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'Misha': I Didn't Turn Tamerlan Into a Terrorist

'Mystery radical' says he is cooperating fully with investigation

(Newser) - The New York Review of Books has scooped a swath of less literary publications by tracking down "Misha," the man family members blame for radicalizing Tamerlan Tsarnaev . "Misha"—real name Mikhail Allakhverdov—now lives in Rhode Island and says that while he knew Tsarnaev in Boston,... More »

Mystery Radical 'Took Tsarnaev's Brain': Family

Relatives say 'Misha' turned elder son into militant

(Newser) - Surviving Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev blames his older brother Tamerlan for the attack —and relatives blame a mysterious cleric known as Misha for Tamerlan's radicalization. The elder Tsarnaev first met the man, an Armenian convert to Islam in his 30s, around six years ago; under his influence,... More »

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