Prosecutors presented photographs of a written message from the inside of the boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hid and was eventually captured three days after he allegedly carried out the Boston Marathon bombing.
The pencil-written message, which prosecutors say is a written confession from Tsarnaev, is partly covered by streaks of blood and bullet holes. Boston Police officer Todd Brown testified on Tuesday that the holes were made by bullets shot from outside of the boat.
The full text of the message reads:
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
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 to [hole].