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Gadhafi, Son Buried At Night In The Desert

From the Agence France-Presse:

Kadhafi, son buried at night in secret location

By Marc Bastian | AFP
October 25, 2011

The body of Libyan ex-leader Moamer Kadhafi was buried overnight in a secret location after days of being put on display in a market freezer, a Misrata military council member said Tuesday.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Kadhafi’s remains were buried "overnight in a religious ceremony" along with the corpses of his son Mutassim and ex-defence minister Abu Bakr Yunis Jaber.

According to guards at the entrance to the market on the outskirts of Misrata, 215 kilometres (132 miles) east of Tripoli, a convoy of four or five military vehicles took away the bodies late Monday night to an unknown location.

Three religious leaders loyal to the ousted dictator prayed and performed a religious ceremony before the burial, the military council member said…

So we won’t get to see his tombstone so we can figure out how to spell his name.

Still, we are confused. We were told yesterday that a fatwa had been issued declaring Mr. Gadhafi not to have been a Muslim, and thereby denying him an Islamic funeral.

From Reuters:

Libya ends public showing of Gaddafi’s body

By Rania El Gamal
October 24, 2011

NTC head Mustafa Abdel Jalil said the council had formed a committee to decide the fate of Gaddafi’s corpse and would follow guidance from Libya’s religious authorities.

The official Egyptian news agency said Libya’s office for fatwas, or religious decrees, had declared Gaddafi was not a Muslim as he had denied the teachings of Prophet Mohammad and so should not be given an Islamic funeral.

But apparently that fatwa did not stick, and he was a Muslim after all.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Gadhafi, Son Buried At Night In The Desert”

  1. Perdido says:

    “… buried in a secret location in the desert.”
    Sounds like ‘disposed of” in the desert to me.

    The rebels grabbed him from the pipe. Then they tied him, beat him, sodomized him. Then they put a gun to his head and demanded to know, “How do you really spell you name?? !!”

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