Skip to comments.Vt. man offers burial plot for Boston bombing suspect
Posted on 05/07/2013 4:20:01 PM PDT by APatientMan
HARTFORD, Vt. -
"She was a Sunday school teacher. She taught me 'love thine enemy.' You can't always live up to that, but she would be standing right here beside me supporting what I am doing today if she were still alive," Paul Keane said, holding a picture of his mother.
The longtime former Hartford High school teacher, Paul Keane, says his mother is buried at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hamden, Conn. The Hartford, Vt., resident is offering to donate the empty plot next to his mother to bury the Boston Marathon Bomber.
He blogged, "I am willing to donate a burial plot next to my mother in Mt. Carmel Burying Ground to the Tsarnaev family if they cannot obtain a plot."
But for some Connecticut residents with loved ones buried in the cemetery, Keane's offer is offensive.
"It's a disgrace," one said. "A lot of these people who are here, including my father, fought for freedom for their country. My father was a war hero and people who are terrorists in this country should not be in this cemetery."
Keane says the offer was a matter of living up to his religious values.
"This person, no matter how much of a pariah, no matter how despicable, no matter what a leper he is-- is a human being and deserves the right to be buried like anyone else." Keane said.
Some of Keane's Vermont neighbors are also against his offer, and say the memories of the marathon are still too fresh and painful.
"A little kid was killed. That is pretty hard to swallow," neighbor Neil Potter said. "So, I have some pretty strong feelings about all that stuff, and I love this country and if anything happens to it, it offends me."
WCAX News also spoke with several other neighbors who are not opposed to Keane's offer and say it is simply a kind gesture and nothing more. The Tsarnaev family has received other offers for a burial space, so at this point it is not clear what locations are being considered.
Bury the dead and move on.
This is not revealing the best qualities of us Freepers.
I'm as upset as anyone about this terrorist attack, but regardless of our religious upbringing we're all taught, more or less, the same thing about what to do.
You bury the dead in a respectful manner then move on.
Those two vile creatures were representatives of several flavors of evil, the primary one being islam, and that being the case, feeding the body to some pigs would be fitting, if not for the insult it would be to the innocent pigs.
Their deaths were the shamefully lopsided result of a single battle - no, not even that, as the victims were all unarmed civilians - that saw four Americans killed, over 100 Americans severely wounded, and the 4th Amendment trashed in an entire city in return for one dead and one wounded enemy infiltrator/saboteur.
The sooner the former is flushed out to sea or dumped in an unmarked grave and forgotten, the sooner the latter is locked away for life or (preferably) hung and disposed of like its evil sibling, the sooner the war can resume against the enemy that sent yet more of the execrable filth that is islam to our shores in the person of those two from Chechnya.
The guy in VT is a fool, his self-absorbed 'piety' notwithstanding, and offering any kinda of dignity to the remains of that brutal barbarian mocks all the victims in Boston and, if the very kernel of truth could be known, probably the memory of his mother as well.
islam delenda est
The war never stopped. It’s not waiting to resume. The question is are we fighting it because we lost our faith or did we lose our faith by way of fighting. If my presupposition that we’ve lost our faith is even accurate... Something gave out somewhere along the way, IMHO.
I almost intuitively go with your take on this. I just wonder if God doesn’t place a sanity check or two in our way every now and then to test us. Maybe the guy in VT has it right. Probably not, but maybe.
When my older boys were in Boy Scouts they used to put flags on the veterans’ grave in this cemetery every Memorial Day.
Close enough for us to go piss on the grave.
(How nice of this guy to disregard the feelings of the families of all the other people buried there!!)
It’s a war. We’ll win it, but not without God.
Is what this guy is doing something that He would disagree with? Maybe it doesn’t matter at all what we do with the terrorist’s body. In the grand scheme, probably not. Maybe it all adds up some though.
My wife is pulling me out onto the porch in the cool spring air for some us time. Ya’ll have a great night.
I do fear Tsarnaev's mothers would convery his body over to some jihad-enthusiast who would in turn build a mosque over his remains.
So it would be a good idea to prevent his grave being made into either a spittoon of vilification or a shrine of jihad. But a secret burial in an unmarked grave: is that even possible at this point? Meanwhile, prayers for those most in need of God's mercy.
He Who is Compassionate to the Cruel
Will Ultimately Become
Cruel to the Compassionate.
This guy has a bad case of misplaced compassion and exhibitionism.
The Hartford, Vt., resident is offering to donate the empty plot next to his mother to bury the Boston Marathon Bomber.I'm glad I'm nowhere near VT and lack the means for a visit there -- an alibi can always be broken down, because they're not true.