Boston Bombing Suspects: Parenting and Terrorism


Parenting is definitely not for the faint hearted. Hands up if your child has had you shaking your head and wondering, “What did I do wrong?” That’s what I thought; most of us have had that experience. Mothers are in a position to teach their children values, religious views, how to treat other people, and the list goes on. Bottom line, mothers are very influential in the lives of their children.

However, children are individuals. You can have two people who came from the same place and, yet, who are totally different in every capacity.

Each of my children have made decisions that I never thought they would make in a million years. Therefore it should come as no surprise that Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar, 19, continues claiming that both of her sons are innocent and that the police murdered her son.

In fact, the mother is so adamant that her sons are innocent that she claimed they were framed and accused the police of murdering her sons.

As a human and a mother, I feel compassion for her for losing a son–but does she feel any empathy toward the injured and the families of the dead people at the Boston marathon? I have yet to read where she has expressed any type of emotion toward the victims of the attack – not once. She has not conveyed condolences to the family members and publicly condemned the killings, or made any statement about the loss of life in Boston.

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