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Tamerlan Called His Wife ‘Slut’ During Courtship

From the New York Daily News:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev abused Katherine Russell with taunts of ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute’ during courtship: roommates

By Philip Caulfield | April 23, 2013

College roommates of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow described him as a brutish, manipulative boyfriend who often hurled insults — and more — at the woman who would eventually bear his child.

Three of Katherine Russell’s pals at Suffolk University watched as she was terrorized by the dead bombing suspect after they began their on-and-off relationship in 2007, NPR reported.

Angry and controlling, Tsarnaev called Russell a "slut" and a "prostitute" and was known to throw furniture or other objects at her during fits of rage, the unnamed roommates said.

This is courtship?

Russell, now 24, wasn’t the only one he abused.

In 2009, the aspiring Olympic boxer was busted for slapping around a different girlfriend, Nadine Asceucal.

But those charges were dropped.

His dark side wasn’t obvious at first. Russell’s roommates said when the pair first hooked up, Tsarnaev often partied with them. But they noticed a change in him in around 2008 or 2009, when he stopped smoking and drinking and became committed to Islam…

Of course, Islam permits, even encourages the beating of women.

Russell followed him into the faith — despite what the roommates described as Tsarnaev’s increasingly "extremist world view," NPR’s Laura Sullivan told the radio show "All Things Considered." …

But she and her family now claim they knew nothing about his extremist views.

Russell later became pregnant in her senior year and dropped out of college. The pair married in 2010. Their daughter, Zahara, is now 3 years old…

And, of course, she never noticed any of the pressure cookers or the rest of his arsenal.

But this raises a question: will Muslim radicals be allowed to own guns under Obama’s proposed mental health background checks? Statistically speaking, aren’t people more likely to commit gun violence if they are Muslim extremists or depressed or on Zoloft?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Tamerlan Called His Wife ‘Slut’ During Courtship”

  1. Helena

    “Love, your magic spell is everywhere…”

    Perhaps we should have a national registry of boyfriends.

  2. Astravogel

    Wife-beaters and woman killers. What an endorsement of their faith.


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