Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's mother says US will burn 'in eternal flames' over Boston bomber's death sentence

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva sent WhatsApp messages to supporters after her son Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's conviction

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The mother of the man convicted of carrying out the Boston marathon bombing has sent a stream of ominous messages to friends in the wake of his death sentence.

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has used WhatsApp messaging service to tell supporters of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that the United States will burn “in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire”.

It was reported that Tsarnaev’s mother sent the message to a friend and supporter, Zarina Kasenova, at the weekend in the wake of her son receiving the death penalty.

According to CNN News, it is the first time since 9/11 that a federal prosecutor has won the death penalty in a terrorism case.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for his part in the bombings, with all the charges against him relating to the second of two pressure-cooker bombs placed close to the finish line of the 2013 Boston marathon.

The messages were discovered on Russian social media, where supporters of Mr Tsarnaev have created a group to raise money for his defence.

Ms Tsarnaeva wrote: “Allah is the greatest. His decisions are the greatest. Inshaallah to him we belong and to him we will return.

“They think that they are killing us and they celebrate this, but we are the ones who will rejoice when Allah grants us the chance to behold them in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire, an otherworldly flame, inshaallah.”

Responding to her son’s conviction in April, Ms Tsarnaeva told news website, Vocativ: “How can a mother feel whose son is in the claws of a predator preparing to tear him to pieces like meat?

“They will pay for my sons and the sons of Islam, permanently. The tears of their mothers will be fuel for them in Hell.”