Update to this story.
Via Times of Israel:
The mother of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers spoke with her older son about going to “Palestine.”
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, in a telephone conversation from Russia with her older son Tamerlan, suggested that he go to Palestine during a discussion about jihad, the Associated Press reported. The Russian security service intercepted the phone conversation, according to the news service.
Mother and son reportedly discussed the ideay of Tamerlan going to the Palestinian territories, but he apparently said he didn’t speak the language there.
Russian officials told the FBI in early 2011 that they believed Tamerlan, 26, and his mother were religious extremists. Following what the AP called a “limited inquiry,” the FBI closed the case in June 2011.
Tamerlan traveled to Russia in 2011, spending six months there.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has denied that she and her sons, Tamerlan and Dzhohkar Tsarnaev, 19, were involved in Islamic terrorism, saying her sons are being framed by United States security officials.
Police say the brothers, ethnic Chechens from Russia who had lived in the US for about a decade, carried out the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, which killed three people and wounded more than 260. The brothers later killed a university police officer at MIT.