Video: No place to bury Tsarnaev?

posted at 10:01 am on May 6, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

The question of what to do with a terrorist corpse will reach all the way to the governor’s office in Massachusetts. After protests erupted at a funeral home preparing the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, no cemetery in the area will accept his remains. The funeral director is frustrated, and so is Tsarnaev’s uncle Ruslan Tsarni, the instant hero during the search for his two nephews, who tells cameras that he’s been left all alone to deal with this issue, and that he has nowhere else to go:

The city of Cambridge told Peter Stefan that they wouldn’t allow Tsarnaev to be interred anywhere within their borders, even if they found a cemetery willing to take the body:

One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been dead more than two weeks after a dramatic showdown with police in Watertown, Mass., on April 19.

But officials and his family still don’t know where Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who turned to conservative Islam, will be buried.

On Sunday, city officials in Cambridge, Tsarnaev’s home in the United States, announced that the city’s cemetery would reject his body for burial after other local cemeteries also said they did not want the remains.

“The difficult and stressful efforts of the citizens of the city of Cambridge to return to a peaceful life would be adversely impacted by the turmoil, protests, and widespread media presence at such an interment,” Cambridge city manager Bob Healy said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times. “The families of loved ones interred in the Cambridge Cemetery also deserve to have their deceased family members rest in peace.”

This sounds like political posturing, but it’s not just that. It’s not much of a mystery why cemetery owners would be loathe to allow Tsarnaev to be buried, or at least have a grave marker.  It means that they will have to increase security for a long time to come to keep the site from being repeatedly vandalized.  Another worry might be that the gravesite might become a weird sort of shrine for fans of violent jihad or just violence in general.  Needless to say, that won’t make the families of loved ones already buried in a cemetery very happy, and it’s likely to bring an end to any future business the cemetery might get, too.

The funeral director has appealed directly to Deval Patrick for intervention:

An embattled Worcester, Mass., funeral director who accepted Tamerlan Tsarnaev‘s body will ask Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for help finding a burial site, and says he hopes to inter the corpse by Monday night.

After the Cambridge, Mass., city manager indicated his city wouldn’t accept the Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s body,Peter Stefan of Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors funeral hometold the Worcester Telegram & Gazette he’ll take the matter to Beacon Hill this morning. He said his goal is to have the body buried by tonight. …

“Is it a government problem? I think it is,” Stefan told the Telegram. “You have to bury somebody and so far, I haven’t seen anybody that’s offered. Now we can either do that, or do what with him? Keep him forever in storage?”

At least one group is attempting to find a free-market solution:

Community activist William T. Breault, chairman of the Main South Alliance for Public Safety, says he intends to establish a fund to send suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body to his native country.

Mr. Breault said he will announce the fund at a press conference at 11:30 a.m. today outside the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors at 838 Main St., the funeral home that has Mr. Tsarnaev’s body.

The fund will be started with a $500 donation by Mr. Breault, who said he has talked to two Worcester area funeral directors and found the cost of flying the body back to Mr. Tsarnaev’s native Kyrgyzstan, or the Dagestan region of Russia, where his parents now live, would be roughly $3,000 to $7,000.

“I don’t look at it as I’m helping his family,” Mr. Breault said. “I look at it as I’m helping the citizens of Boston, Worcester and this state move on from this problem.”

That certainly would rid Stefan and Massachusetts of their headache, but how many people really want to pay for Tsarnaev’s funeral?  That’s what a contribution would effectively do.  While that might be the humane thing to do, it’s also asking a lot from the people Tsarnaev attempted to terrorize, too. Of course, that’s still a voluntary action rather than a state mandate of the kind Stefan apparently seeks.

Here’s one solution: why not bury Tsarnaev in an unmarked grave, and keep the cemetery identity secret?  That would resolve all of the issues for cemetery owners, and satisfy the needs of the funeral director who ended up with the body.  The family could be told where the body has been buried after a few weeks and encouraged to show discretion when visiting, if they bother to do so at all.


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Shark food. There are poor, hungry sharks roaming the seas. Please, think of those poor, hungry sharks.

rbj on May 6, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Get the bacon grease ready.

mythicknight on May 6, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Awww, the sensitive citizens of Cambridge showing their darker side. What happened to acceptance and tolerance, you blue state liberal trash?

