Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev’s writings as he hid inside a Watertown boat were presented to the jury in US District Court in Boston, where Tsarnaev is on trial for his role in the April 15, 2013 bombings that killed three people and wounded 260 others.
On Tuesday, Boston Police Officer Todd Brown, a member of the department’s bomb squad, testified that he searched the boat parked in David Henneberry’s back yard to make sure that there were no explosive devices in it after Tsarnaev was discovered hiding there.
No bombs were found, but Brown said he did notice some writing in pencil, words that were partially obscured by blood stains at some points and pocked with bullet holes in others.
Below are photos taken from the boat:
Below is a transcript of the writing shown in the images:
“I’m jealous of my brother who
ha (hole) ceived the reward of jannutul Firdaus (inshallah) before me. I do not mourn because his soul is very much alive. God has a plan for each person. Mine was to hide in his boat and shed some light on our actions I ask Allah to make me a shahied (iA) to allow me to return to him and be among all the righteous people in the highest levels of heaven.
He who Allah guides no one can misguide
A (hole) bar!
I bear witness that there is no God but Allah
and that Muhammad is his
messenger (hole) r actions came
with (hole) a (hole) ssage and that
is (hole) ha Illalah. The U.S.
Government is killing our innocent
civilians but most of you already
know that. As a M (hole) I can’t
stand to see such evil go unpunished,
we Muslims are one body, you hurt
one you hurt us all, well at least that’s
how Muhammad (pbuh) wanted it to be (hole) ever,
the ummah is beginning to rise/awa (hole)
has awoken the mujahideen, know you are
fighting men who look into the barrel of your
gun and see heaven, now how can you compete
with that. We are promised victory and we
will surely get it. Now I don’t like killing
innocent people it is forbidden in Islam
but due to said (hole) it is allowed.
All credit goes (hole)”