Bin Laden Burial At Sea

by Nick Glossop on May 2, 2011One comment

Reportage from Al Jezeera

After DNA evidence was obtained to prove authenticity, and handling the body of Osama Bin Laden “in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition,” US forces on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson buried him at sea – the North Arabian Sea. The country of his birth, Saudi Arabia, had apparently declined to accept the remains.

Reportage from the New York Times

Some points of view

Killing of bin Laden: What are the consequences?
Glenn Greenwald

Death of Osama Bin Laden ‘pretty irrelevant’: Robert Fisk ABC Melbourne (with audio)

The Tactical Irrelevance of Osama Bin Laden’s Death – Stratfor (email address required)

Muslim scholars argue bin Laden’s sea burial a violation of tradition Globe and Mail

One comment

Michelle Lovegrove Thomson on May 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm. #

Bruce LaBruce tweeted so eloquently this afternoon: “Was the idea of Osama Bin Laden being immediately buried at sea conceived as a direct gift to conspiracy theorists?”