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Bury the body at sea. A little over two hundred miles out in international waters. No big deal.

jake49 on May 6, 2013 at 10:04 AM

During WW 2, a lot of far better men were buried at sea. I agree with rbj, let’s put him with his hero Bin Laden.

oldleprechaun on May 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Why not Potter’s Field? That way, he gets buried and a marked grave, though the stone has only a number.

Or, a private pilot can volunteer to drop Tsarnaev’s carcass in the ocean.

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 10:06 AM

I am pleased to see the photo accompanying this story…

..these are my kind of people.

Made my day HotAir, thank you.

ToddPA on May 6, 2013 at 10:06 AM

May I suggest cremation.

Find a dry area,like the Salt Flats,

and use a Fuel-Air Weapon device,and
set over target,and viola!
(snark)

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Cremate, mix with bacon fat, feed to the pigs.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Toss the body in the ocean, or burn it. Case closed.

changer1701 on May 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Why not dump his body in the ocean?

GarandFan on May 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

I really don’t understand protesting the funeral home, though. What purpose does that serve?

changer1701 on May 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Keep it a secret? This would be just the story that the media would go all in for. Gosnell, who and Benghazi, what? Follow that hearse.

Cindy Munford on May 6, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Here’s one solution: why not bury Tsarnaev in an unmarked grave, and keep the cemetery identity secret?

Why not cremate the body and dispose of it at sea? I’m pretty sure you can get to the Atlantic from the Boston area.

Tamarlan Tsarnaev killed four, maimed hundreds, and was hoping for even more carnage. The niceties of his interment really should be of no concern to anybody.

Happy Nomad on May 6, 2013 at 10:09 AM

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Harsh! Will it leave a mark?

Cindy Munford on May 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Cremate it and flush the ashes.

Sparky on May 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM

No place to bury Tsarnaev?

I’m thinking a heavy anchor would be appropriate—Ocean Views on Sale here.

Rovin on May 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Here’s one solution: why not bury Tsarnaev in an unmarked grave,
================================================================

Most brilliant idea,okay,how about getting the GPS co-ordinates,
and it can be off a little,and deep-six him,so OBL can have some
company!
Jus Say’n!
(snark).

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM

The burial site will need to be a secret.The lines to tinkle on the grave will be long and might tie up traffic in the area.

docflash on May 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Cremate. Pressure cooker. Ocean.

justltl on May 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Keep it a secret? This would be just the story that the media would go all in for.

Cindy Munford on May 6, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Also those who are claiming that the Tsarnaev brothers are being framed (to protect whom isn’t very clear). If you believe in the conspiracy then you can see why the man wouldn’t want to have the body lying around in a marked spot for future post-mortems.

Happy Nomad on May 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM

easy-burn it. flush it.

Little Boomer on May 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Harsh! Will it leave a mark?

Cindy Munford on May 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Cindy Munford:

Ya,thats a good point,okay,will move up in size,
just to make sure,

and will MOAB it!:)
(sarc)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBU-43/B_Massive_Ordnance_Air_Blast_bomb

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 10:14 AM

….Like UBL, a burial at sea sounds like an excellent idea.

easyt65 on May 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Cremate. Pressure cooker. Ocean.

justltl on May 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM

justltl:

I do like the Pressure Cooker idea,
a just desserts type thingy!:)

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Why is this a big deal?

bitsy on May 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Cremate and divide the ashes into as many parts as there are victims, then mail one part every week to his sorry jihadi mommy.

TXUS on May 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM

I’m thinking of all of those dead baby parts in the septic system at Gosnell’s clinic and wondering why it’s in any way important to bury Tsarnaev in a cemetary at all.

Aitch748 on May 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM

why not cook the body and serve it to mooch? that b___h will eat ANYHTING!

GhoulAid on May 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Pack his cremated remains in the nose cone of an ICBM and aim it towards Mecca.

He gets to be buried in an explosively spectacular fashion in Islamic soil, and we take out an anti-American hot spot.

Win-win.

Maddie on May 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Cremate and divide the ashes into as many parts as there are victims, then mail one part every week to his sorry jihadi mommy.

Brilliant! This I like.

hawkeye54 on May 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM

If the ocean is go enough for Osama Bin Laden it’s good enough for this tool.

mechkiller_k on May 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Cremate. Pressure cooker. Ocean.

justltl on May 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Tidy

workingclass artist on May 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM

But officials and his family still don’t know where Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who turned to conservative Islam, will be buried.

