Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried at Muslim Al-Barzakh Cemetery in Doswell, Virginia. If you decide to pay your ‘respects,’ it will be the fresh unmarked grave.
Huffington Post Imam Ammar Amonette of the Richmond-based Islamic Center of Virginia said Friday that Tsarnaev was buried at Al-Barzakh Cemetery, a small cemetery in Doswell, Va., a rural community 25 miles north of Richmond. “It’s a small, privately owned plot on the countryside that has the graves of a few dozen people at the most,” said Amonette, who confirmed news of the burial with a contact at the cemetery, but said his mosque is not connected to it.
Amonette said the burial was arranged by Martha Mullen, a 48-year-old Christian dhimmi Richmond resident who independently contacted the cemetery after hearing reports on National Public Radio that dozens of burial grounds had refused to give space to Tsarnaev’s body.
Mullen, a professional counselor who has a degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, did not return a phone call from The Huffington Post on Friday, but said in a statement that it was her Christian faith that motivated her to contact the cemetery to arrange the burial.
Jesus says to “love your enemies” she said in the statement. “Not to hate them even after they are dead.”
The statement was sent by the Islamic Society of Greater Richmond, a mosque in Henrico, Va., which helped Mullen arrange the burial. In it, the mosque’s administration said it was motivated by “faith principles.”
Tsarnaev’s body had been held at Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Mass., since May 3. The funeral home had faced daily protests over its offer to find a burial ground.
Amonette, who leads one of the Richmond area’s largest mosques with 4,000 members at peak times, said Friday that another group, Islamic Funeral Services of Virginia, was also involved in the burial.
Tsarnaev’s death certificate below: