The restrictions confine Tsarnaev to a solitary cell and limit outside contact to only pre-screened attorneys and immediate family. Tsarnaev can’t call or send a letter to more than one adult parent or sibling per week. He cannot communicate with the media, participate in group prayer services with other inmates or communicate with inmates in any way.
Tsarnaev has reportedly received over 1,000 pieces of unsolicited mail, all of which must be screened in advance.
In the new court document released Oct. 21, prosecutors further argued their case against easing Tsarnaev’s communication restrictions.
“Tsarnaev’s avowed wish to incite others to engage in violent jihad, coupled with his worldwide notoriety, his previous use of others to assist him in his own crimes, and his successful use of terrorist tradecraft to avoid detection, create a substantial risk of public harm,” read the document.
Tsarnaev’s desire to inspire others to commit acts of terrorism is evident in the message he scrawled in April on the inside of the boat he was hiding in before he was taken into custody in Watertown, according to the document.
“We Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all. … [T]he ummah [i.e. the Muslim people] is beginning to rise. … Know you are fighting men who look into the barrel of your gun and see heaven, now how can you compete with that. We are promised victory and we will surely get it.”
Dzhkorar, aka Jafar, might want to check the fine print on that promise. Meanwhile the two Muslim Chechens continued to build bombs hoping to kill more Americans.
“During the days following the attacks Tsarnaev and his brother made additional bombs,” according to the new paperwork.
This is what happens when you take a dark ages warlord who occasionally claimed to be possessed by the devil a little too seriously.