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

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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