May 6th, 2013
03:48 PM ET

Imam doesn't want Tsarnaev 's body

(CNN)–Ibrahim Rahim, the Imam of Yusuf Mosque in Massachusetts, says Tsarnaev doesn't deserve to be buried in a holy place.

- CNN Belief Blog

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  1. SHIDF

    I'm sure the bottom of a pile of pig sh would have room for such a piece of filth. Got sh?

    May 8, 2013 at 4:16 am |
  2. Science

    See for yourself below.................The fairy in the sky did NOT create us !!!

    Monkey Math: Baboons Show Brain's Ability to Understand Numbers ..........E = mc2..............(U-Pb) numbers do not lie !

    May 3, 2013 — Opposing thumbs, expressive faces, complex social systems: it's hard to miss the similarities between apes and humans. Now a new study with a troop of zoo baboons and lots of peanuts shows that a less obvious trait – the ability to understand numbers – also is shared by humans and their primate cousins.


    May 7, 2013 at 6:11 am |
  3. Filthy Hind I love to Mithrism lick and talk Islam bunk

    Islam is a moon-god cult. So where was the Imam before, and why have they not taught their sheeple to stop the violence ?
    See Robert Spencer's stuff on You Tube. Muhammud never existed. Allah is a next generation of the moon-god "Sin". It's all bullsh1t.

    May 7, 2013 at 1:01 am |
  4. Reality

    Why no Muslim can be trusted anytime, anywhere dead or alive:

    http://www.muslimaccess.com/quraan/arabic/005.asp et al

    o "Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Surah 5:51)
    "Believers, when you encounter the infidels on the march, do not turn your backs to them in flight. If anyone on that day turns his back to them, except it be for tactical reasons...he shall incur the wrath of God and Hell shall be his home..." (Surah 8:12-)

    "Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme." (Surah 8:36-)

    "...make war on the leaders of unbelief...Make war on them: God will chastise them at your hands and humble them. He will grant you victory over them..." (Surah 9:12-)

    "Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]...until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued." (Surah 9:27-)

    "It is He who has sent forth His apostle with guidance and the true Faith [Islam] to make it triumphant over all religions, however much the idolaters [non-Muslims] may dislike it." (Surah 9:31-)

    "If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly, and replace you by other men." (Surah 9:37-)

    "Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home." (Surah 9:73)

    "Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them." (Surah 9:121-)

    "Say: 'Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom..." (Surah 17:111)

    "'How shall I bear a child,' she [Mary] answered, 'when I am a virgin...?' 'Such is the will of the Lord,' he replied. 'That is no difficult thing for Him...God forbid that He [God[ Himself should beget a son!...Those who say: 'The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,' preach a monstrous falsehood..." (Surah 19:12-, 29-, 88)

    "Fight for the cause of God with the devotion due to Him...He has given you the name of Muslims..." (Surah 22:78-)

    "Blessed are the believers...who restrain their carnal desires (except with their wives and slave-girls, for these are lawful to them)...These are the heirs of Paradise..." (Surah 23:1-5-)

    "Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." (Surah 48:29)

    "Shall the reward of goodness be anything but good?...Dark-eyed virgins sheltered in their tents...They shall recline on green cushions and fine carpets...Blessed be the name of your Lord..." (Surah 55:52-66-)

    May 6, 2013 at 11:43 pm |
    • mzh

      Dear Reality:

      You are misguiding people by I would assume not knowingly…

      There is no doubt on the verses you have quoted… but how would you understand where there are verses talks about allowing Muslim to marry from the people of the book (Quran calls Jews and Christians as People of the Book as they were given book of Torah to Moses and Injeel to Isa (Jesus) from the same source but later those books have been lost) which is Jews and Christians??? It does not go along, does it? And also Quran talks about saving the humanity… saving a human (regardless of faith) as you are saving the mankind and harming a human is u r harming the mankind… it does not go along either, does it?

      So what you have to understand that how and when the verses of the Quran was revealed… its not like Paul sat down in prison and started writing his gospels or Luke had a dream on his way to Syria and he had a dream/vision and he started writing what he saw in his dream/vision which in fact became the faith and unfortunately billions of human take it as faith…

      It took 23 years to reveal the verses of the quran… 13 years in Mecca and 10 years in Medina… sometimes verses revealed single and sometimes chunk… sometimes the idolaters of Mecca asked question and Muhammad did not have any answer and waited verses to be revealed through angel Gabriel with the answer, and when the answer came, those idolaters rush to Jews at that time to confirm and then Jews scholars at that time also verified… also you need to know that the Quran basically revealed to Idolaters, Jews and Christians as these are the faiths were exist at that time in Mecca and Medina… and in 23+ years these people accepted Islam as their way of life…

