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Turn to Hardline Islam Split Tsarnaev Family

Turn to Hardline Islam Split Tsarnaev Family

(NEWSER– In the years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the Tsarnaev family was ripped apart as eldest son Tamerlan and his mother Zubeidat embraced a stricter version of Islam, the Wall Street Journal finds.

Zubeidat says she pushed Tamerlan to embrace Islam during a period of personal turmoil that included a domestic violence arrest and the murder of a close friend, but her husband was angered by the changes the move brought, especially when Tamerlan decided to give up boxing as un-Islamic. The couple, who split up around two years ago, returned to the Russian republic of Dagestan years ago and both believe their sons are being framed for the attack.

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