Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claimed on CNN today that her sons were "set up." She said, “It’s impossible for them to, for both of them to do such things, so I am really, really, really telling you this is a set-up." She went on to claim that Tamerian became heavily involved in Islam, as a result of which he was "counseled" by the FBI for years. She did not explain what sort of counseling may have been involved. Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said that the idea that the FBI would have set them up is "just absolutely wrong," and that to turn against the country that gave them asylum is "really offensive."
The website Buzz Feed has released a report that appears to reveal the Twitter account of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He went by the nickname Johar, and continued to tweet after the bombing. One tweet showed one of the most heart-rending images from the bombing, that of a man who had just discovered his fiancee’s body and was bending over it in anguish. The tweet reads "This deserves endless retweets." This horrific tweet, which on the surface seems to reflect anger and concern, would appear to be an indication that this could be a terrorist act that goes beyond the actions of two twisted and arrogant young men.