This, in a word, would be an outrage.
This description comes from the official website of the Arlington National Cemetery:
Our Mission: On behalf of the American people, lay to rest those who have served our nation with dignity and honor…
Does Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, fit that description? A radicalized Islamist who vowed to die for Islam? A man who coldly murdered four people, including an 8-year-old boy?
Apparently none of that matters to Julie Frein, who has offered to give up her burial plot because “nobody deserves to rot above ground”.
Via Joe For America:
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, aka: The Islamic jihadist scumbag, aka: the dead Boston Bomber will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery if one US Air Force Veteran has her way.
Yes, you heard that right. The murdering, older brother who killed three and maimed hundreds more innocent people at the Boston Marathon, including an eight-year-old blown to bits has been offered a National Cemetery burial plot by a USAF veteran named Julie Frein. What?
This has zero chance of ever happening, because I doubt procedures allow somebody to pass their plot to somebody of their choosing, but seriously lady, what the hell are you thinking?
Arlington National Cemetery has responded via their Facebook page.
The cemetery posted to its Facebook page: “We have been receiving calls about the interview a veteran did regarding giving up her space at a veteran cemetery to the Boston Bombing suspect so he can be buried. We want to make it clear that this suspect is not eligible to be buried at Arlington — a veteran can’t transfer their eligibility to another person. Please pass this along to those who are concerned!”