Former Friend Says Boston Suspect Had 'Air of Power,' Was 'Intense'

Friday, April 19, 2013

A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing who was shot dead after a police standoff on Friday had an “air of power” and an intensity that could frighten, his former friend told WNYC.

Ashley Stackowitz was a freshman at Suffolk University when she met Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers suspected of being involved in the deadly marathon bombing. He and her roommate began dating.

At first, she said, Stackowitz would hang out with them too, going drinking at bars like the Underbar in Boston. He'd give them rides in his nice car and he would pay for things.

But eventually, Stackowitz said, she felt uncomfortable around Tsarnaev. She described him as the clear leader of his group of friends, with "an air of power." He was "wicked intense," she described, and at times forceful with women.  

She said he had a thick Russian accent, but was comfortable speaking English. She said he was close to his family, particularly a sister and his mother, whom she remembered he lived with. She never heard him discuss religion or international affairs.

Her roommate broke up with him, but they got back together, though her friends warned against it. Stackowitz says her roommate eventually started wearing a headscarf and became a practicing Muslim.

Stackowitz said her roommate told her she'd dropped out of school when she got pregnant. The last time they talked in 2011, her roommate told her she'd married Tsarnaev at City Hall and had a daughter. She was considering changing her name to a Russian or Muslim name.

Stackowitz said they haven't been in touch since. When she tries to call her old roommate now, her messages go to a full voicemail.


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Comments [83]

Naomi from Scarsdale

Why has there been no mention of where the bobmbers were or what they were doing between Monday and Friday?

Apr. 25 2013 07:41 AM

if this not a description of stereotypical Chechen...,nice car, paid for everybody, but nobody knows what he did for a living..., "forceful with women," I don't know what is. we should really be more open-minded about different cultures. something that is considered as aberrant behavior in one culture is considered a norm in another. And - No, we don't have to "respect" it.

Ms.Stackowitz should consider herself lucky(even if something did happened.)

Apr. 24 2013 04:28 PM
tom LI

Truth is a couple of hillbillies and their hounds could have tracked these guys down. And cost us all a lot less.

Apr. 23 2013 12:56 PM
tom LI

To Jason Kelly from Texass.

No one can send anyone else to your imaginary hell. Not producers, or songwriters, etc...the ONLY one responsible for that trip - is the individual.

Be a real xtian and actually learn something real about xtian doctrines. I know learning stuff hurts the heads of people like you, but eventually the ache passes...

Apr. 23 2013 12:53 PM
ANONTDH from Johnstown

For Irish (Catholic) and British (Protestant) Terrorism? and

JUDAISM for terrorism in the occupied territories (Palestine)?

Individuals, not religions,
carry out inhuman acts.

Islam means PEACE and is a religion of peace, accepted and practiced by more than 1.25 billion people worldwide. It is the fastest-growing religion in the world, and if it was what some critics claim, why should the people from all walks of life from around the world keep embracing Islam?

Where is the sword now?

In Islam, a person has the right to defend himself, his family, his country or his neighbor(s), which justifies the resistance being offered by the people of Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, Kashmir and Palestine, to attacks on their soils by the so-called liberators, who are actually the occupiers.

The Holy Qur’an clearly states that if a person saves one life, it’s as if he saved humanity, and if a person kills one human being, it’s as if he killed humanity.

What is happening in the enslaved Muslim countries is a natural reaction to occupation, bombings, killing and terrorizing of innocent civilians (children, old men and women), rapes, in addition to looting of resources, national antiques and artifacts, above all destruction of property by the occupiers.

Terror breeds terror.

We assure those who bash Islam that if there was no occupation in this world by foreign invaders, there would be no resistance – the so-called terror.

We would like those who criticize Islam to explain the following acts committed by the Christians on Jews, other Christians and Muslims alike, throughout history:
- Hundreds of thousands of Muslim men, women and children killed by the crusaders, who were Christians.
- Inquisition of Jews and Muslims from Spain by Queen Isabella, a Christian.
- Millions of people killed by the European and American Christians during the two world wars.
- Hundreds of thousands of Christians killed every year by the Irish Christians, including the British and the IRA, both Catholics and Protestants, during the past few centuries. Why are they not blamed to be “Christian Terrorists?”
Both of them believe in Jesus Christ, who told them to turn the other cheek, and both of them believe in the same Lord, Who commanded that “Thou shall not kill.” Period.
- Timothy McVeigh, who bombed the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, was a Catholic.

