Although there appears to be some room for debate over the burial – as with many issues within the faith – a wide range of senior Islamic scholars interpreted it as a humiliating disregard for the standard Muslim practice of placing the body in a grave with the head pointed toward the holy city of Mecca.Religious people claim that their Bible, Torah or Qur'an contain the answers to all questions of morality and law. They say we poor humans are incapable of knowing right from wrong, so God has provided us with all of the answers.
If that's true, then why is it so hard to figure out how to bury Osama bin Laden's body?
If God was so clever and wrote everything down for us in black and white, why does every question have a dozen "scholars" with a dozen different opinions? It seems to me that the rituals for burial would be pretty simple and clear. But Islamic scholars are all up in arms about whether it was OK to bury Osama bin Laden's body at sea.
Osama bin Laden directly killed thousands of innocent men, women and children. Through his organization he triggered two wars and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. That's hundreds of thousands of bodies that had to be cremated, buried underground, or buried at sea. What about the bodies that were never even found?
If Muslim scholars can't even agree on what the Qur'an says about burying a terrorist's body, how can they find answers about terrorism and war?