The controversy over burying Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body is about what he and his brother allegedly did: shaking an open society's basic beliefs in decency and lending a helping hand to immigrants seeking asylum. They took the financial and educational benefits while they allegedly plotted to destroy the very people who held the door open for them. They betrayed our trust and that of every refugee seeking help.
As for burying Tsarnaev — which happened on Thursday after cemeteries in Cambridge, Mass., refused to take his body — his family should have paid to ship and entomb him back home; that, or he should have been buried at sea.
Edward T. Buckle
There are evil people in the world. If The Times' editorial board doesn't get that, it needs to step outside into the real world.