The Muslim terrorists’ father is defending their innocence, saying they were set up and issues a warning for U.S. authorities.
The Blaze Anzor Tsarnaev issued a clear call to his son, Dzhokhar, telling the 19-year-old to turn himself in peacefully. But he also sent a warning to the U.S. officials, claiming, “If they killed him, all hell will break loose.” By “they,” it seems he was talking directly about police and federal authorities who are handling the situation.
Speaking from Makhachkala, a city in Russia, the father told ABC that he believes Tamerlan and Dzhokhar are innocent. Beyond believing that his sons are free-of-blame, though, it seems Anzor was also embracing a conspiracy theory of sorts.
“If they kill my second child, I will know that it is an inside job, a hit job,” he said. “The police are to blame. Someone, some organization is out to get them.”
Previously, Anzor spoke with the Associated Press, showering praise upon Dzhokhar. In a telephone interview, he told the outlet that his son Dzhokhar is “a true angel” and that his boy is currently studying medicine.