNN when called about her son: “If they are going to kill him. I don’t care. My oldest son is killed, so I don’t care. I don’t care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And, I don’t care if I am going to get killed too. And I will say Allahu Akbar!“ It appears that, like her oldest son, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has become more religious in recent years. It is a chilling insight into those who replace conventional maternal and moral values with extreme religious views. I realize that she is clearly distraught but this is a pretty unnerving response.

The use of religion at such moments strikes many faithful people as curious like the recent people convicted of stealing parking fees who noted that they would not steal during Ramadan. Of course, in nations committed to Sharia law like Saudi Arabia, stealing $1,600 worth of clothes commonly would result in having your hand cut off.

Source: Daily Mail

87 thoughts on “Police: Mother Of Alleged Bomber Has Outstanding Criminal Charges”

  1. Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 08:00 PM EDT

    Americans should expect acts of terror

    Tom Brokaw was right: Our violent attacks abroad increase the chance of retributive attacks at home

    By David Sirota


    “The stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” — Reverend Jeremiah Wright

    In 2008, the hysterical backlash to the above comment by Barack Obama’s minister became a high-profile example of one of the most insidious rules in American politics: You are not allowed to honestly discuss the Central Intelligence Agency’s concept of “blowback” without putting yourself at risk of being deemed a traitor to country.

    Now, five years later, with America having killed thousands of Muslim civilians in its drone strikes and wars, that rule is thankfully being challenged, and not by someone who is so easily smeared. Instead, the apostate is one of this epoch’s most revered journalists, and because of that, we will see whether this country is mature enough to face one of its biggest national security quandaries.

    This is the news from Tom Brokaw’s appearance on “Meet the Press” last Sunday. Discussing revelations that the bombing suspects may be connected to Muslim fundamentalism, he said:

    “We have got to look at the roots of all of this because it exists across the whole (Asian) subcontinent and the Islamic world around the world. I think we also have to examine (America’s) use of drones (because) there are a lot of civilians who are innocently killed in a drone attack in Pakistan, in Afghanistan and in Iraq. And I can tell you having spent a lot of time over there, young people will come up to me on the streets and say, ‘We love America, but if you harm one hair on the head of my sister, I will fight you forever.’ And there is this enormous rage against what they see in that part of the world as a presumptuousness of the United States.”

    As one of the establishment’s most venerated voices, Brokaw is not prone to radical statements. But in a nation that often avoids acknowledging its own role in intensifying cycles of violence, it is unfortunately considered radical to do what the NBC News veteran did and mention that our violent attacks abroad increase the chance of retributive attacks at home.

    Of course, Brokaw was merely stating the obvious: With America having killed thousands of civilians in its wars, we should be appalled by acts of terrorism — but we shouldn’t be surprised by them. We should know that violence will inevitably come from those like the Boston bombing suspect who, according to the Washington Post, “told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack.”

    Noting this is not to argue that such attacks are justified or that we deserve them. It is only to reiterate what Brokaw alluded to: Namely, that blowback should be expected in this age of Permanent War and that one way to potentially avert such blowback in the future is to try to deescalate the cycle of violence.

    To be sure, from the Rev. Wright to Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, many have made these points before. But they have typically been ignored or lambasted for uttering the truth. Brokaw, though, can’t be so readily dismissed. He is a Walter Cronkite of his age, and, indeed, his declaration recalls Cronkite’s seminal moment 45 years ago.

    Back in 1968, opponents of the Vietnam War were being marginalized in much the same way critics of today’s wars now are. But when such a revered voice as Cronkite took to television to declare the conflict an unwinnable “stalemate,” he helped create a tipping point whereby Americans began to reconsider their assumptions.

    In similarly making such an assumption-challenging statement, Brokaw has followed in Cronkite’s heroic footsteps. The only question is: Will America finally listen?

    David Sirota is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, magazine journalist and the best-selling author of the books “Hostile Takeover,” “The Uprising” and “Back to Our Future.

    1. anony, If Brokaw was talking to somebody in some country, they were in an area which has NO danger of being hit by a US drone strike. If the sister decided to go into such an area, I would think that the speaker would have to warn her about doing so. Brokaw also forgets, as do you, that FAR more civilians are being killed by fellow Muslims. Will that speaker decide to kill the jihadis who kill his sister? Will he call for more US drones to blast the SOBs who killed his sister? Or will he ignore the killers of his sister? Will he say, she deserves to be killed if she does not cover her head, or wear a burqua? These are questions YOU have to ask.