Do you see what they just did there? They associated the word “conservative” with a terrorist murderer of 4 people including an 8 year old boy, two young women, and a police officer.

There was nothing “conservative” about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

He was a Fundamentalist Muslim who favored Barack Obama.

It was not “conservatism” that turned Tamerlan Tsarnaev into a murderer of innocents. It was fundamentalist Islam that did that.

I rebuke the implied smear to conservatives. And I would remind them that no one has been murdered or raped at conservative Tea Party rallies, while the same cannot be said of the Occupy rallies.

ITguy on May 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM

why not cook the body and serve it to mooch? that b___h will eat ANYHTING!

GhoulAid on May 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM

OKAAAAAYYY.

Hey, don’t hold back next time Ghoul!

ToddPA on May 6, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Why is this a big deal?

bitsy on May 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM

It would be interesting to know how Adam Lanza’s body was dealt with. Did those despicable vultures that show up for Obama’s photo-ops protest outside of a funeral parlor then? What happened to Lee Harvey Oswald’s body?

Why is situation so different?

Happy Nomad on May 6, 2013 at 10:26 AM

I’m thinking of all of those dead baby parts in the septic system at Gosnell’s clinic and wondering why it’s in any way important to bury Tsarnaev in a cemetary at all.

Aitch748 on May 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM

^^THIS.^^

Maddie on May 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM

One side of the equation is the abuse that the grave could sustain and the fact that the other families have a right for their deceased loved ones to rest in peace, but there is another side. Visiting Tsarnaev’s grave could become a sort of pilgrimage or shrine for those that share his ideology. The latter was the reason behind the decisions that were made concerning the corpses of Hitler and other Nazis, along with Osama bin Laden.

It may sound strange and even unlikely, but is it? Really? Only 81% of American Muslims reject extremists, who commit suicide bombings which target innocent men, women and children. (Pew Research, p 142, 30 April 2013). If only 81% of American Muslims disapprove of suicide bombings that target innocents, what percentage of the remaining 19% secretly approve of what Tsarnaev did? It would appear that there is a fair percentage of American Muslims that aren’t horrified by what he did. Even if it is only 5%, that is a significant number to consider as a property owner.

As a property owner, I may not want a grave to turn my cemetery into a New England version of Père Lachaise with Tsarnaev getting the Jim Morrison treatment…and, I certainly wouldn’t want to subject other families to it.

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Why not dump his body in the ocean?

GarandFan on May 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

GarandFan:D*mmitt,you beat me to it,er,Burial at Sea!:)

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM

I’m sure some friendly hog farm could oblige….

viking01 on May 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM

This is a situation that’s come up in the past — here’s a column from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the recruited pallbearers for Lee Harvey Oswald — but the media scrutiny of today makes the situation more obvious

jon1979 on May 6, 2013 at 10:29 AM

A small city park, with at least one bar on each bordering block. Some nice trees, brick-paved pathways providing entry from each side. A simple grass-covered grave, delineated by simple gray granite gutter work that drains to the storm sewer.

And a small, simple sign that notes that this is the one location in Boston where one may not be arrested for public urination.

M240H on May 6, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Or you could stuff him in a trash compacter, then put him out on the curb on pickup day.

Oh, wait! You’re all talking about the dead one, aren’t you?
My mistake.
Nevermind.

justltl on May 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Gawd,I hope that some Lefty Canadian
doesn’t speak up,and offer a ground
plot,

for this X-Jihady,….ugh!!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM

The question of what to do with a terrorist corpse will reach all the way to the governor’s office in Massachusetts.

Kill two birds with one stone by feeding the hungry vultures.

rukiddingme on May 6, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Just cremate the thing and give the ashes to his uncle. He could then mail them to Chechnya for about 50 bucks.

WarEagle01 on May 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

I’m thinking of all of those dead baby parts in the septic system at Gosnell’s clinic and wondering why it’s in any way important to bury Tsarnaev in a cemetary at all.

Aitch748 on May 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM

.
Just so we are all on the same page here with respect ot this POS …

CREMATE

FLUSH!!!

PolAgnostic on May 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Think, folks, think!

Shy Guy on May 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Burying Tsarnaev anonymously won’t work, because the journalist vultures would find out where and when and publicize it to high heaven. I feel bad for the uncle, too, stuck with this situation.

