WSJ: Tamerlan Tsarnaev Influenced by Conspiracy Theories

Monday, 05 Aug 2013 07:54 PM

By Lisa Barron

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Extremist publications found in the apartment of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev have suggested that he was deeply involved in conspiracy theories that went beyond radical Islam.

Tsarnaev discovered some of the radical publications while working as a caregiver for a 67-year-old man who passed them on, along with his beliefs, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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The previously unreported connections between Tsarnaev and the elderly man, identified in 2010 as Donald Larking of Newton, Mass., who was disabled after being shot 40 years earlier in the robbery of a convenience store where he worked, complicates a case that authorities have described as homegrown terrorism, according to the Journal.

Tsarnaev's mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, had apparently tried to make ends meet for her family by working as a home health aide after the family arrived in the United States in 2003, and one of her clients was Larking.

According to the Journal, he was intrigued with far-flung conspiracies, subscribed to newspapers and journals that doubted the Holocaust, and described the 9/11 attacks, among others, as plots by the U.S. and Israeli governments.

Tsarnaev's mother reportedly asked Tamerlan to care for Larking when she wasn't available to work, and the two became close friends.




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