Are all Catholics terrorists?

Last but not least, explain the bombings, killings, rapings and lynchings
of both American Indians and black slaves (Afro-Americans) during the past 200 years in the United States.

What about them?

Will those filled with hate for Islam blame Christianity for the above inhuman acts by Christians in various parts of the world since its inception

If not, then why are they blaming the religion of Islam for what is a natural reaction to occupation of Muslim countries by foreign invaders

Apr. 22 2013 01:16 PM
Yea Right

Her roommate broke up with him, but they got back together, though her friends warned against it.

Now, that sounds like your typical gibberish of a college girl who badly needs a boyfriend but cannot get one.

Apr. 22 2013 12:46 PM
ribcagemarimba from Texas

I love the comment that says, "Those boys were doing satans bidding under the satanic religion of Islam, Christianity has never harmed anyone, true Christianity, I.e. Catholicism IS NOT Christianity!", the biggest load of manure I have ever read. Oh, and he was "wicked intense". Hahahaha. Now that is funny. The whole "wicked" thing must still be wicked cool in that part of the country.

Apr. 22 2013 11:39 AM
mick from liverpool

Liz 99...
Fact .....19000 islamic terrorist acts committed since september 11, mainly suni on shiit.
Fact......majority of the world's flashpoints and skirmishes are islamic Afghanistan,
Iraq, iran, libya, somalia, southern Phillipines and Thailand, bali, kashmir, Myanmar,
Syria, which your government is funding the jihadists 250mil to defeat the
Minority alawi (shiit sect) at the bequest of the saudis, egypt where the muslim brotherhoods morsi
Government is being funded by the Obama administration to enact sharia law thus
Persecuting and alienating the minority Christian coptics, the caucuses as you've just discovered.
All have a common denomitor, the peaceful religion of islam.
Fact....speaking against an idealogy is not racism.lslam is not a singular
Race .when I speak against the ideology of islam I dont single out a race but judge it the same
Way I do nazism or has all the elements of facism.
Fact....attempt a little satire on islam especially in saudi Arabia or deerborn Michigan
And youll soon find out that all religions are mot created equal.
Fact....I don't go to sleep on a plane worrying some amish person or zen Buddhist has a
Malicious agenda to do me harm.
Liz 99... I think if you had lived in London during the air raids by the also peaceful
Ideology of the pagan Nazis you would have put the sheets over your head and wished yhe
Problem would have gone away. All that wishing would have amounted to zero
And you could have appeased the Nazi's all ypu wanted to no avail. It required the courage
Of Winston churchill and men of valour that werent afraid to see and call it as it is.
Shame on those school professors and academics that have produced
A generation of deceived spineless wimps.

Apr. 22 2013 10:57 AM
Jason Kelly from Texas

Those boys were doing satans bidding under the satanic religion of Islam, Christianity has never harmed anyone, true Christianity, I.e. Catholicism IS NOT Christianity! In the meantime this nations rap stars are influencing bloodshed on our streets daily, with the help of drugs and the CIA, when America wakes up to the real terrorists, our government and those moving our society into complete godlessness, it will probably be too late, God willing cause I don't want my child or nieces/nephews growing up in such a twisted society, forget about the government, teach your kids about satans army of producers and song writers and movie directors that are sending us all straight to hell.

Apr. 22 2013 09:25 AM
Danny from ok

After reading a few comments here, one thing is clear. Far, far more Americans are going to have to be blown to pieces before we finally understand as a nation what we are up against.

Look at Liz99's comment. Her neighbor could be blown up tomorrow by a terrorist sleeper cell and she's so marinated in her PC garbage, she still won't understand what hit her.

All she can do is try to insinuate that Christians are somehow responsible for mass shootings, when that has never been established in any of the mass shooting cases.

But hey... people can be blown to bits on a regular basis in the name of Islam. They can even cry "Allahu Akbar" as they are blowing up children, and people Like Lizz will still have their head in the sand.

Our media will completely ignore the links the FBI has already found tying these brothers to a terror sleeping cell, and so America sits in the dark and waits for the next bombing. The only thing that chances is the TSA will now grope our kids at sporting events.

Luckily I live in a small town in the midwest. I will probably never be a good target for a terrorist. For you people living in busy metropolitan areas. I sure hope you wake up faster than Liz99.