Send the body to Dearbornistan. They’ll take him.

RebeccaH on May 6, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Or you could stuff him in a trash compacter, then put him out on the curb on pickup day.

Oh, wait! You’re all talking about the dead one, aren’t you?
My mistake.
Nevermind.

justltl on May 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Hold on now, let’s not be hasty. We might have a twofer solution here. What is the cubic capacity of this hypothetical trash compactor?

Maddie on May 6, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Bury him with the unclaimed bodies of murders who die in state prison all the time.

meci on May 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Bury him at sea like Osama

vcferlita on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

The perfect location is Hart Island, New York City. It has a potter’s field, it is run by the Department of Corrections, it has restricted access, and it is not in Boston.

topdog on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Shark food. There are poor, hungry sharks roaming the seas. Please, think of those poor, hungry sharks.

rbj on May 6, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Obrigatory (NSFW and spelling is intentional)

Shy Guy on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Toss him in a pigsty.

lonestar1 on May 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

If the ocean was good enough for Bin Laden, it’s good enough for this jerk. Although I must say that I am partial to any and all pig ideas.

Cindy Munford on May 6, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Shy Guy on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Oops – “sperring”

Shy Guy on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM

then mail one part every week to his sorry jihadi mommy.

TXUS on May 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM

COD!

GWB on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM

“I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”

OK. Caesar he ain’t. Pigsty works.

BigAlSouth on May 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Cremate the body. Send the ashes to his mother.

BuckeyeSam on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Feeding the slime to pigs is cruelty to pigs. But I like the one sign on the caption photo, and bury him in a landfill. I’m sure there will be enough pork scraps to cover any porcine needs we have.

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Maddie on May 6, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Well, I think that the commercial/industrial ones come in a variety of sizes.
I wouldn’t want the younger one jumping around and making too much of a racket in there, so I’d recommend one that was a little on the snug side.

justltl on May 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Have him cremated, just like he tried to do to living spectators at the Marathon. Then dump the ashes in an unmarked pressure-cooker that will sink to the bottom of the sea, never to be seen again. Let the bottom-feeders eat him!

Steve Z on May 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I canNOT believe that none of you has landed on the obvious solution of using his remains as a much-needed nutritional supplement for our honored guests at GITMO.

TexasDan on May 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Throw into a volcano. If Allah wants to claim the body he can.

meci on May 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Cremate the body. Send the ashes to his mother.

BuckeyeSam on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Make sure they arrive warm to the touch.

unclesmrgol on May 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

It appears the funeral joint in Wooster jumped the gun on taking on the task of disposing of the terrorist leader’s remains. Apparently, no cemetery is willing to allow the schmuck’s burial in their dirt, leaving the funeral parlor’s main man embarrassed and at a quandry of what to do with the schmuck’s body.

Knowing that islam frowns on cremation, cremate. then take the ashes back to Boston and flush them down several of the nearest toilets around the scene of the New Boston Masacre.

That way, they can insult islam in several ways and there won’t be anything to turn into a monument.

dockywocky on May 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Cremate. Pressure cooker. Ocean.
justltl on May 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Cremate the body. Send the ashes to his mother.
BuckeyeSam on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Put these together – cremate, pressure cooker mixed with pig blood, strap it to a 500 pound bomb for air delivery to his mom or dad in Chechnya – or whatever crapistan they currently live in.

dentarthurdent on May 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Toss him in a pigsty.

lonestar1 on May 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

But I like this one too.

dentarthurdent on May 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

The funeral home director didn’t do his homework beforehand, which is why he’s now stuck with the body.

Schadenfreude cubed.

unclesmrgol on May 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Cremate and divide the ashes into as many parts as there are victims, then mail one part every week to his sorry jihadi mommy.

TXUS on May 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM

That gets my vote.

bazil9 on May 6, 2013 at 11:22 AM

The city of Cambridge acted stupidly.

- Barky the dogeater

pain train on May 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Our gators down here could use
a snack.
send it here..everglades.
Let the snakes swallow him whole.

bazil9 on May 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Our gators down here could use
a snack.
send it here..everglades.
Let the snakes swallow him whole.

bazil9 on May 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I like your suggestion.

PatriotGal2257 on May 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

But officials and his family still don’t know where Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who turned to conservative Islam, will be buried.

