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Osama Bin Laden’s Martyr’s Sea Burial: The Truth About Muslim Radicals

OSAMA Bin Laden is buried in a “Martyr’s Sea”. Well, so say “Muslim radicals”. Richard Bartholomew investigates more media hype in the Daily Mail:

From the Daily Mail, a few days ago:

Radical Muslims are already calling the site of Osama bin Laden’s ocean burial the ‘Martyr’s Sea’, according to one of Britain’s leading Islamic scholars.

…Abdal Hakim Murad, Muslim Chaplain at Cambridge University, claimed yesterday that the move could backfire on the Americans.

…Speaking on Radio 4′s ‘Today’ programme, he said it was ‘disappointing’ that bin Laden wasn’t taken into custody.

‘By tipping him into the sea, the Americans may have created a kind of shrine. Some radicals are already calling the Arabian Sea the Martyr’s Sea,’ he said.

…’Given Muslim ideas of holiness diffusing over large areas it is possible that a pilgrimage will develop as radicals stand on beaches contemplating the virtues of their dead hero,’ he added.

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Posted: 9th, May 2011 | In: Reviews | Comments (5)