Apr. 22 2013 04:00 AM
Danny from KC

Nick From Liverpool - wtf are you talking about? Your country has been so riddled with terrorism, you put cameras on every street alleyway, bus terminal and train station. You can't travel anywhere in GB without being watched on camera because your country has been strife with terrorism.

You are in no position to say anything to us. Just watch yourself and make sure your legs aren't blown off the next time they decide to attack your country. It's inevitable.

Apr. 22 2013 03:47 AM
Danny from KC

Yes Lizz99, please tell us what religion most mass shooters belong to. The media has been dying to tie a mass shooting to a right wing group of some kind, and time after time it turns out to be the opposite.

But this was not a mass shooting case. It was a terrorism case, and these boys had established ties to radicalized Islam. Have you even been reading the news about this case? The FBI is investigating a 12 person sleeper cell now.. and both brothers were clearly radicalized.

Just the way the Fort Hood shooter was. Just the way the shoe bomber was... just the way all the attacks on the USS Cole, World trade center (there were three of them btw) and a other Islamofacist attacks were devised.

If you want to stick your head in the sand and pretend terrorism isn't here in the US, that's fine by me. If you want to be naive and stupid, that's okay with me. If you want to keep making excuses every time Americans are blown to pieces, then that's fine.

But don't expect me to be the idiot you are. Stick your ugly progressive head back in the sand.

Apr. 22 2013 03:43 AM

Interesting how the US gov is all concerned about the legal rights of this bomber who as a new citizen a few years back, swore to uphold the Constitution and defend the US from enemies within...and yet the same government is letting a US pastor / American citizen sit in an Iranian cell and be tortured just for being a Christian.
Two faced hypocrite government !

Apr. 22 2013 12:26 AM
ghost from USA

So, he had an air of "air of power" and "was intense," huh?
I'm sure the only "air" he has now is that of a rotting corpse....and I'm sure it's getting pretty intense!

Apr. 21 2013 08:52 PM
ANONTDH from Johnstown, USA


1. Genesis 4:15 The Lord said to Cain, “No! If anyone kills you, I will ·punish [avenge] that person seven times more.” Then the Lord put a mark [C the nature of the mark is uncertain] on Cain warning anyone who ·met [finds] him not to kill him.
Genesis 4:14-16 (in Context) Genesis 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
2. Genesis 4:24 If ·Cain’s killer is punished [L Cain is avenged] seven times [4:15], then ·Lamech’s killer will be punished [L Lamech will be avenged] seventy-seven times.” [C Lamech falsely thought he could get away with murder.]
Genesis 4:23-25 (in Context) Genesis 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
3. Genesis 4:25 [ Adam and Eve Have a New Son ] Adam ·had sexual relations with [L knew; 4:1] his wife Eve again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth [C related to the Hebrew word for “give” or “appoint”] and said, “God has ·given [appointed for] me another child. He will take the place of Abel, who was killed by Cain.”
Genesis 4:24-26 (in Context) Genesis 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
4. Genesis 9:5 I will ·demand [require; L seek] blood for life. I will ·demand [require; L seek] the life of any animal that kills a person, and I will ·demand [require; L seek] the life of anyone who takes another person’s life.
Genesis 9:4-6 (in Context) Genesis 9 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
5. Genesis 9:6 “Whoever ·kills [L sheds the blood of] a human being will ·be killed [L have his blood shed] by a human being, because God made humans in ·his own image [L the image of God; 1:26–27].
Genesis 9:5-7 (in Context) Genesis 9 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
6. Genesis 18:25 ·Surely [L It would be a desecration for you!] you will not ·destroy [L kill; slay] the ·good people [righteous] along with the ·evil ones [wicked]; then they would be treated the same. You are the judge of all the earth. Won’t you do what is ·right [just]?”
Genesis 18:24-26 (in Context) Genesis 18 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
7. Genesis 22:10 Then Abraham [L sent his hand and] took his knife and was about to ·kill [slaughter] his son.
Genesis 22:9-11 (in Context) Genesis 22 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
8. Genesis 22:12 The angel said, “Don’t ·kill [L send out your hand against] your son or ·hurt [L do anything to] him in any way. Now I can see that you ·trust [L fear] God and that you have not ·kept [withheld] your son, your ·only [or precious] son, from me [Heb. 11:17–19; James 2:21–23].”
Genesis 22:11-13 (in Context) Genesis 22 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
9. Exodus 20:13 “You must not murder anyone.
Exodus 20:12-14 (in Context) Exodus 20 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Apr. 21 2013 07:52 PM
Fred from New York

The FBI put out photos saying who are these men at time of bombing.
But they interviewed the older brother in the past and were
following him for 5 years. So what is wrong with this picture?
The LA times reported that the US approved $120 million for Al Queda
to fight the Syrian Rebels.. Our Govt. supports Al Queda.

