Apparent YouTube Account Of Boston Suspect Shared Radical Islamic Videos

April 19, 2013 6:34 am

A YouTube account identified as belonging to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the name of the suspect in the Boston bombing killed in a shootout with police early Friday morning, posted a series of videos over several months, some of which referred to radical Islamic theology. 

According to Mother Jones’ Adam Serwer, who examined the account, one of the videos refers to an end-time belief, referred to as “the prophecy of the Black Banners of Khurasan,” that’s popular in Al Qaeda circles. Another denounces the Harry Potter series for teaching children about paganism. Some of the videos shared through the account are not ideological: one features a chameleon changing colors as different objects are placed next to it. 

Here’s a screengrab of the account.

YouTube screengrab, 04/19/13

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