Report: Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was In Possession Of Right-Wing Literature


One of the two alleged Boston Marathon bombers was in possession of right-wing literature that dealt with gun rights and Adolf Hitler, according to a BBC report scheduled to air on Monday.

The BBC learned over the course of its reporting that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two bombing suspects who was killed during a confrontation with police days after the marathon bombings, possessed material asserting that 9/11 and the Oklahoma City were government conspiracies. One article dealt in his possession dealt with the “rape of our gun rights,” while another suggested that “Hitler had a point.” 

According to the report, Tsarnaev also had material about U.S. drone strikes and detainees imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay. The BBC cited friends who said that he Tsarnaev “dominated” his younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who plead not guilty last month to 30 federal charges for his role in the marathon bombings.



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