Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the alleged Boston Marathon Bomber/Terrorists Tamerlan Tsarnaev & Dzhokar Tsarnaev, had a lot to say. Below are excerpts from a very long 7+ minute interview he gave in front of his home.
Reporter: What do you think provoked it?
Tsarni: Being losers. Hatred to those who were able to settle themselves. These are the only reasons I can imagine of. Anything else, anything else to do with religion, with Islam, that’s a fraud. That’s a fake.
Tsarni: My family, it has nothing to do with that family.
Reporter: What do you think of the United States?
Tsarni: I say I teach my children and that is what I feel myself. This is the ideal micro world of the entire world. I respect this country, I love this country. This country which gives chance to everybody else to be treated as a human being, and to just to be human being, to feel yourself human being.
Tsarni: I say Dzhokar, if you are alive, turn yourself in. And ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured, and from those who left. Ask forgiveness from these people. We are not requiring forgiveness in this family. He put a shame on the Tsarni family, he put a shame on the entire Chechen ethnicity cause every one now names they play with word Chechen. So they put the shame on the entire Chechen ethnicity.
It is evident Mr. Tsarni gave an interview to preempt the hate he knows will be forthcoming from many “Americans”. When CNN “misreported the story about a dark skinned male being arrested“ one can only imagine every dark skinned Muslim’s heart dropping and saying, “will we all have to go through that again?”
As a family member to the alleged terrorist it is justified to be asked if he had insights into what could cause his nephews to do this heinous act. That he was asked what he thought of the United States however is the highest form of insult. When Timothy McVeigh murdered scores more, was anyone in his family asked how they felt about America? Do they love America?
It is sad that Mr.Tsarni felt that the act of two ethnic Chechens infects all good Chechens. Did Timothy McVeigh or Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber) infect all white Christians? Of course not. Does born Americans love country more than naturalize Americans or permanent residents? Of course not.
We all fight the wars and pay taxes and make this economy work. No one must allow others to reflect the ills performed by others of their ethnic, religious, racial, or other groupings on them. That just isn’t American.
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Copyright 2013 Egberto Willies