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Outrage over forced cremation of Muslim COVID victims in Sri Lanka

Outrage over forced cremation of Muslim COVID victims in Sri Lanka

Anger is growing in the island nation of Sri Lanka after at least 15 Muslim COVID-19 victims, including a baby, were cremated against family wishes. Health authorities insist all victims must be cremated, even if they belong to a religion which traditionally bury their dead. The order came amid alarm raised by Buddhist monks that burying bodies could contaminate groundwater and spread the virus.

Unity.Nat 1 months

Very true. The Mùslims were infected with covid and could have spread it to others. Best to creamate the dead

Old McBundy
Old McBundy 1 months

I always find it odd when adherents of any religion that claims an all-powerful god are against cremation. If you believe that your god is so pathetic that it needs you to have a physical body rotting in the ground to use its power on it, then you are wasting your time worshipping that god. As a Christian, when other Christians say that you can’t be cremated, because God won’t be able to resurrect you in the last days, it becomes obvious who doesn’t actually understand the Bible or believe in God. The same God who fashioned a man from dirt and breathed life into him, and who made a valley full of desiccated bones come to life and form a mighty army doesn’t need you to have a decomposing corpse.

Tyler 1 months

It’s funny bc I bet half these commits come from Christians, and Christians are known to burried their dead. I wonder how mad these westerners would be if we cremated their parents

Said Ayman
Said Ayman 1 months

Gotta love all the"Muslim ban" comments. They want to bro their own, ensure the problem with their request? The bodies have COVID? Their responsibility!

Doug Star
Doug Star 1 months

Fanatical religions are hung up on burying their dead in in one piece.

Imota 1 months

Cremated or not - does it matter ? They are dead, after all, aren't they?...Why do people make fuss about something unimportant?

IIzard 1 months

How do they fucking dare?

martti 1 months

There is a multitude of various flavors of Islam in Sri Lanka. My guess would be that the outrage is from the recently established Salafist group. For some reason, the sources say nothing about it.

chris 1 months

Wait a minute, I thought bin laden's water burial was in accordance with muslim beliefs.

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