Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Muslim terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism
State officials have confirmed that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said that those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney said that Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home. In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state. The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his Islamic radicalization on taxpayer money.