Afternoon Poll: Did Osama bin Laden Deserve Proper Muslim Burial?
|This is the fake photo of Osama bin Laden's bullet-riddled body that's been floating around the Internet today. Hopefully we'll see the real deal sometime soon.|
According to "anonymous government sources," after getting shot, special forces soldiers reportedly took his body to a U.S. naval ship and dropped him into the water in accordance with "Islamic practice and tradition" that states the body must be buried within 24 hours of death.
See some of the other requirements for a proper Muslim burial here.
If you look at how the remains of other infamous outlaws have been treated, Bin Laden's corpse got off easy. If you ask us, the Italians had the right idea when they hung the body of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini by meat hooks in the middle of Milan and then stuffed his own testicles into his mouth as the crowds cheered.
To give someone like Bin Laden the respectful gesture of burying him in accordance to the same religion he spent his life exploiting in order to kill innocent people is disgraceful to not only Americans, but to Muslims -- the vast majority of whom don't subscribe to Bin Laden's murderous brand of the religion -- as well.
But we want to know what you think: should Bin Laden have been rewarded with a proper Muslim burial before slipping into the afterlife to join the 72 virgins he believed were awaiting his arrival, or should he be strung up in New York's Times Square and castrated by the families of his victims?
Cast your vote below.