The failure to find a burial plot for the Boston Marathon Bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, shot dead at age 26 in a shoot out with police, demonstrates the ignorance of the Massachusetts community. Liberal thinkers? Hardly.
No matter what it may signify to these people, the body is a decaying mass of flesh and bone. It is nothing else.
If you believe he is going to hell, according to Allah or whatever religion you want to believe in, it won’t make a difference. He can’t take you or the rest of Massachusetts with him if you bury him here.
Christianity calls for forgiveness, but they won’t take him. Islam calls for his burial regardless of what he has done, but they don’t want him. The parents were offered the body and they don’t want it because it would cost too much to ship it to Russia.
Honestly, I would just offer to fly it to them for free to get this over with. Relative to the cost of the Army they sent out to catch his unarmed little brother, it is chump change.
Criminals are buried every single day in America. Timothy McVeigh was cremated, and he was a genuine, American bred and born, Iraq decorated soldier that was much more successful at killing Americans than the Marathon Bombers. His horrific act killed 168 people, including 19 children, and injured nearly 700. No one cared when they cremated him. Why? Was it because McVeigh was Catholic by birth instead of Muslim? You bet. The government is fearful of offending Islam, but Islam will not take his body. We asked the Muslim community in Boston what to do with him and this is their response.
“I would not be willing to do a funeral for him,” said Imam Talal Eid of the Islamic Institute of Boston, a community services organization that frequently arranges funeral prayers and burials in the region. “This is a person who deliberately killed people. There is no room for him as a Muslim. He already left the fold of Islam by doing that. In the Quran it says those who will kill innocent people, they will dwell in the hellfire.”
But what does Talal Eid have to say about what should be done with the body? Islam calls for the burial of Muslims. Certainly, he himself is committing some kind of sin by making judgment on the man before God has a chance. But one cannot blame him, because he does not wish trouble inflicted on the Muslim community by others. There are, after all, many bigots that would blame all Islam if this body was buried.
We threw Osama bin Laden in the ocean and we didn’t hear this much squawk. Islam states it is satisfactory under some conditions to bury the man at sea. This isn’t really one of those cases, but maybe we can make a publicly satisfactory retrofit on it. Unfortunately, it would likely be costly and difficult.
Maybe someone should examine how many others have been buried though out the world regardless of their religion. It is likely they were buried one on top of the other, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and others. They didn’t have the chance to complain much about it.
Shut up about it already. Bury him in my back yard. I can use the fertilizer.