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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #29)

Sun May 5, 2013, 12:05 AM

43. He has been "claimed." Embalming is a problem, too. It's not appropriate in Islamic tradition.

They are no doubt keeping him VERY cold to try to stave off rot.

I think the easy answer is burial at sea, a-la-bin Ladin. It is permissible, if there is a reasonable fear or expectation that the body will be dug up and abused, mutilated, etc., or if animals could get to it and eat it. This guy checks that block.

Also, since there's the "Good/Bad Muslim" argument, burial at sea kind of eliminates how he is to be buried (face toward Meccah/face away from Meccah). The uncle, or whoever is paying the bill, would have to agree, but I think that's the best way to handle it. Perhaps some wealthy Muslim with an interest in making this all go away could loan a seagoing yacht, or they could haul the corpse out to sea and hand it off to a Russian military vessel for burial in very deep water.

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