      As one who is a Vietnam era veteran and who was in the anti-Vietnam war movement, and who read tons of books on Vietnam and the war, I can tell you there is NO similarity to Vietnam at all. Just on the surface, I don’t recall any Vietnamese killing over 3000 people in the US. In fact, they were quite friendly to those who came to Vietnam in peace missions. I would advise against doing that in all the areas where US drones are. The folks there have a nasty habit of cutting off the heads of journalists.

      Then you have to remember that the US did nothing at all to provoke any of these attacks. So far I have asked people like YOU to tell me what horrible things the US did in Afghanistan and the remote areas of Pakistan prior to 9/11 that provoked such a thing. I have gotten NO response at all. Your narrative is like talking about WWII and decrying the firebombing and nuking of Japan and forgetting Pearl Harbor. So despite having burned Japan to the ground and killed million of them, the Japanese are good friends of ours now, even WITH tens of thousands of US troops on the ground.

  2. I cannot make any judgments about Mrs. Tsarnaeva. I believe that the pain felt by a mother over the loss of a child is universal. The manner in which that pain is expressed is cultural.

  3. Blouise,

    “Somebody asked about that the other day and no one seems to know.”

    I think ( aka “am sure” ) that was me/I.

    I can think of at least two people who know, but there is silence on the matter.
    Knowing what happened is important – as it speaks to the soul of any idea of a reasonable society.

    I mentioned Shoshana Hebshi in another thread.
    “No one sems to know” would have applied in her case had she not blogged about it.
    Despite her blogging and the ACLU case arising, I still don’t see any trails of the two innocent brown guys whose bathroom visits as perceived by hysterics triggered her abuse (aka vaginal and anal and psychological rape that can’t be reported as such).
    The innocent guys were Indian and probably Buddhist and unconnected with her apart from being brown.

    “no one seems to know”
    That’s because most people don’t really want to know.
    It’s not a sexy story that would attract click-thoughs and who gives a f*ck anyway? There is a war on terror that by definition can never end.

  4. nick,

    I have no idea … honestly, people here don’t pay much attention to color/race and with the ethnic diversity that’s everywhere in this city, names are no real hint.

  5. SlingTrebuchet,

    Somebody asked about that the other day and no one seems to know.

  6. There was something awful about the Reddit-Identifed-Perp being linked with a Brown(TM) University.
    Then I sensed a hiatus in the Force when clued-up people realized that Indian did not necessarily mean Muslim. (Please Deity make them Muslim so we can continue with easy options)

    What happened to those guys who were hauled off the Boston-Chicago(not Cleveland) flight solely because they spoke Arabic?

    Acerbic I can underdtand. That’s a hanging offence. But Arabic?

  7. Blouise, Ethnicity and work ethic are important to me and I know Cleveland has both. Staying on the Browns subject, they just drafted Barkevious Mingo. I don’t follow college football like I used to, but I think he might be black.

  8. Chicago has canals.
    Which means that Chicago erulers!

    Google Earth once asked me “Do you want to delete Chicago?”
    I wasn’t thinking it all the way through at the time, so I clicked “Yes”.
    I apologised later on Twitter to anyone who had been inconvenienced by my action.
    I was relieved when I later discovered that the power of Google is not all that it is cracked up to be.

  9. raff,

    I love the Shedd … we don’t have anything like it in Cleveland.

  10. nick,

    Great Irish and Italian and Greek and German and Polish areas and every other ethnicity you can think of. Too many universities, community colleges, and technical schools to mention. Our theater district is the second largest in the country next to Broadway, the symphony is first rate and then there’s Joe Walsh. 😉 We outshine New York and Chicago in computer tech and creativity career fields. All in all you can be anything you want to be here except stodgy. Stodgy doesn’t get you in trouble … it just gets you laughed at. One of our newer Brown’s players just got caught up in a prostitution sting … he’s going to fit right in.

