Bin Laden Buried At Sea
The Associated Press reports:
- A U.S. official says Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea. After bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition. That practice calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours, the official said. Finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said. So the U.S. decided to bury him at sea.
At first I thought it was a joke. Since when people care about proper respecting the wishes/traditions of terrorists? And just because Islam tradition says so? I wouldn’t know what to do with the body (well, maybe I would) but I didn’t see this coming.