A Muslim graveyard in Mumbai said Monday it would not bury the dead gunmen, with an official saying they are not true followers of the Islamic faith.
"People who committed this heinous crime cannot be called Muslim," said Hanif Nalkhande, a trustee of the influential Jama Masjid Trust, which runs the 7.5-acre (three-hectare) Badakabrastan graveyard in downtown Mumbai. "Islam does not permit this sort of barbaric crime."
While some Muslim scholars disagreed with the decision — saying Islam requires a proper burial for every Muslim — the city's other Muslim graveyards are likely to go along because of the authority of the Jama Masjid trust.
In a West Wing episode just after 9/11, Aaron Sorkin pointed out that Islamic extremism is to Islam as the KKK is to Christianity. Shamefully, the U.S. stepped up and dealt with the KKK only after their barbarous deeds had brought about worldwide pressure. Nominally-Muslim terrorists have no shortage of barbarous deeds of their own to their name. It's past time for the rest of the Islamic world to start dealing with the problem, because it's likely they're the only ones who can.