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Published On: Fri, Apr 19th, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev background, scholarship to Cambridge, high school photo and Russian Facebook page

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev emerged as the name of the man in the ongoing manhunt in Boston Friday. According to information culled from multiple unconfirmed reports, Tsarnaev is a 19-year-old reportedly from Kyrgyzstan who has been living, for the past year, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev high school photo twitter

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev high school photo twitter

Pete Williams of NBC News reports that Tsarnaev “entered the United States with family in 2002 or 2003, and that Tamerlan Tsarnaev became a legal permanent resident in 2007.” Tsarnaev has a Massachusetts driver’s license.

The City of Cambridge awarded “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev” a $2,500 scholarship in 2011, according to Boston.com report. “The city is awarding the $2,500 scholarships to 45 students using contributions from citizens and businesses. About 35 to 45 scholarships are awarded each year, according to the city,” reported Boston.com’s Brock Parker. Tsarnaev was a senior at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School then. This time frame would make sense if the AP is reporting that Tsarnaev was in the U.S. for at least a year.

Under an alternate spelling of his name, we found a “Djohar Tsarnaev” on Russian Facebook, who lists the Cambridge Rindge and Latin school as the last school he went to — and Boston as his current city. (More below)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "Russian facebook page"

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “Russian facebook page”

 

His Dad Says He’s a Medical Student and an “Angel” 

This is bizarre, but apparently the AP has caught up with Tsarnaev’s father who is claiming he’s a second-year medical student. “My son is a true angel … Dzhokhar is a second-year medical student in the U.S. He is such an intelligent boy. We expected him to come on holidays here.” the AP reports. Second-year medical students aren’t usually 19, and this is the first time that Dzhokhar’s career aspirations have been mentioned.

Dzhokhar“I Don’t Have a Single American Friend.”

A photo essay which people believe profiles Dzhokhar’s brother Tamerlan is being passed around the Internet today. We’ve contacted photojournalist Johannes Hirn, to verify Tamerlan’s identity. What matches up is Tamerlan’s place of birth (Chechnya), his age, and his name. In the essay, “Will Box for Passport”, Tamerlan Tsarnaev said: “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.”  In another post, Hirn writes: “Tamerlan says he would rather compete for the United States than for Russia.”

Tamerlan Appears to Have Posted a Video With an “Extremist Religious Prophecy Associated with Al Qaeda” on YouTube. 

A YouTube account believed to be Tamerlan’s has surfaced:

Allah is the one youtube page

The age and name match up, with the suspect as well as his school. He was checking in with social media yesterday. You’ll also see his world view is “Islam” and personal priorities are “Career and money.” One more photo:

   Mother Jones’s Adam Serwer explains:

Among those videos is one dedicated to the prophecy of the Black Banners of Khurasan which is embraced by Islamic extremists—particularly Al Qaeda. The videos posted on what appears to be Tsarnaev’s YouTube page may shed light on the motivations for the attack on the Boston Marathon. The prophecy states that an invincible army will come from the region of “Khurasan,” a large portion of territory in central Asia.

Tamerlan Was Reportedly Arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery

In 2009, Tamerlan was arrested for domestic assault and battery after assaulting his girlfriend,” reported Foreign Policy’s David Kenner, but its unclear if either brother had a record beyond that. 

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar are not Sunil Tripathi. “Sunil Tripathi” was muttered on the police scanner last night. Tripathi is a student at Brown and has been missing since March 16. Because of Sunil’s perceived resemblance to the blurry shot, that he’s currently missing, and his name being muttered on the police scanner, Sunil is being brought up as a terror suspect. Sunil is not the Boston bombing suspect. 

 

 High School photo: Yearbook pic of Boston bombing suspect, given to me by fmr classmate. “He was quiet”. pic.twitter.com/vFPay8NiMs

 

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