Osama sleeps with the fishes?
Or so I fervently hope
The deceased is then taken for burial (al-Dafin). The exact manner, customs and style of the grave, the burial and so forth may vary by regional custom.
The grave should be aligned perpendicular to the Qibla (i.e. Mecca). The body is placed in the grave without a casket, laying on its right side, and facing the Qibla. Grave markers should be raised only up to a maximum of 30 centimetres (12 in) above the ground. Thus Grave markers are simple, because outwardly lavish displays are discouraged in Islam. Many times graves may even be unmarked, or marked only with a simple wreath. However, it is becoming more common for family members to erect grave monuments.
In Middle Eastern cultures women are generally discouraged from participating in the funeral procession. The reason for this is that in pre-Islamic Arabia it was customary in Arabia for grieving women to wail loudly. Wealthy families often even hired 'wailers' to attend the funerals of their deceased relative. Wailing at funerals is not permitted in Islam.
The body is laid such that it is facing the direction of the Qibla.
Three fist-sized spheres of hand-packed soil (prepared beforehand by the gravediggers) are used as props, one under the head, one under the chin and one under the shoulder. The lowering of the corpse, and positioning of the soil-balls is done by the next of kin. In the case of a departed husband, the male brother or brother-in-law usually performs this task. In the case of a departed wife, the husband undertakes this (if physically able). If the husband is elderly, then the eldest male son (or son-in-law) is responsible for lowering, alignment and propping the departed.
The orthodoxy expects those present to symbolically pour three handfuls of soil into the grave while reciting a Quranic verse in Arabic meaning "We created you from it, and return you into it, and from it We will raise you a second time". More prayers are then said, asking for forgiveness of the deceased, and reminding the dead of their profession of faith.
Tonight, Japanese cable TV showed a picture of the head, but partially obscured I guess to hide the ugly parts. It did look like his mouth. So I guess the photos are out there.
But burying him (I’m thinking more like they probably tossed him overboard) was most definitely the most appropriate thing to do, otherwise the fanatics would probably erect a shrine in his memorial, no body, no shrine.
The funniest part is that BO saved this announcement to pre-empt Trump’s show!
Not unprecedented. After the Nazi hierarchy were hanged, their bodies were cremated and the ashes handed to a couple of military police with instructions to drive around until they were thoroughly lost, then dump the ashes in a roadside ditch. They did.
This guy was in the business of destroying AMERICA and we respect his religious ‘rights’ after we kill him???
This sounds as screwy as that phoney birth certificate!
The moslems did not honor Christian tradition when they flew jets into the WTC, why should we honor anyting of theirs?
I kind of hoped they would have used a honeydipper as the funeral director.
BREAKING: Sharks have dinner with trashed Osama mean and give thumbs up to NAVY SEALS for flushing dinner out of the toilet of the helicopter.