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Why was Osama Bin Laden really buried at sea?

I woke up this morning with a flood of news about Osama Bin Laden's death on facebook, twitter, google reader, buzz and so forth. With all the celebrations and the worldwide debate (he's even trending on twitter), something smells very fishy, and its not coming from the sea.

So U.S. troops kill Bin Laden, and throw him into the sea within 24 hours of his death. You would think that after ten years of searching for the "most wanted terrorist on earth," the body would be kept for more than one day.

TIME newspaper ignorantly attributes this action to Islamic tradition, and that the troops directly threw the body into the sea because the did not want to offend the Islamic beliefs of burial. I quote:
The reason is bound up within Islamic practice and tradition. And that practice calls for the body of the deceased to be buried within 24 hours, according to a U.S. official, who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security matters. [..] "We are ensuring that it is handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition," confirmed the official. "This is something that we take very seriously. And so therefore this is being handled in an appropriate manner." [source]
What I have to say about this is: BULL CRAP.

I highly doubt that Americans care about how a body of a Muslim terrorist is handled considering all the massacres they are inflicting on innocent Muslims around the world from Palestine to Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya. That's the first point.

The second point is that no where in the Islamic Beliefs does it say that a corpse has to be buried within the first day. It is preferable that it gets buried as soon as possible, but on countless occasions, and especially in controversial situations like this one, corpses can be left unburied for sometime until the disputed situation is cleared.

The third and most important point is that no where in Islamic ruling does it allow corpses to be buried at sea. The only way one can dispose of a corpse is to bury it in soil (because according to Islam, a human being was created from mud, and to it he shall return).

So spare me the bullshit about the sensitivity of the Americans. I'm pretty sure they are hiding something or possibly making it up to ensure Obama's stay in power for another term. For whatever reason, it seems very sketchy, don't you think?


  1. Fantastic post - I've linked to it from my blog. The bottom line is that this is simply propaganda - I've yet to see any official evidence that he is dead, other than "Obama said so". Also they claimed that nobody would want to take the body of Osama hence the dumping in the sea. It's a load of bull crap - elections are coming up and the debt ceiling was nearly reached. It's a game to these people. Now the dollar is all up in the air...

  2. Well they said they would provide video evidence later so I hope that satisfies you. American newspapers are known for distorting facts, not printing blatant lies. Now why they dumped his body is another matter.

    The reason could be anything until the evidence comes out but still I'm glad the guy is gone. Al Qaeda won't take this quietly though.

  3. Its not exact that Muslims don't bury in sea, I remember we were taught that if a person died during a sea voyage, and time to reach the land is long enough to cause the body to become dangerous(especially in cases of plagues) it should be put in a box with a mass enough to let it drown to sea bottom without going back up. Of course after praying on it.

    I don't think is a 'body' issue because there is no body! Bin laden been an agent of US since war in Afghanistan against soviets. And now he is retired.


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