Horrific: After planting multiple bombs near the marathon finish line, the devout Muslim brothers killed three people and injured more than 260 in the blasts
More joy in the Muslim world over the slaughter in Boston. When interviewed by the FBI, the devout Muslim reaffirmed his belief in Jihad, and the attorney general said there was no sign this had changed.
Boston bomber spent hours after attack 'destroying evidence and building MORE bombs' Daily Mail, October 3, 2013
The popular jihadi Twitter account Qadaya Al-Umma, a hub for jihadi information and propaganda, posted on September 28, 2013 what they claim is an “exclusive” photo of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body. The account administrators circled his index finger, which they said was pointing in a gesture that signifies faith in monotheism. They wrote: “Look at the index finger that is raised even following his body's dissection,” and called this "a martyr's miracle."
Boston bomber spent hours after attack 'destroying evidence and building MORE bombs'.... and now he's complaining he doesn't get enough fresh air in jail
- Tsarnaev has received nearly 1,000 pieces of mail in prison, mostly from people who believe he is innocent
- When interviewed by the FBI he reaffirmed his belief in Jihad and the attorney general said there was no sign this had changed
- Complained he had 'very limited access' to outdoors
The two men accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing spent the days and hours after the attack destroying evidence and building more bombs, it emerged today.
A memo from Attorney General Eric Holder revealed the details of what investigators allege the bombing suspects did after the April 15 attacks.
Holder wrote the letter to the bureau of prisons director to justify why the 'Special Administrative Measures' were imposed on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after his lawyers said the 'overly harsh' restrictions placed on him in prison were unjustifiable.
Tsarnaev's lawyers said he has been confined to his cell except for visits from them and 'very limited access' to a small outdoor enclosure.
He is not allowed to receive mail or use the telephone.
They argued the conditions have left him nearly totally isolated and are impairing their ability to defend him.
Tsarnaev, 20, is accused of building and planting bombs near the finish line of the April 15 marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260.
'SAMs', as they are known, are used in terrorism cases and other high-profile cases when authorities allege there is 'substantial risk' that a defendant's communications or contacts with people 'could result in death or serious bodily injury' to others.
The special restrictions were placed on shoe bomb suspect Richard Reid, 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh and other terror suspects.
Tsarnaev's lawyers say prosecutors have presented no evidence that the special restrictions are needed in his case.
Faces in the crowd: Dzhokhar and his brother Tamerlan were tracked by police using surveillance footage, and Tamerlan was killed in the ensuing shoot out with police
The memo, obtained by the LA Times, claims Dzhokhar and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev - who was killed four days after the bombing - spent much of their time after the bombing trying to get rid of evidence and reaffirming their Jihad beliefs.
Holder said that Tsarnaev discarded a remaining bomb detonator and smashed a cellphone he used to secretly communicate with his brother about the bombing.
When the younger brother was found hiding in a boat on, they were anti-America scrawlings on the inside.
'Tsarnaev's brother was killed in the drawn-out altercation while he evaded capture and hid inside a dry-locked boat in a residential neighborhood,' Holder wrote.While hiding he scrawled messages including "The U.S. government is killing our innocent civilians", "I cant stand to see such evil go unpunished", "We Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all".
'Following his capture, he was interviewed by the FBI and reaffirmed his commitment to Jihad and expressed hope that his actions would inspire others to engage in violent conduct. there is no evidence that his intentions have changed since.'
The document also claims the pair made additional bombs after the marathon and persuaded others to destroy evidence.
Planned: The location of the bombs at the area full of foot traffic and awaiting pedestrians shows that their intent was to kill and injure as many as possible
The accused bomber's lawyers said his legal rights are being violated and said in their filing: 'The government has not alleged that Mr Tsarnaev has done or said anything since his arrest to commit violence, incite violence, or engage in communications that pose a security threat.
They also said the special measures limit Tsarnaev's interaction with people who are helping the defense and restrict the communications and other activities of the defense team.
Authorities say he and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, ethnic Chechens from Russia who emigrated to the United States as children, planned and carried out the attack to retaliate against the United States for its involvement in Muslim countries.
Tamerlan was killed four days after the marathon following a gun battle with police.
Dzhokhar was found wounded and hiding in a boat in a backyard in Watertown.