Chechen Leader Blames U.S. Upbringing of Boston Bombing Suspects, Posts Statement on Instagram

    April 19, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has issued a statement on the Boston Marathon bombings, and the death of suspect #1, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is considered suspect #2 and is still on the loose. As you know, there is a massive manhut underway for Dzhokhar, one that has the entire city of Boston on lockdown.

In the statement, he calls the events “tragic” and says that he wishes “all the victims a speedy recovery” and that he “shares in Americans’ grief.”

But he also places the blame on the two suspects’ American upbringing and denies any link between the attacks and Chechnya.

“Any attempts to link Chechnya and the Tsarnaevs, if indeed they are guilty, are futile. They grew up in the USA, their viewpoints and beliefs were formed there. You must look for the roots of [their] evil in America,” he said.

Oddly enough, he posted his statement on Instagram, where he is a popular figure with over 117,000 followers.

Here’s his full statement, translated:

The events that took place in Boston are tragic. People have been killed as a result of a terrorist act. Earlier we expressed our condolences to the residents of the city and to the American people. Today, according to media reports, during an arrest attempt a certain Tsarnaev was killed. It would have made sense to arrest him and carry out an investigation, clarify all the circumstances and his degree of guilt. Evidently, the security services needed a result at any price in order to calm the populace.

Any attempts to link Chechnya and the Tsarnaevs, if indeed they are guilty, are futile. They grew up in the USA, their viewpoints and beliefs were formed there. You must look for the roots of evil in America. Terrorism must be fought everywhere. We know this better than anyone. We wish all the victims a [speedy] recovery and share in Americans’ grief. #terroristact #Boston #consequence

Quartz notes that there is some debate as to whether the line “You must look for the roots of evil in America” really means “You must look for the roots of [their] evil in America,” and if perhaps the statement was made intentionally ambiguous.

Kadyrov is a former Chechen rebel who replaced his father, Akhmad Kadyrov as President back in 2007. At the time he was 30 years old, the minimum age requirement for the Presidency.

For more on the situation in Boston, check here

  • Octinny

    Blame the US? Really? Then keep your sorry Russian butts out of our country!!! That goes for the rest of the Muslims, Chinese, Indians (Not the John Wayne kind either). We don’t want you hear. Adapt, follow the US laws, culture and rules or keep your skanky butts in your own little hell hole of a country. Someone always has to blame someone!

    • RKumzinya

      ‘We don’t want you HEAR’? Seriously?

      What fine educational system are you a product of?

    • Ty

      Wow Octinny. I think the country would be much better off without idiots like YOU in it! I bet most Russians can type better English than you just did!!

      • Juan davila

        Octinny is one of the people that i grew up with in the states…. they were always left out of all the fun stuff because of that mouth… people in those countries always want to come visit the states because of its history its kind people its sites..this country is beautiful place just like we like to visit other sites as well… we are human beings that cannot act like grown adults…

      • e.b

        lol that was funny….

    • Dev Linden

      On your side completely. We let all these people in, and they don’t give a damn about adapting. They want to live with their culture, but take advantage of what the US has to offer. America should be for Americans!

  • Elizabeth

    “You must look for the roots of [their] evil in America.”
    Who and why did they edit “their” into that sentence?

    • Jeremy

      Very good point Elizabeth. Who edited their?

  • Rachel

    If it were not for us they would be speaking German right now

  • Ty

    Wow Octinny. I think the country would be much better off without idiots like YOU in it! I bet most Russians can type better English than you just did!

  • RB

    I have no problem with his statement, but it is hard to arrest someone when they have a bomb strapped to their chest and they have shot and killed a police officer. It’s not like they are going peacefully. Of course arresting him and questioning him would have been the way to go, but dumb ass criminals do not always make it easy.

    • Jeremy

      Agreed RB!

  • Juan davila

    Octinny, cmon mannnn that’s not the way. You don’t blame the whole by one’s wrong doing… I am mexican but am a scholar came here when I was 4 to study and live a good life…we get terrorised by people in mexico just like they do, even america has a very nasty history, and most if not all of the americans hate american laws and cannot stand their own governement… all politics are unfair they are never balanced…

  • James Hegmann

    One or two misguided souls does not a country make. Chechnyans have their issues and we have ours. That doesn’t mean that these two people shouldn’t be hunted down like the dogs that they are.

