'Misha' denies radicalizing Tamerlan Tsarnaev

The FBI has found the myserious man known as "Misha," who the family of the Tsarnaev brothers claim "radicalized" Tamerlan. His real name is Mikhail Allakhverdov, a 30-something Armenian convert to Islam. He lived in Boston a few years and admits knowing Tamerlan and denies radicalizing him. He now lives in Rhode Island and claims he hadn't seen Tamerlan in 3 years. The FBI is concluding its investigation, determining that Misha had nothing to do with the bombing. But there is a question of whether he preached a radical form of Islam that Tamerlan eventually latched on to and then began his own personal inquiry by visiting jihadist websites and reading literature from extremist preachers. Tamerlan's uncle via Breitbart: Elmirza Khozhugov, 26, the ex-husband of Tamerlan's sister, Ailina, said the Tsarnaevs were not at the mosque frequently until 2008 or 2009, when Tamerlan Tsarnaev met Misha. Khozhugov recalled the visit Misha made to the family home, where he stayed for...(Read Full Post)