  11. bigfatmike,

    Cleveland “river spontaneously bursts into flames” options:

    1) Lobbyists upstream
    2) So much vodka/whisky/spirits intaken so that overloaded livers are unable to process it and inflammable stuff gets out there via a magical bypass valve
    3) There is no magical bypass valve and people just puke raw alcohol straight into the river
    3.14159265359..) “F*ck . I could do that. It’s not like I’ve got anything better to do. And sh*t is all f*cked up”
    4) Global warming caused by farts of dinosaurs no older than 6000 years ( we’re talking young fresh feral dinosaurs with fossilised FaceBook pages here)
    5) Stuff
    6) School shooters
    7) Other stuff
    0) Terrorists aka Muslims even if the real Muslims think “WTF?”

    1. My hat is off to anybody that knows Pi to 12 digits.

      But did you know 2.718281828459?

      Well, back to important issues. If Drew Carry says Cleveland is OK, that is good enough for me.

      Cleveland, a very special city…and river!!!

  12. OK, OK. I admit defeat.

    It wasn’t the Jews who crucified Christ.
    It was the Romans.
    But that was jusr real polotick ….they were only the Roman Empire before it sort of tranzmorgified into the Holy Roman Empire – so it’s the same thing – just appetites rebranded.
    The Romans only did it because the Jews via the then equivalent of an Interwebz/Fox_News poll preferred a real criminal to be let loose rather than some guy who was just weird.

    I have this image of Obama’s hands being so white from washing that Michael Jackson would have killed him to get his soap.

  13. Blouise, I remember that weird bathroom comment. Your Cleveland liberal comment piqued my curiousity. As you might imagine, there are many lists. What sems to be the most fact based one is by the Bay Area Center for voting research. They have Cleveland #11
    1 Detroit
    2 Gary
    3 Berkley
    4 DC
    5 Oakland
    6 Inglewood
    7 Newark
    8 Cambridge
    9 SF
    10 Flint
    11 “The Cleve!”
    12 Hartford
    13 Paterson, NJ
    14 Baltimore
    15 New Haven
    16 Seattle
    17 Chicago
    18 Philly
    19 Birmingham
    20 St. Louis

    I’ve been to every city but Birmingham. There are only ~8 I would care to live in, “The Cleve” being one. The Cleve comes from Thirty Rock. Alec Baldwin used it as a condescending nickname of the city where Liz Lemon thought about moving to for a boyfriend. You probably knew that.

    1. Isn’t Cleveland that city where the river spontaneously bursts into flames.

      There has got to be something very special about a city where the river water burns. I mean… wow, just wow.

  14. Did I mention that Christ was a Jew?
    Like..before he (He?) became a Christian?
    Oh….. I didn’t.

    Just as well that he (He?) wasn’t born in the next village… like he (He?) would have been a ………….. Muslim?

    Now THAT! would have been a valid reason to crucify him (Him?)

  15. At the risk of terminating this thread with extreme Godwin prejudice… and C/c..atholics.. there was that unfortunate thing with the Germans.
    ( but the Jews crucified Christ anyway so who gives a f*uck? ).

    And there was something about Protestants burning Catholics – but we’ve all grown up now… unless we’re not actually ordinary decent Jews but deranged Israelis who want to see how the Holocaust was from the other perspective.

  16. Bron

    Do I have it wrong? Are you an Islamic scholar?

    I’ll give you ….
    – The Spanish Inquisition
    – Pope John Paul – a simple man who looked at the books – might have thought WTF – and died under vague cirumstances
    – Pope John Paul II – who eventually said “I’m outta here”
    – Pope Francis – who might have thought “Oh Holy Sh*te” and said “Offices are necessary but they are necessary only up to a certain point” – as in the Curia being soul-immune professional empire builders, nevermind the homosexual rings
    – aaaaand…I’ll give you …. um… Catholics.

    F*ck your scholars.
    I’ll give you people.
    …..like ordinary people getting on with their lives in the culture/family_circumstances into which they were born.

    In answer to your question…

    I am not an Islamic scholar.
    Also ….
    I am not a biblical/christian/protestant/catholic scholar.
    …. none of which would equip me to be a human.

  17. Shame on you, Professor Turley. Although the media has judged them, improperly, it is an allegation that they are the “bombers.” We don’t really know, do we?

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