Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Mumbai Muslim Cemetery Refuses To Bury Terrorists; Police Seeking Alternatives

In India, at least one Muslim cemetery is refusing to bury the bodies of the slain Mumbai terrorists. Yesterday's London Times reports that the Jama Masjid Trust said it will not bury the men in its Badakabrastan graveyard because they could not be true followers of Islam. It says that no follower of Islam would be permitted to commit such barbaric crimes. A senior police inspector says: "we are bound to see that their last rites are performed according to the religion they follow. We have heard the trust's decision. We are considering what to do now." There are seven other Muslim cemeteries in Mumbai. However it is anticipated that they will follow the lead of the influential Jama Masjid.