UK Daily Mail
May 2, 2011
The United States is bracing itself for the fury of the Arab world today after announcing that it killed the world’s most wanted man Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
In a speech late last night President Barack Obama confirmed the death and capture of the Al Qaeda leader in a military operation in Pakistan.
It has emerged this morning that Bin Laden’s body was disposed of at sea in a move that seems designed to prevent there from being any physical shrine to the terrorist leader.
But as leaders around the world welcomed the news there were also warnings that Al Qaeda would not stop its operations, and that the memory of Bin Laden is likely to be equally as powerful an inspiration to Al Qaeda operatives.
On the subject of Bin Laden being buried at sea, senior American officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition.
That practice calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours.
This article was posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 4:01 am