Christian woman reveals she coordinated the secret burial of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev

‘Jesus says to love our enemies’

Hayley Peterson
The Daily Mail [UK]
10 May 2013

A Christian woman today revealed that she helped authorities coordinate the secret burial this week of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, Virginia.

‘Jesus says [to] love our enemies,’ Martha Mullen, 48, told the Boston Globe’s Wesley Lowery in an exclusive interview. ‘So I was sitting in Starbucks and thought, maybe I’m the one person who needs to do something.’

Tsarnaev was buried under a shroud of secrecy Wednesday evening at the Al-Barzakh Cemetery in central Virginia, about 15 miles from Richmond.

Mullen said she coordinated the clandestine burial with the help of the Islamic Society of Greater Richmond after a number of cemeteries refused to take his body.

Within an hour of contacting the group, she got a response saying a plot had been found. So she called the officials overseeing Tsarnaev’s burial and arranged to have the body, which was being held at a Worcester, Mass. funeral home, transported to Virginia to be buried Wednesday evening.

The development has infuriated some residents of the rural Virginia town as well as members of the area’s Islamic community who say they weren’t consulted in the decision…

The article continues at The Daily Mail.


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