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FBI interviewed older bombing suspect in 2011 at request of foreign government



Published: Fri, April 19, 2013 @ 10:01 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP)

A federal law enforcement official says the FBI interviewed the older Boston Marathon bombing suspect at the request of a foreign government in 2011 and that nothing derogatory was found.

The official says the FBI shared its information with the foreign government. The official did not say what country made the request about Tamerlan Tsarnaev or why.

The 26-year-old was killed overnight in a shootout with police outside Boston; his younger brother remains at large.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak about the case publicly.


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1Jerry(442 comments)posted 12 months ago

............."WASHINGTON (AP) — A foreign government told the FBI in early 2011 about information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv), one of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, was a follower of radical Islam.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout, and his younger brother was captured alive. They were identified by authorities and relatives as ethnic Chechens from southern Russia who had been in the U.S. for about a decade.

According to FBI, the foreign government said that based on its information, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a strong believer and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the U.S. for travel to the country's region to join unspecified underground groups.

The FBI says it interviewed Tsarnaev and relatives, and did not find any domestic or foreign terrorism activity."...................................

MY QUESTIONS: In 2011 the FBI had a tip that this man was an islamic radical. Did they find evidence that conclusively proved he was NOT??? Obviously they did not find such evidence, because we now know that he was. Why was the default result in 2011 NOT immediate deportation from the USA????

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