Monday, May 02, 2011

Muslim scholars argue bin Laden's sea burial a violation of tradition

From The Globe & Mail: Muslim scholars argue bin Laden's sea burial a violation of tradition

"Muslim clerics Monday said Osama bin Laden's burial at sea was a violation of Islamic tradition that may further provoke militant calls for revenge attacks against U.S. targets.

Although there appears to be some room for debate over the burial — as with many issues within the faith — a wide range of Islamic scholars interpreted it as a humiliating disregard for the standard Muslim practice of placing the body in a grave with the head pointed toward the holy city of Mecca."

Sorry clerics, but I don't think you'll find enough sympathy to fill a thimble from the citizens of any liberal democracy, at least on this planet. If Osama Bin Laden was concerned about his passage to paradise, perhaps he should have given some consideration to the families and friends of the victims of 9/11 and all the other terrorist attacks or attempts.

My own personal choice is cremation. Others might choose burial. Those that burned in the twin trade towers weren't given a choice either way.

Just sayin'.


bobbyg said...

Maybe Davey Jones will point him the right way...

Edmund Onward James said...

I am concerned for President Obama. They may ask for his Nobel Peace Prize back... and the International Courts might charge him... for polluting the ocean with bin Laden.

oxygentax said...

I could have thought of more interesting ways to dispose of the body than merely dumping it into a ocean. I imagine the great "prophet" himself would have done more than merely dumping his enemy into the sea.