Many of us awoke today to startling developments about the recent Boston Marathon bombing. The two suspects in the case have Chechen roots, and the President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov took to Instagram, one of his favorite mediums, to belay any rumors of the suspected bombers having any connection with the Chechen government. Kadyrov had this to say (translated from Russian via Google Translate):
“Any attempt to make the connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevymi if they are guilty, in vain,” “They grew up in the United States, their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of evil in America.”
The FBI identified two brothers as suspected bombers in the Boston Marathon attack that left two dead and dozens injured. The two brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokar Tsarnaev have Chechen roots, and some reports are claiming that the brothers lived in Chechnya for some time. The brothers had spent some time in the U.S., with the younger brother Dzhokhar graduating from public high school in Cambridge in 2011. Whether the brothers had connections to Chechen groups has yet to be determined.
Kadyrov has been using Instagram since April 2013 and uses it to comment on current events and post updates about his activities, and has over 116,000 followers.
Kadyrov’s full statement, as translated by Google Translate, below:
The tragic events took place in Boston. The blast killed people. We have previously expressed their condolences to the people of the city and the people of America. Today, as reported by the media, while trying to arrest a Tsarnaea was killed. It would be logical if he was detained and investigated, found all the circumstances and the degree of his guilt. Apparently, the special services needed by all means to calm the result of society. Any attempt to make the connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevymi if they are guilty, in vain. They grew up in the United States, their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of evil in America. From terrorism to fight the whole world. We know better than anyone else. We wish recovery to all the victims and share the feelings of sorrow Americans. # # Boston # bombing investig