  • david hume

    Obama could have deported the older brother for domestic violence. apparently, the guy though Islam allowed him to discipline his wife. Obama’s liberal immigration policies caused the bombing, by keeping terrorists here, when they should have been deported. This bombing is every reason to defeat Obama’s immigration “reform” that invites more terrorists. Chuck Schumer says lets without judgment, but two Islamic terrorists, at least one who should have been deported, killed and injured nearly 200 Americans. Obama only cares about aliens and his terrorist friends. Obama is at fault for Boston’s massacre. Obama. We need to blame Obama. Obama has federal responsibility to protect America from enemies, instead he protected the enemy. He needs to be impeached, for American’s safety.

    • Dawg

      Anything to blame Obama…I don’t see the connection..maybe they should investigate you for spouting such bs in the first place.

      • http://unknown Mud Roy

        obama is a muslim and all muslims consider all non-muslims infidels. obama hates our guts and wants us all to convert or die!

        • J

          You’re an idiot. It’s slanderous, ignorant propaganda just like that that breeds hatred, and possible violence and terrorism, regardless of religious or political affiliation.

          • chuck v.

            No, I’ll agree with “mud,” obummer is more muslim then not. If you start out a muslim there is no turning back. They make sure of that, if you know what I mean.

        • http://Vegasplastered@hotmail.com K

          Obama is a Christian.

        • Dev Linden

          Agreed. Obama is the AntiChrist

      • http://unknown Mud Roy

        You must be on welfare. Bless your poor ignorant soul!

        • http://Vegasplastered@hotmail.com K

          Bringing up the “Obama is a muslim card” is total evidence of your ignorance.

      • Michael Lamb

        They, and you know who you are want to blame the current president for everything. During the time he’s been in office have you once ever seen him and his family members enter a mosque? Never!!! The man deserves respect because he is the Chief Executive whether you like it or not. That’s nothing you nor any of the other haters can do about it. People keep saying President Obama wants to take their guns away from them. They are full of BS. He just wants background checks to be conducted to prevent the guns from getting in the wrong hands. Guns don’t go off by themselves. It takes the hands of those who are mentally challenged and with evil hearts to move the lever from the safe position. As usual misinformation and propaganda has spread about this man, his mother, his father, his grandparents, his religious choice, his birth place and on, an on and on. It has nothing to do with the man or the office he’s holding which is respected everywhere else in the world except for here in America. It just goes to show that even after all of this time things have changed, but just as fashion trends come and go so does intolerance and hate. They, and you know who you are continue to complain not because of his administration policies, but you’re attacking that man because of his race and you know it’s true. The nerve of those who posted statements blaming President Obama for the blasts in Boston. SHAME ON YOU!!! I guess you’re going to blame him for the massacre of those elementary school kids and the teachers, for the killing of innocent civilians in Arizona, the natural disaster in New Jersey and New York,the killing of innocent movie-goers in Colorado, the assassination of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King ad Robert Kennedy. The ills of this country have been in existence for quite a while and all the President is doing is trying to do as much as he can before his second term in up. Get off the man’s back. If you think you can do a better job then why don’t you run for the job to take his place in 2016. Otherwise, close your damn mouth. I’m sure your parents gave you tips on proper etiquette by informing you that if you can say anything positive then you need to keep your mouth shut!!!

    • 4usall

      Bush let these people in. They were not screened. He probably let many more in. He focused on those who looked middle eastern when it is those who look Caucasian are the real enemy. They fit right in and live amongst us. They should have never gotten a pass to be here. Blame those who let them in. All news agencies had people believing they were dark skin. We stereotype middle easterners, blacks, asians and latinos but never caucasians even when they are the ones who commit most of these acts of terror against America which threatens, kills and wounds tens and hundreds in our schools, movie theaters, restaurants, businesses and our governments. Even after this, those who look like them will not be stereotyped and they will still be allowed to enter America, buy more guns and destructive materials and cause us more harm.

    • unknown

      you are a complete idiot

  • Mrs

    If you’re going to “defend” the US, please make sure you use correct spelling. It’s here. We don’t want you HERE. I don’t feel like you have the right to speak for all Americans either; believe it or not, we’re not all racist, and all of our ancestors were foreign.

