Influential Indian Muslim Trust Refuses to Bury Mumbai Terrorists

Muslim Jama Masjid Trust is refusing to bury the Mumbai terrorists because their actions are antithetical to Islam:

A Muslim graveyard in the heart of Mumbai has broken with Islamic tradition and refused to bury the bodies of nine terrorists who were killed during the attack on India’s financial capital.

The influential Muslim Jama Masjid Trust, which runs the 7.5-acre Badakabrastan graveyard, said it would not bury the gunmen because they were not true followers of Islam.

Hanif Nalkhande, a spokesman for the trust, said: “People who committed this heinous crime cannot be called Muslim. Islam does not permit this sort of barbaric crime.”

…Unclaimed bodies thought to be Muslim are traditionally given to the nearest Islamic graveyard for burial after three days but that now looks impossible in Mumbai.

This report also says that as a result of this trust’s actions, the other Muslim graveyards will probably refuse to bury the terrorists as well. This is good news because it signals a continued push-back against Islamic extremism. In Iraq, the Iraqis have turned against the Islamists who wanted to force their brand of Islam on everyone, allowing the moderates to govern their country. For several years, 2005-2006 especially, there were calls from people all over the world asking moderate Muslims to stand up against the extremists who were hijacking their religion. It seems the moderates are now doing just that.

Hat tip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air who offers a suggestion of what to do with the bodies:

I’d find the nearest pig sty and toss the bodies into it. That would send a message to Islamist terrorists who want to die in foreign lands while killing as many innocent people as possible. In the end, they’ll wind up with the swine, where they belonged in the first place.

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