Apr. 21 2013 07:31 PM
Jackson from Earth

@ Liz90 -"I wonder if we looked into all of those young men who do school shootings, what kind of religious background did they come from? I'll give you one guess."

Please do.....knock yourself out girlfriend. what you'll find is that they rarely come from ANY religious background. That's part of the problem. Atheists. Relativists. Nothing to live for.

good call on the threat, but I'm calling your bluff.

That said, racism is gay so i don't support that either. And yes, i mean G-A-Y.

Apr. 21 2013 05:37 PM

Wow, I made a mistake of reading the other comments here. This is the kind of racist crap one runs into on political blog comments sections. So sad to see all of these sockpuppet accounts use WNYC as a forum to repeatedly post their anti-Islamic, anti-Obama blather that has little to do with your story.

I wonder if we looked into all of those young men who do school shootings, what kind of religious background did they come from? I'll give you one guess.

Apr. 21 2013 04:21 PM

Seriously? How would any of our own "former friends" describe any of us? I shudder at the thought.

I can't believe this one viewpoint as taken as authoritative. I know y'all are scrambling for sources but please! Have some kind of standard.

Apr. 21 2013 04:11 PM
JerryFrey from COL

Unforgettable tragedy; Unforgettable images.

Apr. 21 2013 03:08 PM
jim from AMEXICA


Apr. 21 2013 02:56 PM

Oh he has an air of power and was really intense said the mice

Apr. 21 2013 01:37 PM
Paladin from Hernando, MS USA

Funny how the mohammedans claim to be a peaceful religion... that terrorists are not their voice... that their koran explicitly demands killing infidels (non-mohammedans).

Apr. 21 2013 01:17 PM
Vidkunl from USA

To a minority placating, politically correct college girl, a swarthy, domineering, Muslim has an 'air of power' and 'intensity'. If he was a white kid from Wichita, she would have believed he was nothing more than an abusive man.

The libs have trained our children well.

Apr. 21 2013 11:02 AM
Edward R Boote from Gulfport, MS

I wonder how much of an "Air of Power" he has as he rots and stinks up his coffin.

Apr. 21 2013 10:02 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Some say that these two men were psychopaths or sociopaths or deranged, but that's not the case. They were accomplished and well liked.

Pope Benedict warned us about the dictatorship of relativism where no absolute truth is acknowledged. The problem with relativism is first that absolute truth is available since God has revealed himself. Second, the problem is that the human mind is made for and seeks absolute truth and certain knowledge.

These two men were raised in a society of relativism. When they were confronted with a group that claimed to have absolute truth - Islamic fundamentalists - they latched onto it like a drowning man, they latched onto it uncritically.

The problem is not the claim that absolute truth exists and is knowable, but getting the truth right. They latched onto a heresy, with disastrous results.

Apr. 21 2013 09:57 AM

Only proves Islam and god is without rationality . both are a disease waiting to reclaim civilization

Apr. 21 2013 09:53 AM
Rastus76 from Florida

His "Air of Power" is somewhat diminished now.

Apr. 21 2013 06:39 AM
Dr. Goldstein from Canada

This whole thing reminds me of the movie "Shooter".

Apr. 20 2013 11:50 PM
mick from Liverpool

There needs to be a class action taken out against the FBI by all
The families affected by the muslim terrorist bombings.
Their failure to properly check the backgroung of these lunatics (because
Muslims worship the moon god, that's why its on all their flags) has put the lives
Of all these Americans in peril.
Stevie Wonder in a wheel chair with a hearing aid could have done
A better job than the FBI agents.Sack those agents immediately.
Sack the president and his henchmen and women. He has employed
Men from the muslim brotherhood to work in homeland security.
The foxes in the hen house. Islam uses the left wing media and its resources
To ascend to power and to mask its real intensions through PC.
Once in power it thanks all the left wingers by eliminating them.Thats
Exactly what happened in Iran after Khomeini got into power.They
Use and abuse . Once in power they will knock off the males and keep
The females. They hate any form of nationalism.They take advantage of secularism.
Learn about the true intent of Islam.Educate yourselves and your friends.
There's a lot of content on youtube like bill warner videos, pat condell and robert spensor
And many others. WAKE UP.WAKE UP.WAKE UP.

Apr. 20 2013 11:21 PM
Heywood Jablowme from Broke Dicke, TN

Doesnt look "intense" to me...looks like a typical goat screwing sand flea of the type we have been basically at war with since 1979

Apr. 20 2013 11:01 PM
james from Umass

$63,000? your confused. Dartmouth is different from Umass Dartmouth. Umass is a state school, Dartmouth is a private institution.

Apr. 20 2013 10:27 PM

One year tuition with room/board/books at Dartmouth is $63,000.00, where the younger bomber attended this past year! !

Apr. 20 2013 09:46 PM
Joe Doakes

Another lost soul trying to replace their father. If you are a father of daughters. Raise 'em right. Or this could be your new son-in-law.

Apr. 20 2013 08:47 PM

It just came out that RUSSIA was the country that contacted FBI in 2011 (!) about that guy most likely linked to terrorism.
And what did those "professionals" do?
Yup, interviewed the prick and let him go. Thank you, Mr. Obama, Mr. Bush and your "agencies"!
I'm not Russian; have nothing to do with Russia.
But the actions of the politically correct establishment is clear: immigrant reform, gun confiscations.
You think THAT was a problem? Just wait a little more and harbor more crap from Chechnya here in the States: you'll see the results very soon.

Apr. 20 2013 06:20 PM
vstus from St. Louis

how can one get a "thick Russian accent" after living in Russia for mere 3 months?
Could he (or DID he) have a CHECHEN accent?
Did he have a THICK AMERICAN ACCENT after this country harbored this guy for TEN YEARS?
C'mon, enough of this "blame it on Russia" crap 50-es journalism style, it's too old and boring.

Apr. 20 2013 06:08 PM
Cycleman52 from Detroit

Brainwashing is alive and well apparently.

Apr. 20 2013 04:39 PM
matt purdum

"Prophet Mo from Boston
Get over it, they were freedom fighters, much like your founding fathers." You mean the guys who blew started blowing heads off because someone increased the tax on A CUP OF TEA? Yeah, I do see the similarity.

Apr. 20 2013 04:34 PM

I fell in love with a psycho killer and i had his baby... what have you been up to....

Apr. 20 2013 04:32 PM
Norbert GInsel from Texas

Having lived in the Middle East, I can say that the perceived "air of power" in not uncommon. Serious Muslims (Wahabbis come to mind) become offended if a westerner even Looks at them, or stands within a meter or so, or approaches from behind. Allah has designated them superior to Jews, Christians and "infidels" who exist so long as Muslims let them. Think ethnocentric or racist arrogance. The Nazis had it, especially the SS. If an Arab cabbie extorts you on your fare, you might as well pay it. You have no standing in SA, you cannot file a complaint, you cannot bring witnesses,, and you can't testify if somehow you actually get to court. In the meantime, you can be jailed for offending a Muslim, whose story WILL be believed. Basically, you have no rights, even to exist, except for Muslim "tolerance". "Air of Power" indeed.....

Apr. 20 2013 03:11 PM

econik..." Lets just love each other and forget about all the hate you've been taught to feel. "

Just make sure to bare your throat while making universal love...especially o your Muslim brothers & sisters!

Apr. 20 2013 02:22 PM
Joshua Grace

The Nazis were about as Christian as our political leaders. Obama is a classic example of Christian by political opportunism. The bible warns against those who creep in unawares (i.e. infiltrators). The only way to judge Christianity is about the "fruit" or end result of their activities. Jesus said to do good to your enemies, the Nazi's believed in annihilation of God's chosen people.
Talk is cheap, especially in the political arena. Obama loves guns when he is accused of coming against 2nd amendment rights.
When he wants to punish the giants of industry, he calls it fair share.
When he wants to give amnesty to illegal occupiers, he calls it immigration reform.
When he wants to silence opposition, he talks racism.
When he wants to take our right of self defense, he talks about children murdered by criminals, thus implying that the desire to protect our families is somehow the cause for the criminal to harm them.
The nationalist socialist can scarcely claim that they are doing God's will, yet they do so anyway. Only weak minds are duped by speech alone.

