As Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spent what he thought were his dying hours in a boat in which he was eventually captured, he wrote a note indicating the bombings “were retribution for American crimes against Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
According to the Daily Mail, Tsarnaev wrote: “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims.”
Lacking paper, he wrote these words on an interior wall of the boat in which he was hiding in Watertown.
He also used the note to confess to taking part in the bombings and to making the pressure cooker bombs with his older brother, Tamerlan. He likened the three people who were killed and the hundreds who were wounded by the bombs to “collateral damage.”
Regarding his older brother’s death, the younger Tsarnaev said he “does not mourn” because his brother is now in “paradise.”