Osama bin Laden: High Priest of Terror
Burial at Sea
Even though bin Laden was branded a disgrace to Muslims, the U.S. elected to prepare his remains in accordance with Muslim tradition. The body was washed and wrapped in a white sheet while religious prayers, translated by an Arabic speaker, were spoken. But because no country would take the body of the most wanted terrorist in the world, and because Obama wanted to avoid making a shrine where hero-worshippers could convene, the most hated man in the world was buried at sea, for the fishes to eat.