    Secondly, it sounds like you are directing your anger towards an entire race of people when it was obviously two sick individuals who carried out this tragic event. It’s understandable to be angry but their religion and race has nothing to do with what kind of people they are.

    I didn’t read this as blaming the US. He’s just stating that his country had nothing to do with this. They’ve lived here for many years so although we know what country they are from, we shouldn’t be blaming anyone either.

    Before YOU start passing judgement, maybe you should reflect on what kind of a person YOU are. I’m not judging your small-mindedness and racism on your race or religion, I’m responding to you by your actions and words.

    • scottie

      In his defense at least he only spelled one word wrong so I still give him a tiny bit of credit.

    • Icy

      you know it was translated, right? he didn’t actually spell any of what you’re reading.

  • scottie

    WAIT!!! We as Americans did not ask these men to be in the U.S. they could have gone back to their home country if they were not happy…They should not be blowing people up. What if I didn’t like you? is that a reason to blow you up if that’s the case there would be a lot of explosions in this country huh??!!

  • Jack Swagger

    What you see is WHAT happens when a CAUCASIAN WHITE NATION is converted to ISLAM. Chechnya is in the Caucus where all whites originated.


    When Malcolm X went on the pilgrammage and saw WHITE MUSLIMS….that is when he TURNED on The Nation of Islam. Realizing the “White man was not the devil”

    But the truth is that ISLAM IS THE DEVIL….Islam has MURDERED and LIED from its very conception.

    The LORD rebuke Islam

    • http://yahoo.com ADSAK

      Jack Swagger, the same can be said about Christianity. Do not think the American perpetrators of the atrocities in Afghanistan were Muslim. Their actions stemmed from a “moral, Christian” upbringing. The rapes committed by the marines in Okinawa, the mass murder committed by all of these people prior to Boston. None of these people professed to be Muslim , if they had been or could be asked they would probably say that they were Christian.. In fact this immorality is not religion based, it’s hate based.

    • kirk

      You are not very smart.

    • Cristian sean

      You were born an ignorant and will die an ignorant and leave a generation of ignorant decendents after you are feet under … The shame is on people like you . How come,people don’t attack Sweden , Norway or any other 189 unitied nations member country . Have you thought of the reason or is your pastor just as blind as you are … You bring shame to Christianity , go ask who are the keepers of the keys to the holiest place in Christianity , it’s a Muslim family in Jerusalem . What mankind should fight are extremists like you , like Muslims , Hindu and any extremist in any form ……

  • katie

    You can’t blame a religion, race or anyone else beside the person who chose to do the evil deed.

  • Jason

    Everyone giving Octinny crap should lay off, 1 misspelled word isn’t that big of a deal, perhaps he didn’t proof-read (I doubt I will before I post). We can only blame these 2 guys, NO ONE ELSE. I don’t like Obama but I’m not gonna blame him. These guys made their own choices, we all always have a choice. It’s a shame we couldn’t have captured the one who got killed, we may have learned a lot about their plans and hopefully learned one of the biggest questions… WHY?

    • chuck v.

      How do you know obummer wasn’t behind this? You might be surprised at what he’s doing in secret.

  • john

    no one is blaming chechnya and one can say for sure there is evil in america but listen president ramzam kadyrov chechnya has its evils to so dont stand there like your a angel or your government is innocent of all evil. if you have forgot your history please go study and see again what chechnya has done to its people and to finish this we only blame this on these boys we who chose to act this way not me or you or anyone else made them do this

  • jay

    Hey F#CK YOU we haven’t done anything to you! Your deal is with Russia you F#cking Ignorant C#CK S#CKER!!! Get Your head out of your a$$!!!
    You don’t want both Russia and the USA as your enemies Dumb A$$!!!

  • LadyJ

    “No religion, region or country can be blamed?” Hmmm…
    If you’ve never traveled outside the U.S., you’re still entitled to an opinion. Of course.
    If you’ve never been closely associated with individuals who come from other countries, you are still entitled to your opinion. Of course.
    If all you have EvEr done is associate yourself with like-minded, homogenous people,,, You are still entitled to an opinion, no matter how global.
    AND, if I WANT to live MY life without others I’ve associated myself with (b/c my very tolerant country invites them to live and prosper here…) constantly telling me that MY religious opinions are wrong …then I should be entitled to live thusly.