Apr. 20 2013 02:09 PM
clive betters

most of the eastern european men that i encounter in NYC,i find to be intense,aloof,darkly sarcastic;and,above all devoid of any humor, other than one that mocks. i don't patronize their businesses. there is an ugly veneer of morbid and pathological disdain,that these guys often have. you have to find artistic types,in order to get to the exceptions.

Apr. 20 2013 02:03 PM
Nancy Freiles

Yes Larry, they identified themselves as Christians, as did the Crusaders, clergy child molesters, feudal lords, corrupt evangelists, etc. Evil comes in all forms. We just need to discern , pray and know the difference without labeling.

Apr. 20 2013 01:59 PM
Cuffy Meigs

"Intense" "air of power"? Not so much on the mortician's table.

Apr. 20 2013 01:51 PM
Larry sellers

No Nancy. The Nazi's weren't Christian.

Apr. 20 2013 01:39 PM
Nancy Freiles

There are good and bad in every religion. Wasn't the Nazis Christian. My question is : where did these brothers get money to live, buy munitions,etc ? Were the guns bought legallly? Someone financed them. Hope the younger tells everythinghe knows. He seems to be the lesser evil of the two.

Apr. 20 2013 01:16 PM
gman from Boston

Dead POS

Apr. 20 2013 01:08 PM

Wake up people! Fbi followed him for 2 years. They let this happen. Why aren't people talking about this!

Apr. 20 2013 12:14 PM
theodore from Land of Liberty

I have experienced this "intensity" and "air of power" when dealing with 3rd world types. It's the look in their eyes, the manner of speaking and body language that instinctively tells you the person is dangerous. Much like a wolf who stands upright and wears clothing. You may notice that a dog will growl at a person with a uniform, or who acts in a deceptive way. People sense this too. Trust your instincts,they have been developing for tens of thousands of years. And never trust a Muslim. They hate you.

Apr. 20 2013 11:39 AM
Htos1 from USA

Unless musis bring superior firepower,this will be fun to watch here in the south.Ever notice they don't come here?Bubba just can't imagine why. ;)
One other thing,lots of Bubbas on the leo teams.

Apr. 20 2013 11:30 AM

Mercedes? Anyone besides me wondering how this "student" and boxer was able to pay for college, support a family and drive around in a Mercedes? Who was paying his expenses? Did he have a real job?

Apr. 20 2013 11:14 AM
ELefevre from Phoenix,

'Air of power?' He beat his girlfriend; collected welfare; spent weekends living with his wife and child at the in-laws home; and built bombs to kill people.

Sounds like a worthless, arrogant thug to me.

Apr. 20 2013 11:07 AM
daddy warbucks from 02220

Looking for Gov’t-Issued Terror Alerts? DHS Has Never Used the ‘Terrorism Advisory System’ (Here’s the Evidence)

Apr. 18, 2013 9:46am Billy Hallowell


Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano are so busy going after law abiding citizens, I guess they didn't have time to track the Boston bombers?

Both should be fired and charged with negligence AND DIVERSION OF RESOURCES.

How many BILLIONS in taxes is the USA spending since 911; Patriot Act, NDAA, DHS, NSA,TSA, DOJ police, FBI, CIA, 'Steller Wind', FEMA camps.

Your federal government too occupied with tracking veterans, farmers and Gibson guitar.

Remember this?

Homeland Security-Funded Study Lists People ‘Reverent of Individual Liberty’ as ‘Extreme Right-Wing’ Terrorists

Jul. 3, 2012 11:00pm Jason Howerton

How's that for proper use of our taxes?

How has that made us safer?

By the way one 'federal' dollar cost ten times more than a similarly spent 'state' dollar to do the SAME JOB.

10 times more than a similarly spent 'state' dollar'!

So growing the 'federal' government is stupid, unless there is another agenda not being shared with us.

Accepting ANY 'federal' grants by your local politicians should cause great outcry, it's still taxes coming out of your pocket but with less spending control, accountability or re-course.

There is now overwhelming evidence (and "probable cause") to impeach the actor in our White House

Congress DO YOUR JOB

Apr. 20 2013 10:37 AM
Ronald Donald

The former roommate is Katherine Russell, 24. Their daughter is 3 years old and named Zahara.

