Dead and Buried
What could have been done with Saddam's body.
10:25 AM, Jan 4, 2007 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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Eichmann's remains were cremated and emptied into the Mediterranean Sea. Under Islamic law, however, the body of a Muslim cannot be cremated. Instead, it must be buried within 24 hours--regardless of how monstrous that person may have been. And despite the fact that Saddam spent most of his career as a secular Baathist thug, his family has been accorded the same respect as would be given a devout, peaceable Muslim. Because of this, Saddam could, in death, continue to cast his dark shadow over Iraq.
Victorino Matus is an assistant managing editor at The Weekly Standard.
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