Osama Bin Laden Buried at Sea
Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was buried at sea.
The Belmont Club reported:
The Associated Press has quoted a US official saying that the body of Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea. Reuters confirms this, saying “the body of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was taken to Afghanistan after he was killed in Pakistan and was later buried at sea, the New York Times reported on Monday.”
An ABC News report said that Bin Laden’s corpse would be handled in accordance with Islamic custom.
Under Islamic tradition, ABC’s Zunaira Zaki reports, the body would be washed by Muslim men and buried as soon as possible, usually by the next prayer (Muslims pray five times a day), although there may be delays under certain circumstances (for autopsies, for example). The body is usually buried in a simple white sheet — whether buried in the ground, or at sea.
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