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In an interview with Russia Today Friday, Tsarnaeva said that Tamerlan Tsarnaev got involved in "religious politics" five years ago, and that the FBI had previously contacted her about her son's activities. "He was controlled by the FBI, like for three, five years," she said.
"They knew what my son was doing, they knew what actions and what sites on the Internet he was going [to], they used to come...and talk to me...they were telling me that he was really a serious leader and they were afraid of him."
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
I was listening to ABC live's broadcast when they mentioned the mother, her residence being in Cambridge and made the statement that no one had interviewed her yet. Then they made a point of putting up a mug shot of her and the fact that she was arrested for shop lifting at Lord and Taylor's. I thought that was a little odd for them to do that and did a hunt for their mother's name. Found the RT video and article on the subject: