We don't use Islamic rules in our judgemental system, it's secular. But most of people are muslim. And though we are a lot different than Pakistan or any other Islamic country, ceremonies remain the same.
I believe you live in Turkey?
I was just reading some of the more in-depth news coverage and ran across this:Actually i have seen the picture and it looked to fake. Besides i live in a country whose people are %98 muslim, and i don't remember any of my relatives have been buried this quick. Seriously, it takes 2 days at least. I don't believe he is dead, and i don't believe it matters this much. I feel like it's a political move.
...The U.S. official who disclosed the burial at sea said it would have been difficult to find a countryNow we can add him to the list with Biggie & Tupac & JFK.
willing to accept the remains. Obama said the remains had been handled in accordance with Islamic
custom, which requires speedy burial.
Where are they really?
A freezer in Area 51 would be my guess.
My understanding is that Turkey is not your typical Islamic country,
I also don't know what the Koran saids about burial.
Or how much borial customs vary across the Muslim world.
Actually when a muslim dies, first day either the body is sent to morgue or the family keeps it for a night. The second day it's sent to a local funeral undertaker and gets washed, it's called ablution. Later on, optionally, it waits for one more night so that all of the family members and friends hear about it and attend the funeral.
Last year my mother's aunt in law has died, it took 3 days.
Now, what i want to say is, it's optional. There's no rule about burying the dead in a hurry, it just has to be unimposing.
they should have just kept OBL's remains in a freezer @ Gitmo.
it's, sadly, become the US' legal dumping ground
i hope they had a fully qualified forensic MD do a full autopsy.
and they release it.
it's occurred to me that the bulk of President Obama's
experience with Islam is in Indonesia.
A wet and hot country,
that was much less developed when he lived there,
and where remains decay rapidly.
Where true, bodies got buried/cremated quickly.
I hope this kind of personal knowledge,
is NOT what lead to his comments last night,
about Islamic burial timing.