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Fury over Boston suspect burial

Muslims in the US state of Virginia have been left angered and upset after Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried in a Muslim cemetery near the city of Richmond.

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People angry over Boston 'bomber' grave

The city of Boston released an updated death certificate for Tsarnaev showing that he was buried in Al-Barzakh Muslim Cemetery in Doswell, Virginia, outside Richmond.

It was done by individuals without our knowledge or consent.We are quite upset. It's affected thousands of Muslims and we were not consulted. It has nothing to do with us.

– Ammar Amonette, imam of the Virginia Islamic center,

His body was moved from the Boston medical examiner's office to the Worcester funeral home, but his family did not claim the body and the cities of Boston and Cambridge refused to accept his remains.


We don't want the county to be known as the place where the remains of someone who committed this crime are buried. But if it was done legally, there is nothing much we can do about it.

– Floyd Thomas, chairman of the Caroline County Board of Supervisors

Worcester police said on Thursday a person had approached them with a solution for the body after a public plea for help.Police withheld the identify of that person.

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