2 More Muslims Arrested in Boston Bombing Investigation


Dzhokahar in Times Square (2)

UPDATE: “Kadyrbayev’s VK “world view” is Islam, his “personal priority” is listed as “improving the world” and next to “Important in others” he has listed “kindness and honesty.” He has listed his views on smoking and alcohol as “very negative.”

3 suspects in total. Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are Kazakh Muslims, but the third, Robel Phillipos, is of uncertain religion and may have been one of the non-Muslim classmates who are still supporting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice. Those are the more serious charges. They’re also in on immigration violations, so if nothing else they may at least be kicked out of the country.

Robel is only charged with making false statements, probably because he came clean first. Robel may not be a Muslim, so unlike the two Kazakhs, he had less skin in the game and may have only been trying to help out a man he thought was his friend. Unlike them, Robel is also a US citizen.

The indictment describes the two Kazakh Muslims “freaking out” and speaking hurriedly in Russian, which Robel Phillipos did not understand.

Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakova and Robel Phillipos, all described as friends of Tsarnaev at UMass-Dartmouth, allegedly wnt to Tsarnaev’s dorm and took a laptop, the backpack and some Vaseline that may have been used in making the deadly pressure cooker bombs that killed three and injured more than 200 at the race. An FBI affidavit filed in support of a complaint said Kadyrbayev was the one who carried out the disposal of the backpack, according to authorities.

“Kadyrbayev knew when he saw the empty fireworks that Tsarnaev was involved in the Marathon bombing,” the affidavit reads. “Kadyrbayev decided to remove the backpack from the room in order to help his friend Tsarnaev avoid trouble.”

The three acted on Thursday, after investigators aired surveillance footage identifying Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan as the suspects in the bombing, though not by name, according to authorities. Phillipos first saw footage depicting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the news Thursday, and told Kadyrbayev over the phone that he suspected their friend was the bomber. When Kadyrbayev later texted Tsarnaev and said he bore a resemblance to the subject of an intense manhunt, Tsarnaev sent back a chilling response: “Lol,” he allegedly wrote. “You better not text me.”

Although the three new suspects initially appear to have stonewalled authorities, Phillipos came clean in a fourth interview, conducted April 26. He confessed that the three took the backpack out of their friend’s room, according to the affidavit.

The non-Muslim proved to be the weak link. Kazakhstan is moderate on paper, but as this case reminds us, those terms don’t have that much meaning once religious solidarity comes into play.

  • marios

    Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims. How many American lives must be devoured in name of Islam by our enemies before gullible Americans will wake up? Why in G-d sake, is traitor and Islamic terrorist mayor Nidal Hassan still alive? Why he was not sued? Why WH and Dem's party establishment and their organized bottom line cover and thus encourage Islamo-fascists and have absolute immunity for that treason? When will Rep's wake up and realize that they will be victims as all of us if continue their spineless, toothless politic? First, STOP ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION AT ALL! Can you imagine that FDR supported (!!!) and allowed Nazis and Japanees immigration during WWII?

    • Raymond in DC

      Well, not quite all, but today *most* terrorists are Muslims. In the 1970s and 1980s Europe had to contend with terrorism carried out by Baader-Meinhoff. Spain has contended with ETA. Sri LAnka had to deal with the murderous Tamil Tigers. In Latin America drug cartels have engaged in terrorism too. None are Muslim, but some, like the Germans, the IRA, and the Japanese Red Army, have worked with Palestinian terror groups. The latter may be "secular" or "Christian", but still advancing a jihadi agenda.

      But Muslim terrorists are the only to provide *religious* justification for their actions, the only to take special pleasure in killing non-combatants because they're deemed "non-believers" and "enemies of Allah".

    • Nancy

      This new immigration bill the gang of eight is going to let a lot of muslims in to the US and the American people and hispanics think is going to benefit latinos. They are going to be really surprised when the US gets really filled with islamist….. it's going to look like Europe.

  • truebearing

    Now let's not rush to judgement just because terrorist after terrorist after terrorist happens to be Muslim. These poor Muslims wouldn't become terrorists if we would just stop letting them come to our country and share in our prosperity, which, of course, corrupts them and forces them to become murdering terrorists — the poor little guys.
    If we persist in punishing them by allowing them to come here, we should just let them be on the Olympic boxing team when they want to, or be rich and famous, like they are entitled to — based on their emininently meritorious status as lowlife immigrants — and maybe they wouldn't blow us up….as much.

    No folks, this is our fault. We created an alternative to the squalor, depravity, injustice, and terror of the Muslim world, so we deserve to be punished. Apparently we think we deserve it. We punish ourselves by allowing these reprobates to live here at our expense.

  • Curious?

    I didn't realize Timothy McVeigh, Adam Lanza, James Holmes, Wade Page, Seung-Hui Choi, Dylan Klebold, and Eric Harris were all Muslim? I suppose they're just mentally unstable, right?

    • Mason

      Not one of them killed for God

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    This is barely the tip because the true facilitators will turn out to be hiding in plain sight – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/18/muslim-brothe

    While these foreign Islamic "students" have gotta go, think bigger…

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • kafir4life

    OH NO!!! Not muslims!!!!!!! How can this be?? Who would have thought that there would be (more) muslims involved?

    Seriously…..islam (the nonsense believed by muslims) is merely an ultra violent gutter cult. I wonder how many of them know about that "mohamat" fellow. The one who invented allah, shat the koran, and invented islam to justify his own sexual perverisons. Think they'd follow that thing if they knew the truth? I do. muslims, like islam are the scum of the earth. The best thing muslim can do is to purify their faith by eliminating those deemed the wrong style of muslim or those not quite muslim enough. In fact, if each muslim would islamically "honor" one other muslim per day, within a month most of the worlds problems would vanish.

  • kaz

    terribly islamophobic to keep discovering muslim terrorists. lets hear some more about tea party terrorists–the only terrorists our dear government is concerned with. surely, somewhere, with all its resources and singleminded dedication, our government can somehow find a real terrorist—a tea partier. i have a helpful suggestion for dear leader. in view of his huge success in importing, protecting, and supporting muslim terrorists, the kind he is not interested in, why not start paying conservatives to come to our country, and pay to support them. surely some of them will reward him by being the kind of terrorist he wishes to apprehend–one of those evil right wing terrorists that everyone is so concerned about.

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