Tsarnaev's Library: 'Hitler Had a Point,' Mass Killings
Older brother was reading up on drones, Gitmo
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 5, 2013 7:23 AM CDT
In this Feb. 17, 2010, file photo, Tamerlan Tsarnaev smiles after accepting the trophy for winning the 2010 New England Golden Gloves Championship in Lowell, Mass.   (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun, Julia Malakie File)

(Newser) Tamerlan Tsarnaev's library was full of far-right reading material ranging from white supremacist tracts to writings on "the rape of our gun rights," the BBC reports after speaking to friends of Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar. "Hitler had a point," read one piece. The Boston Marathon bombing suspect also had articles calling the 9/11 attacks and Oklahoma City bombing government conspiracies, as well as descriptions of the mentality behind mass killings, including commentary on attackers' calmness. Also on his reading list: condemnations of US drone attacks that killed civilians and material on the hardships faced by Guantanamo detainees.

Tsarnaev "just didn't like America. He felt like America was just basically attacking all Middle Eastern countries … you know, trying to take their oil," says one friend. As for his religion, "I would say he was just a Muslim of convenience," says a rep for his Cambridge mosque, noting that he wasn't deeply involved in the religious community. As for Dzhokhar, he left a note before he was arrested: "We Muslims are one body," it said. "You hurt one, you hurt us all." He smoked marijuana heavily and "was intimidated" by his brother, who didn't like the younger Tsarnaev's penchant for partying, says another friend. Dzohkhar "took him very seriously. He was an authority." Click for the BBC's full piece.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Tsarnaev's Library: 'Hitler Had a Point,' Mass Killings is...
6%
23%
9%
7%
13%
43%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 88 comments
Bartmaeus
Aug 6, 2013 4:45 AM CDT
Ah yes, Hitler, Time's Man of the Year, 1938 (Stalin received that honour twice) his mug on its cover twice. Gotta love those mainstream media jokers, and the fascists they work for.
heyyouyou
Aug 5, 2013 4:22 PM CDT
Demon+rats..*....Demon+crap....=..Democrats Can we all just get along?????
TxTornado
Aug 5, 2013 3:32 PM CDT
Whats all this "far right" comments??? NAZI is an acronym in German that stands for "National socialist Party" Everyone knows that the Nazi's were leftist/socialists......just like the Democartic party today! Get your labels correct people!