It may be a small gesture, but a welcome one in a city devastated by a terrorist massacre.  An influential Muslim trust has refused to bury the bodies of the nine terrorists who killed at least 174 people in Mumbai, declaring that they have no place in Islam.  The decision will mean that the dead terrorists will likely not find any burial sites in Mumbai, and that they will probably not get buried within the required three days:

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.

There are seven other Muslim graveyards in Mumbai, but the Jama Masjid’s influence means none of the others are likely to accept 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.

Good for the Jama Masjid and the Muslim scholars that publicly backed this decision.

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