So they’re finally using the word Islam now, but prefacing it with “conservative”. I would love to see these fools with no professional skills walk out on their job when the Koch brothers buy them, and then remain unemployed for months to come.

Daemonocracy on May 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

In the interests of Green Energy–his chopped up body parts should be integrated into hog slop and marketed as pig food TASTEE TAMERLAN.

MaiDee on May 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Ruslan Tsarni, the instant hero

Muslim caught like a deer in the headlights is now an instant hero? WTF?

Even in death, the poisonous Progressive apartheid state of Boston excludes the Muslim lad. His corpse is getting even more radicalized.

BL@KBIRD on May 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Why not bury him in a prison grave or in a paupers grave? There would be no expense involved. No marker and no disclosing the location to anyone. Why let that nutty family of his know anything.

Texene on May 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Burn it – dump it in a random porta-potty.

MarkM on May 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Do you see what they just did there? They associated the word “conservative” with a terrorist murderer of 4 people including an 8 year old boy, two young women, and a police officer.

There was nothing “conservative” about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

He was a Fundamentalist Muslim who favored Barack Obama.

It was not “conservatism” that turned Tamerlan Tsarnaev into a murderer of innocents. It was fundamentalist Islam that did that.

I rebuke the implied smear to conservatives. And I would remind them that no one has been murdered or raped at conservative Tea Party rallies, while the same cannot be said of the Occupy rallies.

ITguy on May 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Thanks for making the catch. This is why it is so hard to combat media bias: it often consists of these “small” choices in wording and slant.

That said, there is no need to slander the Fundamentalist Christian movement either.
“Radical Islam”, on the other hand, should be acceptable to all sides.
The Sixties & Seventies American bombers so favored on the Left today didn’t (and don’t now) object to being called radical, and I would yield to their claim on the appellation.

AesopFan on May 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

The episcopalians are quick to support the “plight” of the poor, misunderstood muslims, so I’ll bet that they have a cemetery that they’d just love to provide.

mkenorthshore on May 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Sadly, it looks like Redford’s terrorista chic came out at the worst possible time, as noted by the loss of 266 screens from the first week of wide release to the second. People were reminded that bombers and terrorists aren’t heroes, anti-heroes, or at all sympathetic — except in Redford’s circles.

Just checked the new posts; looks like I’m channelling Ed today.

AesopFan on May 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

“Radical Islam”, on the other hand, should be acceptable to all sides.
The Sixties & Seventies American bombers so favored on the Left today didn’t (and don’t now) object to being called radical, and I would yield to their claim on the appellation.

AesopFan on May 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Or just “Islam”

cptacek on May 6, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Bury the body at sea. A little over two hundred miles out in international waters. No big deal.

jake49 on May 6, 2013 at 10:04 AM

I agree. He should not be buried anywhere on US soil.

dogsoldier on May 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

put him in a body farm where we can study him rotting on camera.

dmacleo on May 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Think, folks, think!

Shy Guy on May 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

It would, but that’s just too much work.

Ward Cleaver on May 6, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Is cremation not an option? Or is that against the religion?

Why not just Bin Laden him?

kim roy on May 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

I really don’t understand protesting the funeral home, though. What purpose does that serve?

changer1701 on May 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

By you logic Hitler, Bin Laden and Pol Pot deserved funeral homes and a “proper burial”.

acyl72 on May 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Drop his body in a pig farm. They’ll eat most of it and crap out the stuff on his skull and anything left.

Screw the muslim animal.

acyl72 on May 6, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Cremate and divide the ashes into as many parts as there are victims, then mail one part every week to his sorry jihadi mommy.

TXUS on May 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Ditto. And put all future homegrown immigrant terrorists on notice that their entire family will be deported. The onus is on family members to turn in their prodigal kin(s) as soon as they know something. The Constitution is not a suicide pact, nor are recently naturalized and/or resident aliens immigrants guaranteed a lock on the bounties of citizenship.

AH_C on May 6, 2013 at 2:05 PM

ITguy on May 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Thanks for making the catch. This is why it is so hard to combat media bias: it often consists of these “small” choices in wording and slant.

That said, there is no need to slander the Fundamentalist Christian movement either.

“Radical Islam”, on the other hand, should be acceptable to all sides.

