A Look at What Could Be Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s YouTube Account and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Twitter Account
Tamerlan Tsarnaev will likely be remembered as the Boston Marathon bombing terrorist who was killed in a shootout with police. If the YouTube account bearing the same name belongs to the now deceased suspect, there may be a little more information about who he was, what he was interested in and what could be behind these acts if he did indeed commit them.
Tsarnaev's YouTube account includes 17 videos in four categories. Namely: Favorites, Terrorists, Islam, and Timur Mucuraev, with the last one being a collection of three bits of trance music.
All of the videos in the terror category have been removed, along with one in the Islam section, by YouTube due to their content. While many of the videos are not in English, there are a few that will give English speakers a glimpse into Tsarnaev's preferences.
As authorities searched for Tamerlan Tsarnaev's brother Dzhokhar, today people scoured the Internet for him as well. A Twitter account for Jahar, @J_tsar is said to be that of the 19 year-old suspect.
The account shows tweets by the account owner as recently as Tuesday, April 16. On that day he tweeted six times, including one instance where he calls out what he says is a "fake story" about a woman dying at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing whose boyfriend was planning to propose to her. that day
What is more compelling though, are the account owner's tweets on the day of the bombing. In some ways, they probably aren't much different than what most people wrote on social media platforms that day, but they clearly hold a different meaning if the person who wrote them is also responsible for Monday's bombings.
Forbe's is reporting that according to Adrian Chen of Gawker, Jahar had 319 followers earlier today and now has up to 33,000.