Is this place in someone’s back yard?
Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a Muslim cemetery in a small central Virginia community, it was reported today.
Tsarnaev, 26 — who was killed in a police shootout on April 19 — was interred at the Al-Barzakh Cemetery, the first Muslim cemetery at the small community of Doswell, about 15 miles outside of Richmond, the Boston Globe reported.
A Virginia woman reached out to the Islamic Society of Greater Richmond and asked them to facilitate the burial after seeing Tsarnaev’s body languish for a week in a Worcester, Mass., funeral home, the paper reported.
Several protests broke out in opposition of having the bomber’s body buried in Massachusetts.
The Islamic Society of Greater Richmond arranged for the burial plot at Al-Barzakh and had the body transported on Wednesday night.
Curiously this cemetery doesn’t show up in a search for cemeteries in Doswell, VA, although there’s a webpage here which apparently has been under construction since 2009.
Another search curiously yielded this.
Only five bodies have been interred there? Here’s the unmarked grave, via the Boston Globe on Twitter. Appears to be more than five bodies there.