      Now there were few battles took place between those who accepted Islam which mostly were the slaves at the beginning of the time of Islam and Idolaters with backed up by Jews and Christians… but Muhammad never permitted to start fight against them even the Idolaters were killing and torturing those who accepted Islam … Muhammad waited for verse to come to engage in the battle… and when verses arrived and then only they engaged to the fight… at that time these verses that you are referring to were being revealed… to keep in mind… there is no more revelation after Quran and no more prophet to come till the end of the earth… so these verses are not applicable anymore…

      I hope it will help little to understand… and will make individuals to be incouraged to get deep into the Quran as the Quran is not only for muslim but for the entire mankind if one wants to…

      Quran also teaches or commands Muhammad and the one who follow Islam (Muslim) to let others know about the “oneness of The Almighty and Muhammad, Isa (Jesus) and Moses were the prophet of The Almighty and having no divine power but just to let others know”… there is no compulsion in religion (2:256) and so on…

      Peace be to all of you…

      May 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm |
    • meifumado

      @ mzh

      Well that's your opinion about these verses being not applicable anymore. explain why would they not be please,
      If you ask me your just trying to make your violent religion look peaceful.

      If there is no compulsion in Islam what's this?

      Quran (8:39) – "And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah"

      Quran (9:5) – "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them."

      That clearly says convert or die if you ask me

      Quran (9:29) – "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
      "People of the Book" refers to Christians and Jews.

      Your illiterate chauvinistic pedophile warlord you call the prophet Muhammad just made crap up as he went along in order to control lands and people he conquered.

      May 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm |
    • mzh

      Dear meifumado:
      You can say or believe whatever you would like… it’s the God given ‘Free Will’ or ‘Freedom’… you have the option whether to accept the Quran or reject… as I said that there is no compulsion… also that does not mean we can’t live in a same society… I can help u if you in need which will fall under the verse as ‘serving a human as you are serving the mankind’…

      I am just trying to correct someone who is misunderstanding the meaning of verses in the quran… that’s all…

      May 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
    • Reality


      Joe Smith had his Moroni. (As does M. Romney)

      "Latter-day Saints like M. Romney also believe that Michael the Archangel was Adam (the first man) when he was mortal, and Gabriel lived on the earth as Noah."

      Jehovah Witnesses have their Jesus /Michael the archangel, the first angelic being created by God;

      Mohammed had his Gabriel (this "tin-kerbell" got around).

      Jesus and his family had/has Michael, Gabriel, and Satan, the latter being a modern day demon of the demented. (As does BO and his family)(As do Biden and Ryan)

      The Abraham-Moses myths had their Angel of Death and other "no-namers" to do their dirty work or other assorted duties.

      Contemporary biblical and religious scholars have relegated these "pretty wingie/horn-blowing thingies" to the myth pile. We should do the same to include deleting all references to them in our religious operating manuals. Doing this will eliminate the prophet/profit/prophecy status of these founders and put them where they belong as simple humans just like the rest of us.

      May 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
    • Reality

      More nitty-gritty about the terror and horror that is Islam:

      Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

      This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, the Filipino “koranics” and the Boston Marathon bombers /idiots both followers of the koran.

      And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

      Current crises:

      The Sunni-Shiite global blood feud and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

      May 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm |
    • Ironicus

      How can the founder be a problem since he no longer exists? But I like what you wrote. It looks new.
      Please don't bother trying to debate someone who thinks lying is okay. They will make up whatever they want to oppose you.
      You can't reason with muslim apologists. They gibber and froth and dance around trying to tell you how peaceful they are (but not to non-muslims which they conveniently leave out every single time. You will never catch them admitting that they are only peaceful to themselves. They leave that part out to deliberately mislead.), and then stand back as they blow themselves to smithereens. Ignore this troll. Muslims have zero credibility now. Only the blindest or stupidest people would think their religion is peaceful these days. There is too much proof that it is anything but.

      May 8, 2013 at 2:47 am |
  5. Roger that

    They do realize he's dead right? It's not like he can be resurrected. That only happens in fictional stories.. It's a body. Bury it or send it to med school.

    May 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm |
    • Roger that


      May 6, 2013 at 11:30 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      And well past it's "Best Before Date" – for living or burying.

      May 7, 2013 at 4:21 am |
  6. STFU

    what happened Mohammad A. Dar, judgment day came already? Where did your posts go? I can't see them.

    May 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm |
    • STFU

      whatever Mohammad, but on my screen, it looks like, I am answering to my own posts, your posts are disappearing fast, everytime I refresh my page they are gone.

