Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of the Boston bombing suspects, tells Channel 4 News the FBI called her years ago to ask if her eldest son Tamerlan could be radic...
She is obviously a jihadist herself to say she would say Allah Akabar and she must think of herself and her sons as martyrs if they die for Islam or feel persecuted defending Islam.
Their mother told Channel 4 on Tuesday that her sons had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks.
She said: 'What happened is a terrible thing but I know my kids have nothing to do with this. I know it, I am mother.'
Mother says her son is a really nice boy, a leader, a strong boy, doesn't believe he could get involved in any radical organization.
She denies Tamerlan would get invovled in such a thing.
When asked about violence in ME and Chechnya she says they didn't relly talk about it, but says who would be ok with war, no one needs war.
She says what happened is terrible but says she's a mother and knows her kids and insists they would never get involved in this, there is no reason. She believes it was a setup, she believes somebody is setting her sons up, not necessarily America.
She says the body is not her sons body and that he is alive??
3:35 she denies the body is her son and that he is alive...yet later says they want the body to take back to Russia to bury in his homeland
She denies that her sons did this and her daughters say they are happy in US and peple are supporting them.
Related:The suspects' mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva appeared publicly outside her home for the first time on Tuesday in DagestanLawyer asked for the family to be left alone and said they were not ready to speak with anyone
Incredible new images emerged on Tuesday which captured the dramatic gun battle between police and suspected Boston bombers
The mother of the Boston bombing suspects watches the video of her dead son's mutilated body and cries, her lawyer revealed on Tuesday, after it emerged that she is to be questioned by U.S. investigators.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva appeared publicly outside her home for the first time since her sons Tamerlan and Dzhokhar were named as suspects. She was ushered past journalists and into a taxi, which sped away.
U.S. investigators traveled to southern Russia today to speak to Mrs Tsarnaeva and her husband Anzor, an American Embassy official said. Mrs Tsarnaeva is in Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim province in Russia's Caucasus, where Islamic militants have waged an insurgency against Russian security sources for years.
The family's lawyer Heda Saratova, asked for the family to be left alone and said that the parents had just seen pictures of the mutilated body of their elder son and were not up to speaking with anyone at the moment.
'The mother is in very bad shape,' Saratova said. 'She watches the video [of her dead son] and cries.'
Incredible new images emerged on Tuesday which captured the dramatic gun battle between police and the suspected Boston bombers in a residential street, leaving one brother dead.
The images, taken by a resident of Watertown, Massachusetts in the early hours of Friday and posted on his blog, appear to show the Tsarnaev brothers sheltering behind a vehicle and taking aim at police officers.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother Tamerlan, 26, are reportedly seen running to a car for more supplies before hauling out a pressure cooker bomb they then detonated, filling the street with smoke.
Also on Tuesday, the bombers' sister, Ailena and Bella Tsarnaev, released a statement to the media, saying that they 'don't have the answers' about their brothers' alleged crimes.
The statement read: 'Our heart goes out the victims of last week's bombing. It saddens us to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act. As a family, we are absolutely devastated by the sense of loss and sorrow this has caused.
'We don't have any answers but we look forward to a thorough investigation and hope to learn more. We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time.'
The brothers are accused of setting off the bombs that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others on April 15.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a police shootout, while his 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar was captured alive but badly wounded.
The mother is from Dagestan, while the suspects' father is from neighboring Chechnya.
Their sons had spent little time in either place before the family moved to the U.S. a decade ago, but the elder son was in Russia for six months last year.
The father of the two Boston bombing suspects will apparently travel to the U.S. later this week in order to seek 'justice and the truth'.
Anzor Tsarnaev says he has 'lots of questions for the police' and is keen 'to clear up many things' when he arrives from his home in Makhachkala in Russia.
He had previously said that he would return to America this week in the wake of the death of his elder son Tamerlan and the arrest of 19-year-old Dzhokhar.
The suspects' mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, added that the family hoped to bring Tamerlan's body back to Russia.