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To: Wolfstar

In fact, they did NOT follow Islamic law on this.

“623. * If a person dies on a ship and if there is no fear of the decay of the dead body and if there is no problem in retaining it for sometime on the ship, it should be kept on it and buried in the ground after reaching the land.”

Buried at sea is to be avoided! And only done when there is no other viable option.

Bin Laden was killed on land, so there was no religious excuse to not bury him on land pronto. They move the body to a ship - a no-no - and then dumped it overboard when “there [was] no fear of the decay of the dead body and if there is no problem in retaining it for sometime on the ship”.

The Navy may say they complied with tradition, but couldn’t have screwed it up more without adding bacon. The term “malicious obedience” comes to mind, but I don’t think malice was involved.


58 posted on 05/02/2011 6:12:13 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: ctdonath2
A normal grave on terra firma would be unthinkable. It would become a place of pilgrimage and a focal point for the radicals who regard him as a hero and a martyr. bin Laden would become even larger in death than he was in life. To Mecca and Medina there would be added yet another place of pilgrimage for the Muslim masses.

Burying him at sea was meant to forestall that scenario. It is intended to prevent the construction of a site of homage to the bloodthirsty Sheikh.

60 posted on 05/02/2011 6:36:12 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: ctdonath2
The Navy may say they complied with tradition, but couldn’t have screwed it up more without adding bacon.

Thank you for telling me this. It is comforting. :)

71 posted on 05/02/2011 8:08:48 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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