Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect's burial rites

By: AP
By: AP

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- The uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed after a gun battle with police says he is arranging for his nephew's burial because religion and tradition call for him to be buried.

Ruslan Tsarni arrived Sunday in Massachusetts, where several of his friends plan to wash and shroud Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body at a Worcester funeral home.

Tsarni says he brought friends with him to prepare his nephew's body according to Muslim tradition. He says he understands that "no one wants to associate their names with such evil events."

Tsarni, of Montgomery Village, Md., and three other men met with funeral home director Peter Stefan, who says he's still looking for a cemetery that will accept Tsarnaev's body for burial.

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  • by sarah bernhwim Location: 49508 on May 8, 2013 at 03:03 PM
    Christ forgave those who died with him. Too bad there are not any real Christians in the USA. Terrorists are created by individual and government bullies. We can condemn the action but forgive the person. Those who hate this young person say more about their inadequate values than they do about the perpetrator.
  • by Name Location: Location on May 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM
    throw him in trash
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2013 at 04:50 AM
    Send him back to his homeland not here to be buried. Yes, he has a right to be buried but not here after what he did. I would not want him buried here either. So just get rid of him or cremate him and send him back to his homeland in a urn.
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2013 at 03:30 AM
    A sad statement of our society today. People fear that others will dig up and vandalize the burial place of many for revenge.
  • by David Location: Charlotte on May 5, 2013 at 05:44 PM
    Is it right to not alow a man to buried, is it right not to let a family put their loved ones to rest? Maybe these cemetarys dont want this man because their afraid of someone vandelizing the grave, and a lawsuit. At least the funeral home has the guts to do what is right. What this man did was wrong, and Im sorry for the ones that where hurt and I hope that some good can come out of this. But not letting someone to be put to rest is that any better ?
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