U.S. handling bin Laden's body in Islamic tradition

WASHINGTON Mon May 2, 2011 12:38am EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ensuring that the body of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is being handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition, a U.S. official told reporters on Monday.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; editing by Philip Barbara)

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Comments (2)
justuhvoter wrote:
Tradition? Does that mean having his flaming body thrown from a burning skyscraper like the people who actually jumped to their deaths rather than being burned alive by jet fuel?

May 02, 2011 2:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jasem_Ali wrote:
how exactly? all Muslims share one thing in handling a dead body, is to bury it in the ground where people and families can go and see the tomb even if he was the devil him self. not to bury him in the sea? how exactly they buried him in the sea? someone explain please.

May 02, 2011 2:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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