"Nothing, never. He never talked about the religious, politics or anything like that to me," Mr. Khadjimuradov told VOA. "I believe that they thinking that he come here to New Hampshire and I try to help him or do something like that."
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He denied having radicalized Tamerlan or discussed in depth Chechnya's independence struggles from Russia, in which Islamist guerrillas have played a major role.