Report: Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Parents Now Considering Cremation

ABC reports the parents of Tamerlan Tsarnaev are now considering cremation since Russia is unlikely to accept his body:

[T]he family of Tamarlen Tsarnaev is now considering cremating the body and trying to transport the ashes back to Russia, then burying them. Although cremation is against Islamic law, the parents see it as the only way of burying their son's remains, according to Heda Saratova, a local human rights activist and spokeswoman for the family.

But Russia might not accept the ashes. There are companies in Boston that will do burials at sea -- both of bodies and cremated remains. I wonder if they have called New England Burials at Sea.

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    Could probably just FedEx the ashes (none / 0) (#1)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed May 08, 2013 at 01:42:53 PM EST
    back to Russia...

    no, you can't (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Wed May 08, 2013 at 01:59:32 PM EST
    it needs Russian counselate approval-- see my earlier posts on this.

    Though there are certainly a lot of eyes on this, so that's probably not a prudent option.

    When I go (none / 0) (#2)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Wed May 08, 2013 at 01:48:09 PM EST

    I'd like to be cremated and the ashes roto-tilled into the garden behind the house.


    Christian Charity (none / 0) (#5)
    by nomatter0nevermind on Wed May 08, 2013 at 02:39:47 PM EST
    No Christian churches have offered a burial place?

    I wonder if any of the protesters have said what they think should be done with the body. Do they want it hung in a public square for crows to eat?

    Yep, I reckon you're on the right track there NMNM (none / 0) (#6)
    by gbrbsb on Wed May 08, 2013 at 03:52:44 PM EST
    albeit public ridicule and stoning of the body with the scattering of body parts to the four corners of the US might be even more acceptable... that is, of course, if you don't mind the teeny weeny detail of it all getting in the way and/or falling a tad short of those pesky little Christian and democratic values!

    A believer in Islam is not supposed to (none / 0) (#7)
    by oculus on Wed May 08, 2013 at 04:48:26 PM EST
    be buried in a cemetery w/infidels.

    Islamic Law (none / 0) (#8)
    by nomatter0nevermind on Wed May 08, 2013 at 05:34:57 PM EST
    Not supposed to be cremated either.