So apparently now there’s this big issue with the corpse of Boston Marathon alleged bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Have we gone nuts?
The problem according to the Ottawa Sun is that while no one wants his carcass in their cemetery, “Under Islamic law, the body cannot be cremated, a procedure used for criminals including Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.” But surely this is multiculturalism gone mad when even if someone were, say, to set off bombs that slaughter and maim innocents then die in a gun and bomb battle with authorities, all in flagrant and deliberate defiance of our statute and our moral law, we still can’t do anything that might offend his sensibilities if he’s a non-Western “Other” type of marginalized minority person. Whereas McVeigh can just go crackle crackle whoosh and no one (including me) cares if his feelings are hurt.
Oh, and isn’t there supposed to be some question whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev was really a Muslim in good standing given what he apparently did? Or did I just hear wrong on that one?
Anyway, if someone wants to burn the body I’ve got a match.