Rolling Stone’s Tsarnaev Cover Stirs Firestorm

Source: Doug Stanglin / USA Today

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is portrayed in an instantly controversial cover story inRolling Stone as a charming kid with a bright future who became a monster, the magazine says.

The article, in an edition that features a Bob Dylan-style photo of the 19-year-old Tsarnaev on the cover, was drawn from interviews with childhood and high school friends, teachers, neighbors and law enforcement agents, the magazine says.

It has stirred a strong reaction on Rolling Stone‘s Facebook page. Rolling Stone is also trending on Twitter in the Boston New England area.

The article by contributing editor Janet Reitman is titled “The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.”

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