Virginia Locals 'Blindsided' by Burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

In a tiny cemetery out in the country about 25 miles north of Richmond, Virginia lie the interred remains of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The information surrounding the burial is scant and inadequate. Even local officials in Caroline County were not notified of the burial until they read the news. The Al-Barzakh Muslim Cemetery is situated near two landmarks: amusement park Kings Dominion and the birthplace of horse racing's Triple Crown winner Secretariat. A "concerned" citizen, Martha Mullen, a spiritual adviser of sorts, in Richmond decided somebody had to do something about the inability of a Worcester, Massachusetts funeral home to find a place to bury the bomber. Massachusetts couldn't find anyone willing to do the burial and protests helped ensure the resting place would be outside the state. Russia even rejected requests for burial there. So Mullen took it upon herself to email two Islamic centers in her area to see if they would help end the divisive drama. She...(Read Full Post)