Older suspect in Boston bombings grew increasingly religious, analysis shows
April 21st, 2013
11:40 AM ET

Older suspect in Boston bombings grew increasingly religious, analysis shows

By Tim Lister and Paul Cruickshank

Tamerlan Tsarnaev appears to have become increasingly radical in ithe last three or four years, according to an analysis of his social media accounts and the accounts of family members. But there is so far no evidence of active association with international jihadist groups.

In August 2012, soon after returning from a long visit to Russia, Tsarnaev created a YouTube channel with links to a number of videos.

Two videos under a category labeled "Terrorists" were deleted. It's not clear when or by whom. But analysis by CNN and the SITE Intelligence Institute has uncovered a screen grab from one of those videos. It features members of the group Imarat Kavkaz - identifiable by the logo on their shirts. Imarat Kavkaz is the most potent militant Islamist group in Russia's North Caucasus region - which includes Chechnya and Dagestan.

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  1. Pete

    See what happens when yah get religious and all just goes to your heads right republicans,can you relate here on this subject and I bet you can hypocrites!!Start thinkin about the afterlife and what yah have to do to cash in on it..What coupons yah need,where to turn them in and what religious group yah have to hang with,they're not all the same and not all as radical..It's like the Bible ,10 people read it and 10 different interpetations,nobody the same ...That's America as well,no country has so many different religions groups and different branches that off shoot from the original one and believe me everyone even on these sites has some type of religious affiliation except ones claiming being atheists and again its a type of religious group that believes against everyone's elses God or religious believes right!!

    April 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Reply

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