W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 27 12:12:04 UTC 2013

Marabomber Mom's moniker(s).

CNN 20130427 <<Zubeidat Tsarnaev speaks to CNN's Nick Paton Walsh>>. Use of
<Tsarnaev> identifies her with husband's surname unchanged (common American
practice). Use of the gamonym <Tsarnaeva> (most non-CNN ghits) would
conform to general Slavic practice. She is ethnically Avar.

<Zubeidat>: probably an Arabic surname, as per ghits. (Is this really her
idionym, or possibly her father's surname?)

<<<Az Zubeidat is a Palestinian village in Jericho Governorate. Az Zubeidat
village's name came from Az Zubeidat tribe which descends from Bir as Sabe'
area; residents are composed of one main family, the Az Zubeidats.>>>

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