A woman who has been identified as the sister of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers spoke out today from her NJ home, according to an online report.
“They were great people. I never would have expected it,” she told the Star-Ledger. “They are smart – I don’t know what’s gotten into them.”
Just after 11 a.m., FBI agents arrived at the building set up a perimeter around it.
Tsarneava, who did not identify herself but was listed on public records as the woman living there, referred to Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother Tamerlan, 26, as her own “brothers.”
“No I’m not okay – no one is okay right now,” she said. “I’m hurt for everyone who has been hurt. I’m sorry for all the people who are hurt and for all the people who lost their lives.”
Islamists are typically males...so I can see why the sister may not be radicalized and is shocked by her brothers actions, but also knowing her brothers did what they did must be shocking.
But as usual, people need to face reality...Islam is not a religion of peace and young males are prone to become radicalized in the name of jihad....just like the Arkansas American who became a Muslim jihadist, just like Nidal Hasan and others...they may be "lone wolfs" but they are influenced by the ideology and online influence such as Al Qaeda's Inspire magazine and other radical terrorists who post videos online and in online forums.
Sister on video:
“She’s cooperating with authorities,” he said. “Federal authorities are trying to gather as much information as possible.”
There are no reports she was involved in the Boston attacks, Indri added.
Before their arrival, she wouldn’t identify herself, but public records listed a woman living there with the same last name as the suspects in the Monday bombings which killed three and injured more than 170.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed early this morning in a shootout with law enforcement in Massachusetts, authorities say.
The woman said she hadn't seen either of her brothers in several years.
But when asked about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – currently the subject of a massive manhunt in the greater Boston area – the woman said, "He's an amazing child."”
But another member of the family said the suspects were “losers.” Ruslan Tsarni, identifying himself as the uncle of the suspects, spoke loudly to reporters over the sounds of helicopters from his home in Maryland.
“It is atrocity,” Tsarni said. “It’s a shame – they’re the children of my brother… Me myself and my family had nothing to do with them for a long, long time.”
When asked what spurred the attacks from the two brothers, the uncle responded bluntly.
“Being losers,” he said. “They put a shame on our entire family. On the entire Chechen ethnicity.
“Anything else to do with Islam or religion is a fraud, a fake,” he added. “Somebody radicalized them.”