Inside Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Twitter account
The 19-year-old was active on Twitter before, during, and after the bombings
Undated photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev provided by
Undated photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev provided by AP Photo/

The strangest aspect of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Twitter account, as verified by CNN and BuzzFeed, is how normal it looks. Like many other 19-year-old boys, he quotes hip-hop lyrics, talks about his iPhone, and makes Family Guy references. 

However, his last tweet is chillingly casual, coming a day after the Boston Marathon bombings:

These are the tweets he sent on the day of the bombings, which he is suspected of carrying out in concert with his older brother Tamerlan:

After the bombings, he joked:

Most of the account consists of jokes, complaints about school, mentions of TV shows (including The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirGame of Thrones, and Breaking Bad), car talk, and advice about picking up women. 

When he did mention Islam, the sentiments were innocuous: 

The same when he refers to Chechnya, his mother country: 

As NPR's Andy Carvin points out, Tsarnaev's Twitter account had only 120 followers two days ago. At the time of publication, the count is 27,606 and climbing.

Keith Wagstaff is a staff writer at covering politics and current events. He has previously written for such publications as TIME, Details, VICE, and the Village Voice.


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