May 6, 2013
"Revenge proves its own executioner"
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
This is just stupid, unnecessary, petty revenge.
The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts wants to make one thing clear: they do not want the late Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried in their town.
Funeral director Peter Stefan however told reporters he has not found a cemetery in the state willing to take the body.
"We have to bury this guy. Whatever it is, whoever he is, in this country we bury people," Stefan told local media on Sunday.
Protesters meanwhile have gathered outside the funeral home waving US flags and clutching signs demanding that the body be sent to Russia. A local activist has even started a fund to ship out the body.
Protests won't bring back the dead, or reattach limbs that were blown off. Fighting the uncle who had nothing to do with the bombing, and moreover immediately and unequivocally condemned his nephews for doing such a thing, only makes the protesters look like selfish assholes.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev already paid the ultimate price. Holding his body hostage accomplishes nothing. Let it go.