Reuters diplomatic editor Warren Strobel traces the descent of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev from an engaged son in an immigrant family to a radical capable of violence. (April 23, 2013)
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-- reliance on it's a good example of what counterterrorism experts say is -- A new kind of wave of of terrorist activity -- radical activity in that it. Immigrants sort of self radicalize where they are -- in the United States Canada Britain France Europe. In the not necessarily tied in as in this case to a larger and international -- network. What happened in the case of a concern I have Brothers the Stanley emigres. The parents tried to assimilate. Into the news decided to try as hard as they can. Camps I'm succeeds sometimes don't put the second generation systems masseuse on becoming alienated. And sort of disconnect from society. And sometimes and alienation doesn't lead to violence but in this case and other cases. And timeless case. One his parents in this -- his mother actually. Was becoming more religious according to reports and encouraging him to do so. Examples of mothers influence was she told that he shouldn't go to nightclubs that that -- Iran it is forbidden in Islam. And apparently he was going to nightclubs but you know over a period of time these sorts of things that can step away from. He began at some point to pray five times a day in the manner pious Muslim. He began to Leslie go on line. Reviews -- Jihad literature. This is before him he went to two Darvish found in the southern Russia. And here in -- also went to Chechnya. When he returns he and draws from. From his friendships as social networking. Shuts down its FaceBook page joins a mosque in the Boston area. And as witness reported several points during that time he gets out details are shouting at the with the media. -- That mosque accusing him being can't figure witches and I don't believe there are accusing -- -- hypocrite costing so. It's not a case where he as far as you know where you had to go overseas to become radicalized. And again this is common in other cases like this. -- and apparently became radicalized in the states. Through his own thought process and so very much because some connections and it doesn't matter where you are in the world. The Internet can provide access to these kinds of materials and videos largely on me instructions.