Now if he could only convince the living jihadists of that.
“Mumbai cemetery won’t bury gunmen,” from AP, December 1 (thanks to Paul):
A Muslim graveyard has refused to bury nine gunmen who terrorized Mumbai over three days last week, leaving at least 172 people dead and wreaking havoc at some of its most famous landmarks.
The men are not true followers of the Islamic faith, according to the influential Muslim Jama Masjid Trust, which runs the 7.5-acre (three-hectare) Badakabrastan graveyard in downtown Mumbai.
“People who committed this heinous crime cannot be called Muslim,” said Hanif Nalkhande, a trustee. “Islam does not permit this sort of barbaric crime.” […]
While Nalkhande said several Islamic scholars had backed the trust’s decision, some also criticized the move.
Even militants must be given a proper burial, said scholar Maulauna Zubair Ahmed.
“As per the Shariah, the trust cannot say no,” he said, referring to Islamic law. “The Shariah says whether a Muslim is a drunkard, rapist, criminal, you must offer him a place for burial.”…