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              Pedestrians pass the spot where the first bomb detonated on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Boston. Traffic was allowed to flow all the way down Boylston Street on Wednesday morning for the first time since two explosions killed 3 people and injured many on April 15. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Report: Boston bomber told family ‘he was willing to die for Islam’

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

Before Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar bombed the Boston Marathon last week, Tamerlan’s family had already known that “he was willing to die for Islam.”

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly reported Thursday that the FBI has told lawmakers that Tamerlan had sent text messages to his family in Russia as early as 2011 revealing that he had become radicalized, according to Fox.

Tamerlan died last week after a shootout with police in Massachusetts. His younger brother Dzhokhar is in custody, but has reportedly stopped answering questions after being read his Miranda rights by a federal judge on Monday.

Prior to being read his rights, Dzhokhar had reportedly confessed to the bombing which killed 3 people and injured over 250.

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