  • http://portstluciepaintingcompany.com/ Painting Artist, Inc – Port St Lucie FL

    I actually met someone today ignorant enough to say the Boston Bombing did not happen that its the media trying to scare the public!

  • Dev Linden

    It’s very sad that we Americans are now faced with background checks to buy weapons, when any “refugee” can enter the US without any sort of background check, then 10 years later, start blowing people up. What has happened to the USA?

    • chuck v.

      It’s called, obummerism.

    • http://webpronews/ssocialmedia keith quaglia

      Jeff very thoughtfully said bless you for your truth and your unitrd effort

  • jeff johnson

    so we let the refugees in and then get citizenship and then they blow up innocent kids and its the upbrining in the US? I thought they were from chechneya and left because of the violence.

    I cannot understand why they would hate the US and why the idiots in russia could make suck stupid ignorant statements. It has to be the brainwashing from islam. While not all muslims are satanic and evil it surely seems that all evil events that occur were innocent children are massacred are due directly from muslims. Can any muslim show me in the Quoran where it says it is OK to murder innocents? Everything I have read, from my time in Kuwait and Saudi, says that any muslim that commits murder will go to hell- nor forgiveness, -nothing. Once a “believer” you cannot break a commandment. So WTF, why don’t you follow your faith? Osama is in hell for his murders -according to his blasphemy. Muslims, you need to read your Quoran and the Bible and stop being mindless ignorant sheep. You will never gain the respect you desire if you keep murdering innocent people, and you will go to hell, and the US military will send you there very quickly.

    • Michalies

      First It’s spelled Quran. You know before you go on a “anti Islam rant” maybe you should fact check yourself? No Muslim is satanic and evil. It’s quite pathetic to think that you group one set of people to words as such. Also perhaps you should look at the disgusting faith of Christians? Need I remind you how many wars they started in the name of some so called “God” yet every other religion is horrible right? Need I remind you about the Holy Wars? The Templar’s? All you Christians posting about how Islam is the devil. Doesn’t the bible tell you not to judge? Who the fuck are you to say someone’s faith is related in anyway to the devil and isn’t right? It’s like me saying all Christan’s are fucking pathetic evil douche bags because of the actions of The Westburo Baptist Church. (Not that I would truly think that, merely citing an example) Look at all the hate they spew in the name of their God yet that’s okay?

      This is why the world has so much hate you know. No one bothers to learn and understand how other cultures work, no one listens to others faith and try’s to understand It. Satanism isn’t evil nor do they even make sacrifices to Satan It’s an ideal and has many good beliefs.I have a few friends who area Satanic and they are the nicest and kindest people I know. Now some crazy people do do crazy shit in the name of Satan yeah but the whole point in this example no race, religion, ethnicity is pure evil. Everything has good and bad. You can’t judge a WHOLE RELIGION. Everyone judges based off a few actions of others. Everyone just wants to place blame on everybody else. It’s sad and that is why America is going on a downward spiral. Not because of terrorist, Not because of immigrants, not because of the damn President. HELLO you all voted him in office. The next presidential election that comes everyone will love him for a few years then hate him when he can’t do what they want. It’s an endless fucking cycle of hate. Guess who spreads It? Don’t be so quick to judge other countries when ours Is just as tainted from our OWN actions.

      Now I shall settle this with stating I was born and raised here, My ancestors were born and raised here, their ancestors where born and raised here. Don’t forget that almost 99% of Americans don’t have pure roots at all. Most of your roots stem in other countries why? Because your ancestors are immigrants. You want all these other races out of this country? Well no offense If that happens I wanna see every single “white person” who can’t trace their roots 100% out of here as well. I’m Native American and if you want you want to spread such hate why don’t you pack up and go back to where you came from after all It is your ancestors who destroyed this land, brought Black people here ect right? (If you wanna believe such things, Once again I used this as simply an example) To clear up some other things. I’m Agnostic. I also believe that people are free to worship whatever God they choose. I don’t judge people based off their religion, skin or race. How they dress.. I don’t judge people based off the actions of others and neither should you. You need to face the fact that terrorism will exist forever. It has existed for thousands of years and that fact will NEVER change no matter how bad you want it too. Blaming a race, religion, immigrants noting is gonna change this fact. The sooner you accept the better off we will be.