Katherine Russell, you are a dumb, useless hag...

Apr. 20 2013 10:33 AM
Ron from Tryst

Both of them voted for the Obowel Movement

Apr. 20 2013 10:32 AM
Tom Sneely

Score one for the intelligence of women. Lolz. Sarcasm.

Apr. 20 2013 10:29 AM
Bil Gates

He's not a boxer...

Just a child killer.

Apr. 20 2013 10:28 AM
Eric Benson

This former roommate sounds like a real winner...

Apr. 20 2013 10:24 AM

Enough is enough. No more news about the Boston Bombings.

Apr. 20 2013 10:21 AM
Jesus H. Christ from Heaven

We have to miss Car Talk because of these scumbags?!!!! Ridiculous.
Way to go WNYC, you're letting the terrorist dictate your schedule.

Apr. 20 2013 10:06 AM
Edward R Boote from Gulfport, MS

He probably has the air of rotting flesh now, which may not be any worse than the smell he had when he was alive planning the murder of innocent people.

Apr. 20 2013 09:43 AM
snafubar from Upstate NY


Really MO ron?

Just who were they fighting to be free from??????

They were welcomed to America with open arms. They spit in our faces.

You are a sick twisted individual, just like these bombers, you HATE America. Just leave, and take all of you demented DemonRats with you.

Apr. 20 2013 09:33 AM
El Sluggo from Texas

We are not fighting a "war on terror". That is a false Bushism. What we are fighting are Islamic jihadists determined to create a global caliphate who USE terrorism as an asymmetrical tactic.

And since their cult teaches that killing innocent "infidels" is a perfectly legitimate means of waging war, we are not going to see an end to it no matter how many Saudi princes Obama bows to or how much of Israel's land we cede to Hamas.

This is a cultural war that has no borders, no nationalities and no limits. Our enemies believe this is a battle for the fate of the world and they are prepared to use ANY means to achieve victory, including cowardly acts like this and eventually weapons of mass destruction.

The question is, are we ready to fight back, or will we allow the delusional PC crowd continue to tie our hands behind our backs?

Apr. 20 2013 09:30 AM
Paul B.

Young American women seem to be thoroughly indoctrinated - that is, morally and intellectually dumbed down - and will fall for anything. This is the fruit of godlessness, liberalism and political correctness, working through academia and the media. If you want to reverse this, for starters, get right with the Lord. And then never vote Democrat.

Apr. 20 2013 09:24 AM
Roy from Washington dc

Wake up America and start profiling, enough of this political correctness crap! Start protecting the American people and secure the boarders!

Apr. 20 2013 09:22 AM

Notice how both suspects failed to live up to their faith and identity of who they were--the older brother went out for drinks and got his girlfriend pregnant, yet in other stories he talks about how devoted he is to his religion and how he laments that there is no self-control in society anymore. Perhaps, "jihad" was the older brother's way of redeeming himself from his past failures. It's sick to contemplate that someone would think this way, but if identified with Islamic extremist/Chechen rebels, this was probably his way of proving to himself that he had overcome his failures to live up to his identity.

Apr. 20 2013 09:15 AM

we have long been told of the spirit of Antichrist

I John 4:3 'And this is that spirit of Antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come, and even now already is it in the world;

that power is derived from the spirit of the son of perdition, the first murderer. it has evil as it's only intent

Apr. 20 2013 09:03 AM

Prophet Mo from Boston

Blowing up a child is no means to freedom. All these guys have done is to make life very difficult for American Muslims and unbearable for the parents of the dead children whose existence was proof to them of divine freedom.

Apr. 20 2013 08:57 AM
Prophet Mo from Boston

Get over it, they were freedom fighters, much like your founding fathers.

Apr. 20 2013 08:24 AM
Brad from NOLA from Slidell, LA

Nick from Liverpool.....Well stated my friend. Some of us in America get it and we have the correct mindset to fight back the Muslim hoards. Most Americans do not understand the threat, this is a religious war. Civilization against absolute barbarism. Americans may wake up when the tragedy in Boston becomes a regular occurrence. Check out the video "Obsession" Radicals Islam's War Against the West. It says it all, and if you don't understand after watching that, then you get what you deserve.

