WHEN I READ the following passage from an ABC story on Osama bin Laden's death, I was both proud and outraged. I was proud that I live in a culture that would not drag even bin Laden's body through the streets or defile it in a brutish way. But I was also outraged at the respect being shown to the ideology that kills so many innocent people. The article stated:
The Americans took Bin Laden's body into custody after the firefight and confirmed his identity. According to a senior administration official, the U.S. is "ensuring it is handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition. It's something we take seriously and therefore it's being handled in an appropriate manner."