This article from the Boston Globe is pretty fascinating (and very, very long) on the whole Tsarnaev family. It reads more like a true crime novel than an article. You know, I read it all and I still can't figure out this family. They were not "religious", yet these articles make it out like they became terrorists because they 'got more into Islam and started praying 5 times a day etc'. Yet all these articles go on and on about how disturbed, dysfunctional and disenfranchised they were. At the end of it all, I feel like they are the same as all these other "terrorists" -- disturbed (usually with real psychological problems) that get crazy and use Islam to manifest their neuroses with violence. (Just look at the 2 guys on trial right now in the UK. Talk about mental cases...)
And you know what, one day I would not be surprised to find out the FBI had undercover agent provacateurs working with them. There is also a whole lot more to do with the 'friend' they killed in Miami. No one seems to know anything about it.http://www.bostonglobe.com/Page/Boston/2011-2020/WebGraphics/Metro/BostonGlobe.com/2013/12/15tsarnaev/tsarnaev.html
Really, really scary. Particularly how the article talks about them manifesting their 'culture' through their 'religiousity' - I think that that one thing that the mainstream Muslims in America should have, is some form of a comprehensive Islamic information website. Because honestly, when people are left on their own with the information that is out there online, I'm not surprised that they screw up and either leave Islam or become insane radicals.
Edit: In no way am I blaming Islam for their actions, AT ALL - what I'm saying is that we need more pushing of the mainstream to not leave room for this kind of radicalization.