In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved
Yes, we still are gathering information as to the motives behind the Boston Marathon attacks. Yes, the investigation is ongoing. But, there is one symbol and sign that one of the alleged bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been utterly rejected.
As reported today, no one wants to accept the body of Tsarnaev for burial:
On Sunday, city officials in Cambridge, Tsarnaev's home in the United States, announced that the city's cemetery would reject his body for burial after other local cemeteries also said they did not want the remains.
The difficult and stressful efforts of the citizens of the city of Cambridge to return to a peaceful life would be adversely impacted by the turmoil, protests, and widespread media presence at such an interment," Cambridge city manager Bob Healy said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times. "The families of loved ones interred in the Cambridge Cemetery also deserve to have their deceased family members rest in peace.
This is a similar dilemma to the 9/11 hijackers, as well as American terrorist Timothy McVeigh:
In the years after Sept. 11, 2001, the plane hijackers' remains -- at least the ones that could be identified -- languished in undisclosed locations after nobody claimed them.
Congress passed a law tailored to prevent Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, a veteran, from being buried in Arlington National Cemetery. McVeigh was executed for the 1995 bombing that left 168 dead, including 19 children younger than 6.
Now, of course, he has to be buried...but, it is just telling that no one wants him in their "backyard," so to speak. This is totally understandable, mind you, but still, it is quite telling.
If this guy was thinking he was going to be a "hero" for killing 3 people and injuring 260 others, whose only crime was cheering on the runners in the Boston Marathon, then he was gravely mistaken. He's no hero. He's a "loser," to use his own uncle's words.
Not even the earth wants him: what ultimate rejection.