Boston terrorist flunked ‘Intro to American Politics’ at taxpayer-funded university

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the naturalized-American terrorist suspect described as bright, intelligent and hard-working, not only failed his “Intro to American Politics” class, but six other college courses.

Dzhokhar, who goes by his nickname, Jahar, was a sophomore majoring in marine biology at the taxpayer-funded University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth before being named Suspect No. 2 in the Boston Marathon bombing, according to CNS News.

The New York Times reviewed Tsarnaev’s pathetic transcript and reported:

The transcript shows him receiving seven failing grades over three semesters, including F’s in Principles of Modern Chemistry, Intro to American Politics and Chemistry and the Environment. According to the transcript, Dzhokhar received a B in Critical Writing and a D and D-plus in two other courses.

Perhaps Tsarnaev wasn’t spending time on academics because, some say, he was a pot-smoking partier. He even attended a party on campus after the Monday bombing.

However, The Times reported Tsarnaev was supposedly still having trouble two years after the transition from high school to college:

San, 22, a former classmate at the university who would identify himself only by his first name, said that Dzhokhar had told him he was having trouble in some courses.

“He was talking about how he wasn’t doing as good as he expected,” San said. “He was a really smart kid, but having a little difficulty in college because going from high school to college is totally different.”

San said that he would be willing to testify on Dzhokhar’s behalf.

“I feel like all of his friends would do that,” he said.

Tsarnaev received a $2,500 scholarship from the city of Cambridge in 2011 to attend college, “an honor granted only 35 to 40 students a year,” the article said.

According to the scholarship’s website, “Each application is evaluated and ranked based on academic achievement, community involvement or extracurricular activities, financial need and special circumstances.”

Time will tell when his “extracurricular activities” became plotting to kill Americans in a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

More from the New York Times.


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