“He wanted me to hate America…” – Ex-girlfriend of dead Boston bomber recalls his transformation to Islamist

An interesting account via the ex-girlfriend of dead Boston jihadi bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev:

THE SUN UK – AN ex-girlfriend of dead Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has told how he tried to brainwash her into becoming a Muslim fanatic who hated America.

Nadine Ascencao, 24, said Tamerlan made her wear an Islamic hijab and pray to Allah and slapped her when she wore Western clothes.

But she was so blindly in love with the handsome boxer who had taken her virginity, she did her utmost to make him happy.

Nadine said: “I went to his mosque a couple of times and even looked into converting to make him happy. I thought, ‘This is crazy’ — but I still did it for him.

Nadine Ascencao

“Tamerlan had taken my virginity and said he loved me because I was pure and hadn’t been with any other guys. I was in love and scared he’d leave me if I didn’t do what he said. Looking back I had a lucky escape.”

During their three-year relationship she watched him change from a cannabis-smoking, party-loving teenager into a violent extremist.

She said: “One minute he’s this funny, normal guy who liked boxing and having fun, the next he is praying four times a day, watching Islamic videos and talking insane nonsense.

“He became extremely religious and tried to brainwash me to follow Islam. Tamerlan said I couldn’t be with him unless I became a Muslim. He wanted me to hate America like he did.


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  • The Sentinel

    What a sad thing that she gave something so precious to a monster.

  • njmom

    We all make mistakes and thank God for His forgiveness and mercy. A difficult lesson but praise the Lord she is alive and well to tell her story.

    • deTocqueville1

      njmom She is a very fortunate young woman. Yes God is merciful.

  • deTocqueville1

    Well it will be interesting to see how the progressive media tries to spin this bit of reality.

    • PhillyCon

      deTocqueville1 Just like Gosnell, they will pretend it doesn’t exist.

  • uncmetsgal

    I am in NO WAY being insensitive here — but this strikes me as more proof that there is always SOMEone, SOMEwhere, who knows these crazies, and maybe, perhaps if ONLY they’d said something to someone, people would be alive today.  We always get these “after the fact” anecdotes, when the horse has already left the barn, and no one gives a damn about closing the door.
    If we felt safe (ie: if we weren’t so concerned with PC crap) saying these things BEFORE hand, I think a lot more of our brothers and sisters would be alive today.
    It’s so depressing.

    • NYGino

      uncmetsgal   Big Sis says  “If you see something, say something”  of course if it is against the realm of political correctness (and nowadays what isn’t) then keep your mouth shut lest you be branded a racist or an Islamaphobic.

      • lyrical

        NYGino uncmetsgal   Hey they can call me Islamaphobic!  I DON’T CARE.  I am one!  I want them to go HOME, get out of my country and if they want to KILL, do it in their homeland as they’ve done for thousands of years.  There is NO HOPE for these idiots and their satanic religion.

        • lyrical NYGino uncmetsgal Unfortunately, it’s not your country anymore, it’s theirs. Want it back, better get some shooting skills and fast.

    • cabensg

      uncmetsgal  I didn’t see in the article where he’d told her anything about killing people or setting off bombs. What was she supposed to report that would have saved lives. The FBI is the one who dropped the ball on this one. We don’t know what the wife knew either but I’d say she probably knew more than this poor fool of a girl.

      • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

        cabensg uncmetsgal  
        Good points.  Hindsight is always perfect.  Now she knows…now we know; let’s benefit from what we’re learning now.

  • mcgurn

    I’ll bet her faith in God gave her the strength to resist his evil web.  And yes, in the eyes oh the MSM she will never be a victim, instead they will try & find “dirt” on her. I hope she hangs tough.

  • Orangeone

    This is a rather interesting connection between the Magistrate and the Muslim Brotherhood…..hopefully pictures of her speaking engagements will surface. http://patdollard.com/2013/04/judge-marianne-bowler-who-mirandized-jihadi-bomber-has-ties-to-muslim-countries/

  • Laurel A

    This really shows what happens in a blue state in a blue city and the total cultural brainwash and mindset of self loathing and the effect of it. This is where the cultural mob pounds everyone into thinking the same or silence. This young lady went along, gave up virginity, and put up with abuse due to self loathing being not only acceptable but normal. She didn’t have the self confidence to run sooner! Really this could make quite a case study of where liberalism really is a mental disorder.

    What happened to the diversity that liberals always tout? Oh wait that is a facade like everything else they say and do. Even just a small amount of diversity could have woke her up much sooner as well as Boston and Cambridge. What a pity.

  • lyrical

    The Muslims seem to have no trouble trying to force others into their religion.  How many more young American women have fallen prey to these animals?  I bet there are more than we know.  When you are young, you can be influenced, especially if you think you are “in love.”  We are under attack by these people, they are taking over our country.
    We have a RIGHT to say who comes into our country!  There are petitions out there to stop Islamic Immigration.  Google them and sign them.
    If you want to help our country and make your voice heard, go to

  • joyfulgiver

    I often wonder what women are hiding under their hijab? if their men are aloud to beat them into submission, who is to say they aren’t wearing those things to cover up the bruises.  Especially those that wear all black from head to toe.  Can anyone explain the significance?

  • CalCoolidge

    All the Hussein’s hate America.