In a note found scrawled on the inside of the boat in which he was hiding at the time of his arrest, Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, claimed responsibility for the chilling April 15 attack, dismissed victims as “collateral damage” and looked forward to joining his dead older brother in paradise.
Billed part suicide note, manifesto and justification for the attack, sources disclosed in a CBS News report on Thursday that Tsarnaev scribbled the missive as he bled in hiding from a gunshot wound he suffered during an episode of gunfire with police and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
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“When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” Tsarnaev reportedly wrote on a bullet riddled wall on the boat. He further claimed in the note that the bombings were retribution for U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He also intimated that he didn’t mourn his older brother because he was a martyr in paradise and he would join him there soon.
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