Tsarnaev Mom: Boston Pics Show Paint, Not Blood
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva continues to argue the bombing was faked
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2013 1:43 PM CDT
The mother of the two Boston bombing suspects, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, speaks at a news conference in Makhachkala, the southern Russian province of Dagestan, Thursday, April 25, 2013.   (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

(Newser) – The latest headline-getting theory from Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the two Boston bombing suspects: She thinks the marathon attacks may have been staged. "That's what I want to know, because everybody's talking about it—that this is a show, that's what I want to know. That's what I want to understand," she says in an interview with CNN, adding that she thinks the blood shown in pictures of the aftermath is actually be paint. (According to Mediaite, she likened the whole thing to a "really big play.") "America took my kids away from me," she says.

But Fox News reports that Tsarnaeva knew back in 2011 that her son Tamerlan was becoming radical in his religious beliefs. The FBI told lawmakers this week that Tamerlan sent text messages to his family in Russia that year, indicating he would die for Islam, according to two officials. Both Tsarnaev parents were said to be planning to come to the US, but CNN says Zubeidat will not, because she is wanted in Massachusetts on felony shoplifting and property damage charges from last year. Father Anzor Tsarnaev is still planning on coming, and bizarrely, he said today that he doesn't "plan to blow up anything" while he's here, Reuters reports.

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carleodo
Apr 26, 2013 5:36 PM CDT
If a significant number of blue-eyed, blond Southern Baptists blew up buildings, crashed airliners into the Pentagon and killed innocent people at marathons, then this group should be put on notice that they either clean up their act or be fed to great white sharks. Next time they do bad the Westboro-like members will be a treat for the great whites. After Westboro, a similar group will be treated the same. As Tex Texan put it, "You gotta fight far with far."
sat5360
Apr 26, 2013 2:29 PM CDT
JUST ANOTHER POINT ABOUT MUSLIM THAY ARE LIARS ITS WHAT THEY DO.YOU NEVER HERE THE TRUTH LOOK AT IRAN LIES ALL THE TIME ITS A COTTAGE INDUSTRY WITH THEM.
bonzai18
Apr 26, 2013 1:30 PM CDT
people need to quit interviewing her: she is off the wall. her son confessed. Her dead son was in a shoot out: ask the people who died or lost limbs if it was blood on the streets. America did not take her children from her: they took themselves away.