The Sixties & Seventies American bombers so favored on the Left today didn’t (and don’t now) object to being called radical, and I would yield to their claim on the appellation.

AesopFan on May 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Thank you for your response. I’m glad I’m not alone in being more than a little annoyed at them using the word “conservative” in any way to describe Jihadist Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

I don’t like the phrase “Radical Islam”, because what it truly is is mainstream, fundamentalist Islam.

Not all Muslims are Jihadists, obviously, but a MAJORITY of Muslims support the idea of Jihad. And those who don’t are often too afraid to speak out.

That said, there is no need to slander the Fundamentalist Christian movement either.

That is not my intent at all. I am a fundamentalist Christian myself.

My understanding of the word “fundamentalist” is based on the word “fundamentals”… and the “fundamentals” being the Bible, in the case of Christianity, and the Koran, in the case of Islam.

A fundamentalist Christian believes, and acts on, what is in the Bible, including Matthew 5:43-48

A fundamentalist Muslim believes, and acts on, what is in the Koran, including Sura 9:5

ITguy on May 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

But officials and his family still don’t know where Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who turned to conservative Islam, will be buried.

So they’re finally using the word Islam now, but prefacing it with “conservative”. I would love to see these fools with no professional skills walk out on their job when the Koch brothers buy them, and then remain unemployed for months to come.

Daemonocracy on May 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Amen!

ITguy on May 6, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Here’s one solution: why not bury Tsarnaev in an unmarked grave, and keep the cemetery identity secret? That would resolve all of the issues for cemetery owners, and satisfy the needs of the funeral director who ended up with the body.

It isn’t a solution because it won’t stay a secret and then it will need to be protected from those who would deface it and those who would revere it.

Your “solution” will then give the Muslims what they want, which is to have the USA fretting about one of their beloved “warriors”, keeping his name alive, being a thorn in the side of their “enemy” and having the USA continue to spend effort and treasure for the sake of Islam.

The family could be told where the body has been buried after a few weeks and encouraged to show discretion when visiting, if they bother to do so at all.

The family want his body to remain in the USA … why do you think that is? They don’t want him safe “at home”; they want him to continue his Muslim work in the land of the kuffar (see above) which is why the secret won’t be kept.

They don’t even need to know the actual grave site in order to continue their evil; they just need to know that his corpse is somewhere; and invent a location if necessary — do you really think that the admirers of Mohammed, the deceitful barbarian of Arabia, care about truth?

The very fact that the body of a Muslim “warrior” is being treated with such deference, delicacy and respect by the Kuffar will only encourage more people to follow him.

An actual “solution” for this problem will come about by dissolving the ashes of his cremated corpse in acid, diluting to a safe concentration and flushing the whole solution into a regular sewer.

YiZhangZhe on May 6, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Vultures and coyotes gotta eat too.

mojo on May 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Feed the muslim POS to the pigs.

barton on May 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Two words: wood chipper

Two more: hog farm.

Some assembly = dis-assembly, required.

Joe Mama on May 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM

WRONG: Terrorists should be cremated and scattered in the nearest river.

Here’s one solution: why not bury Tsarnaev in an unmarked grave, and keep the cemetery identity secret? That would resolve all of the issues for cemetery owners, and satisfy the needs of the funeral director who ended up with the body. The family could be told where the body has been buried after a few weeks and encouraged to show discretion when visiting, if they bother to do so at all.

TX-96 on May 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Is it a legal requirement or a social norm (in the US) that a dead person has to be buried or that the method of interment cannot conflict with the religon of the dead person?

While it might be supposed that, if Tsarnaev’s body were interred back in his native Chechniya (or here in the US), it would become possibly a rallying site for developing future “martyrs”, perhaps the only fair way to do this would be to tell the relatives that they have a period of time to raise the money to bring the body back or that it will be cremated and either interred or, given the controversy, scattered at sea if the law allows.

If it was just that he bombed the Boston Marathon for some reason, burying him would not be a significant problem (more or less). It is what can happen afterwards that really complicates things.

Russ808 on May 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Food for the hagfish

h/t Terp Mole

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 3:42 PM

The wife, Katherine Russell is legally responsible, especially for the bills, whether she likes it or not. That is how it would be for you or me. She can order him cremated and dispose of the body anywhere for her convenience, and the funeral home can charge her storage until that is done.

Fleuries on May 6, 2013 at 3:56 PM

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