Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect's burial rites; finding burial plot a struggle

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  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    May 6, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    By not letting the man be buried we are causing mourning and heartbreak for his widow. We are, in a sense doing what the Bible teaches against, that is, we are oppressing the widow.

    What the man did was despicable, but, when I am buried, who is to insure that the person buried next to me did not do something that was just as despicable but less public? If we start getting nitpicky about symbolisms like this we are going to be in the same boat as the people in Pakistan who are riled up about little things, like burning the Quran, while letting the really big things like oppressing the politically weak or government corruption go through without even a complaint.

  • johnhenry APO, AP
    May 6, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    Cremation isn't a Muslim burial tradition. That's why the family hasn't done that. And let's remember that the family aren't the people who did the crime; it's the dead man and his brother who did.

  • Gosh-DUH Burlington, CT
    May 6, 2013 7:09 a.m.

    The two brother terrorists disrupted life for hundreds of thousands of people. Wonder why the family of the older brother terrorist who was killed, potentially by his own brother who drove over him, has not chosen to have his remains cremated? Then his family members, either here in the United States or Russia or Chechnya could keep the urn containing his ashes in their homes. Christian actions should not require that he be buried in a cemetery where other families of loved ones may be impacted.

  • johnhenry APO, AP
    May 6, 2013 1:21 a.m.

    Agreed, Baccus. What more do the protestors want? The man is dead. Even bin Laden was given a burial appropriate to his faith and that burial was provided by his enemy, the US government. Now, I can understand the concept of not wanting a place where misguided people, such as these two bombers and certain conspiracy theorists, can rally around; however, that is easy to prevent. Simply bury the body in a prison cemetery. I think it's a safe bet that's where his brother's going to end up eventually, too.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    May 5, 2013 11:52 p.m.

    I can understand the families of those killed not wanting the murderer buried in the same place--especially when little time has passed, but I agree with Baccus. Let the dead be buried.

  • thunderbolt7 DUTCH JOHN, UT
    May 5, 2013 9:26 p.m.

    How about cremating him? Send his ashes back to Russia.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    May 5, 2013 5:54 p.m.

    Are we so weak that we cannot act as Christians?

    Forgiveness is what is required from us.

    It is easy to be a Christian when nothing is required.

    I pray for the victims of Boston and that includes the two young men that for whatever reason were so missguided that felt like hurting and killing innocent people would accomplish something social and/or spiritual. One is dead and the other will have to live with the pain of his actions for ever. I don't envy them on the contrary I pity them.