Apr. 20 2013 08:07 AM

Hey Free and Proud, you want blood don't you? You sound like your really filled with hate. You should think about that. Hate leads nowhere and that goes for anti-muslim people. I'm so tired of hearing everyone talking bad about each other. You are not perfect so quit pretending to be so innocent. Lets just love each other and forget about all the hate you've been taught to feel.

Apr. 20 2013 07:46 AM
FREE AND PROUD from Colorado

I love this jewish hate peace. Have you seen any condemnation for the jews who
Firebimbed our embassies in the Lavon Affair
Brutally and cowardly murdered the 34 on the Liberty
Under project Pinto and Lukam Israel stole and sold our nuclear secrets to our enemy.
Netanyahu, Ariel sharon, J. Pollard, R. Smyth, Efi Rytan and Arnon Milchan. All brave nuclear terrorists that sold us out
Have written into law that we the american slave must give aid each year equal to what the Israeli owes us that year
The US-Israeli cooperation act. They killed and murdered our sons in 1967 when they stole that land. Now we must send our sons to die for Israel when they sell us out at every opportunity.

Apr. 20 2013 07:34 AM

Richard Martin could not be reached for comment.

Apr. 20 2013 04:33 AM
scott n. from LA

What a shame this filthy POS was put to death like a mangy dog. An "air of power"-enough to lull these idiotic bitches into lying with the flea-ridden moslem.

Apr. 20 2013 03:29 AM
mick from liverpool

Americans are so naive. Face the fact, Muslims hate you.
Stop trying to analyze why.You are Kaffir. You are unclean and infidels.
Your spineless, gutless, apologetic Richard Chamberlain style
Politicians and media mask the truth. 99.9% of all terrorism is Islamic.
19, 000 islamic terrorist acts since september 11, 2001.The media
Refuse to call it Islamic.Check out 1400 year secret, why we are afraid by
Bill Warner show how Islamic people lie, deceive and play the victim card
Over and over to the gullible west. They practice Taqiyya which means they
Can lie and deceive the infidel because the ends justify the means.
You have 2 choices America and the West.Became aware of the deceitful
Practices of muslims there are many teachrrs like Robert Spencer and Bill Warner.
Or you can continue in your naitivity and have them rob you of your freedoms, impregnate
Your low self esteem daughters, shoot you up and fund Islamic friendly presidents
Like Barack HUSSEIN Obama.Ask yourself, why dont Hindus, Buddhist, Christians or secularists
Commit such heinous acts? Because the dont read the Koran or practice
The religion of the mythical peace, Islam.

Apr. 20 2013 03:20 AM

Liberals have forced this country to drink an eventual poison.
mostly for short term political expediency along with venal stupidity. Mohammedanism has long been recognized as an evil, hobbling and enslaving ideology that has been behind an overwhelming amount of wars and death since it's adoption.

Apr. 20 2013 01:40 AM

I thought he was a good muslim? although he drink alcohol, party with women, probably had premarital sex and smoke?... Is amazing how men who practice islam can get away with so many things but when women who practice islam make a mistake is like hell for them.

Apr. 20 2013 01:11 AM

Having a Muslim for a friend is like a Jew having HITLER
as a neighbor.
Muslim’s can’t be trusted to remain peaceful from one day to the next.
Religiously speaking, there is just no way of telling…
How can anyone tell a “peaceful” Islamist from a radical Islamic Jihadist?
You can’t…!! !
When the Imam tells them to Jihad (kill the infidel’s) then they are religiously obligated to obey.

When President Bush was President, most of the left wing LIBERAL DEMOCRATS called Muslim Terrorists Freedom Fighters…

Apr. 19 2013 11:54 PM
Dem Slow

"The last time they talked in 2011, her roommate told her she'd married Tsarnaev at City Hall..."
"When she tries to call her old roommate now, her messages go to a full voicemail."

Possibly cause ya can't answer a phone once your Muslim husband beheads ya?

Apr. 19 2013 10:51 PM

evan, probably because every cop on the east coast was looking for his car, probably not the brightest thing to do is hop in your wanted mercedes and make a get away.

Apr. 19 2013 10:41 PM

If he drives a mercedes why jack a car? this story doesn't add up

Apr. 19 2013 05:50 PM

Islamist killer - wonder if bho and liberals will soft-pedal this?

Apr. 19 2013 05:17 PM

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