Mrs. Boston Bomber May Have Been an Accessory After the Fact


Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva’s family is still insisting that she knew nothing, but if this report pans out, then she didn’t just passively accept Islam, she actively engaged with it and may have known about the plot all along. At the very least this would make her an accessory after the fact.

Dzokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators that the information that set in motion the series of events leading to Tamerlan’s death and Dzokhar’s apprehension came in a phone call from Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva to her husband. “She notified him and there certainly didn’t seem to be any notion of surprise – just a report that ‘you’re being watched,’” said one official with knowledge of the investigation.

Tsarnaev had seen the photographs and videos distributed by the FBI on television and called her husband to give him a heads up.After receiving that phone call, authorities believe, Tamerlan decided he could not continue to hide from law enforcement and triggered the brothers’ bizarre flight from authorities – a wild chase that included the murder of an MIT police officer, a convenience-store robbery, a carjacking, shootouts with police officers, the death of Tamerlan and the capture of Dzokhar.

You’re being watched is not “What the hell is going on” or “This is crazy, let me call a lawyer and we can help prove you didn’t do it.” Those would be expected responses. This is closer to the range of, “They know it’s you.”

It’s likely that Tamerlan’s illegal activities didn’t begin with the attack. The family was getting government assistance while Tamerlan worked odd jobs, but at the same time there seemed to be plenty of money. The obvious explanation, and this would be somewhat typical, is that Tamerlan was engaged in criminal activities, and it’s unlikely that his wife didn’t know about them.

We already know that the younger brother was involved in all sorts of shady side businesses. It’s likely that the older brother was too. And if Tamerlan trusted his wife’s conversion, then he would have told her, as a good Muslim, what his plans are. Jihadists in Europe routinely told their wives what they were doing.

  • JacksonPearson

    If she's a Muslim convert, then she's fully aware of "taqiyya and kitman." In other words, lying to further the cause of Islam.

    • Mary Sue

      she's got the stockholm.

      • JacksonPearson

        Any woman that gives up Christianity or any other religion for Islam, have rocks.
        She automatically degraded herself as a human being.

        • Lan Astaslem

          She gave up her membership in the human race.

          • JacksonPearson

            Exactly… :o)

        • beez

          I never cease to amaze how some women are so desperate to find a man, they'll settle for sh*tbirds like this Tamerlan dude.

          • Mary Sue

            the problem is that men like Tamerlan are very charming when they want to get a woman. They do the classic abuser strat, too, strike (hit/abuse), apologize, buy lavish gifts, lather rinse repeat.

        • Mary Sue

          they say love is blind. In this case it's suicidally dumb, too!

      • beez

        I doubt it. I'd say she's either manic depressive or psychotic. Or both. In any case, she clearly doesn't have a grip on reality. I mean, what? you WANT your husband to be able to beat you nightly? You want to be draped in a burka from head to toe everyday. You want your daughter to be murdered for being raped? This woman can NOT have a firm grip on reality if she's still walking around Boston in that goat herder get up.

    • Ar'nun

      Nothing like a woman volunteering to be beaten and enslaved.

  • BLJ

    Anyone dumb enough to convert to that cult should be investigated.

  • candy

    Add to that Tamerlan’s aunt said when he was in Russia he spoke to his wife daily on skype and planned to bring her to Dagestan and we see an emerging picture of the wife’s involvement .

    She claimed to be at work at the time of the bombing and Tamerlan was at home with their 3 year old daughter. We know this is a lie .

    I don’t think question is if she is involved ,it’s to what extent. In many cases muslim converts are more violent than lifelong followers

    • Mary Sue

      it's often the newest converts to any religion that are the most fervent. In the case of Islam…you get things like Johnny Bin Walker Lindh.

  • AdinaK

    Of course she knew and she deserves to be placed "on hold" as a material witness. In fact, if she isn't, then the obvious question is: why not?
    Have said it before but it bears repeating: The Muslim community must be looked at with suspicion, until proven otherwise. In effect, their mosques, schools and cultural centers must be monitored, and clearly not just by the authorities. Each community must take a stand and find out who is leading the charge in these institutions. Not to do so will ensure that ones community is rife with a fifth column seeking to do grave harm. While Americans find such scrutiny diametrical to their values, the fact of the matter is that Islamists depend on Americans looking away, and this is how they are able to plot in PLAIN SIGHT –

    Adina kutnicki, Israel

  • Ar'nun

    "The family was getting government assistance while Tamerlan worked odd jobs"

    Again, this wasn't "government assistance," it was clearly a Jiyza.

  • BS77

    Pathetic ..this is what shrugging liberal parents have for a child….a moron who is weak and converts to being a slave. Very scary..

    • Fuck islam

      fark Islam

  • TJC

    "Passively accepting Islam [and] actively engaging with it" is not a crime, and isn't a reason to admonish anyone. That is bordering on an extremist attitude in itself. Of course, knowledge of the plot is a different matter entirely, but why so much emphasis on her religion? All that matters is if she knew about what her husband was planning.