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Boston Bombings: Dzhokar Tsarnaev Is To Face Charges…

As the Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev could be filled soon with federal terrorism and state murder charges, President Barack Obama is waiting for some serious answers:

Terror, murder charges could be filed against Boston bombing suspect – CNN

Federal terrorism charges against Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev could be filed soon, even as he remains hospitalized, a Justice Department official told CNN on Saturday. The 19-year-old could also face murder charges at the state level. At the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where Tsarnaev was in serious condition while being held in federal custody, federal prosecutors were formulating the charges. The development came amid questions as to what’s next for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. President Barack Obama said he’s keenly interested in answers. ”There are still many unanswered questions,” Obama said Friday night. “Why did these young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence? How did they plan and carry out these attacks? And did they receive any help? The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers.”

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On the other hand, Dzhokar Tsarnaev may not be able to talk due to a throat injury:

Throat injury may prevent Boston bomber from talking – The Statesman – The Statesman

Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, who was captured after a massive manhunt, “has suffered a throat injury and may not be able to talk,” possibly hindering attempts by the authorities to question him, CNN reported citing an unnamed official. With the older brother Tamerlan, 26, killed in an encounter with the police early Friday morning, the authorities believed answers to a motive and whether the brothers had help rested with the younger Tsarnaev. The surviving suspect was in “serious but stable condition” and “not yet able to communicate yet,” Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick told reporters yesterday. Federal prosecutors are at the heavily guarded Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, where Tsarnaev is being treated for wounds, CNN said. The authorities have not publicly detailed the injuries sustained by the teen. ”I, and I think all of the law enforcement professionals, are hoping for a host of reasons that the suspect survives, because we have a million questions, and those questions need to be answered. There are parts of the investigation, in terms of information and evidence, that still needs to be run to ground,” Mr Patrick said.

More importantly, authorities in Boston are trying to investigate a possible role of others in the Boston Marathon bombings. The investigation is focused on the possibility of the brothers’ participation in militant Islamic groups in the highly suspicious Caucasus region:

Surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect awaits charges – Reuters

Investigators are trying to establish whether others may have had a role in the detonation of bombs made in pressure cookers and packed with ball bearings and nails that exploded at the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring 176. Tamerlan traveled to Moscow in January 2012 and spent six months in the region, a law enforcement source said. But it was unclear what he did while he was there and if he could have had contact with militant Islamist groups in southern Russia’s restive Caucasus region. Authorities have yet to charge Dzhokhar, who will be defended by the Federal Public Defender Office that represents criminal suspects who cannot afford a lawyer. Sources had suggested he would face charges on Saturday but late in the evening officials from the U.S. Attorneys’ Office and the Department of Justice indicated no statements would be issued before Sunday. The role of the FBI is also being questioned after the agency said it had interviewed Tamerlan in 2011 after Russian security services raised concerns he followed radical Islam. The FBI said it did not find any “terrorism activity” at that time.

On the other hand, mosques and Islamic groups are stay distant from the brothers and their Muslim traditions:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Suspected Boston Bomber, May Not Get Islamic Funeral … – Huffington Post

Fearing retaliation, dozens of mosques and Islamic groups have distanced themselves from the brothers after friends and family described them as Muslims, and social media accounts registered in their names indicated they were interested in Islamic Chechen insurgency groups. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two, has been described as more attuned to radical Islamic movements in recent years. Federal authorities are investigating a six-month trip he took in 2012 to Chechnya and Dagestan, Muslim-majority regions in Russia’s north Caucasus with militant separatist movements. ”I would not be willing to do a funeral for him,” said Imam Talal Eid of the Islamic Institute of Boston, a community services organization that frequently arranges funeral prayers and burials in the region. “This is a person who deliberately killed people. There is no room for him as a Muslim. He already left the fold of Islam by doing that. In the Quran it says those who will kill innocent people, they will dwell in the hellfire.

It is interesting that the terror bombings situation in Boston almost a week ago and the shooting at MIT and in Boston’s suburb Watertown, bring the Czech Republic in a difficult position, as it tries to distinguish itself from Chechnya:

Czech Republic Ambassador: Don’t Confuse Us With Chechnya – ABC News (blog)

The Czech Republic and Chechnya are nearly 2,000 miles apart, but that didn’t stop people from mixing up their geography. The Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the Tsarnaev brothers, are of Chechen ethnicity. When the similar sounding Czech Republic, a country in Central Europe, began getting buzz online, the country’s ambassador to the United States stepped in to clear up the social media confusion. “The Czech Republic is trending because idiots are confusing it with Chechnya. If you’re not sure whether to laugh or cry, cry,”  Chris Jones, a writer for Esquire and back-page columnist for ESPN The Magazine tweeted.

Finally, it is still remains unclear if  Dzhokar Tsarnaev will be able to talk about his role and the possible role of other in the Boston Marathon bombings. Last week, was for sure a horrible one, for Boston



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