      May 6, 2013 at 11:08 pm |
  7. STFU

    Dar, if you believe body will revert back to its original form and soul aka dark matter will return to join with its body, do you believe dark matter of Mohammad (original) will join his body and he will be wake again one day?

    May 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm |
    • STFU

      oh so your "judgement day" is the day when a giant meteorite hits the earth and would make earth to spin other way around causing sun to rise from West !!!

      May 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm |
    • STFU

      trust me Mohammad, you're talking several hundred million years to "sky to look like molten copper"

      May 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm |
    • STFU

      why God's judgement day can't come fast? why people have to wait hundreds and thousands of years to get their justice? Make sense Mohammad !!

      May 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm |
    • STFU

      Someday humans may find a new planet to move to, and there won't be claims God created them, do you agree Mohammad?

      May 6, 2013 at 11:23 pm |
  8. HotAirAce

    Typical religious hypocrisy – bailing out on a believer when he most needs his cult to properly send him on his way to wherever their silliness thinks dead people go.

    May 6, 2013 at 9:52 pm |
  9. Sam Yaza

    (the following comment is not for atheist)
    you know just because they guy did something fucked up does not mean its OK to let his soul linger. it a sure thing that if he does not get sent back across the river, he will become a violent soul. it would behoove us to help him across and get passed our own arrogance. let the gods handle him and stop letting our beliefs influence the dead, let the dead rest.

    May 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm |
    • For So Serious



      May 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm |
    • Kindred spirit

      They say we're crazy but I just don't care
      And if they keep on talkin' still they get nowhere
      So I don't mind if they don't understand...

      May 7, 2013 at 6:59 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      I know kindred, i'm were the sane ones here, the rest of this fuckers are crazy

      atheist and Christians alike

      whats the wolfmother song

      May 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm |
    • Huebert

      Tsarnaev is dead. The only thing about him that might linger is his stench.

      May 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      once again Hue read the first line (the following comment is not for atheist)

      if you have no stake in the spiritual, then don't talk about it, if you do and your just a Christians asswhole

      you wouldn't want the pastier treating you or a loved one in such way, the golden rule; asshate

      May 8, 2013 at 8:27 pm |
    • Huebert

      If you don't want people to respond to your comments don't post them in a public forum. If you don't like what I have to say don't read it. If all you can do is hurl insults grow up.

      May 9, 2013 at 12:12 am |
  10. Dyslexic doG

    Thank you Imam Ibrahim Rahim. Finally a Muslim cleric taking a stand against the madmen who have hijacked his religion. A small step in the right direction!

    May 6, 2013 at 6:56 pm |
  11. STFU

    I am sure. if opportunity given, Mohammad A. Dar aka ISLAM FOUNDATION, would love to take his body to Pakistan and make a shrine in his backyard.

    May 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm |
    • sam

      Good old Mohammad would have the corpse stuffed, then sleep with it.

      May 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm |
    • STFU

      I am sure Mohammad you would have loved to be a part of attack too, as a fellow human being, not just a Muslim.

      May 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm |
    • STFU

      and "....deny him his right.." !!!!! are you F out of your mind Mohammad? what about the rights of his victims? did they deserve to die?

      May 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm |
  12. the AnViL™

    for every ibrahim rahim, there are ten imams behind him in other places who passionately embrace violent jihad.

    islam must be destroyed in its present form.

    the holy qur'an needs a severe censoring edit.

    the only people who fail to understand this are retarded, delusional muslims – and those who haven't actually read the qur'an.

    May 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      no more edits then the bible,.. how ever i'm a Grigorian, clearly and i'm against the editing and burning of any book; a simple warning label will be good enough


      May 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm |
  13. Reality

    Feed him to the fishes just like we did to the crud BL !!!!!!!

    May 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm |
  14. Alias

    For all you people upset that Muslims don't speak out against terrorists:
    Please watch the video again and STFU.

    May 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm |
    • meifumado

      You believe this guy?

      Your not to bright then, It's plain that he just wants to make Islam look decent.

      Remember a Muslim can lie to a non Muslim to get what he wants.

      May 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
  15. STFU

    there are no muslim holy places in America, maybe they should consider sending body to Mecca, and bury him next to his Baba Mohammad.

    May 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm |


    Good info from a real scientist.

    May 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm |
  17. CommonSensed

    Soylent Green!

    May 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm |

    They could always launch him into space and throw him at the sun.

    May 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm |
    • Science

      That is fred's deal.............the hairy sun...........you can't take that away from fred..............he won't like that !!!

      May 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm |
  19. 2013

    Send him back to his country of origin.

    May 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm |
    • CommonSensed

      They've already said they don't want him either.

      May 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm |
  20. I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

    Well I don't want his body either.


    May 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
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