Ten Mile Island
Authorities have released the body of the older brother involved in the Boston bombing, but local Muslims have declined an uncle's request for a funeral and burial. Apparently following through on a statement made earlier this week, the Imam of a Boston-area mosque refused to open it to hold a funeral for the guy.Earlier this week, Imam Talal Eid of the Islamic Institute of Boston told The Huffington Post: “I would not be willing to do a funeral for him. This is a person who deliberately killed people. There is no room for him as a Muslim.”It is both unexpected and to some degree gratifying to see such leadership from a sect most commonly associated with homicide and mayhem.
No Muslim on earth is being asked to choose.Choose.Civility, or the consequence.See J. Locke for legitimacy..
It appears that at least some choose civility - I was surprised to see a denial of the uncle's request. It's unfortunately a rarity.
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