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‘Rolling Stone’ Puts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the Cover. Backlash Ensues

‘Rolling Stone’ Puts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the Cover. Backlash Ensues

Music and culture magazine Rolling Stone has found itself in the middle of a massive controversy for putting Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the upcoming issue. The cover story, titled “The Bomber,” looks at “How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.” But it’s not the story itself that is at the center of the backlash—it actually contains some interesting revelations about Tsarnaev’s background and eventual capture. It’s the cover photo that some online critics say glamorize the suspected terrorist by making him look like a rock star. The article claims that though Tsarnaev downplayed the fact that he was a Muslim throughout high school, he took his faith seriously. It also says that the plea of a former wrestling coach relayed to him by police helped convince Tsarnaev to give himself up. The issue will be available on August 3 …

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