Apr 22, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer
Excerpted from THE BLAZE
One week after the terrifying — and deadly — bombings at the Boston Marathon, authorities are piecing together information about the two alleged assailants, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
In the wake of the attack, Albrecht Ammon, a neighbor who resides in an apartment in the same house where Tamerlan lived, is shedding some light on the purported terrorist’s alleged views on the American government, the Bible and the Koran.
Ammon, 18, told reporter that he recently argued with Tamerlan about the Bible and American foreign policy, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The contentious discussion took place at a pizza parlor, with the Boston bombing suspect purportedly dismissing the Christian holy book, claiming that “the Bible is a cheap copy of the Koran.”Tamerlan also allegedly said that the United States goes to war based on the Bible, telling Ammon that “in Afghanistan, most casualties are innocent bystanders killed by American soldiers.”
Based on the young man’s account, the alleged terrorist had issues with the U.S. government and its management of foreign policy issues. According to CBS News, Ammon also quoted Tamerlan as saying that the Bible is used as “an excuse for invading other countries.”
“It seemed like he didn’t have something against the American people,” Ammon said, according to the Post-Dispatch. “He had something against the American government, which baffles me with the marathon.”