Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of Tamerlan Tsarnaev stated that Zubeidat was a “big-time influence” on her eldest son Tamerlan. She encouraged him to quit boxing and focus more on his faith. It is believed that Tamerlan influenced his younger brother 19 year old Dzhokhar, his suspected accomplice in the bombing. The family moved from Dagestan Russia to Cambridge, Mass., in 2002. Tamerlan visited Dagestan Russia for six months in 2012. Authorities are investigating what he was doing while he was there.
U.S. authorities believe that the Tsarnaev brothers may have had help with the Boston attack. However, Dzhokhar stated to officials that the two of them learned how to build the bombs on the internet. Dzhokhar who was badly hurt when trying to flee from police is recovering in a prison hospital. Read more at www.nypost.com