- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

At least one Boston mosque attended by the Tsarnaev family has refused to provide funeral services for the killed Boston bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his aunt said on Wednesday.

The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, didn’t know the name of the mosque, NBC reported. But she said one of Tsarnaev’s uncles had approached the mosque for services and was flatly denied.


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Federal investigators have been questioning various mosque leaders in the Boston area for information about the Boston bombing suspects, Tamerlan and his 19-year-old brother, Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, who’s recovering in a hospital.

On Tuesday, members of The Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge were questioned, NBC reported. And while that mosque hasn’t yet decided if it would host a funeral for Tsarnaev — with one spokesman admitting that “the things this guy did were absolutely disgraceful,” but that scholars were in charge of making the funeral decision — another has publicly said “no,” NBC reported.


Iman Talal Eid with the Islamic Institute of Boston told the Huffington Post that he “would not be willing to do a funeral for [Tamerlan]. This is a person who deliberately killed people. There is no room for him as a Muslim.”