The Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has chosen the most formal of all forums to make his first official address following the manhunt for the Chechen Boston bombers. Did he hold a press conference? Did he release an official written statment? No, silly. He used Instagram. Omfg.
In this very odd and probably first Instagram presidential address ever, Kadyrov says that the bombers' upbringing in America is what lead them to take part in terrorism. He believes that no connection should be made to Chechnya because they attitudes and beliefs were molded in America. "Any attempt to draw a connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevs — if they are guilty — is futile." he said.
According to Buzzfeed, the statement that was originally in Russian reads:
"Tragic events have taken place in Boston. A terrorist attack killed people. We have already expressed our condolences to the people of the city and to the American people. Today, the media reports, one Tsarnaev was killed as [police] tried to arrest him. It would be appropriate if he was detained and investigated, and the circumstances and the extent of his guilt determined. Apparently, the security services needed to calm down the society by any means necessary.
Any attempt to draw a connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevs — if they are guilty — is futile. They were raised in the United States, and their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of this evil in America. The whole world must struggle against terrorism — that we know better than anyone else. We hope for the recovery of all the victims, and we mourn with the Americans."
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