Chennai mosque conducts ''janazah'' for bin Laden

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Chennai, May 6: Funeral prayers were held on Friday in a Chennai mosque for slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and its Imam slammed the US for ''inhumanly'' killing and burying him in the sea.

"America killed him inhumanly and left his body in the sea without performing Janazah. So, we conducted Janazah (funeral prayer) for him," Moulana Shamsudeen Qasimi, the Imam of Makkah Masjid in Anna Salai, said. [Read: Two held in Kerala for distributing cards hailing Osama]

Asked whether they had sought permission from police, the Imam said "it was conducted inside the mosque. We need police permission only if it was conducted in a public place."

PTI

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