Who Are the Tsarnaev Brothers?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still at large. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died in a shoot-out with police early Friday morning.

Apart from their country of origin, little is known about the brothers and their motives. A new portrait of Tamerlan comes from Anna Sale, reporter for WNYC in New York. She spoke with the former roommate of a woman who had a child with Tamerlan.

Larry Aaronson, retired social studies teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin knows the younger brother, Dzhokhar.

Guests:

Larry Aaronson and Anna Sale

Comments [1]

Ed from Larchmont

Some say that these two men were psychopaths or sociopaths or deranged, but that's not the case. They were accomplished and well liked.

Pope Benedict warned us about the dictatorship of relativism where no absolute truth is acknowledged. The problem with relativism is first that absolute truth is available since God has revealed himself. Second, the problem is that the human mind is made for and seeks absolute truth and certain knowledge.

These two men were raised in a society of relativism. When they were confronted with a group that claimed to have absolute truth - Islamic fundamentalists - they latched onto it like a drowning man, they latched onto it uncritically.

The problem is not the claim that absolute truth exists and is knowable, but getting the truth right. They latched onto a heresy, with disastrous results.

It's like the Nazis, they weren't crazy, they were just wrong.

Apr. 22 2013 05:51 AM

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