Boston Bomber's Body in Limbo Because No Massachusetts Cemetery Will Take It (VIDEO)

tsarnaev bodyThe victims from the Boston Marathon bombings have been laid to rest. But what about the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev? His parents and widow have refused to claim his body. And now, Massachusetts cemeteries are refusing Tsarnaev's body as well.

Since he was killed on April 19, Tsarnaev's body has remained at the Boston morgue. Peter Stephan, owner of Graham Putney and Mahoney Funeral Parlor, finally agreed to make arrangements for the body -- despite the jeers of protesters. "They can protest, but what do you do? In this country, we bury the dead," he said. But Stephan hasn't been able to find Tsarnaev a final resting spot, and Islamic law prohibits cremation.

That's too bad. Cremation would have been the perfect solution. I respect Stephan for respecting Tsarnaev's religion, though.

At least Tsarnaev's uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, and other relatives finally claimed his body. But they'll have to find a quiet, nondescript graveyard. And it might be smart to leave the grave unmarked. Whenever notorious people are buried, their spots often get vandalized or other negative attention. I can't blame cemeteries for being reluctant to throw out the welcome mat. But wow -- not a single cemetery in Massachusetts accepted Stephan's request to bury the body in their space.

Meanwhile, people booed Tsarnaev's corpse as it left the coroner's, and they're saying worse at the funeral parlour, too. I understand why they're angry. But it's such a sad waste of energy. We don't honor the victims by expressing hate. We honor them by focusing on moving forward and building the future. And anyway, what else are they supposed to do with that body? Keep it at the coroner's forever? Something has to be done. And someone, somewhere will eventually accept the body.

Do you think it's possible to transport Tsarnaev's body and bury it in an unmarked grave without anyone finding out where?


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Mom2f... Mom2fourlove

In islamic law it is forbidden to cremate you will go to hell in our religion but hes going to hell abyways so who cares?

Mom2f... Mom2fourlove

Actually in islamic law he is forbidden to be buried because of what hes done

miche... micheledo

That is just sad.  He's dead.  There are family members that loved him.  Family that aren't connected to terrorist ties (I would imagine).  They should be able to grieve his death without the negativity.

He's dead.  He doesn't know or care.  It is his family that are alive now that have to deal with the anger of people.  And I feel bad for them.

nonmember avatar MidwestMom

His family doesn't want his body. Cremate him, and dump his ashes in the ocean. His religious views deserve NO consideration after what he's done. He has no consideration for our religious views, and deserves no consideration for his.

nonmember avatar Cass

He doesn't deserve a respectful burial, and that is why we should give it to him. We, as Americans, need to be the better person. Terrorists do what they do to scare the good out of their victims. I believe that the bombers will only win if we change who we are out of anger. With that being said, I think his grave should be anonymous. Not only would vandalism likely be a huge cost to whoever owns that land, his grave should not be a place to worship him as a martyr.

Vegeta Vegeta

Get a barrel fill it with him and concrete and toss it in the ocean.

Misha22 Misha22

Islamic law? Now that's ridiculous. Who are we afraid of offending?  I don't agre with just dumping his body- but cremation is a perfectly acceptable solution. I don't understand in this case why they should respect his religious "beliefs". 

nonmember avatar Kenny

Throw him in the ocean with his brother Usama?

Maias... MaiasMommy619

As a Muslim...this is just my opinion but he didn't care about religion when he did what he did......according to our beliefs he already committed so many sins and basically doomed to hell anyways. Cremation/burial/ whatever it really doesn't matter anymore. If his family wants to grieve over their son etc then his family should just take him back to Chechnya and bury him there. His grave will be mutilated in the USA.

Rndy Kaoni

Stop the hatred, get over with it and let that person rest in peace.

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