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The body--NBC didn't cover this angle. Treatment of human remains is very important in traditional Islam, which would have required bin Ladin's body to have been buried by now. We'll want to do this right to avoid further trouble. But how to do it without creating a shrine/focus of the Movement. Maybe return his remains to Saudi Arabia and allow the government and the family to handle this hot potato.
Mr. Bin Laden's body was buried at sea, in order to be in accordance with Islamic tradition that burial take place within 24 hours, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Saudis declined a U.S. offer to take the body, this person said.
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