Muslims outraged over Boston bombing suspect’s secret burial in Virginia

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 14:58

London: The Islamic community in Virginia is outraged after it emerged that a Boston bombing suspect was buried at a nearby rural cemetery.
An imam said local Muslims were upset their loved ones would have to use the same graveyard where Tsarnaev was secretly laid to rest.

Imam Ammar Amonette, of the Islamic Center of Virginia, said the move made ‘no sense whatsoever’.

His body was interred on Thursday after protests at the Massachusetts funeral home where it was kept.

According to the BBC, officials fear the site might become a shrine for anti-US sympathisers.

The deceased 26-year-old and his younger brother Dzhokhar, 19, are suspected over the blasts that left three people dead and 264 injured at the finish line of the Boston marathon on 15 April.

Tsarnaev was killed on 19 April during a massive police manhunt. According to a death certificate released on Friday, Tsarnaev died after he was shot by police and run over and dragged by a vehicle.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was injured in the gunfight and is in US custody on federal terrorism charges, the report added.


First Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 14:58

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