      • gerry

        Yes Michalies, you are a wonderful person, you have no bias, no prejudices and don’t judge anyone by the groups, races, religions they belong to. Its hard to believe you haven’t reached sainthood already, however I do sense anger in the tone of your message towards blacks and the “white man”. I guess you are not the perfect individual you want us to believe. If you accept terrorism as a way of life you are also an idiot.

      • Chris


        Your words are very very wise and absolutely right on point. If more people were as open minded, with the understanding and common sense as you, the world would be so much better off !!!

        WAY too many people in this world are ignorantly mislead by the things they read and/or hear from people that are uninformed and have closed minded opinions.

        People need to be open minded and correctly informed about subjects and instances where they rush to judgement by not knowing everything about, or both sides to, those subjects or instances.

        There is a saying that I’ve heard over the past 10-15 years that I see becoming more true by the day, especially when I read the majority of comments and replies to news stories like this.

        A number of years ago I started a habit, I try and learn something new everyday, no matter how big or small, how relevant or irrelevant, just something that I didn’t know the day before. That habit has helped me become a better, more well rounded, person with an understanding and open mindedness I never thought I would have.

        For those who have never done that, try it and see what happens, you might actually gain some perspective and common sense.

  • johnny john

    Do you happen to notice how close together ramzam’s eyes are? That means he’s a moron.

  • Number 47

    Kadyrov is a former Chechen rebel, The same bunch of over-inflated douchbags that took over a Moscow theater also known as the 2002 Nord-Ost siege, was the seizure of the crowded Dubrovka Theater on 23 October 2002 by some 40 to 50 armed Chechens who claimed allegiance to the Islamist militant separatist movement in Chechnya.[1] They took 850 hostages and demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya and an end to the Second Chechen War. The siege was officially led by Movsar Barayev. After a two-and-a-half day siege, Russian Spetsnaz forces pumped an unknown chemical agent into the building’s ventilation system and raided it.

    During the raid, all 40 of the attackers were killed by Russian forces, and about 130 hostages died due to adverse reactions to the gas (including nine foreigners).

    And yet this guy wants to place blame, GET OVER YOURSELF, you Chechen P.O.S.!

    • mark

      looks like a thug. More than a President.

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    • Ron

      Maybe they should have stayed in Chechnya and took over another theater.

  • Wallywoo

    The leader of fuggin’ CHECHNYA!!!!! How many people does he have rearintercourse with on a daily basis? Huh? MORE THAN HE CAN COUNT!! Maybe he should take his next vacation in WATERTOWN!! Huh? Tell him to go to stinkin’ FRANKLIN STREET AND SLEEP IN A GOLDAHMNED BOAT!!! Yeah! Oooooh!! Heh heh heh he heh heh!!!!!!! Does he wear a uniform? Huh? If he does, HE CAN RAM IT UP HIS AHZSS!!!!!!!! WHAT?? HUH?? Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jon

    funny the first one killed was quoted as saying “I don’t have any American friends ,I don’t understand them” ! sounds like he was a Chechen muslim and that is all . its time to round them all up ,internment camps and in depth interviews . lets get back to a safer America …..a purer America .

  • Cane

    The root cause is the integration of ideals and individuals that do not agree. America is a wonderful country, but many of our neighbors choose not to curb the primitive instincts and feral propensities WE ALL possess. Its a matter of Grace. You can have love or hate in your heart, but its the works of your mouth and hands you must control. We’ve all probbly been mad or hurt enough to kill. But its wrong so most of us simply don’t. These that have agendas will bring them into the world. Regardless of religion or race or political allegiances. We must protect our families, and pray that judgement comes soon. Before more of these aggressors get their moments in the spotlight.

  • Lyudmila Habibullina

    My mom is Chechen and most of my relatives are Chechen too.

    Seriously, but most of Chechens hate all this Islamic terrorists. They bring all problems to Chechnya and to another regions of the Caucasus.

    But the most terrible of it, that Russia don’t fight with them.
    They think, that there are no problem with them, but there is.

    People in Caucasus want to live in peace, with no danger.
    But they aren’t.

    I love U.S., I think it is a great country. American people are kind and clever.